As I looked out into the cloudy skies of the tiny airplane window, I can already envision all the beautiful architectures in the city of Barcelona. I took out my phone and opened the notes application where I wrote down all the must-try restaurants, museums, architectures and streets to visit. It was similar to tasting different types of dishes, but this time it was in a new city with endless culture. Since I was young, I dreamt many endless hours walking through the streets of Barcelona and tasting their signature dishes of tapas and their classic Margherita pizzas. Now that my dream has finally come true I was mentally and physically prepared for this trip. The plane ride did take longer than most flights which totalled around 10 hours. The smooth landing and quick departure of the plane was a huge thumbs up and I was happy with the quality and service of Air Canada.
Before I dive into my journey in Barcelona here are some interesting facts and knowledge of this amazing city. Barcelona is well known for their vibrant colours since they take inspiration from famous artists such as Gaudí, Picasso and Miro. (I will talk more in detail of them later) The first initial thoughts that come to mind are the beautiful coloured glass windows that surround the exterior walls of basilicas and monuments. Many of their buildings are famous sights that date back to the time of the Romans, Gothic period, the Catalan art Nouveau and the Grand Modern era. However, to Barcelona, architecture is so much more than just famous artists like Gaudí. The style of the buildings brings out boldness, harmony, uniqueness and colourfulness which are just a few adjectives to describe Barcelona’s architectures. When tourists walk down the streets they will notice buildings with colourful stripes on bricks, detailed decorations and wavy balconies. Windows also showcase distinct patterns that bring out the special style of each building. Barcelona is definitely a fun and friendly place to visit for those who are avid in discovering museums, histories of art, while appreciating the beauty in the mix of old and new styles. Many may say that the buildings create quite a dispute, but that is what makes the charm of each building one of its kind.