Barcelona Day 2: All About Gaudi

May 1, 2013

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As you step out of the Metro and turn around, you are taken back by the sudden appearance and grand stature of the Sagrada Familia.

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Apparently the building is being finished roughly according to Gaudi’s design and is estimated to be finished by 2026. Personally, I prefer the new parts, mainly because the old parts are creepy and some of it even looks like it’s melting…

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You could stare at the buildings for ages, always finding new things. I noticed a lot of words all over the building. And fruit.

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The queue to go inside was around the block so we decided to head to Park Guell.

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After hiking an extremely steep and long hill, so steep and long it had an escalator on it, which I decided not to use to burn off some of the holiday food calories, we found ourselves at the top of Park Guell looking over Barcelona.

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We remarked at how the Sagrada Familia didnt seem so large from the ground but how it towers over all of Barcelona, which is saying something because all of Barcelona is made up of a maze of very large and tall buildings.

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These girls were singing and dancing to whatever the song was that the buskers were playing, it was funny, they were really into it!

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So. Many. Tourists!

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Casa Batllo, another tourist surrounded building, but the lesser creepy looking one of the lot in my opinion.

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We then took ourselves across town to visit the Barcelona Football Club shop and stadium. I personally don’t care about football but my mom is a huge fan, so I wanted to get her something.

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There was a sign explaining these unusual figurines, apparently its some sort of traditional symbol to bring luck!

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Come back tomorrow for day three in sunny Barcelona!

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