Category Archives: Spain



Sometimes, when you travel, you only have a short period of time to be in one place.  The last time I was in Barcelona, I only had one day to explore.  This means I never slowed down but I did get to see a lot considering the amount of time I was there.

I will be leaving next week for another trip to Europe and will have 24 hours to spend in Barcelona.  There are some of the places I think you should see if you have time…make a list, map it out, and GO!

You can check out my TOP places to see in Barcelona HERE on Southern Blue Traveler.



MONTSERRAT ~ Spain & Sagrada Familia

The major work of renowned architect, Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia (Church of the Sacred Family) is a magnificent and unique architectural structure, prompting many critics to pronounce it the only church like it in the world.

You can check out the all of the photos of Montserrat and Sagrada Familia on my travel blog Southern Blue Traveler.



Barcelona, Spain

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On March 5th, we arrived in Barcelona, Spain.  I wanted to go to Spain when I was taking Spanish in high school but I haven’t given much thought about it since then and that was back in the 80’s. 


Barcelona was beautiful and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed exploring Barcelona.  You can check out my entire post on Barcelona on my travel blog Southern Blue Traveler.


Valencia, Spain


Valencia, Spain

Every morning, I jumped out of bed and ran to the balcony of our room to see if I could get a glimpse of our next port.  It was like Christmas morning, every morning! As we pulled into port and I ran back and forth to the balcony with camera in hand while trying to put on makeup, do my hair, and get dressed.  As you can see by the photo, the port of Valencia, Spain is beautiful.


Sagunto, Spain

We decided to take an excursion though the ship and chose the Sagunto and St. Joseph Caves.  It consisted of a visit to the village of Sagunto settled in the 5th  century BC and a relaxing boat ride through a subterranean river.

Valencia, Spain

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I was surprised at how much agriculture there was around the Valencia area.

St Joseph Caves, Spain

Our first stop was in La Vail D’ Uixo where we visited the caves of saint Joseph.   We boarded small boats where guides carried through and underground river.


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