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Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction


Barcelona is perhaps Europe’s most gorgeous city, with a rich history, culture, and way of life. Many would probably consider Rome or Paris to be the most beautiful city in Europe, but there’s just something special about the Spanish culture. The Spanish way of life is different – family and health are some of the most important aspects in everyone’s lives.

I was in Barcelona for three days and even though I spent most of my time exploring the city, I still have so much to discover and see in the future. Barcelona is so full of art, culture, and history that one can spend a lifetime there and will continue to embrace new findings. While I spent the majority of the days in Barcelona in the main historic places, I did spend my evenings at the beach.. relaxing after a long day of walking and taking in the beauty the city has to offer.

Some of the main and most important points of interest include:

  • Sagrada Família
  • La Rambla
  • Park Güell
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Casa Milà
  • Casa Batlló
  • Montjuïc
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Museu Picasso
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Palau Güell

I was able to visit and explore all of the main points of interest (and more!) during my three days in Barcelona. I speak Spanish and therefore I didn’t have any issues regarding communication – however, English is obviously spoken virtually everywhere. I don’t try to seem like a tourist, but almost all of the locals began their conversation with me in English and were delighted to find out I speak perfect Spanish.

All in all, the city is one of Europe’s most important; everyone visiting Europe should visit Barcelona (along with London, Paris, and Rome). I’m still deciding on where in Europe I want to live and I have a feeling that by the end of this year, I will decide on the top three locations and then visit them again to see what my life would be like. Living somewhere in Europe will be perfect for me after uni – just a short, two-hour flight to Poland and I’d be reunited with my family – which is the most important to me.

Here are some photos of Barcelona:

 

Arriving in Barcelona

Arriving in Barcelona

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família

Park Güell

Park Güell

Park Güell

Park Güell

Barcelona

Barcelona

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Columns - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Columns – Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

View from Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

View from Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Platja de Sant Sebastià

Platja de Sant Sebastià


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