Barcelona, Spain–Here I come!!!
I’m heading to the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain for one week on Sunday, and I can’t wait to share my adventures with you!!
In a privileged position on the north-eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population.
Here are some of the sites I intend on visiting:
Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi
A Giant Temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. This building has been under construction since 1882 and they've still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished.
The museum has arranged Picasso's paintings in chronological order from his early days to his final works. Arranging the paintings in this way gives you a fascinating insight into the development of Picasso thinking over time and shows how he developed the distinctive designs that he is famous for today.
This art gallery has a wide range of Miró's work dating back as far as 1914. This artwork collection not only includes his paintings but also a good selection of sculptures, tapestries and early sketches.
Las Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous Street
One other "attraction" is of course Barcelona's most famous street La Rambla. It is the central most Boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre and is a vibrant and lively promenade filled with Barcelona action at its best and sometimes worst (i.e.: pickpockets)
Tapas Evening Tour
I intend on enjoy a walking tour around the historic quarter of Barcelona with stop offs to sample tapas from selected tapas bars.
Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour
This is an easy way to get around to see the main sights of Barcelona for yourself. You can simply hop on the bus, and hop off to see the sight and then, well, hop back on another bus again to go to the next sight. Sights covered are all the main attractions in Barcelona including: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter Olympic Village, Poble Espanyol.
The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition. It was an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine.
And of course, the famous Barcelona chair!
And no overseas trip is worthwhile without a few shopping sprees sprinkled in!!
One store I absolutely have to visit is Zara Home…..although we have Zara Fashions stores in Canada, we still do not have their Home stores! I say Si, Si!!
And that is my week in a blog post!! I am not going to promise that I will be blogging next week….but you never know!!
See you back here soon!!