Barcelona was supposed to be our one and only stop in Spain and after 10 days in the country, we finally made it! For a big city, it was actually quite compact and certainly a mecca when it comes to shopping!
From a tourist perspective, it was a bit busy and so Tony and I couldn’t really be bothered with queuing to see too much. We walked past the Gaudi buildings but didn’t go in! I did queue for the Picasso Museum for 35 minutes, as I really wanted to see his work, which covered his lifetime. Tony was feeling tired and a bit off-colour so stayed back at the hotel.
Of course for us it is always about the culinary experience, so bring on the tapas; sangria and mohitos! I have to say though we couldn’t beat the food in Burgos or Cuenca; both of which provided us with some amazing food….thank you to all the Trip Advisor restaurant reviewers!
From Barcelona we decided to head up to Girona and Figueres. Girona just happened to have a flower exhibition (think Wellesly Flower Show but more artsy) in the old town when we arrived and Figueres is the home to Salvador Dali, the surrealist artist. His museum was a real experience in itself and even if you aren’t into his art, it is still worth a visit.