Winter, 2015

Day 1

Barcelona was the first place we visited in Spain. We touched down at 9:30 in the morning, and already had a full day planned ahead of us. Immediately we went to La Pedrera (Casa Mila), where we climbed to the roof and was able to admire Guadi's house museums.

Day 2

The next day, we went on Sandeman's Walking Tour, which gave incredible detail on the history of the city, while pointing out different details on buildings and local points. Then, we went to The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, which had a grand and beautiful interior, acting as a foreshadow to the amazing architecture we would see on the trip.

Afterwards, we just roamed the Gothic Quarter and El Born, and was able to enjoy some of the city life. It was fun and relaxing to go into different stores at our own leisure, and explore different things that the city had to offer.

The last stop for the day was going to Casa Batllo, where we went onto the roof, and then got a picture straight down the Dragon's spine. It was a really cool experience to be able to continue to explore the unique artchitecture.

Day 3

We spent the entire day going through the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. The church is still under construction even after 136 years. However, a good portion of the church has been completed, and is open to be viewed and admired. Going through the entire church was an amazing experience to be able to admire the stained glass and incredible architecture.

After, we walked to the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, which is an amazingly constructed hospital. It was a great way to learn about how hospitalization worked back in the olden days.

Day 4

We viisted the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya (MNAC), and enjoyed the variety of art that it had on display. After, we went to the Fundacio Joan Miro. Its a modern art collection which sits on top of an incredibly beautiful palace.

After, we went to the Montjuic Castle for sunset, which was beautiful. Then at night, we went to the Magic fountain to experience some of the night life.

Day 5

For the last day we spent in Barcelona, we went to Park Guell, where we were able to look at Gaudi's garden. Then, we went to the Park de Laberito de Horta. Here, there were many beautiful pictures around the Labyrinth.