The Catalan separatist flag, the Estelada

After spending a few days along the northeastern Spanish coastal region known as Costa Brava, we took the train to Barcelona for a couple days as a stopover on our way to Seville. The capital of the Catalonia region, much like elsewhere in the area, there were flags everywhere in support of seeking independence from Spain. It seemed every balcony had one flying. Even the language was quite different and most public signage had both Catalan and Spanish phrasing.

Our stay in Barcelona was fantastic. It is a beautiful, modern city, with classic roots creating an interesting mix of old and new with the fanciful Gaudi buildings bridging the two. The tapas culture is a must to enjoy, as is the abundance of sangria for those hot days.

Below are photos of our journey around Barcelona. There are some duplicates because I couldn’t decide on edits. Your input would be welcomed.

  6 comments for “Barcelona

  1. Pattie Washburn
    October 15, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Hello Erika –
    Wonderful pictures and I have been to the Costa Brava – and Barcelona as well.
    I am curious the picture from the coast where you are looking back at the town looks like a city we went to that had a fort/castle on the point – what city is that?
    Thanks for sharing – what a great life adverture and journey you are having! – Pattie

    • October 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Hmm… I’ve looked through some of the photos and all I can think of is that you might mean Collioure. Check out the post by the same name to see. Or, send us a link to the photo in question and we’ll do our best to identify it!

  2. Amy
    October 16, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Hi Erika and Thomas! I’ve enjoyed following your adventures in Morocco! Sounds like you are learning a lot and experiencing so many new things. What kind of trip are you on now? Are you on a vacation, but still with Peace Corps? Hope you continue to enjoy your time over there! All my best, Amy

    • October 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Hi Amy, we’re just on a short vacation from Peace Corps service and being so close to Europe, we decided to make the most of it!

  3. Paul Schiavo
    October 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Love the Barcelona photos. Wanna go there!

    • October 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Well, if I’m still in this part of the world, I’d love to meet up there!

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