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Our Belletrista Bag is On the Move!

photo of Barcelona

(click on each of the three small thumbnails for its entire picture). All photos © C. Lariviere

Is your Belle bag travelling? Email us at editor [at] belletrista [dot] com and tell us about it!

Did you guess where our Belle bag is? It has landed itself in Barcelona; the birthplace of two of Spain's most famous female writers, Carmen Laforet and Ana María Matute! There is no shortage of culture in this city as some of the biggest artists in the world can claim Barcelona as their home. From the gorgeous residences to the monuments crafted by Gaudi, up to the Miro museum and back down to La Sagrada Familia. And from this stunning culture comes a city full of energy and vivacity, living life at all hours of the day and night, while bringing the sea to its dining tables. Overall, a wonderful place for a literary vacation.

Thumbnails, left to right:

1. "The architect Gaudi's influence can be seen all over the city, having defined modernism as we know it today."

2. "La Boqueria market in the center of Barcelona off of its famous street, La Rambla, houses all types of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, fish, confectioneries and spices for creating a traditional Catalan paella. It's hard not to stop in front of such seductively colorful candy shops."

3. "The sacred jewel of Barcelona and Gaudi's magnus opus is La Sagrada Familia, not scheduled to be completed until 2028 despite having started construction in 1882."

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