There are so many reasons we fell quickly in love with Spain, even if we only spent a very short amount of time there on our holiday with Derek’s parents. The amazing food (holá tapas), the good wine (vino tinto por favor), the sweet people (¿Qué tal Maria?), the vibrant city life (la vida loca, claro) and above all, the Spanish architecture. Gothic, renaissance, modern, whatever you are into, you will find it here.
One of our favourite things to do when we get into a city is to walk around, usually in search of some cool street art. There’s nothing better than exploring a city by foot. It’s the perfect way to take in the sights, sounds and be truly immersed in the life of the city. After spending 8 months in Asia where the best way to get around was on a scooter, using our legs was a welcome change.
To see the locals interacting with each other, the warm greetings in the morning, the laughs that get louder with each glass of wine, the knowing glances as mobs of tourists take over the same spot every single day. To be part of this is really amazing. What could add more to the beauty of these magic moments than the stunning backdrop.
We spent about 10 days going through 3 cities in Spain: Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga. We walked through the cities, taking it all in and falling in love with the beautiful architecture.
We’re even talking about Gaudí’s masterpieces like the Sagrada Família or Casa Batlló in Barcelona. We’re not even thinking about Calatrava’s and Candela’s City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. We’re talking about those everyday sights, just gazing up at the balconies, the bay windows, and the fancy facades of buildings.
From the gothic beauties, the renaissance stunners and modern knock-outs, each city has a perfect mix to satisfy architecture buffs. So if we have one piece of advice for you in Spain, it’s simply to look up!
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