In my opinion sharing only school stuff would be boring. A teacher should always be open to learn new things. That’s why, some days I’m gonna share my trips to other countries and cities. I hope you like them 🙂
Today I will tell you my first trip abroad of Spain. It was both a summer holiday and our honeymoon.
Our trip started with Badalona, Spain. After approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes we arrived there. And Barcelona was right before us with all its spectacular view.
We took a train to go to Badalona, where our holiday will start. When we arrived the hotel in Badalona, our view was amazing through the window. I put my bags on the floor and started to enjoy the scene. Wind of palms, sound of a train, smell of the sea. And happy people’s laughs filled our hotel room.
After a little rest, we have gone outside to discover Badalona.
Smelling the sea under the palms is a great feeling after a long working year. We rested a little more and get ready for next day.
Next day we start our tour with the bikes that the hotel lent us.
After the tour, for sure, we dived headfirst to sea and enjoyed the hot sand under the sun.
At evening, we take a long walk along the coast. We discover a skateboard park named SKATE AGORA. We watched the skaters a bit.
In most of our stay in Badalona, at morning we swam and then took a train to Barcelona to discover the amazing city.
We start our tour in Barcelona with Sagra da Familia
As known “UNFINISHED DOM”
Architect Antoni Gaudí had been worked for 43 years on this temple. After his tragic death, the city council decided to continue building the dome faithful to his plan.
You may read more by clicking the link below;
May be it is hard to finish it by being loyal to his plan , may be they don’t want to loose this “unfinished dom” fame, we don’t know why, the dom is still under construction after a century.
When you enter, it is impossible not to be amazed by watching the design and ornaments on the walls and window.
In the dome, you probably see people from all around the world, amazed by the scene same as you.
We climbed on the Nativity Tower in Sagra da Familia. You should take a lift to see this amazing view. But to go down, you are supposed to use endless stairs. The way is really narrow. You may pray not to come across someone who comes opposite way. While going down, you may see a button on the wall, which you can push and talk with officers in case of emergency.
Spanish foods are match with our palatal delight. Pan con tomate (Spanish-style grilled bread with tomato), patatas bravas (roasted potatoes with tomato sauce), tortilla, paella end etc.
I can say that TIBIDABO was the most enjoyable part of our trip without a doubt. To go there you should take a tramway and a funicular. But you should know the time table according to days and seasons. It changes. Till the time of funicular we waited here, in a cafe drinking lemonade with pineapple.
With funicular ticket, you take the TIBIDABO tickets. It includes the funicular and the amusement park parts. They give you a paper bracelet.
Crash Cars,Hotel KrüegeR, Miramiralls,Museu d’Autòmats,Giradabo,Avió.. You can spend enjoyable time there.
You may visit the TIBIDABO site by clicking below,
“What to see in Montjüic
- Magic Fountain : Located between the Plaza de Spain and the impressive building of the National Museum of Catalan Art , Magic Fountain of Montjuic is the setting for a spectacular light and water, after more than 80 years in operation, yet Marvel to its visitors.
- Montjuic Castle : At the top of the mountain is a former military fortress with a long history linked to the city, which currently serves as a viewpoint from which great views of the city are obtained. You can climb on foot or by cable car .
- Spanish Pueblo : Designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, represents with great accuracy the most beautiful parts of some towns of the Spanish geography.
- Montjuic Olympic Ring : Constructed for the Olympic Games in 1992, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Bernat Picornell Pools and the peculiar Telecommunication Tower Calatrava striking part of the city Olympic ring.
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya : Located in an impressive building, the museum includes all forms of art and includes a broad historical period. Worth.
- Joan Miró Foundation : This space reference Miró’s work aims to promote knowledge and dissemination of contemporary art.
- Botanical Garden : With more than 2,000 species of plants, this garden located in the former municipal landfill today shows a surprising beauty.”
Castell de Montjuïc; You can be lost in green with peace. While you are wandering around, you can smell the nature and history together. Yes we waited much to take the tickets, but it worth.
Here you can find the information about opening times and fees;
And you can also see the Barcelona Port which is Spain’s third largest container port. There were literally numerous containers. And also many ships were waiting their turn to enter the port.By sitting on a wall of the Montjuic Castle, you can watch this artifact natural beauty, with the wind which brings you the smell of the sea and sounds of the ships.
Barri Gòtic is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Ramble to Via Laietana. The quarter was built primarily in the late 19th and early 20th century, though several buildings date from medieval times. (the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century) While I was talking through the narrow streets, I felt like “I am gonna see a witch in the corner of the street.” It was really a different experience for me. The designs on the buildings were really admirably. On doors you can see different graffiti designs.
Casa Batllo is the most extraordinary building in Barcelona. This block, made by the order of industrialist Josep Batllo i Casanovas, was misinterpreted as a heap of transforms that existed unlike other works of the famous Catalan architect Gaudi.
You can read and learn more by visiting the link below;
The statue of Christopher Columbus, on the farthest coast of Barcelona’s famous La Rambla, symbolizes the return of the famous traveler to Barcelona in 1492 on his first trip to America. The statue, during the 1888 Universal Exhibition, the length of Catalonia on the outside of the sea headquarters is 60 meters. The statue was made in honor of Christopher Columbus’s first campaign in America.
Between 1900 and 1914, it was built as a demonstration of nobility of the Güell family.The park was opened to the public after 1923.Most of the structures in the park area are covered with mosaics made by combining ceramic pieces with vivid colors.At the entrance of the park, the stairway leads up to the large square decorated with columns.The big square is actually a beautiful balcony that overlooks Barcelona and the sea.The park is designed to remain in the center of the square.The curvy pathways forming a great network are extraordinary places to love nature while walking and to understand Gaudi’s art.
You may visit he link before to learn more about Park Güell;
After remembering all these memories of Spain, I strongly feel that I want to go there again. All these 10 days,I will share Valencia part later, include 10 different adventurous days. Spanish people were, in the full sense of the word, so kind and cheerful. We didn’t know more than “Hola! Como estas”. But everyone tried to help us with English. In a moment of our trip, we got shocked. One officer in metro station was speaking in Japanese. I mean not German, not French or not another common languages but Japanese. Everyone asked about us, where we are from, our trips, etc. We tried different cuisines there. But of course we like Spanish cuisine much. While sitting and eating in the beach at evening, we listened a music group which was playing guitar and rumba shaker. We didn’t understand what the song about, but we really liked it. Spain has an admired aura on its own. All memories are fresh in my mind. And I am ready to refresh them bu visiting Spain one more time in my life.
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Have an adventurous day 🙂