The biggest hit for me in Barcelona was Camp Nou, Barcelona FC’s stadium, but my Dad says I need to talk about other stuff first.
Before we got to Barcelona, we visit the town of Tossa Del Mar. It is about an hour and a half drive away from Barcelona. It is not very big, but it is pretty.
We stayed at a nice hotel with a pool, a giant chess set, turtles, a ping pong table, a breakfast buffet, a pool (snooker) table and a nice view of the whole town. We were only staying there one night, so Emma and I did not have enough time to do everything.
The night we arrived, we went into town and had a really good dinner at a small cafe. After that we went to the beach. We found lots of little tidal pools. They had all sorts of marine life in them.
Next we went up to the castle on the cliff overlooking the beach. We had lots of fun there. It was more of a park than a castle. It was located on the top of a big hill. So it must have been very hard to take over.
The next morning Emma and I woke up really early to play and do everything at the hotel. We stayed at the hotel till 11:00 but we did not have a lot of time. Emma kept saying that we wouldn’t have enough time to swim in the pool, but at the last minute our Mum said we could go. It was so fun.
After this we went on a long, super winding drive to L-Estartit and finally Barcelona.
In Barcelona we walked a lot. Once we walked to this big old market, Boqueria. It had fresh meat, fish, fruit, chocolate and my favourite smoothies. I had a banana and strawberry smoothie. It was so good! I ended up taking the Metro other days to get more smoothies from this market.
Barcelona was such a big noisy town with squares and markets everywhere. I really enjoyed it.
We also went to see Gaudi’s works. You can read more about it in Emma’s blog. I really enjoyed seeing Gaudi’s works.
Now for Camp Nou.
One day my Dad and I went to Camp Nou, Barcelona FC’s stadium.
We bought the tickets as soon as we got there and went in! The first thing was the trophy room. There were so many different types of trophies. There were tall and short ones, fat and skinny ones and silver and bronze ones. They had all their champion league trophies on display.
They also had displays on all of the club’s history. Did you know that the Barcelona jersey is blue and red because the founder of Barcelona, Hans, actually copied the jersey from Basel?
There was so much information. I was more interested in the jerseys and trophies. One year Barcelona won all the trophies that were available.
We also saw all of Messi’s Ballon d’Or and Golden Boot trophies. It was so cool. I really do look up to Messi.
After the trophy room was a view of the field and then we went to the locker and changing rooms. I liked the ones in Madrid more. In Madrid they were more colourful and they had pictures of the players on the lockers.
Next we went up onto the pitch. We passed a chapel on on the way, which I thought was weird for a stadium. The pitch was so cool. They even had spanish words spelled out with the colours of the seats!
We went past the press room. It had a super long line up, so I did not go to the front like in Madrid. We took a picture from the side. It was pretty cool.
The tour came to an end in the gift shop. I wanted to get a souvenir but the jerseys where 86 euros each💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶💶. We tried to find something cheaper, but it was all pretty expensive.
Two days later I got an official Barca jersey in town. It has Fabergás name and number on it. It was a lot cheaper than at the stadium.
Over all it was awesome.