My favourite day in Spain was the one dedicated to exploring Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent architecture. Even though I am posting some, pictures don’t do justice to how interesting his architectural gems are, and I am not a good enough writer to take a stab at describing them.
So, I recommend you head over to Barcelona and check out his work for yourself. If you need some guidance on what to see, well then you are in the right place.
Start your day by lining up for an hour to go inside the Sagrada Familia. The line may seem intimidating but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Sagrada Familia is only just one of the most magnificent basilicas in the world, so except a long wait and large crowd. I spent three hours inside the church, listening to a guided audio tour. You can manage to see everything in one hour if you are pressed for time.
Next up, take the metro to Parc Guell – it’s really far; don’t attempt to walk. Maybe, pick up a packed lunch on your way up. If you can find a bench in the shade, this may be a really good spot to enjoy a sandwich. Then, walk around the park, taking in all its colourful beauty and you may have to wait for about 10 minutes before you can have the famous Salamander all to yourself for a photo.
Take the metro back to Passeig de Gràcia and walk down the street to spot some more Guadi work, most notably Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.
After that, if you are still craving some more of this Catalan Modernist’s creations, check out this list and feast your eyes.
Looking forward to my own visit in December.
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