That afternoon, I took a little break from too much site-seeing and after a fun wander around the market, I spent the afternoon in a cafe down the street, just people watching and absorbing every part of my experience in Spain! The fresh produce, fish, and every type of food imaginable is so amazing to see in the market.
Friday evening, we were able to eat dinner as a large group at La Taula- a discovery by our professors that had some of the most amazing food I have had! It was really fun to have as a going-away celebration at the end of a long few weeks.
At La Taula
|At the top of Monseratt- our second trip up|
|Climbing down the mountain the first time|
Our awesome professors and a few students
On our final day, I began by attending church at the Barcelona Cathedral, or Basilica La Seu. I can say that it was one of the most beautiful masses I have ever been to. They had a very impressive choir, and about 13 priests holding the mass. Combined with their use of incense and the overall environment in the cathedral, and I was overwhelmed by the whole experience. Next, by the recommendation of our professors, we went to a little bakery for hot chocolate and churros which was much appreciated on such a rainy and cold day (the first of the trip). Later on in the day, I went back to La Rambla and finally got the gelato I had been wanting the entire trip!
The chloister- there were geese and a rooster in the middle!
Monday was the last day, which started at 4:30 am (Barcelona time) and ended 18 hours later, at 5:30 (Central time)-- time difference makes it seem awkward. The plane rides were long, and jet lag is going to be quite a challenge to work with, but every second was worth my incredible experience in Barcelona.