Today was a blast! After we were done performing at the NBA 5 United Tour and taking photos at the Footlocker tent, we decided to go sightseeing.
The first place we stopped at was the Royal Palace (Palau National), which we could see from the NBA 5 United Tour setup. It was absolutely beautiful from the very top of the palace, looking down on all of Barcelona, where we decided to grab some coffee, and hang out to enjoy the view.
The most fascinating part of the palace was yet to come, towards the end of the night and we had no idea! Then, we stopped at “The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família” (in English it means the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family).
This was by far one of the most breathtaking places I have ever seen in my life. It is a Roman-style Cathedral, and it was really a site to see and something that I will never forget.
The architecture was absolutely beautiful and astonishing. The construction for this cathedral begun in 1883 and is not expected to be finished until 2026!
This was so much fun seeing this landmark in Catalonia, and the pictures we took don’t even do it justice! After we saw that, we decided to go down to a street-fair where we walked all along the street looking at different vendors and different stores and whatnot.
It was so much fun seeing all of the different and unique stores Barcelona had to offer us and we had a blast! Later, we decided to go back to the Royal Palace and see something called “The Magic Fountain.”
Little did we know, this would have been one of the highlights of our trip! We stood there in awe of the entertaining lights and music along with water-choreography that took place before our eyes.
A few of us dancers actually filmed the whole water show, so we can relive the moment! This was a perfect way for us to end our fun-filled afternoon, and trip!
We were all absolutely speechless with the beauty of the Magic Fountain, and of Barcelona itself. It was definitely just the right way to end our trip and we left Spain the next morning feeling like we really got the chance to see everything Spain had to offer!
With a combination of the performances at the NBA 5 United tour, and the beautiful sightseeing we did on the last day, this trip of a lifetime was one that none of us will ever forget!
Written By Rachel on June 12, 2011