Wanderlust Wednesday - Spain
"Not all those who wander are lost"
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
See the Sights
Walk down La Rambla to get a feel for the city.
Did you know that Catalan is the official language in Barcelona? Learn 20 Essential Catalan Phrases. Spanish is also widely spoken in Barcelona -- you will likely need some Spanish travel phrases as well.
Antoni Gaudi was a famous Catalan architect -- most of his works are in the city of Barcelona. Take a video tour of Gaudi’s Barcelona. Learn more about specific sites such as, La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló.
And of course on a visit to Barcelona, you can’t miss their world class football team, FC Barcelona, more commonly called Barça.
MakerSpace & STEM Activities
Gaudi often used mosaic tiles in his work. Create Gaudi-inspired mosaic art using pasta.
Barcelona is home to many street artists and musicians. Experiment with an app like Medly Music Maker, Keezy or Magic Piano to create your own music.
Travel with a Book
For Younger Readers
For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal Diaries) by Carolyn Meyer