I spent the past three days in Barcelona exploring, eating, and walking. Barcelona was one of the most amazing cities with its captivating architecture, delicious food, and stunning views. The size of the city was definitely a huge leap from Florence and three days was definitely not enough time to see everything. Here are a few musts while in Barcelona.
WHAT TO SEE:
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
La Sagrada Familia was my favorite site. The stained glass windows in the Cathedral were designed by Antonio Gaudi to light up the entire space with blues, reds, greens, and oranges throughout the day depending on where the sun hits. When the sun rises in the morning, the light hits the Nativity facade and when it sets, the light hits the Passion facade. It is still under construction since Gaudi never had the chance to finish it when he died in 1926, but it is expected to be completed in the next few years.
CASA BATLLO AND PARK GUELL
Although we did not go inside Casa Batllo Gaudi, the facade was enough. Gaudi's modernism style is so unique and gives the city so much character. Park Guell has stunning views of the entire city all the way to the ocean.
WHERE TO EAT
The food in Barcelona was UNREAL. We had brunch at Brunch and Cake Friday morning and the picture-perfect meal definitely lived up to the hype (pictured above are the ricotta pancakes). Saturday brunch at Flax and Kale was PHENOMENAL. 80% of the menu is plant based, but you would never know. We shared a matcha croissant (above) and smoothies, and I had a savory waffle with a poached egg, kale, tomato and more.
La Luna and Taller De Tapas both had very good sangria and tapas accompanied with really good atmospheres. I could eat tapas for every meal. Like I said, the food in Barcelona is unbelievable.
My first weekend trip was a success, but I was super excited to get back to Florence! I'm loving every second here, and I am so excited to experience more European cities.