As we moved east the temperatures were starting to drop and the rain was becoming more threatening, and when we hit Barcelona it poured like crazy on the first night. We were left somewhat stranded at Burger King due to the downpour, although some might argue this was quite convenient considering the BK's in Spain serve beer!
We looked along the harbour and beach areas the next day as the rain had let up for a little while. It was easy to see why, in summer months, the beach and nearby city could make Barcelona such a popular spot the world over. We then tubed it up to the gothic area of the city which was flooded with shopping happy tourists, who all diminished when the rain began again.
Later that night we partook in our hostel's bar/club night which left us on the far side of the city at one of Barcelona's biggest nightclubs, Razzamatazz. It was the most pleasant change in music variety of any bar/club we'd been so far, the DJ in the main room queueing up plenty of the good stuff we've been missing on JJJ back home.
The next we went and visited the amazing Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi designed church commenced in 1882 but still never fully completed, largely due to the complex design based on shapes and nature. As far as churches go for us (ie. not our forte), this was undoubtedly our favourite.
That night we met up with friend/family of friend Sally Jones who, thanks to the powers of Facebook, we discovered was also in town. We traded travel tales over an epic sized sangria, with Elle also doing some celeb spotting, that's if Craig Jelly from Seachange is still a celeb.
Sadly, that was it for Barcelona, marking one place we probably should've stayed in longer. But with our Oktoberfest dates fast approaching we had to move on.