It's been a month since our visit to Barcelona. Here are a few of the favorites from our weekend getaway to meet up with some of our dearest friends from Los Angeles.
Spending two days with awesome people that fill our hearts with joy and love. We stayed right in the heart of the city (Gothic Quarter), which made it easy to fill ourselves with great wine and good food. We always seem to eat really well when we get together.
Seeing the famous Sagrada Familia. Sadly, I don't have any of my pictures that I took. I lost my phone later that day.
Visiting Park Guell. We didn't have time for the whole thing, but the free access part of the park was plenty. There was a playground for the kids, some live music for the adults, and plenty of benches to sit down, which made our tired feet very happy.
Visiting the Gaudi Museum, which was very conveniently located at Park Guell. I wasn't too impressed, but I am glad we stopped by and took advantage of the air conditioning to cool down a bit. It was a hot weekend.
Tasting amazing churros from a little bakery around the corner from Sagrada (http://www.xurreriasagradafamilia.es/) They were so BIG and filled with CHOCOLATE or CARAMEL or BOTH. I highly suggest ordering one and sharing it with at least four people. Unless you want the biggest sugar rush of your life, don't have it all by yourself. But WE all got one each of course. Don't judge.
Fantastic lunch at a cafe near Park Guell, where we had the biggest size beers and delicious spanish tapas while chatting about nothing and everything.
A treat for the kids and adults alike was the Aquarium. It is in a beautiful location, right on the water with views of the boats in the harbor. It wasn't too big, and just perfect enough to enjoy one of the best glass tunnels we've seen with sharks (and other fish) above your head. Feeding the gold fish was a highlight for the kids.
Being there on the weekend of Catalonian Independence protests was a surprise, but it made it even more of an adventure. There were masses of people and dancing giant dolls in the streets, helicopters buzzing and loads of police. A positive side is that we got educated on what the protests are all about, and that Barcelona is actually in Catalonia, not Spain (in historical terms).
A quick stop over at the Ciutadella Park and our short trip was complete. Only two days, but so much was experienced! Thank you Eliza, Sam and Kimie for all the memories.