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This was our big day in Barcelona.

We walked from our hotel ten blocks to the basilica of Sagrada Familia, having pastry and coffee for breakfast along the way. SF is still under construction though the interior is finished. What a beautiful building it is.


There are three exterior facades: Nativity




and Glory, but this last side is currently hidden from view behind construction hoardings.

Inside it is like a forest of pillars with tops branching into arches like trees. The pillars are made of different materials to further suggest a mixed forest.


and the windows let in beautifully coloured light.


This is still my favourite building in the world.

After we left SF, we took a city bus down to the famous pedestrian street, La Rambla and walked halfway down before we were accosted by a sidewalk tout who invited us into a restaurant where we had the most delicious seafood paella and sangria lunch. Then we walked on to Santa Maria del Mar, an old church near the harbour.


After this we were pretty tuckered and couldn’t figure out how to get back to the hotel by public transit, so we hailed a cab and here I am writing this before having a wee nap before supper.

Posted by JimShirl 07:28 Archived in Spain

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