Last Sunday, my family, another host family, fellow student teacher Miss Faith, and I all visted one of Barcelona's "must do" sites Montjuïc! There are three famous mountains around Barcelona, and Montjuïc is the one that sits on near the coast. Although it was a very rainy and cold day, the hike up the mountain was so worth it!
Montjuïc has incredible views of the city, showing of versatile Barcelona is. There are modern skyscrapers, old-world architecture, other mountains, all kinds of trees (everything from pine to palm), and the Mediterranean Ocean. The views were breathtaking, even on a cloudy, wet day.
I also enjoyed learning more about Barcelona's history that day. Montjuïc holds a special place in the Catalan people's hearts as it's a symbol of their freedom and democracy. I was shocked to learn that Spain is a very young democratic country. Their first democratic president was in the 1950s!