Spain: Little Streets of Old Town Barcelona
This trip was devoted to show the world to my parents, because they haven’t travelled anywhere far for a long time. As I am learning Spanish and they wanted somewhere warm and sunny, Barcelona it is! On the last day before our flight my dad got so sick that he couldn’t even try to stay strong, travel with bunch of medicines and huge scarf, so he had to enjoy ‘home alone’. However, each cloud has it’s silver lining. Dad’s commute preference would have been all kinds of vehicles while we were glad to go by foot – the healthy, economic and much-more-sight-seeing way.
Our 7 day to-do list (objects marked in black I enjoyed the most)
- La Pedrera, building by amazing Catalan architect Gaudi. When reaching rooftop I had a feeling that it’s another world.
- Aquarium of Barcelona
- Gaudi home & Park Güell with terrace surrounded by long bench, unique houses and rock walkways
- Segrada Familia Basilica by Gaudi & one of the towers to see the details of facade and view to the city
- Montserrat mountains & monastery, get up to the hill by cable car (there is an option to choose rack railway too)
- Barcelona Old city
- Egyptian Museum
- The main steet of Barcelona La Rambla & Market Boqueria, try some fresh exotic juices
- Magic Fountains of Montjuïc
- Funicular de Montjuïc & Montjuic Castle
- Parc de la Ciutadella with the well-known fountain
- Las Arenas, an old bull ring turned into trendy shopping complex
- The arc of Triumph
- Beach time and old town exploration
I will not share any pictures from these popular tourist places, rather some of our long walk unplanned findings. The little old town streets were mysteriously beautiful and have earned to be captured.