Welcome to Spain! We arrived in this beautiful country on Friday, Aug. 18, one day after terrorist attacks shook Barcelona. Unfortunately, this city was the first destination on our Spain trip, so we couldn’t pretend that the incidents didn’t cast a dark cloud over our trip.
One of the first sights we saw after taking the Aerobus from the airport into the city was a memorial on Las Ramblas dedicated to the victims of the attack.
But, once we arrived at our Airbnb in Gracia, our host persuaded us that Barcelonians were ready for an attack and wouldn’t let terrorists upset life in the city.
So, with that in mind, we set out to visit the first of our Gaudi sights: Park Guell.