27.12.2016 – 30.12.2016
Barcelona has been on our WE NEED TO GO list for years. Jeff and Cyndi were interested in a quick little visit before heading back to the US. Following our Christmas in Zürich, we packed up and headed off on our little Catalonia adventure.
This beautiful place lived up to all of our expectations and more. The main thing we can all agree on is what a delicious city this is. People, THE FOOD oh. my. gosh. the food! Barcelona is undoubtedly beautiful. The colors, textures, and sounds of the food, people, and architecture were all so enchanting. The list of things to do, places to see, and foods to eat is endless. It is also safe to say that Rachel’s design nerd was geeking out the entire time. We so enjoyed our stay and are already dreaming about our next visit…
PSA: This is a BIG post… so hard to narrow down our photos!
— Park Güell —
Our first stop was to Park Güell. This included a tour of the home of the renowned architect, Antoni Gaudí.
— Santa Maria del Mar —
Our first morning in Barcelona, we set off for Santa Maria del Mar (Mary of the Sea). This massive church was built in the mid 1300s and is said to be an “outstanding example of Catalan Gothic.”
— Catedral de Barcelona —
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St. Eulalia is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.
— Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família —
This incredible Basilica took my breath away. It has been under construction for over 130 years and is not expected to be completed until 2026. It is a true work of genius. Sagrada Familia is an absolute must when in Barcelona. The architect, again Antoni Gaudí, was inspired by nature. This is evident in every aspect of the design and ornamentation of the church. I would strongly encourage you to read about this if you have not already. Maybe start here. Photos cannot begin to do it justice. Truly, one must experience it in person.
— A Day Trip to Figueres // Salvador Dali Museum —
“I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.” — Salvador Dalí