Barcelona is one of the most energetic, cosmopolitan and creative cities I’ve been to. Even though it’s full of contrasts, I didn’t quite see them until somebody had noticed that fact for me. Before that it just added a touch of authenticity to the whole atmosphere.
Not only contrasts add up to the picture that all tourists enjoy in Barcelona. From the first glance the city looks as any other, but there is something to it that makes it special – details. Forms of windows in buildings, lamp posts, bright colors – every detail brings life to the city (even if it’s just clothes drying outside the window).
The heart of Barcelona’s vividness, to me, resides in Park Guell where Antoni Gaudi spent most of his creative years and left a good foundation for Barcelona’s character. You can admire both traditional colorful mosaics and great views of the city and sea from above. It’s not so peaceful there with all vendors and tourists, but that’s part of the experience.
Barcelona is great and if you have only a couple of days for this city – give it a go. You won’t regret it.