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2014—A Little Taste of Barcelona

We got a taste of Barcelona today. It is an ancient city, founded by the Romans. It has a unique culture and language and is a beautiful, clean, and bustling city with contrasting and fascinating architectural styles, rich artistic culture, high energy, and delicious food.

Here are a few photos from our morning drive through its energetic streets and our all-too-brief visits to some of its architectural marvels, dominated by early 20th century modernist Antoni Gaudí.

The glass façade of our hotel with the apartment building across the street reflected in its windows:

Barcelona Day 2-47

Gaudí’s Casa Batiló with its skull-like balconies:

Barcelona Day 2-183

Güell Park, designed and built primarily by Gaudí has organic walkways and enormous public spaces.

Barcelona Day 2-236

Gaudí’s sensational Sagrada Familia Cathedral, still under construction after 100 years:

Barcelona Day 2-521

A fast-flowing pelaton of cyclists whooshes by in formation on the crowded Barcelona streets.

Barcelona Day 2-596

One response

  1. Susan

    Wow! Beautiful city. Love the blue sky. Glad the weather is good.

    November 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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