Kronologie Adventures: European Dream Pt. 5

Have you ever been somewhere and immediately felt the urge to go back? That is exactly what I felt when we left our final destination, Barcelona. Our adventures were all fun but I was so excited to see Barcelona that I could hardly stand it. There was something about Barcelona that gave me so much joy and once we got there, I understood that feeling. I had completely romanticized Barcelona and I was right to do so. The weather was perfect, the food was wonderful, and the buildings were breathtaking. I could have roamed there all day if I would have had the time. I have placed a week stay in Barcelona at the top of  my bucket list.

Barcelona

While we had the same amount of time to spend in Barcelona as other places, it went by so fast. There is so much to see and the city is pretty spread out so we did not get to see everything that I had hoped to see. That being said, I adored everything that we saw. We started out roaming around until we found La Rambla. We were told that would be out best place to start. As we walked down La Rambla, we stopped into some shops, grabbed some pastries, and David found the sword of his dreams.After convencing David we would never get it through customs,  the group decided to veer off to find the Gothic Quarter. As we walked through the crowds we found the Barcelona Cathedral, which was probably one of the most elegant cathedrals I have ever seen.

Gaudi

Afterward we decided to grab some cabs to head to Sagrada Familia. We were separated from our group but while we were searching we had a chance to examine Gaudi’s work. The church was started in 1882 and still is not complete. Looking at the details and architecture of the church is strangely beautiful. There is so many different parts to the construction and while some of them don’t make any sense, it somehow flows. After finding our group and walking around the outside of Sagrada Familia, we took a cab back to La Rambla for lunch.

We had tapas at a hotel restaurant in the middle of La Rambla, while enjoying the sunshine and the sweetest sangria. I felt like I was in a dream. Due to our time running out, our group split up. David and I, along with a few family members, walked to Casa Batlló. This was my number one thing to see and I’m so glad we took the time to see it. While it would have been amazing to walk through it, I’m mostly glad that we could see the outside of it. We will definitely make time to go through Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia the next time we are in Barcelona. I am also planning on seeing Gaudi Park, which I’ve heard is also breathtakingly beautiful.

 

What destinations are on your bucket list?! Let me know in the comments below!

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