Brittany Foster fell in love with the City of Barcelona, Spain during her time studying abroad. The culture of the city is opposite of that in the United States. Being “on-time” does not have the same meaning as it does in the States. As Americans we sometimes get caught up with being on the go and getting tasks accomplished quickly. The value of time is very relaxed for the reason being to really capture the day and not miss out on the little things in life. Time is the very reason why Brittany is passionate about the city.
Los Caracoles is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona. The name of it actually means snails. It has a very cozy and friendly atmosphere. The food is impeccable but the restaurant may look deceiving to those on the street by thinking it is just a local pub. The W in Barcelona is one of the newest in the world. The W is in the shape of a sail and sits right on the oceanfront. The interior decorating of the hotel was designed to reflect the Mediterranean Sea by using vibrant ocean colors.
The shopping scene is best in the older parts of Barcelona. The area of El Gotico has most of the best boutiques.
The Basilica De La Sagrada Familia is an expiatory church that has come to be one of the main attractions to see in Barcelona. For those who like to get away from the city Brittany recommends hiking Montjuic. It is Barcelona’s large famous hill and at the top of it you can see the establishments from the 1992 Olympics. Brittany warns that the city has the power to make one never want to leave; but also, never regret a visit.