One of the highlights of visiting Madrid was Retiro Park. If you’re looking for free things to do in Madrid, the park is your best bet! You can watch people in rowboats in the water, or visit art installations at the stunning Crystal Palace, or Palacio de Cristal.
Madrid surprised me. When we originally started planning our trip to Spain, I was considering Valencia, Seville and other parts in the southern region, or to just be lazy and soak up Barcelona for 9… View Full Post
On our last day in the city, we visited the Royal Palace of Madrid. When I travel, I love visiting the royal residences… for me, it’s a perfect mix of architecture, fine art and interior… View Full Post
The Sagrada Familia is so iconic to Barcelona. When I told friends and family I’d be visiting the city for several days, they all reminisced about Gaudi’s most famous, unfinished work. On our second-last day in Barcelona, we visited the Sagrada Familia Basilica, to tour the grounds and view the inside.
I wasn’t sure about the dress code to visit the church, while it’s still technically a construction site and unfinished, I didn’t want to be turned away at the door. However, I noticed many guests wearing tank tops and shorts, so they do not enforce any dress codes. I still wanted to be respectful for a place of worship, so I wore a midi-length seersucker skirt from Zara (old, similar style available here) that I also wore here, a white, a tassle necklace from Kendra Scott, an off-the-shoulder top from She In, lace up sandals from Sam Edelman, and a Cult Gaia small Ark Bag.