Barcelona was the first time I stepped into Spain. After landing at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere of Barcelona. It was in this city that I learned to get over my fear of public transportation. By using the subways and busses, everything in the city was within reach.
I checked into my hotel in the El Clot district and immediately set out for Gloriès, where I purchased essentials for the trip. I ate at a nice wok restaurant before setting back for my hotel. I had a long day tomorrow!
First item for the agenda was the La Sagrada Familia. The iconic church is Barcelona’s largest attraction. Once you see it in person, you would immediately know why! The amount of detail put into the church was incredible. I opted for an audio tour, and spent a couple of hours admiring the work. The church is still under works, and is estimated to be about 70% it’s finished height, which already adds to the impressiveness. It’s a shame there were barely any room to walk and take photos, as the chapel was packed full of tourists.
Once I was finished with the chruch, I spent the remainder of the day walking around the Vila de Gràcia district.
Small and crowded streets, but offered nice architecture and food. Such an exciting start to my Barcelona trip.