barcelona

I may be back home in the US, but the travel posts will continue! I still have quite a few cities to go through, including Barcelona, our second stop in Spain.

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If I had to describe Barcelona in one word, it would be beautiful. I don’t think any other city had gorgeous sunny weather that came anywhere close–clear brilliant blue skies, incredible architecture, and the perfect mix of city and beach.

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Our hostel was right near Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona’s busiest square.

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Plaça de Catalunya is at the top of Las Ramblas, the main street that leads to the ocean.

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I opted for some dark chocolate and nutella gelato (scooped so prettily!) within the first five minutes of our Ramblin. Typical.

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The street is lined with SO MANY crazy (and sometimes scary) street performers. I wish I’d gotten more pictures, but you’re really supposed to drop them a Euro or two if you are going to photograph them.

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A church off the side streets of La Rambla

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Once you see this statue, you are at the bottom of Las Ramblas and you’ve reached the port! I came across more statues and monuments that I could count over the course of my semester’s travels, but this was a rare moment in which we stumbled upon a statue of a person with whom I am very, VERY familiar. And I’d be willing to bet that you know this guy, too.

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It turns out that this monument marks the site where a famous explorer returned from his expedition, a voyage that was originally intended to travel to the East Indies…

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But Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the Americas instead.

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When he returned, he reported back to Ferdinand and Isabella in Barcelona.

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We reached the harbor in time for THE most beautiful sunset by far that I saw throughout all of my travels

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But first we followed our noses to the heavenly smell of freshly made chocolate covered Belgian waffles.

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The colors in the sky were not even real.

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Stunning, right? And this isn’t even the best one. The prettiest sunset picture is so gorgeous that it deserves to be the very last thing you see.

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It’s even prettier than this goat cheese salad I had for dinner, believe it not.

Wait for it…

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BAM. Completely unedited, breathtaking, and dazzling. Definitely in the top 5 sunsets of my life.

More beautiful Barcelona to come!

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  1. love, love, love ALL your pics! and yes, that is one fabulous sunset indeed. I did not know about giving a euro to the performers on Las Ramblas, but hubby must have given them something. good to know for next time!!

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