Barcelona #2

This post is all about Gaudí, Sagrada Familia and also Picasso. We managed to get tickets to visit the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia on Saturday. It is such a popular place that you are allocated a time and if you aren’t there you miss out!

We had already driven past twice on the bus, so it was a very different perspective once we were up close. It is an amazing building, and is expected to be finished in 2026, one hundred years after he died. There is still a lot to do!

While we were there a wedding was taking place in the crypt, which we could view from above. The thing I was impressed with was the wedding music, and the guests all started clapping along as the bride walked down the aisle, much more uplifting than the usual wedding march!

The stained glass is absolutely gorgeous,the late afternoon light is beautiful.

The statues around the building depict various moments in the story about the life of Christ. There are sculptures and mosaics, baskets of summer and winter fruit adorn the tops of the towers.

We also visited Park Guell, another Gaudí creation, but the line up to get in was long and it was hot! While we were on the bus we passed a few more of his buildings…he was certainly unique.

I also visited the Picasso Museum, which was interesting, although it didn’t have many of his well known works, it was still fabulous to see the evolution of his style.

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