Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

We finally arrived in Barcelona after our tour in Montserrat. The tour bus dropped us off at our hotel and we made our way inside the very chic boutique hotel. Don’t you just love when you arrive to a hotel before check in time and they let you in your room early? I booked a room for the three of us that had a separate area with a TV and sofa and it was large, comfortable, and modern.

Before heading to our room, we made a quick stop to the roof top terrace, which I am positive that in the spring and summer must be incredible, but it was a little too chilly for me despite the numerous lime trees nestled in between the outdoor furniture.

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, is a city of more than 1 1/2 million people. With an abundance of museums, parks, and beaches (Barcelona was named the best beach city in the world by National Geographic), you can always find something to do in this metropolitan hot spot. We were lucky to have a sunny day where we could walk around and enjoy the city on foot. The public areas were clean and there were not only tourists here, but locals as well enjoying lunch, feeding the pigeons, or taking a break from their everyday lives.

What city doesn’t have a Starbucks these days? We opted for a little cafĂ© with table service the next morning for breakfast and had fresh hot coffee and cappuccinos with pastries. Yum! Next time we will walk along La Rambla in Barcelona, famous for its living statues.

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