Work takes me to many places, for short spaces of time and often without the chance to explore the culture. Luckily for this particular trip I was travelling on a Sunday for a conference that started on Monday, giving us an afternoon and an evening to enjoy the city. Boy am I glad. We managed to pack so much in.
We were staying at Hotel Arts, with this fantastic sculpture right outside the window
I have only been to Barcelona once, for the day about 15 years ago so suffice to say I was glad my travelling companion had a good idea what he was doing. We started off dumping our bags and taking a moment to gulp at the splendor that was our hotel
|The view from my bedroom window|
|Cannot capture the amazing-ness that was the bathroom from this photo|
|Should I be so inclined to light the bathroom in this way|
As we only had one day we managed to pack in: a wander through wonderful back streets, a look in and around the cathedral, plenty of tapas, wine, sangria and champagne while managing to sit both outside and inside charming establishments. I love Barcelona it's safe to say, I'd definitely go back with more time. Here are some sights. I will follow up with what we ate. Food porn to the max.
Fantastic trip, lovely weather. Viva Barcelona