Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Honeymoon: Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
Our first stop on our 3.5 week adventure through Europe! It was also my first experience ever on European ground (and TL's first time in Spain), and we both fell in love with this place. It's beautiful, friendly, full of history and truly a fun place to start. We explored so many places on our big journey, so i'll just slowly go through each of the big cities we visited :)

Here are some pictures:

This is our hotel room... definitely wasn't the Four Seasons, but it was safe and "fairly" clean. It was right on this popular street called "Las Ramblas" and appropriately named Las Ramblas 33.
We decided to do the "hop on hop off" day tour of Barcelona, and after doing it, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is traveling to a brand new city. We saw so much and learned so much in one day - and we were able to get off and explore each of the parts of the city that we wanted to!
This is a famous temple called La Sagrada Familia that is designed by famous Spanish architect Gaudi. It has been in the process of being built since 1882 and even though he died, they have built out his dream. It isn't expected to be fully done for another 30 to 80 years, but we were able to go in and to the top. We could hear their drills and hammers hard at work while we were looking around.
This is us at the top of La Segrada Familia. We climbed a lot of stairs, but it was totally worth it for the best view of Barcelona! This was TL's must- do in Barcelona, he couldn't wait to learn more about Gaudi.
This is us at Gaudi's house. He lived here before he died. It is extravagant and built and designed by him!
This is what we spent a lot of time doing on our entire trip... people watching and enjoying a cocktail. There are so many street performers along Las Ramblas, you can just sit there for hours and be entertained.
We heart Barcelona.

39 comments:

~KS said...

It looks amazing!!! And the best part is that I can see how crazy in love you both are in every single picture. That just makes me sooooo happy.

Rachel said...

Barcelona looks gorgeous. People watching is one of my favorite things to do, especially on a nice day with a cocktail. Can't wait to see the rest of Europe through your eyes :).

The Pink Chick said...

These pictures are amazing! What a wonderful honeymoon!

Erika said...

How fun! I can't wait to hear about all of your other adventures!

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bananas. said...

people watching and beer...my favorite combo! ohhhh barcelona, i could have fun there.

love the pics. thanks for sharing!!!

The Novelista Barista said...

ah i love spain!!!!!!!!!!!

The Socialite said...

Looks stunning! I can't wait to go abroad someday! :)

Lily G. said...

Looks amazing. I want to go to Barcelona!

Lily G. said...
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Lily G. said...

Looks amazing! I want to go to Barcelona!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am so glad you are back -- it looks amazing!!!

Allison said...

That must be incredible. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy yourself.

Jax said...

OMG! Such cute pics!! Eric might be going to Europe next spring (his bro is studying abroad and he's going to visit) and we thought about meeting up in Spain or somewhere! This is great info and gorgeous pics! Agh, I'm eating my heart out-keep up the posting, beautiful girl!!! And thanks for your sweet comment today soooo much! XOXO!

nicole addison said...

you two are such a gorgeous couple, im so happy you had that amazing honeymoon! the pictures are just gorgeous, i really cant wait to see more :) xoxo!

Carol said...

You guys are so cute! I loved Barcelona and would love to go back someday with Nick! Can't wait to see more Europe pics!

Nicole Marie said...

did you see the cages pigeons and ferrets and other random animals on las ramblas. that was one of my favorite things.

oktoberfest was only last weekend. but this weekend is fleet week! never a boring weekend in the city!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tracy
You are just glowing in these pics!! and I can see why... happy beautiful girl... gorgeous guy.. and in Europe!! Barcelona no less.

Well I haven't been to Spain or Portugal.. boo hoo.. so your images are making my little travel feet itchy!!

Thanks for popping over.. so glad you had a wonderful time.. and welcome back!! x Julie

barcelomia said...

YES!!! Barcelona is the best place on Earth!!!! (but definately in Europe) Congrats to the beautiful couple! ;)

barcelomia said...

Oh and i hope you don't mind but i took the liberty to link to your post and publish one of your pics on my blog! :)xxx

My Wooden Heart said...

I Love your photographs. You both look incredibly in love.

MissJody said...

How romantic :)
Very nice :)

Heather said...

I have always wanted to go there. Your pics look like you had a great time.

One of my fav activities is also people watching with a cocktail.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love to people watch. Looks like an amazing city.

KLaw said...

That looks amazing!!!

Tamela said...

WOW!! I can't wait to see more pictures! What a beautiful city and even more beautiful when you get to share it with someone you love!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
I just adore Barcelona!

xoxox,
CC

Heather said...

Yay travel! I love it, and I can't wait to see more pics from your adventure. Totally with you on people watching & cocktails - heck, I usually start doing that at the airport. :)

missy. said...

i am so jealous. i love spain. you lucky lady you!

Simone said...

My husband was in Barcelona earlier this year and LOVED it....he said it had a great vibe. The hop on hop off bus is a great idea, we did that in Florence - maybe you did too?!

Las Ramblas must have been great - very central! :)

OceanDreams said...

I've been to Barcelona when I traveled to Europe when I was 16 and I loved it, so glad you did too! The pictures of you and TL are adorable, looks you enjoyed your time there and relaxed. Thanks for your comment on my fears post - so proud of you for trying to overcome that fear and I also feel the same way about my loved ones. But, God will provide and we can certainly cherish the moments, like you have been! Can't wait to see more sweetie. XOXO!

YOUR FAVORITE, KIRSTEN said...

some of my favorite things! people watching with a cocktail accompanied by live music!

Taryn said...

go look at my profile goosekiller :) I nominated you for an award! xoxoxox

Kristin said...

There are so many places I'm dying to go and that is most def one of them! What an incredible honeymoon.

Leah said...

I love Spain. I love the sights and the warm attitude of the people. And I love the shopping part as well.

thesydneygirl said...

great photos! looks like you had such a wonderful time! hope you have a great day1 <3

Ashley Pizarro said...

I have never been to Barcelona but it looks amazing! I am so glad you shared your pics. with us...now I really wanna go there! You'll have to help me plan my itinerary (sp?)

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! Barcelona is sooo BREATHTAKING! The love YOU both have for each other can solely be felt through these BEAUTIFUL photos! THANK YOU for sharing and WELCOME BACK!!!:)

Ali said...

Do you mind if I live vicariously through you Tracy? Because that's exactly what I'm going to do!