A touristy–but well worth it–photo op in Parc Güell
Any trip to Barcelona would be incomplete without a Gaudí sighting or two. On my first trip to Barcelona, the ‘rents and I climbed the Sagrada Familia cathedral, which was a great introduction to Gaudí’s work. I was eager to discover more. Luckily, before I succumbed to an unforgiving cold on a Barcelona trip last weekend, Andres and I managed to squeeze in a few more Gaudí sites. The most impressive had to be Parc Güell, which was perched on a hill like a whimsical tiled cake topper.
Barely 30 minutes after opening, the park is already filling up
Magnificent ceiling art
Back to the stone age
THE Parc Güell photo
Roaming around the park yields varied views of the city
Since it was earlly May, flowers were in full bloom
I told a co-teacher that I had been to “Parc Güell” and she didn’t know what I was talking about. After a translating “Parc” to “Parque,” her eyes lit up and she exclaimed “Claro! Parque Güell!”
One last flower shot
Odd one out–Casa Batllò
Finally, we strolled the Passeig de Gràcia one evening to check out the two Gaudí houses of La Pedrera and Casa Batllò (pictured above). We didn’t actually go in, as the tour prices were €16.50 and €20.35, respectively. However, in looking up info online for this post, I realize that we should have gone into at least one of them; photos of the interior were stunning. The answer here? We’ll simply have to take another trip to Barcelona.
For more on Gaudí, check out Hola Yessica’s dual posts:
If only I’d read her great tips, such as taking the metro to Vallcarca so as not to face the uphill climb to Parc Güell!
Have you been to Barcelona? Have you ever had a Gaudí sighting?