Barcelona: A city renowned for so many things from food and drinks to architecture and art. We arrived under the cover of darkness and only stayed for a matter of hours. Walking around downtown it was quickly visible how much there was to the city and how I wished we’d had more time to stay in town.
The city itself was founded by the Romans but ultimately became a bit more Spanish when it joined the Kingdom of Aragon. Growing up I only knew it as that place in Spain where the Olympics were. Now I’m old enough to recognize the architecture and art courtesy of such Antonio Gaudí and Salvador Dalí. Although this photo likely doesn’t have much to do with either of those famous souls it is typical of much of the city, balconies are not only everywhere, but are pieces of artwork in and of themselves.
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IF YOU GO: The city itself is served by a very large international airport which serves as a hub for low cost carrier Vueling. Don’t bother with Girona, instead fly straight into Barcelona and stay for a week in one of the many Barcelona Apartments available for rent. This is great city to just walk through and one that is easily enjoyed on foot and at a relaxed pace.
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