People often ask me what my favorite trip has been. That’s a hard question to answer but Barcelona is always on top of the list. This trip marked my fifth time in Spain and my third time in Barcelona.
I studied Spanish in high school, minored in Spanish Studies in college, and swam on a college team with several Spanish teammates. I was fortunate to train and compete in Spain twice during college. My first two visits to Barcelona were back to back in 2001 and 2002 so a bit of time had passed since I returned to Barcelona in 2011.
Each of my prior visits were usually part of a larger trip where I was visiting many places in a short period of time so I wanted to spend an entire week in Barcelona and experience the city all over again. We spent a total of six nights in Barcelona with a quick overnight side trip to Tarragona in the middle of the week.
Here are some photo highlights from the trip with a full recap on my Barcelona page.
Relaxing at Barcelona’s waterfront
Inside La Sagrada Família
Experiencing Camp Nou at FC Barcelona
Some of the many tapas that we enjoyed
Head on over to my Barcelona page to read more about our trip and to see a day by day itinerary to plan your own trip!
Question: Have you been to Barcelona? Do you have a favorite place to eat tapas?