Wednesday, October 26th

With a warm sun and a blue sky overhead, we decided to take the double-decker, hop-on/hop-off bus tour for an overview of Barcelona.  From our perch high above the traffic, we got a birds-eye view of the fabulous architecture in Barcelona….from Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, Casa Milà & Sagada Familia to more modern buildings, the architecture was simply stunning.

Casa Batlló

Casa Milà

Sagrada Familia

After a cerveza stop, we toured Parc Güell.  Originally a luxury housing development sponsored by Eusebi Güell and designed by Antoni Gaudi, it’s only tenant was Gaudi himself (in a house he didn’t design).  After Gaudi died, the land was donated to the city as as garden.

Guell’s money may have built the park, but Gaudi’s designs are paramount…..from the whimsical entrance buildings to the unusual covered market to the fantastic plaza overlooking the city…..this park is pure Gaudi.

“Every work of art should be seductive to be too original if you lose the quality of seduction, there is no work of art” ~ Antoni Gaudi

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About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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2 Responses to Wednesday, October 26th

  1. trixfred30 says:

    That;s the cathedral they’ve been building for decades isnt it?

    • Hi Happiness Stan! Right you are….La Sagrada Familia is the church they’ve been building for decades….over a century now. They’re hoping to finish it in the next 10-20 years. Guess that’s what happens when you don’t accept church money 🙂

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