Barcelona



This is the view from the AirBnb apartment I rented while I stayed in Barcelona. It was in the city center close to Plaça de Catalunya, the central square. I was close to all the action so I could walk around and do solo sightseeing* and visit the Picasso Museum with no problem.





Catedral de Barcelona


Museo Picasso




Although I had my own apartment, I wanted to explore the city's cuisines so I headed out for tapas in the evening. I had the most amazing prawns and sangria at Ciudad Condal. It was so good, I ended up there every night I was the city.


Tapas @ Ciudad Condal



Plaça de Catalunya

When in other cities, I like to act like a local as much as possible. I took the train over to Montjuic to see the National Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, the HUMANS+ Exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture and do more sightseeing.




Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya






I did some walking along La Boqueria in between museum visits. The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a huge market where locals an tourists alike come to shop. They have candy, fruits, spices, etc. and it's pretty crowded but beautiful and worth the visit.






MACBA



I even found time to catch a pianist last-minute, right around the corner from my apartment! (Being in the city's central area of Barcelona was great choice.)


Palau de la Musica



And of course before I left, I had to see Antoni Gaudi's creations, especially Sagrada Familia, his dream.


Sagrada Familia



Casa Mila


Casa Batllo






Now I didnt get to see all creations by Gaudi nor did I finish exploring Barcelona. It was a short stay so I didn't even make it to Park Güell or the port. But, I guess that will give me a reason to go back.






xo,
Crys.











*note: Barcelona is BIG on pickpocketing. It's best to look like a local and know where you are going. I personally only carried a purse when going far and had everything hidden in my inside pockets locally. If you must carry a purse, get one you can tuck under your arm or a cross-body bag to wear.


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