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A Walk in the Gothic Quarter, a Glass of Cava with Lunch, and Casa Mila Behind Closed Doors

The reason why it takes so long for me to put up photos is because I take so many that I have to edit them down to a manageable amount. I get snap crazy especially when I’m out of the country that I LITERALLY have OVER 1,000 images to pore through. Actually, I think I took over 700 photos one day in Barcelona (Dali’s house and museum – but can you blame me?)

Anyway, here’s a photo diary of our morning walk through the Gothic Quarter. Funny story about our tours: we took so many different ones but for some reason, they all overlap within this area. Our Tapas tour, the Best of Barcelona tour, even the Modernism tour, all somehow walked through a part of the Gothic Quarter. Crazily enough, we never saw the same street twice because there are so many little streets and they’re easy to miss if you’re not paying attention! Another funny story: I almost didn’t get into the the Barcelona Cathedral because my dress was too short (obvs) and our tour guide was kind enough to lend me her scarf. I’ll try to remember my hemlines when I go to The Vatican.

After our strenuous stroll, we decided to have lunch at Ciudad Condal. Our hotel is in L’Eixample and this restaurant was only a couple of blocks away. Let me tell you – this restaurant is insanely amazing. Tourist and locals alike flocked this place and we were lucky that we came in half an hour before the lunch rush. I’ll tell you guys more about this in another blog post about the best things I devoured during this trip. I promise.

Brian had beer with lunch and I had a glass or two of cava. Groggily happy with our food babies and booze buzz, we headed to our hotel to take an afternoon nap. Hard life. At around 8:30 pm, we headed out and lazily walked to La Pedrera – also known as Casa Mila, one of the many Modernist buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. Being in there with a small group while it’s closed to the general public feels very Night-At-The-Museum. We strolled the lobby, walked through an actual apartment, and got up on the famous rooftop. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

I saw so much this day that it felt like I’ve been in the country for weeks. And it’s only the second day!



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