Barcelona in a Nutshell

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Barcelona was one of my favorite cities in Europe. It was intersting, full of culture, and had lots to see and do!

The place to stay is on Las Ramblas...its the touristy center of the city, but its full of things to see. We stayed in this hostel that was attached to a lounge which was pretty sweet. It was in this courtyard that let out right onto Las Ramblas which was awesome! There are tons of street performers with crazy gimics, like a guy who sits under a box meowing like cat until you get close, and he jumps out at yout! Its so funny what people will do all day long. Plus there are little markets set up along las ramblas during the day, and also the Boqueria market (food only) somewhere off las ramblas. If you follow las ramblas all the way down you'll end up at the port! And if you follow the coast line north, you'll end up at the beach! If you go south, you'll eventually (its pretty far awy) end up at the old Olympic stadium.

at the beach!

If you're there during futbal season, you HAVE to go to a FCB game! They have some of the best players in the world, and being in that staduim is such a rush.

There is so much to do in barca for FREE! We went into a lot of museums, and all for free! There are free museums the 1st sunday of the month. One is a general art museum, and the other is the Picasso museum! We also found the Museum of Chocolate. I wont lie, it would not been worth 10euro, but for free it was fun to say we did it :) The city is also covered with amazing architecture by Gaudi. There is the block of Discord (with 5 buildings he designed) and La Sagrada Famila...which is always under construction but its worth going to see. You can pay for tours. Every night (times vary by the season) there is this huge fountain that does a "dancing waters" with lights and music.

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It was built for the 1929 world fair, and its really cute. Also, there are 2 amazing parks-- one is the Parc Guell, and it was completely designed by Gaudi. You can take the metro, or you can hike up to it. Its worth the walk :) The other park is called Parc de la Ciutadella... it also has a couple of Gaudi designs in it, along with lots of lush grass, botanical gardens, and a lake with row boats (you can take them out for 2euro per person for 30 minutes...so fun!).

These were just my favorite things to do...Barcelona is a fantastic city!

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in front of la sagrata familia
in front of la sagrata familia
at the beach!
at the beach!
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:)
at the lake in Parc de la Ciutadel…
at the lake in Parc de la Ciutade…
le fonte majic!
le fonte majic!
chocolate museum!
chocolate museum!
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