Barcelona – July 28th

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At Parc Güell with the city and Mediterranean in the background

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Zane “educating” Scott, Charlie, Celia and Sonnet in Gaudi’s school at the cathedral

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On the steps of La Sagrada Familia

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On the bus

Buenos días a todos!

We had another busy day today as we visited Gaudi’s Barcelona. We started the day with a bus tour of the city that took us past many emblematic, modernistic buildings of the city, including Gaudi’s Casa Battló and La Pedrera.

Our first stop of the day was at La Sagrada Familia, an unfinished cathedral designed by Gaudi. Construction began on the cathedral in the late 1800s and continues today as it is one of the most ambitious projects of modern-day architecture. After a very informative audio tour of the church and visit to the museum, we hopped back on the bus and headed up to Gaudi’s Parc Güell.

This park was designed by Gaudi at the commission of a wealthy 20th century Barcelona family, los Güell. It is set upon a hill and filled with Gaudi’s eclectic designs and ideas, all blended in with the natural landscape of the hill. We took a nice stroll through the park, admiring the local artists and musicians dispersed throughout.

Upon leaving the park, we continued the bus tour and were taken through some more of the different neighborhoods of Barcelona before returning to the hotel for some free time before our group dinner.

Tomorrow we’ll be taking a gondola ride up to the Castle of Montjuic and visiting the site of the ’92 Olympic Games.

Hasta mañana!
Dave

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