I’m going to admit that Spain was never a high priority destination where I felt like I have to go there right now. However, we had the opportunity to fly from DFW to BCN with relatively low miles on American Airlines. When Adam suggested we do a last minute trip to Barcelona, I remember saying I wasn’t all that interested. Oh how ignorant one girl can be because I loved Barcelona! It is a design lover’s city. In additional to all the beautiful buildings, Barcelona is home to some amazing works of art by the famous Antoni Gaudi.
The Sagrada Familia is absolutely mind blowing. Construction has taken well over a century and it is still a work in progress. The columns inside are suppose to resemble trees, but it just looks unworldly to me. Take a ride up one of the towers to view the beautiful grid layout of the city. We went up the Passion Facade. I strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets online ahead of time unless you want to spend half the day waiting in line, which is no bueno!
La Pedrera has a noteworthy rooftop and the gorgeous Casa Batllo has the most whimsical design elements. Again, I urge you to plan your visit and purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid standing in long lines. If you want to avoid crowds, go first thing in the morning or after 4PM.
Guell Park sits up on a hill where you can get a great view of the city. There are escalators to help you up the steep hill (we learned the hard way), but you must walk all the way down. A good portion of the park is free, but you must pay if you want to enter the monument section.
If you love design or architecture you will love these Gaudi sites. There are so many details and design elements that will keep your mind and eyes busy for hours. Enjoy!