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Plaça de Catalunya

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  • Day53

    Barcelona

    October 25, 2016 in Spain

    Although we visited Barcelona before, we wanted to make a quick stop there to visit our friend Alex. It's always nice to have a chance to meet up with friends along the way and is even nicer to have a local take you to the best places in town.

    Alex took us to enjoy some tapas and sangria our first night there which were really delicious! And the next day Mitch and I spent walking around to our favorite places we had visited while there last time. Our favorite place in the city is the La Sagrada Familia a cathedral built originally by the famous architect Gaudi. The cathedral which is still being finished today displays Gaudi's work of modernism which is pretty detailed and amazing, unlike any cathedral we've seen in Europe!

    It was a quick stop but a fun one which made us appreciate and like the city even more this time!
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  • Day23

    Barcelona I

    May 31 in Spain

    Nachdem wir gestern spontan in der früh nach Barcelona gestartet sind, stehen wir jetzt an einem schönen Campingplatz südlich von Barcelona. Mit dem Bus braucht man 30 Min bis ins Zentrum. Heute haben wir dann Sightseeing gemacht. Gestartet sind wir am Plaza Catalunya. Zuerst sind wir auf den "Mercat de la Boqueria" gegangen. Ein Markt auf dem es Fisch, Fleisch, Gemüse und Obst gibt. Hier hat es uns besonders gut gefallen. Dann ging es entlang der "Rambla" Richtung Hafen. "La Rambla" ist eine sehr volle Straße mit vielen Geschäften. Außerdem findet man hier Künstler und die lebenden Statuen. Dann ging es entlang am Hafen, vorbei an der Kolumbusstatue, zum Strand vom Stadtviertel "Barceloneta". Hier ist der Strand voll mit Menschen in allen Altersgruppen. Anschließend geht es durch das Viertel "Barri Gòtic". Ein schönes Viertel. Wir besichtigen die "Basilika Santa Maria dal Mar". Der Eintritt ist leider erst ab 17Uhr wieder frei, deswegen haben wir sie nur von außen angeschaut. Nach einem kurzen Päuschen im "Parc de la Ciutadella" beenden wir die Tour mit dem "Arc del Triomf".
    Wir sind beide sehr begeistert von der Stadt.
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  • Day11

    Week 2 & Barcelona

    July 2 in Spain

    SO

    First week of classes was rough. Very rough. There’s a language barrier with several students, and those who speak English well are older and have some attitude towards anyone who wants to tell them what to do.
    However. By the end of the week. The kids were obsessed with several things I’d taught them and started yelling “YEEHAW” when I’d walk in the class. Progress. They also performed in our weekly talent show and it almost made me feel better about what they’d put me through all week.
    Almost 😏
    Luckily Barcelona was planned for the weekend and when I tell you I needed it... I needed it. We took the train at 9 am from Madrid and arrived at noon. We checked into our hotel where some friends that work at INESLE with us were also staying. We all got changed, had lunch, and walked down Las Ramblas before taking the metro to the beach. We all fell asleep in the sand and didn’t leave until 7:30.
    We had a little bump in the road that night. While we were out at the beach, someone broke into my coworkers’ room and robbed them. Nothing important was taken luckily. My friend Ceci said she realized how real God must be since she went back for her passport prior to leaving. We were planning to go explore some more but everyone was pretty shaken up so instead we got pizza and hung out at the hotel together.
    The next morning at 11, we checked out. We got breakfast at Dunkin Donuts and took the metro to Park Güell (and by “took the metro” I mean I nearly killed myself and lost both knees trying to climb all the way to the top). We looked around for a bit but didn’t get to go where we really wanted, which is the more colorful part of the park that coincidentally was a filming location for the Cheetah Girls 2. I’m not saying that’s the only reason I wanted to go... but Amigas Cheetahs forever right?
    After Park Güell we went to the Sagrada Familia. We were short on time so we didn’t go in but that’s okay. I felt pretty uncomfortable being there anyway considering I’d been told several times within the hour I was there to hold on to my stuff carefully because of people trying to steal stuff. That wasn’t s fun feeling. But I can confirm: Burger King here is much better than the US.
    We dropped our friends off at the metro station so they could get to the airport early to catch their flight. Our train didn’t leave until 9 pm, so Lucy and I went to Camp Nou to tour the soccer stadium. Even for someone who doesn’t necessarily know about soccer, that was pretty cool.
    We got our things from the hotel lockers and took the metro to the train station. We got back to Lucy’s house around midnight, which was insane considering we spent today with 180 kids at an Amusement Park. But now I feel gross and I’m very tired so... see you in a week!
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  • Day17

    Barcelona

    December 17, 2016 in Spain

    Hello from Barcelona. Been having a great time here, the city is so beautiful and the people are great. Sad to leave but time to go for the ferry to Morocco. I've been playing about with my new camera hence the pics

  • Day21

    Barcelona, Spain

    August 23, 2017 in Spain

    This was our second time in Barcelona. We first walked the La Rambla promenade with its live statues. This was the site of the terrorist attack just days earlier. Our private guide told us that it was quieter than usual with relatively empty cafes. We stopped to pay our respects at several memorials. They were very moving and emotional. The people of Barcelona say that they are "fearless" and terror will not win.
    Our tour focused on Antoni Gaudi. We had seen La Sagrada Familia from the outside but going inside was amazing. Then we visited two other architectural marvels of his: The Park Guell community and the Le Pedrera apartments.
    We learned so much about Gaudi and now understand his work. He was truly a genius far ahead of his time.
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  • Day128

    Barcelona, Spain

    September 11, 2017 in Spain

    Barcelona is hands down my favorite big city in all of Europe!! I didn’t know what to expect and hadn’t thought much about Barcelona before arriving but I totally understand all the hype. Because we decided go to Barcelona earlier than planned so we could fit in Valencia, we ended up booking hostel accommodation right by Las Ramblas. I didn’t realize it was one of the biggest hostel chains in Europe and the place was fully booked every night. Nana and I had two bunk beds in an 8-person mixed dorm and everyone in our room was surprised to see an old lady bunking in their hostel dorm!! Our first night in Barcelona we walked down Las Ramblas and saw the memorial site for the recent terrorist attack and it was horrible to think of the chaos that occurred just a few weeks before we arrived. We did a walking tour on our first day to get our bearings and little did we know, it was actually National Catalonia Day and the whole city had shut down for a public holiday. It was absolute madness as everyone was protesting and demonstrating for the independence of Catalonia from the governing body of Spain! We saw parades of horses, soldiers, huge dolls and flags, and thousands of people all supporting the referendum to become a separate country to Spain. The police were out in full force all day, with helicopters circling during the protests, I’d assume for terrorist reasons. It was a really interesting morning getting lost in the city amongst all the people and we hadn’t experienced anything quite like it before. After the excitement of the protests, we visited the ‘92 Barcelona Olympic Stadium which was cool but because it was a public holiday, nothing was open! We got back to our hostel and walked into our room which smelt like it had been hotboxed with marajuana!! I’ll never forget the look on Nana’s face when she realised, it was hilarious! We couldn’t do much about it except go to sleep and have happy dreams. I’d booked us in to see La Segrada Familia on our second day and because I hadn’t researched much, I had no expectation for the cathedral except friends who had said it’s amazing but OH MY GOSH it is absolutely incredible and blows every other cathedral in Europe out of contention. Photos can’t do this place justice and I’m so thankful I got to see it with my own eyes. It’s not expected to be finished until 2027 and I’d love to make a trip back to Barcelona once it’s finished. We also visited Gaudi’s House Museum in Park Güell where his unique artistic style was evident. To top off a great day, Nana and I went to the FC Barcelona vs Juventus game at Camp Nou!!! The tickets were super expensive but it was definitely a highlight of the trip and totally worth it. Just like everyone was so passionate about the referendum of Catalonia, they were crazy passionate about FC Barça and it was so cool to be a part of! We also enjoyed tapas, sangria and La Barceloneta but definitely didn’t have long enough in this incredible city. I’ll be back for sure!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Plaça de Catalunya, Placa de Catalunya, Плошча Каталоніі, Leurgêr Katalonia, Náměstí Katalánska, Placo Katalunio, Plaza de Cataluña, Katalunia plaza, Place de Catalogne, כיכר קטלוניה, カタルーニャ広場, 카탈루냐 광장, Plaça de Catalonha, Plac Kataloński, Praça da Catalunha, Площадь Каталонии, Площа Каталонії, 加泰罗尼亚广场

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