March 2022 / Barcelona, Espana
Sometime when you’re traveling by foot, one has the tendency to just keep going…and going… and going… and that is exactly how we ended up at Barceloneta Beach.
Our day started off rainy and cold. So we headed to Casa Batlló to get warmed up. Casa Batlló really impressed us and we couldn’t speak highly enough about the amazing level of craftsmanship and detail inside of the home. You can check out our photos from that visit here.
All of that wonderful architecture had us inspired, so we did what any self respecting tourist would do… we did a little bit of retail therapy and checked out the high end shops of the Passeig de Gràcia!We didn’t walk away with anything, though the window shopping sure was fun.
Following our brief pause we headed towards El Born, one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods and also one of the coolest. We stopped at a Tapas Bar and were treated to an unexpected acoustic Satanic performance. It paired well with Manchego cheese and Jamon Iberico.
After sharing a bottle of wine and filling up on tapas, we continued our walk toward the ocean. We figured we were already so close to the ocean, why not go see it? Maybe even put our feet in the water.
The walk to Barceloneta is a beautiful one. Much like other beach communities, the streets are lined with restaurants and shops and you are bound to find people running, walking their dogs, skateboarding, and overall just having a blast. The only difference between this beach outing and others that we’ve had is that this outing had temperatures in the 50’s and rain clouds just on the horizon.
By the time we arrived to the beach, the sky had become ominous and the surf was choppy. There would be no dipping our toes in these waters… at least not on purpose. I would end up dipping my feet in the water however, though not on purpose and certainly not in my shoes.
This is my blog and these are my travels! I have been lucky enough to see so many great wonders of the world- and still so many left to see! I’d love to hear from you, even if it’s just to give me an idea on where to travel to next. Feel free to drop me a line any time you’d like.