Our First Days in Barcelona

Sarah Behm - Salamanca chaperone

We’ve arrived in Catalonia’s capital!

We’ve arrived safely in Barcelona! The students had a great week in Seville, as they integrated themselves well with their host families. Some of their host family highlights include attending Seville’s neighborhood street fairs, going to an outdoor movie to see a Spanish film, and getting to know the local people through their host families.

A Fun evening at the Palace of Montjuic

We arrived in Barcelona on Saturday, and after getting settled into our hotel, we took to the streets to check-out our final destination in Spain. We started with a stroll down “La Rambla”, the famous, pedestrian boulevard that cuts through the “Barrio Gótica” (Gothic quarter), where we saw a “Castell” (a human tower), and had dinner at a Catalan restaurant. After dinner, we headed over to Plaza de España and the Palace of Montjuic to see a spectacular water, sound, and light show.

In awe of the Picasso Museum

Yesterday morning we visited the Picasso Museum, which is filled with over 4,000 of Picasso’s works dating back to when the artist was only 9-years-old. Everyone enjoyed the museum and marvelled at Picasso’s transformation as an artist over the years. After the museum, we hopped on a boat and had a ride around the bay to see the city from Mediterranean Sea.

Tomorrow is our last, full day in Spain, and we’re celebrating with a goodbye dinner at a Catalan restaurant.

Hasta pronto!

-Dave Whiteside, US Chaperone, Southern Spain Program 2013

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