Hola! Welcome to Barcelona my lovelies! Besides the language barrier, I really enjoyed Barcelona. It was clean, we had beautiful weather, and there was TONS to see. I really enjoy old ruins and castles and we saw some of that, but Sagrada Familia and another smaller cathedral stole the show! Enjoy!
Christopher Columbus monument taken through the bus window. It really looks something like this…
Their version of Arc du Triomphe
old bull fighting stadium which is no longer in use
Sagrada Familia! This is only part of one side which is technically not even the front. It depicts the birth of Jesus and the side opposite depicts the passion. When the two other sides are done they will depict other parts of Jesus' story.
The inside is huge and so beautiful
I love stain glass and these windows were breathtaking
I can't even explain how tall and enormous the inside was
yes, that is a staircase going to the top.
Parts of the exit which are being built
scenes from Jesus's death
Gaudi's original plans for the cathedral
The school where the children of the builders used to go is next door
a picture hanging of another great cathedral…so amazing
the door we exited out of
me and hannah
and old castle which is part of the old town
so cool to see balconies and courtyards where they used to walk and watch the city
an old watch tower
in the courtyard
and old church we found in the old town…used to display the buttresses which Sagrada Familia did not use
I think this is a government building (?)
such beautiful architecture!
yet another beautiful cathedral
My lunch..hamburger is the same in all countries!
P.S. - it was called the queen hamburger (;
the cafe where we ate lunch...
and their sneaky/creepy passageway
an old building we stumbled upon!
I had to go back to the castle for more..
That cathedral again…we all met up in the square to go to our next part of the tour
We went to this little village set up to represent all of the architecture in Spain…all of the buildings look a bit different and they've turned them into cafes and shops
There was an old monastery up on the hill so we took a look
a big building we saw from the monastery
turned out to be part of where the Olympics was held way back when
One last shot of my favorite windows for good measure!
AgainI will say that my favorite part was being alb to walk around the city, pop into little shops that weren't necessarily meant for tourists, and eat in a little cafe. Dressing for the cathedrals was easy because of the weather, but if you're planning to visit them in the summer, make sure to cover your shoulders and knees! Also, plan to buy tickets ahead so you don't have to wait too terribly long!