Barcelona, Spain

Our first visit to Barcelona, Spain, after our ski trip to Chamonix, France, was such an amazing cultural and architecturally mind-blowing experience. We stayed in a beautiful hotel in the center of the city with easy walking distance to all the sights. The first day we joined the ski group on a bus tour of Barcelona. After seeing the famous Sagrada Familia Basilica (described in a separate post) we drove up to the Parc de Montjuic for great views overlooking the city and the harbor. The park itself was nice to walk around as it offers a lovely green space in the heart of Barcelona. Then we walked the bustling central promenade, La Rambla, a tree-lined pedestrian mall for 1.2 kilometers. It is lined with cafes, shops, market, and breathtaking medieval architecture everywhere. Continue reading