Our last stop on this amazing journey was in Barcelona, Spain. Check out the beginning days of our trip with EF College Break here! We flew on a smaller plane into Barcelona and exited the plane directly onto the tarmac (celebrity status). We walked through the Gothic quarter and learned quite a bit about the history behind the amazing buildings. The architecture is unreal!
You must find a good place to eat tapas (light appetizers). The place we went served so many different options and you paid by how many toothpicks you had left on your plate…odd, I know, but it worked. It was my first time experiencing this way of eating, but I loved it. I was also introduced to Tinto de Verano for the first time and let’s just say we became well acquainted while I was in Spain. It’s comparable to Sangria but SO much better!
The next morning we walked along Las Ramblas, a very famous street filled with shops, places to eat and plenty of people. We went to the best market hands down that I think I will ever go to, called La Boqueria. Everything they had was fresh and yummy! We made our way to a bike rental place and had the time of our lives riding through the streets of Barcelona and Citadel Park down to the beach. We spent most of the day laying out, swimming, drinking and having fun.
That night we attended a flamenco show at Tablao de Carmen in Poble Espanyol and it was AMAZING! I couldn’t recommend it more. The show was near the Fountains of Montjuic and we made it just in time to see a beautiful show that they put on with music and lights. We ended the night at a club called Jamboree which sort of reminded me of a dungeon but with really great music. It was a lot of fun!
The next day included going to Park Guell and learning about the history of the site and seeing Gaudi architecture. We also went to La Sagrada Familia and went up to The Passion Tower. Words don’t do this place justice. Pictures don’t do it justice either. You definitely want to experience this beauty in person!
That night we went to dinner close to the water and I tried mussels for the first time and ate some yummy chicken paella. We danced it up at Club Olimpic and a more exclusive place called Opium. On our last day in Barcelona, we went back to the market that I fell in love with and walked along Las Ramblas buying souvenirs. We spent our last dinner together as a little family drinking champagne and toasting to a wonderful 2 weeks together. A few of us even went so far as to get small tattoos to commemorate such an amazing trip. Now every time I look at my ankle, I smile because of all the great memories made with even better people!
Happy travels! 🙂