Friday was our day of sight seeing in Barcelona. We started out by having breakfast on the balcony outside of our hostel on this GORGEOUS day. Not a cloud in the sky, and it was already in the 80's. From breakfast we were off to the gothic quarters! Barcelona was divided into 5 different quarters, each a completely different style.
In the gothic quarters was full of little shops and markets. We went to see the Sagrada Familia church! This church was amazing to look at, it was huge and stood out at the heart of the gothic quarter. From the church we went to a few different markets and got us some gelato. This was my first time having gelato and I had strawberry, it was so much better than ice cream!
From the gothic quarters we walked over to la rambla and went to two different markets la boqueria, and Elans Ecant. These two places were fascinating! Full of culture and somewhere off the path that was full of locals. They were packed full of people and fresh food. This was my favorite place in Barcelona, I feel like I learned so much about their culture and tried their local food!
From La Rambla we walked through the Arc De Triomf on our way to park güell. This park was decorated with different pieces of his artwork! We also got to walk through his house, it was all so pretty and colorful. The way the light reflected off all the glass looked so pretty, I enjoyed being able see all of the artwork and hike through his park enjoying our time!
After park güell we went to Futbol Club Barcelona where I walked through the arena! I loved being able to see the arena for myself. Walking in the footsteps of Messi. I picked up a postcard of him to hang up in my room to remember this wonderful day! After our tour we went to clean up for our dinner.
We went to dinner across the street from Font Màgica De Montjuic. We had Tapas and Flan for dinner, two Spanish classics! The fountain was a beautiful sight to go with our dinner. At the fountain there was also a HUGE festival going on for the fútbol game for Athletic club vs. Barcelona Saturday! There were three stages with live music and thousands of people. We spent the night here enjoying the festival and socializing with locals. We got lucky stumbling into such an amazing festival and really enjoyed ourselves!