Tapas y Tapas

After a great time in Madrid we took the train to Barcelona. Once in Barcelona we decided to check out the Picasso Museum on a rainy day.

To get to the Picasso Museum we started to slowly learn the Barcelona Metro. It was quite intimidating at first but after the second or third trip we were quite comfortable with it.

The Museum had a great exhibit showcasing the similarities and differences between Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. I was extremely impressed with the great showcase of Picasso’s work.

Once we had our feet wet with traveling on the metro we decided to head over to the Sagrada Família Church. What an experience it was! In 1882 (133 years ago) construction on the Sagrada Família began. The construction is not estimated to be completed until 2026. The Sagrada Família is so large pictures truly do not do it justice. I will definitely have to revisit the Sagrada Família once it is completed.

After eating tapas (“a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid).” - Wikipedia) for nearly a week we decided to switch it up a little in the food we were eating. We saw a nice place to eat, but it was closed once we got off the train! So we decided to visit an all you can eat Chinese restaurant. The establishment looked like it could sit about 200 patrons and we were the only ones there, it was a very funny and unique traveling experience. However, I wouldn’t recommend getting the sushi…

After seeing so much amazing art and traveling around Barcelona using the metro we decided to hit the beach. We had a picnic lunch and truly were able to relax.

The next day we wandered around the Barri Gótic section of town. This part of Barcelona featured small winding streets that had a touch of Gothic medieval style. We wandered for an hour or two looking at different squares hidden away in the section of town. The blending of modern art with older style is something that Barcelona has seemed to master.

Barcelona was a great place to explore and relax. We are planning our next stay in Switzerland, staying in a small village in an apartment via Airbnb!