Hola from España
It is so bitter sweet to say that I am on my last trip of the semester. Safe to say that eight countries in three months feels like an accomplishments. I have so many stamps in my passport and I cannot tell you how exciting it feels to feel so immersed in other countries and their cultures. Exploring the world with my best of friends took this experience to a whole other level. Today I am here to share my very last tips and recommendations from my last European adventure of 2017. (Thanks to the help of Tiffany Montiel for going out/food recommendations)
THINGS TO DO:
- Tapas (part 2): if you have read my previous post from Portugal, tapas was one of my favorite parts about these trips. Sharing tiny plates amongst your friends is a good way to try new foods that you have never tasted before. My favorite tapas restaurant was called Cellar de Tapas!
- Go to mass at the La Sagrada Familia (the biggest catholic church in the world)
- Buy a package to tour the Park Güell (prettiest architecture and view of the city, only €8 for tickets)
- Walk through Arc de Triuomf
- Stroll through the Ciutadella Park and Casa Batllo
- Places to go out: head out towards the Barcelona Beach! So many fun clubs and bars to visit, always check online and reserve tickets before hand to avoid the cover charge at the door. Opium and Shoko had the best music to dance the night away!
- Appreciate all the beautiful art and architecture all around
TIPS/RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN TRAVELING TO SPAIN:
- Where to stay? My friends and I stayed in the MOST ADORABLE hotel for three nights and four days for $100 in total. Hostal Centric was located in the perfect area and just steps away from the Metro station and great places for shopping and eating!
- Get the free maps and visit as many touristy sports as you can!
- How to get around? Take the metro! City Mapper is a great way to get around in international countries. The Metro was easy to navigate, and if you were only in Barcelona for the weekend like us, it costs €9.50 for a 10 usage pass for any train or bus! Also recommend downloading the Taxi App if you are used to Ubering around!
Stay tuned for my biggest blog post for my end of the semester recommendations and tips to get around London.
xoxo — Bree