When in Barcelona

Barcelona was our last port of call for this Europe season. One perk of sailing as you can imagine, is to have the experience more than just a journey. I have seen Barcelona many times over, but I still keep going back to places like Park Guell, as I love rediscovering the mastery of Antonio Gaudi. It’s a known fact that majority of Barcelona’s architectural monuments and parks were designed by “the guy.” I also came to realize that my past visits had always been during the daytime, just when the crowds just kept growing. Now that most travel bloggers are rampant, I made sure this time to purchase the ticket online and secured entrance at 7:30PM, how about that?  🙂

We left the park at 9PM when it was already dark. It was quite a challenge to find transportation back to the city center (Uber wasn’t cooperative 🙁 ), however, thankful for a local who was kind enough to find a cab for us. The driver, Abdul, ended up as our travel guide, haha. He brought us to this very nice restaurant, “Salamanca'” and convinced us to try its famous Paella. We couldn’t agree more!

Next day’s itinerary, another landmark, and I made sure to visit the “Arc de Triomf.” Many thanks to all our enthusiastic and kind drivers, who were gracious enough to help us explore and took us wherever we wanted to go.

During the visit, the locals were setting up for an upcoming event, some roads were even blocked that made it difficult to capture photos in various angles.

However, still found a way despite road blockage, haha. Enjoyed walking through the middle of the street. 🙂

We then headed towards the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia under the brighting sun.

Look at this facade with gothic art from the Cathedral inside which was constructed from the 13th-15th century.

Entrance fee, 7 Euros.

Outside leads you to the picturesque Gothic Quarter

As always, Barcelona has been one of my favorite cities. There’s just so much to tell! (photos taken summer of 2017)

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