Monday, October 16, 2017

My Barcelona Trip - Part II

The third day of our Barcelona trip was my favorite day! We signed up for a bike tour and I'm so glad we did. Biking around different parts of Barcelona was a unique way of seeing the city. Below is a recap of all the things we saw and did on our third day of our Spanish adventure!


OUR DAY 3 ITINERARY

Before we officially started our day, Marie and I went to the little market around the corner from our hotel. We sat outside sipping coffee and enjoyed people watching with the locals.

LA RAMBLA: Marie and I decided that we needed regular sized coffee (European coffees are tiny), so hit up a Starbucks. We then explored La Rambla, enjoying all the little stands that were set up along the boulevard.

LA BOQUERIA: One of the reasons we went to La Ramble was to check out La Boqueria - one of the biggest markets in the world. It had everything! Fruit, meat, juices, chocolates, and so much more.

BIKE TOUR: My favorite part! We booked our electric bike tour through TripAdvisor and it was worth every penny. The two of us, along with seven other people and our guide, went biking around Barcelona. And best of all, at the end of the tour, we went to Els Quatre Gats, a local restaurant where Picasso used to frequent, for tapas and wine - delicious!

EL BORN CULTURAL CENTRE: In the El Born neighborhood, it was discovered that under a large market were old Catalan ruins from the 1700s. We stopped there for a few minutes to take a look inside. It's incredible that centuries ago they were able to build these elaborate fortresses to protect them during the Siege of Barcelona.

PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA: What a beautiful park! We biked all through it, stopping at the main attraction, the fountain designed by Gaudí.

BARCELONETA BEACH: After stopping in Barceloneta on our first day, it was nice to return, but to a different part. Seeing all of the boats docked and the different restaurants that were available right on the beach had us so excited for our Day 4 adventure at the beach!

BASILICA SANTA MARIA DEL PI: In the middle of the Barri Gòthic district sits a stunning basilica. This cathedral was built by the people in the fourteenth century so that they could have a place to worship. Marie and I both lit candles in honor of our grandparents who have passed away.

EL MAMA LA PAPA: Marie and I were dying to go to this restaurant! We had heard from some friends that they put on an incredible show and was worth visiting. When we got there, there was a lively band playing music, which we proceeded to dance in our seats to. We also ordered fancy drinks and delicious chocolate cake!

We had such a blast together on Day 3! Exploring new places on both foot and bike, we were able to see some amazing parts of the city.

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