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Barcelona! After a few days in the Spanish capital, we headed over to Catalunya to see what this popular seaside city has to offer. We ended up discovering an eclectic mix of funky architecture, distinct neighbourhoods, and stretches of golden beaches. It was vibrant, it was stylish, and it was addicting. Here's a look at what we got up to during our visit to this world class city. GEAR WE USE Olympus OM-D E-M5 II: http://amzn.to/1OchS7t Canon G7X: http://amzn.to/1YdjsYX Olympus 14-150mm II Lens: http://amzn.to/1Y79zeM Rode Video Mic GO: http://amzn.to/1WDKtVM Joby Gorilla Pod: http://amzn.to/1PgoY5F SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro: http://amzn.to/25KEErs SOCIAL MEDIA & TRAVEL BLOGS AUDREY: blog: http://thatbackpacker.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatbackpacker/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatbackpacker twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatBackpacker SAMUEL: blog: http://nomadicsamuel.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicsamuel twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadicSamuel instragram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsamuel/ 25 Things to do in Barcelona: 1: Barceloneta beach - La Barceloneta 2: Teleférico de Montjuïc - Montjuïc Cable Car 3: Castell de Montjuïc - Montjuïc Castle - Castillo de Montjuich 4: Parc Güell - Park Güell - El Parque Güell 5: Sagrada Família - La Sagrada Familia 6: Futbol Club Barcelona – FCB – Barcelona Football Club (Barça or Blaugrana) 7: Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria - Mercat de la Boqueria – Boqueria Market - La Boqueria 8: La Rambla - Rambla 9: Boardwalk 10: Museu d'Història de Catalunya – Catalan Museum of History 11: Barri Gòtic - Gothic Quarter 12: Mercat Gotic – Gothic Market 13: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia - Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia - Barcelona Cathedral 14: Santa Maria del Pi - St. Mary of the Pine Tree 15: Arc de Triomf – Arch of Triumph 16: Casa Batlló – Gaudi's Casa dels ossos (House of Bones) 17: Casa Milà - La Pedrera - (Antoni Gaudí's 'The Quarry') 18: Casa de les Punxes - Llibreria les Punxes 19: Jardines de Laribal – Laribal Gardens 20: Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani (Joan Miró Foundation) 21: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - National Art Museum of Catalonia - MNAC 22: Font màgica de Montjuïc - Magic Fountain of Montjuïc - Fuente mágica de Montjuic 23: Bicing - bicycle sharing system in Barcelona 24: Museo de Cera - Barcelona Wax Museum 25: Palau de la Música Catalana - Palace of Catalan Music As always with our travel guides we seek to find the best places for discovering art, entertainment and architecture. In Barcelona you'll find numerous museums with many of them dedicated to the unique Catalunya culture. 25 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide Video Transcript: This week we are exploring another Spanish city. We are in Barcelona and this video is going to highlight 25 things to do here. It is kind of hard to believe our time in Barcelona has expired. So final thoughts. Well, it was a really fun city to visit. Great architecture, really nice beaches. It is very lively especially at night. The only downfall is that we were here in the middle of summer so it was super hot and super crowded and sometimes that made it a little bit difficult to enjoy. Especially at midday or in the mid-afternoon. So keep that in mind. Maybe consider visiting in the springtime, fall, winter. Well, so what did you think of the city? It is definitely a fun city. We had a lot of fun going to the beaches. One thing that is really different about this city compared to some other European cities though is that it is really spread out. In order for us to visit all of these different attractions we had to chunk them together into groups to visit them day by day. Overall, it was a decent city. It didn't quite click with me the same way that Madrid did. But that is just personal preference I suppose. And that is a wrap for Barcelona! Our 5 days in the city flew by, and while this guide didn't cover everything, we hope we were able to give you a feel of what this fun seaside city has to offer. As always, if you have any suggestions of things to do around town, feel free to add them in the comments below. And if you want to catch our latest travel videos, don't forget to hit subscribe! This is part of our Travel in Spain series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Spanish culture, Spanish arts, Spanish foods, Spanish religion, Spanish cuisine and Spanish people. This is part of our Travel in Catalonia series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Catalan culture, Catalan arts, Catalan foods, Catalan religion, Catalan cuisine and Catalan people. All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker). Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez baptised June 6, 1599 -- August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece Las Meninas (1656).
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Special Thanks to Alexandra our tour guide, and all of our teachers from Mountain House High School and Ripon High, as well as our friends over there at New Mexico!
From the buzzing streets of Barcelona and the stunning Catalonian wine country beyond, to seaside San Sebastian and the pulsing heart of Madrid, let travel writer Nina Karnikowski take you for a quick spin around Spain in spring.
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