as usual, when we got into Barcelona we went to the market to grab some snack for the next few days and then found a place to grab dinner. it surprised me that pizza is just as popular in Spain as it is in the U.S. as we were constantly running into pizza restaurants. so we ate pizza and continued to walk around when we came across the Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter.
we had decided that we were going to see all of Antonio Gaudi artwork. he is extremely popular in Barcelona for all of his artwork (one of which was across from where we were staying) but we really wanted to see La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Casa Batillo. Turns out, you have to buy tickets online ahead of time because all the tickets sell out within a few hours of opening. We were able to get into Casa Batillo, which is Gaudi’s house.
La Sagrada Familia
A chapel that is still being built…and he started in 1882!!! Just look at the details!
This was the house he designed and lived in. This was the only thing we actually got to go into and tour. He was a very interesting artist…
we spent the morning on a train to Montserrat, a monastery in the mountains of Spain. we rode on a little cable car that took us all the way up to the mountain. we were able to hike around, look at a few museums and go inside the monastery.
we spent the rest of our time in Barcelona on the beach. there were so many cute little shops and restaurants and the water was so warm!! I could definitely live in Barcelona for the rest of my life and be content (: