Barcelona was the perfect way to end our 2 week journey. It has everything a curious traveler wants to see. Beautiful old (and new) architecture, outrageously delicious food, friendly people, a distinct culture with specific traditions, a fabulous infrastructure of metros/buses/ground transportation, beautiful weather, gorgeous parks, a great selection of hotels and reasonable prices….I could go on and on. If Paris or Rome seem daunting to a novice or first time traveler, I would highly recommend Barcelona instead. It has everything you want to see and is just the right size as to not overwhelm. I’m not a paid spokesperson for the Barcelona Tourist Office….seriously….but Barcelona has become one of my top 3 favorite cities (after Paris and Rome).
For our last day in Barcelona, I decided not to do a detailed report of the day’s activities. Rather, I wanted to share some images of the city that I took during our visit, which capture some of the flavor of this beautiful city.
When we had to say farewell to Barcelona, we decided to a taxi to the airport rather than the great Aerobus…and I have to say that the taxi fare was very reasonable…just under 20 euros. The airport check-in was a breeze, our flight took off on time and we were on our way home from another fabulous European adventure.