Big Birthday in Barcelona!

Author: Lauren Brindley
Published: 12th February 2019

Hola amigos!

Me and my other half, Adam, had the pleasure of visiting the Spanish city of Barcelona this week; it’s safe to say it was much warmer than the arctic winds rolling into Brum! I’d forgotten what it felt like to have the sun on my face.

We visited Gaudi’s famously unfinished ‘La Sagrada Familia’ - the most amazing building I have ever seen! It looks alien, as if it’s just landed clean out of the sky from outer space. The whole structure is inspired by religion and nature, which is evident in its tree-like columns and stained-glass windows, like the light flooding in from a forest canopy. They are due to finish construction in 2026, 100 years after Gaudi’s death. Did you know Gaudi was run over by a tram? That’s how he died! No, neither did I…

Adam also managed to tick off a major bullet point on his bucket list - watching Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona's famous stadium, Camp Nou. I must say, not being much of a football fan myself, that the stadium and team were incredible… it’s no wonder they are one of the best teams in the world! It was an exciting match, with rivals Valencia going 2-1 up by half time, but magic Messi managed to get two goals, making the final score 2-2. There were over 90,000 fans at the stadium, which was an unbelievable sight and atmosphere.

The trip also coincided with my 27th birthday, which made it even more special. So, as well as eating and drinking our own body weight in tapas and Estrella Damm, a great time was had by all. Hopefully we’ll get to go back in 2026 when I’m somewhere over 30…

Adiós! X

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