It’s been a while since I posted about our trip to Spain. It seems like we got back from that trip and I immediately left to go home. But since I still want to share all the fun we had, here are a few highlights from our second day in Barcelona.
The first place we went in the morning was Casa Batllo. It was a private mansion built by Antoni Gaudi in the late 1800s, and its just plain weird. I mean it was one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen, but I can’t think of any other way to describe its wavy walls and the ocean blue “sunlight funnel” that cuts through the middle of the house. Even the roof is decked out in mosaics and curves, and it has an exceptional view of Barcelona.
After checking out Casa Batllo, we went to see La Pedrera – another of Antoni Gaudi’s buildings. But since we were a little toured out from the last building and its audio guide, we decided to just admire its uniqueness from the street.
We wandered the streets of Barcelona for a little while and popped in a few shops before we stopped at an amazing Chinese buffet and wok for lunch. It was the only thing around when we decided we were hungry, but it was the perfect thing since we were famished. My favorite part was the little candy buffet next to the salads – it even had gumballs. After lunch, we stopped back at the hotel to rest before Park Guell.
Park Guell was my absolute favorite place in Barcelona. It’s like a whole other world and all the details throughout the park make it a perfect place to enjoy the warm Barcelona sun and relax. We only had time to see the highlights, but it was definitely worth the long hike from the metro stop – it was beautiful.
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February 6, 2013
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