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.
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.
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!