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Barcelona & Me
'Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it. ' – Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
‘I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.' – Colm Tóibín
” It is a little and beautiful city, situated near the seashore… Traders with merchandises come to it from all over: from Greece, Pisa, Alexandria , Holy Land, Africa and all its surroundings ” Benjamin De Tudela
"Barcelona is my life, and I do not plan to leave" Gerard Pique
” Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona , an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future ”-Le Corbusier
'Barcelona didn't try to live at the same pace as other global cities. It moved to the ticking of its own clock and everyone accepted it.' — Sarah Dayan.
Whether you have just one or two days or more, you should certainly add Barcelona to your Spain itinerary.
‘Above all, I want to be happy, and in Barcelona, I’m happy.’ – Neymar
Port Vell Barcelona
"But if there was no Barcelona why would you get out of bed in the morning? Ray Hudson
My Gaudi, isn’t Barcelona amazing?
‘Watching the sunset over the Barcelona horizon never gets old.’
"In the Sagrada Familia everything is providential" Antoni Gaudi
"Deep in the pavements kicking through the streets To wonder like Picasso in the Barcelona heat Passion is the fashion and life is poetry" The Cheetah Girls
"Just close your eyes and let's pretend we're dancing in the street in Barcelona" Ed Sheeran
"Life is so much sweeter in Barcelona"
My trip to Barcelona was way more rewarding than expected. As a polyglot I take every opportunity I can get to blend in and get to know the locals.
I had a blast walking around the beautiful city visiting all its corners, and trying all the amazing food, and I loved the vegan restaurants.
The fast train was a great deal, it does save a lot of time while traveling so that you can work and/or enjoy the ride.
I've walked the entire city, and experienced great comfort and food. I could not ask for more from Barcelona!
“Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.”
- Andrew Barger.
Facts About Barcelona, Spain
1. Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia in Spain.
2. It is the second most populous city in Spain and the sixth most populous city in the European Union.
3. Barcelona is home to world-famous artistic, architectural and cultural attractions including the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Las Ramblas and the Picasso Museum.
4. Barcelona is a major port city located on the Mediterranean Sea.
5. The city is well known for its vibrant nightlife and its football team, FC Barcelona.
6. Barcelona is an important industrial, commercial and financial centre in Spain.
7. Barcelona is home to one of the world's oldest universities, the University of Barcelona, established in 1450.
8. Barcelona is a major tourist destination, with over 8 million visitors each year.
The Best Thing You Can Do For You Today Is To Invest In Yourself!
Investing in yourself is a great way to travel more. This could include taking on a new skill that would help you land a more fulfilling job that pays more, or taking classes to help you start your own business. You could also invest in yourself by setting aside money for travel. You could set aside a certain percentage of your income each month to save up for plane tickets, hotels, and other travel expenses. Investing in yourself will not only help you travel more, but also help you to achieve other goals in life.
Fun Spanish Classes
You Are Your Best Asset
My trip to Barcelona was really fun especially because I spoke Spanish and could blend in with the locals.
I can't stress enough how being a polyglot makes my life so interesting.
Think about investing in yourself and or your kids.
Your ability to speak another language can set you apart and gives you so much back.
A Polyglot is a person who knows and is able to use several languages.
To have another language is to possess a second soul
"You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once."
"Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom."
"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."
"A man who knows two languages is worth two men."
Madrid Photo Gallery
You can leave Madrid, but Madrid will never leave you!
"I have never been to a city where there are fewer reasons to go to bed and if I did go to bed, to sleep."
– Ernest Hemingway