Monday’s Mood: Barcelona

This past week spent in Spain has been incredible. I can now add Barcelona as one of my top cities in the world (that I’ve been to, obviously). I was blown away by the modernity, creativity, variety, and energy of the city. There is truly something for everyone there. And the food, oh the food! We filled up on tapas and sangria ’til our hearts’ content, we walked the city until we could no longer move, we saw sights ranging from the infamous Sagrada Familia, to the long stretch of sandy beaches, the Olympic park to the markets for fresh food. While almost everything we saw/did/ate could be considered a highlight, here were some of my favourite things from the past few days:

We dedicated an entire day to exploring everything Gaudi (and what a genius that man was).

A wall of pretty donuts is my kind of place.
Chok Donuts

For some odd reason, I found these funerary portraits so fascinating.
Barcelona History Museum

While I would typically shy away from things I can get back home, I haven’t been able to sip Starbucks for weeks. So I happily grabbed my usual iced americano to stroll down La Rambla with.
Starbucks La Rambla

By far the best part of the trip: The Magic Fountain of Montjuic show, to cap off a perfect birthday.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic

So much food, so little time.

I absolutely loved seeing the model making workshop situated beneath the Sagrada Familia.
Sagrada Familia Model Workshop

I could explore Bari Gothic’s winding streets all day long.

Up next: a full post on Barcelona and everything we did + saw + ate!

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