If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve seen a lot of Gaudi while in Barcelona…naturally. We’ve been to La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and now Park Guell completes the trifecta.
If you know very little about a destination, it’s hard to pick the best area of a city to stay in. I chose our Barcelona hotel based on reviews and accessibility but we didn’t really know where we were going.
Along the most popular street in the city sits the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona, and if you’re not paying attention, you’ll walk right by it. Las Boadas occupies a tiny corner on Las Ramblas; it’s very unassuming with a small door and simple lettering on the outside.
With 5 full days in Barcelona, we decided to do a day trip and head out of the city into the countryside. The mountains of Montserrat are not only a sacred place for Spanish locals, but for thousands of people making their pilgrimage here each year.
Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, is one of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works in Barcelona. We toured Casa Mila and La Sagrada Familia in the same day and I’m glad we went here first.
I’ve been dying to go to a futbol (soccer) game ever since that time I was in Buenos Aires and one of the local teams lost, causing them to drop to a lower division. The fans were so pissed that they attempted to lock the opposing team’s fans in the stadium and burn it to the ground.
When researching day trips from Barcelona I discovered Montserrat, and being a sucker for a good view there was no need to look any further.
La Sagrada Familia has over 102,000 reviews on TripAdvisor with an almost 5 star average. To put these numbers in perspective, Machu Picchu only has 14,000 reviews and Angkor Wat currently has 29,000.