Interesting Tidbits: Barcelona

So I’ve realized that despite only spending a week in Barcelona, I’ve written 12 blog posts about our time there. Ummm oops. If you can’t tell, I really, really love this city. But since I can’t spend our entire trip writing about JUST Barcelona, I probably need to move on.

Here are a few bits and pieces that didn’t make it into one of the other posts.

There is a main drag that leads from the big Plaça de Catalunya all the way down to the beach (about 3/4 of a mile), called Las Ramblas. On this pedestrian walkway, you see it all. From street performers frozen like statues, to parakeets for sale, to flower booths, to souvenir shops. It’s always a frenzy of activity and great for people watching.

Las Ramblas | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

There is also a famous marketplace called the Boquería. You can find a huge variety of fresh food for sale here, including something they think are burritos (but as a Texan, I can tell you that these are not in any way actual burritos).

La Boqueria | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

And the catch of the day, with creepy staring eyeballs.

La Boqueria | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

And pretty much any dessert you can think of.

La Boqueria | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

And fresh fruit juice. (With creepy staring eyeballs.)

La Boqueria | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is also worth stopping in (free on Sunday afternoons). Picasso spent his teenage years in Barcelona, and painted a lot of city scenes from the area. Plus, you get to see how his art changed throughout his life.

He painted this portrait when he was 14! Crazy.

Picasso Museum | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

And then he painted this when he was 76. It’s a study of Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. (But obviously very Picasso-ized.)

Picasso Museum | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

He even had a little stint in pottery. Who knew?

Picasso Museum | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

I know that I wrote about a lot of Gaudí sites, but there are still plenty more! I personally think the three I wrote about (La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Parc Güell) are the must-sees. But walking by Casa Batlló at night when it’s all lit up is pretty cool too.

Casa Batllo | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

Oh! And one more heads up. Sometimes Barcelona tries to trick you into eating mayonnaise – so read your condiment packets carefully! #sneaky

Sneaky condiments | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

Okay, okay. I’ll be done now.

Adios | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

Adiós Barcelona!

Adios | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

And buona sera, Roma!

Adios | Barcelona | The Travel Medley

Updates about Rome are coming up next (including a much-awaited Dubsmash post). Stay tuned!

 

 

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