23-25 November 2019
When we officially decided to come to Spain, I asked Jacob to tell me one place he really wanted to travel to. He responded with Barcelona, because he wanted so badly to see La Sagrada Família. So, that’s exactly what we did.
Right away, after landing in Barcelona, we grabbed some breakfast pastries at a cafe and headed over to see Antoni Gaudi’s still unfinished masterpiece. La Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic Basilica that has been a work in progress since 1882.
After the tour, we went to the Gothic Quarter where our Airbnb was. The charming medieval streets are now filled with shops, cafes and Catalan restaurants. We spent much time roaming these streets and exploring all of the little stores and markets.
The next morning, we felt like getting some exercise so we walked up Montjuic Mountain to take in the warm sun and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. We followed that with a stroll down a famous pedestrian street called Las Ramblas where we sat at an outdoor cafe to sip on some Sangria.
As any true Western New Yorker would know, everything stops when the Bills are playing, and being nearly 4,000 miles away is no exception. We ended the evening watching Buffalo beat Denver 20-3.
We spent our final day in Barcelona walking around some nearby markets including a massive food market where we purchased empanadas for lunch. We then stopped by the Cathedral de Barcelona on our way to check out an old bull fighting ring that has been turned into a shopping center with beautiful views from the rooftop.
Later that evening, we flew home to Madrid. We packed so much into just one weekend so we were feeling very exhausted, yet satisfied.