Day 1- 5/18/2015
Arriving in Barcelona I didn’t know what to expect. After traveling all night I was exhausted but that didn’t stop me! We got to the hotel and changed into fresh clothes and went straight to town! We decided to walk the streets of Barcelona. The hotel we stayed at was The Hotel Royal on La Rambla street. La Rambla street was pretty neat! There were a ton of vendors technically in the middle of the road. The roads were divided by a walkway I guess you could call it. We walked all the way to the Casa Batlló.
After walking to the Casa Batlló we decided to grab lunch. We decided to have tapas from Trotamundo Tapas.
Over lunch we decided it would be best if we got on a “hop on hop off bus” instead of walking. It was a great decision considering we only had a limited amount of time until we had to leave for the cruise ship.
On the tour we saw so many different things! We first stopped at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and it had the most amazing view of Barcelona! We also got to see La Sagrada Familia, which is still under construction and has been for the last 131 years. The we also went to Castell de Montjuic which was a castle and it had an amazing view of Barcelona as well!
Day 2 – 5/19/2015
On this day we walked around and did a little shopping. We went shopping at the famous Desigual. The store wasn’t really my type of clothing store but it was very interesting and my mom seemed to love it! I had to go inside a few other stores, I bought a pair of pants at a store called _____ and I am obsessed with them! After shopping in the clothing stores we decided to walk down La Romblas. Whilst walking we discovered The Mercat de la Boqueria of Barcelona. There were so many different things inside. I have never seen such a thing. It is basically like an outdoor super market. There was fish, meats, and candy being sold there.
For lunch it was a very excited time for me. I had my first Margarita!!! I am 18 years old and that is the legal drinking age in Europe so I thought why not obey the law!