Barcelona | Sitges
There is nothing more exciting than to stay in the heart of it all. We chose to stay at a charming Airbnb right in the Gothic Quarter, near the Museu de Picasso. Our host was the sweetest. Mónica, originally from Uruguay, moved to Barcelona approximately 9 years ago and never looked back. She gave us a list of cool spots to check out and interesting things to do around the neighborhood. We had a nice chat about the political environment in Catalunya and how much the people in Barcelona are eager to become an independent country as well as to welcome Syrian refugees. It was pretty interesting hearing all the different points of view, including the taxi drivers and other tourists.
This tiny flat was so perfect for us because it was right in the middle of bars, restaurants, museums, transportation and La Barceloneta beach 20 minutes away by foot. Since most people woke up after 9AM, we generally woke up by 6AM to beat the crowds and have the sand and sea aaaall to ourselves for a few hours.