Nov 26, 2014

Day 17 & 18, Two Free Days in Barcelona

Continuing our Europe Trip from 2013, 
Check out the previous adventures below: 

And, if you want to learn how I did all of this only using ONE pack here... 

This is what Expat Explore had to say, "

Day 17: Visit Barcelona

Today is all yours to do with as you please! Barcelona offers a diversity of options in how to build your day into a lasting memory. The best views of the city can be had from Park Guell, and you can take in the panoramic splendor and skyline of
Barcelona. The park itself offers a very interesting design which is a product of Anton Gaudi’s challenging architectural visualisations. Barcelona is home to many of Gaudi’s building designs and you could spend the whole day, simply locating each one and recognising the signature design features. One of his most famous works, is that of the unfinished Sagrada Familia - an interpretation of a gothic cathedral which is unlike any building you will have ever seen. You can't miss it from Park Guell, or most other vantage points in the city. Harbour tours, La Ramblas, the ‘Old Town’, museums, art galleries and some of Europe’s best shopping - there is much to do in this incredible city. If you wish to participate in our optional excursion, we can organise tickets for you to see a traditional Flamenco show! The dance of passion is performed with style, flair and energy, and is a real experience not to be missed If you prefer to stick to more modern forms of dance, each night the city fills with tourists and locals, who are in search of music and sangrias!
Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

Day 18: A free day in Barcelona.

Hola! You have another free day in the Spanish city of Barcelona! Today you can make this your own, by continuing to explore the historical and cultural centres, indulge in some high end shopping and retail therapy, and much more. Football fans can
 use the extra day to visit Barcelona FC’s stadium - Camp Nou (there may even be a game on whilst you are here), Why not take advantage of the beaches and hit the shores! Ocean tours depart from the harbour and take you for a cruise up the coast to give you a unique perspective of the city. Barcelona is full of things to do, so there is no excuse not to get out and make the most of things. Fiesta, not siesta!
Breakfast. Overnight accommodation."
So, if you read the last post, we arrived in Barcelona sort of later in the day (I think), and went to the Ibis hotel here, and unpacked, washed up, and went next door for an included dinner of paella. This was the first time Chris and I had tried it, and it was delicious! I've attempted to make this dish, but it won't compare to that dinner in Spain.

The next two days were both free days, and honestly, both a blur. I do know that the next morning, we did a bus ride tour around Barcelona, with our tour guide pointing out things to do, and see. He also said to watch your valuables closely down Las Ramblas.  It was also nice that there was a mall right next door, so if we didn't want to venture out too far for food after a long day about, then we could go next door. We also found a chocolate museum, and I was all for it!

Day 18, the Mr. and I plus our best Australian tour mate went out into the city to see all of the buildings, especially the Gaudi buildings, enjoy our photos!

Yes, it's all made of chocolate!

I hope you've enjoyed Barcelona with us! Stay tuned for Day 19 when we leave Barcelona for Avignon!


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