The holiday Día de Andalucía gave us IES Granda students a long weekend, which most of us used for independent travel. I decided to travel to northern Spain, to the city of Barcelona. Sometimes it was hard to believe that I was still in the same country–Barcelona has an entirely different atmosphere than Granada! I find myself wishing I had more than just a weekend to see the many wonderful sights there. My favorite places to visit were the many buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí, especially the unfinished basilica of the Sagrada Familia. I hope to make it back to Barcelona one day to see all of the sights I missed while I was there.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Ann is a junior at Scripps College, where she studies History and Spanish. When not enjoying the Southern California weather during the school year, she lives in Portland, Oregon. Ann enjoys knitting, watching movies, and playing violin in the group Mariachi Serrano de Claremont. She hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism after finishing her studies, and can't wait to document her exploration of the rich history and culture of Andalucia during her time in Granada.</span></p>