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Viva La Barca! (Long Live Barcelona!)

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by Tiffany D'Angelo

Barcelona is always a good idea! If you’re an art enthusiast like me, you’ll fall in love with all of Antonio Gaudí’s masterpieces.

Gaudí was one of Barcelona’s most influential artists. His work is absolutely stunning and is spread all across the city. He is responsible for designing and building breathtaking works such as the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, and more!

My personal favorite, Parc Güell, has a great view overlooking the city. The inside is filled with tile mosaics, the famous lizard, twisted columns, and magnificent stone arches. You can also take a tour of his home, which is located just on the outskirts of the park.

It was surreal being in a place I’ve seen on television growing up. In case you’ve forgotten, The Cheetah Girls 2 was filmed here and an episode of America’s Next Top Model as well. Naturally, I just had to reenact a song or too! It gets very crowded though so I would recommend going early so you can reserve an appointment as soon as possible.

I also took a bus tour around the city so that I could see everything within the short two days I was there. Initially I tried to walk to everything so I could make pit stops in between each location, but I didn’t realize how inclined all the streets are so it was a mission.

The bus tour was definitely the best idea because I got to see everything throughout East and West Barcelona in a day and a half. This includes: Camp Nou, La Rambla, the National Art Museum, Anella Olímpica, Plaça de Catalunya, and many more!

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This is the view from one of the highest points of the city that the bus tour goes to on it’s Eastern route. You can see the entire city and the beautiful mountains surrounding it.

Topics: London, study abroad, Barcelona

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