Barcelona Day 2 – La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Park Guell, Los Caracoles

Started day 2 at the Sagrada Familia, which is the famous and spectacular cathedral, designed by Antonio Gaudi.  Construction began in 1883 and is projected to be completed in 2026.  Photos can’t really do the structure justice, but I will include a few anyway.

La Sagrada Familia designed by Antonio Gaudi

La Sagrada Familia designed by Antonio Gaudi

Stained glass windows inside the cathedral

Stained glass windows inside the cathedral

Stained glass windows and columns inside the cathedral

Stained glass windows and columns inside the cathedral

The second stop of the day was the Park Guell also designed by Gaudi as part of an upscale, early 20th-century housing development.  It actually reminded me of Dr Suess.

Keena found a giant iguana, as always.

Keena found a giant iguana, as always.

Brad standing in the Pathway of Columns

Brad standing in the Pathway of Columns

The highlight of the day was catching up with Spencer and several of his friends from the UNC Seville study abroad program.  The four of them were on a weekend trip to Barcelona that overlapped with our time here.  We met and had lunch at a wonderful little restaurant called Los Caracoles (which translates as “the snails”) The seafood paella (which included mussels, chicken, sausage and whole shrimp, including heads) was delicious and the signature dish of snails were also great according to Spencer and friends. Afterward, a stop by a local gelato shop capped off a good meal.  We really enjoyed seeing Spencer, meeting Miranda, Ria, and McKee and spending the afternoon with them.  We are so glad he has made such good friends!

Bread shaped as snails

Bread shaped as snails

Seafood Paella including chicken, sausage, shrimp and mussels.

Seafood Paella including chicken, sausage, shrimp and mussels.

Los Caracoles signature snail dish

Los Caracoles signature snail dish

Had a great lunch with Spencer and his friends at Los Caracoles.

Had a great lunch with Spencer and his friends at Los Caracoles.

McKee, Ria, Miranda and Spencer at the Barcelona Cathedral

McKee, Ria, Miranda and Spencer at the Barcelona Cathedral

Spencer, Ria, Miranda and McKee at the Barcino (the original name of the city) sign in the Placa Nova

Spencer, Ria, Miranda and McKee at the Barcino (the original name of the city) sign in the Placa Nova

This entry was posted in Personal, Travel.

2 Comments

  1. Esther arrowood July 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Thanks for the updates. It’s the cheapest way< I'll ever travel. Lots of expensive, ornate,buildings-unbelieveable. Flowers are watered,after changing procedure a few times.Have fun and continue bloging.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*