3 Days in Barcelona

The moment when I first arrived in Barcelona, there is something strange and yet familiar with this modern metropolis. As I strolled through the city, it occurred to me that there is nothing foreign about this city. Just like New York City, the familiarity of blending old with the new seems to be the constant intertwine in every corner of Barcelona, and yet strangely, it was not a “feels like home” type of familiarity, but rather like a long lost friend that you happened to run into on the street – that I knew by name but yet somehow really don’t know much about. It’s the type of conversation with short burst of memory jotting images in your head, that bought back those feelings of acquaintances. I think that was what Barcelona feels like. The days spend in this city feels like catching up with a long lost friend.

“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

Anthony Bourdain

Every city has a story to tell, and that always begins with the architecture. The best way to experience them are by walking, lots of walking. I was able to find a local guide that took me to places that were off the beaten path, and highlight little known history and cultural oddities. Of course to me, most importantly, the food are center of it all. The steep euphoric memory travel through the sense as I have discovered a food or flavor that haven’t experience before – those are the kind of experience that will always stay with me. Whenever I travel, I’ve learned to keep an open mind about everything. It’s what you least expected is when it will surprises you the most.

Day 1

  • Plaça Reial / Las Ramblas
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Catedral de Barcelona
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Passeig de Gràcia / El Nacional

Day 2

  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Rambla De Mar

Day 3

  • Casa Batlló
  • Park Güell
  • Parc de Montjuïc
  • Palau Nacional
  • El Pabellón de Barcelona
  • Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
  • Castell de Montjuïc
  • Playa de la Barceloneta
  • El Peix d’Or Frank Gehry