Started the day at another structure designed by Antoni Gaudi. La Pedrera was built between 1906 and 1912 and is a example of modernism. It was built as a private residence with additional apartments rented to Barcelona’s upper class. Highlights included a multi-level rooftop, with ventilation and chimneys disguised as art, and a visit to one apartment with authentic furnishings from the 1920s.
Another house on the Block of Discord by Antoni Gaudi is called Casa Batllo. We didn’t tour the inside on this one, but here is the view of the exterior.
We also toured Casa Lleo Morera, one of the finest modernista homes in town. Custom-designed and built for the Morera family in 1906. This house was filled with mosaics, carved wooden ceilings and doors, stone sculptures and stained glass. The rooms reserved for family were not as elaborate as those for receiving guests, but the craftsmanship is spectacular. Each artisan was considered to be the best in his field at the time.
After two days without fruit, Keena made me go to the Santa Caterina Market (Barcelona’s answer to Whole Foods). We were not disappointed and saw an incredible display of fresh meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. We even had fresh blended strawberry and banana drinks.