Barcelonita..Tu eres bonita.

I don’t think I’ve walked this much in my LIFE!  Every corner you turn and everywhere you look, there is something to see, do, and eat in Barcelona.. In this case, pictures speak louder than words (plus, I’m too exhausted to write any more than this!)..hope these pictures give you a feel for this magical city..

Tibidabo, Barcelona

The view of Barcelona from Tibidabo amusement park..

Barcelona in Spring

Barcelona during Easter..every street looks like this!

Barcelona, Spain

The ever-present bull

Barcelona, Spain

Spain's national dish - Paella..yummmm!!

Tibidabo, Barcelona

Inside of a beautiful church in Tibidabo, Barcelona..

Poble Espanyol, Barcelona

A beautiful example of Moorish architecture typical of Andalusia, southern Spain.

Barcelona, Spain

yet another design intervention in Barcelona, Spain..this one actually doubles as a slide that enters into a river..

Barcelona, Spain

Flamenco dresses..Flamenco is the national dance of Spain.

Gaudi's La Pedrera Barcelona

La of Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces.

Barcelona, Spain

Handmade masks at Poble Espanyol, Barcelona

Today was “La Diada de Sant Jordi” in Barcelona.  Known as “The Day of Lovers,” La Diada de Sant Jordi is often compared to Valentine’s Day, but with some uniquely Latin twists.  The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts — men give their novias (girlfriends) roses, and women give their novios (boyfriends) a book to celebrate the occasion. Due to popular legends about Barcelona, roses have always been associated with this day since medieval times. However, the giving of books as a gift is a more recent marketing twist prominent of our times.

On Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s principal street, as well as all over the city, hundreds of flower stands selling roses and makeshift bookstalls are hastily set up for the occasion. By the end of the day, some four million roses and 400,000 books are purchased in the name of love, registering half of the total yearly book sales of Catalonia on this day alone! [source]

Here are some photos that I took of “La Diada de Sant Jordi.”

Valentines Day in Barcelona

A young lad buying a rose for his lady..

Valentines Day in Barcelona

4 Euros for a rose? OUCH! The most expensive I found was 6 Euros..the least expensive was 1 Euro..

Valentines Day in Barcelona

A young lady sells books for girlfriends to buy their boyfriends..

And a Happy Easter to you all!!



Filed under life in Lebanon

6 responses to “Barcelonita..Tu eres bonita.

  1. Amazing! Thank you for sharing your travels with us! Enjoy!

  2. didielb

    what about france? any chance you’ll push further towards north on your next trip? :p oh and i love the Gaudi’s building btw! 🙂

  3. Nice!!! 🙂 Enjoy your time there!!! Awaiting your next post!

  4. Ibrahim

    Beautiful city. Thanks for showing Gaudi’s bldg, always heard of it. However, 1 famous Barcelona monument seems missing. Pls. tell me you passed the Nou Camp. Even non-football fans visit it. lol

  5. La Pedrera looks amazing! Did you get to buy a flamenco dress 😉

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