That's not to say that I haven't done any of the touristy things. I went and toured Montjuc Castell before attempting some museums (which apparently are all closed on Mondays), saw La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell from the outside, and spent a day in Tarragona. Unfortunately I haven't done any tours yet so I don't have any fascinating facts to give, but I do have some pictures taken along the way. Enjoy!
La Sagrada Familia is Gaudi's crowning achievement. Gaudi is Barcelona's most famous architect and is known for numerous projects around the city. Construction began on the Sagrada Familia in 1882 and as you can see from the cranes, it is still under construction with no completion date estimated at all.
As far as castles go, I was sort of let down by Castell de Montjuc. There wasn't too much castle-ish things to see (aside from the lone stone work pictured above). Most of the history for it seems to revolve around the Catalan Revolt from 1640 to 1659.
So, here's a little taste of what I've been up to. This trip has been great so far and I'm looking forward to where else it will take me.