The breathtaking architecture; the fascinating art pieces and the history that Barcelona oozes onto every street is enough reason to go visit. Take that and add one of Europe’s most unconventional church buildings and you’ll be busy for a few days checking it all out.
The photos below of La Sagrada Familia,Park Guell and some of Antoni Gaudi’s work, were all taken while on the Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus tour (which I highly recommend) . It’s a great way to see as much of the city as possible in a short amount of time. I’ll have another post up soon with more of my recommendations for Barcelona as well as Madrid.
Did you know that construction for Sagrada Familia began in 1866 and is still on going to this day. Antoni Gaudi worked on this master piece for 43 years and devoted his life to it. I went to an exhibition on Gaudi and found it to be fascinating, he was a man dedicated to his faith; art and nature. You can head to this link to read a bit more about him as well as the Sagrada Familia.
While we didn’t get to visit the actual Park Guell, we walked a bit in the gardens and took in the view over the city.
During the last few days of my trip, I spent quite a lot of time at the Barcelona cathedral reflecting; praying; and being in absolute amazement that such intricate details were constructed in every space of the cathedral. It really was a beautiful moment spending time there.
If you missed the first part of my Barcelona Photo Diary, you can just click here.