|Lovely sunny spot in Plaça de Catalunya|
|A view of the city from Park Güell|
|Picnic in the park! |
We brought wine, cheese, and seafood salad for a little portable feast.
Going to visit the famous park in the evening was perfect,
with way less people than mid-day.
|The park was designed by Antoni Gaudi, |
and is full of whimsical details.
|My favorite travel partner!|
Thursday was our last day of the trip, and we woke up ready to seize the day and make the most of it! After breakfast we headed over to Plaça Reial to meet up with our guide for a tour with Runner Bean Tours. They use the popular model of free tours, where guests decide at the end how much the tour is worth, and pay the guide as they see fit. We had a friendly and engaging guide, and felt the tour was a great way to learn a little while seeing some of the famous sites.
|Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera|
|Palace Guell, one of the first buildings Gaudi designed.|
|The stunning and remarkable Sagrada Familia|
|Our tour guide, Debbie|
(almost getting blown away by the crazy wind!)
That afternoon it did start to pour, and Joe and I decided to split up for a little while. I spent some quality time shopping (Stradivarius was my favorite!), and Joe bar hopped around the area. As afternoon turned into evening, we met back up and kept on wandering, stopping to eat and drink too many times along the way.
|Taking refuge under a canopy.|
|Baffled by macarons at "McCafe" (aka McDonalds!)|
|A few more tapas|
|Tortilla, roasted rabbit, and salt cod fritters.|
So. Freaking. Good.
|Just as we were headed home for the night,|
we stumbled across La Cerveteca, a craft beer bar.
The perfect way to end our visit to Barcelona!
I have a few more highlights to share, so stick around for a little more travel overload :)