If you are ever in a foreign country/state/city, I highly recommend going on a walking tour as a way to get to know the place you’re in — preferably a free tour. That’s what my friends Sarah, Sharlene, and I decided to do on our last day in Barcelona. Really, I wish we had done this the first day we were there. I learned so much about the city I would have never figured out on my own. Our walking tour guide took us to many sites in addition to telling us where else we should go, fun activities to do during the day — and night! — and most importantly, where to eat the best food!
Our first site on the walking tour, the last standing Roman Aqueduct in Barcelona
Picasso’s artwork on the building of the school for architecture
The Cathedral de Barcelona
Street musicians, you’ll find a lot of them in Barcelona. These guys were actually really good!
Kind of hard to make out, but those are Hebrew letters carved into this ancient stone wall.
The Bishop’s Bridge. Legend holds that if you walk backwards underneath it, you will be granted a wish…
…our group decided to test our luck!
Artist at work
The art school that Picasso attended
Doors of the Cathedral de Barcelona
Sarah, Sharlene and I continued walking after our free tour. We stopped by the cafe 4 Cats, where Picasso was a frequent visitor.
Everything was too expensive for my taste, so we got some sweets from a close-by gelato store.
…it was amazing.
We enjoyed our ice cream while watching a free street performance. Que suerte!-How lucky!
And then the finale…
Afterwards, we rode the Teleferic de Montjuic-cable cars-and got a great view of Barcelona from up top.
Sarah, Sharlene, and I 🙂
Eating a PB&J sandwich on top of a castle, feels about right.
Some abandoned buildings near our hostel
We arrived back in Madrid last Monday morning. It felt so nice to come back to a home-cooked meal, I missed Sol’s food!
Rice and beans and beef stew with sauteed chicken and peppers!
And a fresh bowl of cherries, it’s good to be back!