Enough has been said about Barcelona. Both the adherents of urban and beach recreation set their hearts on the capital of Catalonia, after all, Barcelona and its surroundings are even one of the main directions of package tours. This is not surprising that here is the perfect mix of warm climate, sea, incredibly delicious food and prices that do not force you to subsist on a diet of bread and water after returning home.
But I still shied away from this direction, going on trips anywhere, but not there. I was probably waiting for some "right" time, but, ironically, I chose exactly the opposite. The fact is that the day before our arrival in Barcelona, there began civil disturbances of the supporters of the independence of Catalonia. The protesters tried to paralyze the operation of the airport, filled all the streets and were extremely serious – at least that is how it was presented on the news. On the day of our departure, we were on pins and needles, waiting for reports that our flight was canceled, and Barcelona is closed for entry at all. But this did not happen, the flight was not even delayed, and we peacefully flew to Barcelona to see an absolutely empty airport, where only a couple of reporters gave the idea that there had been some unrest yesterday.