We start our visit to Barcelona with the incredible but unfinished Sagrada Familia which takes up, pretty much all morning. We grab lunch then head off to see two of Antoni Gaudi’s other famous land marks: Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
We start off at Plaça de E’spanya which includes: Arenas de Barcelona and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). Then we head up to Montjuïc mountain by train and tram to visit Castell de Montjuïc. Afterwards we take a tram over the beaches, have lunch then end the day walking along Barcelona’s infamous street La Rambla and La Boqueria
Welcome to Montserrat Mountain. We escape the hustle & bustle and travel 60km from Barcelona. The mountain has many claims to fame, one being the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, represented by a small, black Madonna kept in a shrine at the mountaintop monastery. She was discovered in a cave not far from the monastery, which was founded in 1025 by Benedictine monks. The highest summit of Montserrat is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level.
Just off the side streets of La Rambla we come across the impressive Barcelona Cathedral and old people dancing the sardana. We accidentally stumble across a beautiful building which turns out to be the Palau de la Musica Catalana and catch a wedding in front of Santa Maria del Pi.
We spend the day in Barcelona’s whimsically fun Park Guell. We also speak with Marta Malgorzata Migula a harpist who’s beautiful music echos through out the amusement style, fun loving, artistic green space.
We’ve reached the end of our time in Barcelona. We take time to reflect on this amazing city over nothing better than local cuisine and sangria. We also check in with co-host Andrew Rudder as he makes his way over to Portugal for yet another adrenaline rush activity.
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