The weekend of January 30– February 1st was an amazing weekend spent in Barcelona, Spain with two awesome girls! We spent almost 3 hours after our last class Friday afternoon on a train from Montpellier, France to get to Barcelona, with some beautiful scenery to keep us busy. Once we arrived in Barcelona we looked for our AirBnB apartment that we rented from the sweetest little Spanish man. It was much harder than we originally thought seeing as none of us spoke very good spanish, more like no spanish. Our apartment was perfect and cozy just like we had hoped! On our way to our apartment we saw the Arco de Triumf which was absolutely gorgeous and full of the subtle beauty we rarely see in France. In France things are bright and colorful and covered in gold, this was not the case in Spain.
After this we made a delicious pasta dinner and went to bed because we had a lot planned for the next day. We started the day off with a walk to La Rambla, which ended up only being about 15 minutes from our apartment. After a little breakfast we walked down to the market, which was so full of people and so many different types of stands it was incredible. We then walked down to the end of La Rambla where they have these amazing tour buses that take you all over the city for only 27 euros, with only 10 minutes in between buses. It was like the perfect taxi!
Our first place we visited was La Perdrera, one of Antonio Gaudi’s many beautiful architectural works. It was amazing and reminded me of something out of Dr. Suess. This apartment building was built in the early 1900s for a very wealthy family to live in and rent out the remaining floors.
Even the roof was given incredible detail to make sure every aspect would be like nothing ever seen before.
After this we went to Gaudi’s Park Guell and walked around the beautiful lands, even though they are still working on finishing some of his work. We then went home and changed into nice clothes for a nice evening out! We had a wonderful dinner on the waterfront before going to an ice bar and having a drink. We finished the night off at a local club that had outrageously expensive drinks!
The next morning we were able to attend mass at a gorgeous Catalan church. None of us are catholic so we didn’t know much about what was going on, but it was still incredible to experience.
After this we headed to the train station and began our trip back to Montpellier. Barcelona was so amazing and I definitely can’t wait to go again!