Sunday, 17 May 2015

Barcelona in Pictures - Part 2

So here's part 2 of my Barcelona in Pictures posts - see the first one here. The pictures were all taken chronologically by the way, since I wanted to recreate our trip as authentically as possible, if that makes sense. 

Here you see the rest of what we were up to last Wednesday: we visited the Sagrada Familia, strolled through the Gothic quarter again towards the evening and set down in front of La Catedral and enjoyed some ice cream and live music. It was the most beautiful end for the day, since the guy playing picked out a lot of perfectly sentimental songs that I really enjoy, and I fangirled very hard when he started playing David Bowie's Space Oddity. Perfection!

I didn't take any pictures on my camera on Thursday, because we spent the first half of the day relaxing at the beach. I actually went swimming into the sea, but it was still pretty cold unfortunately ... didn't stop me from being stupid and not reapplying my SPF when I napped a bit at the beach. Hey there, sunburn! Don't do that, kids. 

Friday was our last day, and our main mission was visiting the Tibidabo, which is a mountain overlooking Barcelona, hence giving you a wonderful view of the whole city. Little did we know that on top of the mountain, there is actually a whole amusement park with carousels and a ferris wheel! Apart from that, there's obviously also a church - it's called Sagrat Cor, googled it - which was also pretty impressive. I'm not a religious person, but I can definitely appreciate beautiful architecture. I liked how it wasn't full of gold and marble on the inside, but pretty simple and clean-looking, with the most beautiful mosaic window above the organ. 

We spent the better part of the day on top of mount Tibidabo, and after that we unfortunately only had a bit of time left, so we explored a bit more of Barri Góthico again. There was so much more we wanted to see, but 4 days just weren't quite enough unfortunately!

I love how Barcelona is a fairly modern city (compared to other Spanish cities, anyways) that combines an urban atmosphere with beaches and cocktail bars. All the people we encountered were absolutely lovely, the food was great, and there was a lot to see. Definitely a place I see myself visiting again sometime in the future! 

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