Barcelona was definitely one of my favorite stops on our trip. Being able to understand folks (I discovered I’m pretty darn conversational in the ol’ Español) and ask for directions and the price of things was grand, especially since in France I would just nod blankly when anyone addressed me. I was tired of looking dumb!
We spent a lot of time with Gaudí, visiting Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, and stumbling upon his architecture around the city. Growing up with Gaudí coffee table picture books had familiarized me with his work, but seeing it in person was something else. His style is larger than life. It’s otherworldy, fer sure. We were mesmerized and could have easily stayed and explore for hours more.
We’ll be back, Barcelona!