Barcelona…. A city with soul, with lots of museums, art, fountains, palm trees… Happy people, tapas and best sangria in the world. Visiting Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and of course, famous Las Ramblas was an amazing experience. This city is the best for those who like to dine out while enjoying sunshine, watch the sea and breathe the fresh sea air.
La Sagrada Familia, the symbol of Barcelona, is Antonio Gaudi’s greatest work, to which he worked until his tragic death in 1926. The work is still unfinished, which is followed by another generation of outstanding architects and artists. Definitely worth buying a ticket to see the interior of the cathedral. Beautiful game of lights and amazing shapes of columns and vaults, a testament to Gaudi’s genius. When you are in Barcelona, you just can’t miss it.
Las Ramblas: If you like people watching, get a table at a restaurant and watch the world go by – especially entertaining was watching the police play cat and mouse with the guys illegally selling fakes on the streets, moving them on as they scrabbled to gather their fake designer handbags into their bundled blankets. It was fun to watch the fake sellers hiding on the steps of the Metro and waiting for the police to turn their backs only to come back out and start selling again. If you like people watching, La Rambla can be an experience.
Casa Batllo: I cannot fathom the mind of Gaudi, but I know he must have had a beautiful soul, intense imagination and one heck of a work ethic. It’s hard to describe this home. The craftwork is gorgeous. I wish I could live here!
It was so nice to visit Barcelona. Would love to go there again….