My favorite thing about Barcelona was the amazing architecture. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know much (if anything) about Antoni Gaudí before this trip. But it's fair to say that I'm now in love (obsessed?!?!) with his signature whimsical modernism. We spent much of our time in Barcelona touring his creations, as well as creations that were inspired by him.
1. Casa Batlló –This was our very first stop on the first day we were in Spain. I had seen this crazy amazing building on Pinterest and knew it warranted a quick stop. It did not disappoint. All six of us sat on the curb in front and just stared for a while.
2. La Sagrada Família– Okay. I don't even know where to start. There are no words to adequately explain how beautiful this experience was. I have goose bumps thinking about it.
We opted to do the audio tour (all six of us) and I'm so glad we did. I learned about everything you can imagine. How the church was conceived, the story behind the stained glass, columns, and ceiling. Fascinating.
Around this time in the self guided tour, a choir started singing The Lord's Prayer on my headphones and I lost it a little bit. I just stood there for a moment with tears streaming down my face and then I collected myself.
How great thou art indeed.
How cute are the littles with their headphones? SO SERIOUS.
3. Park Güell– I felt like Alice in Wonderland at this park. It was simply magical. The girls kept saying they felt like they were in a fairy tale. And I must agree.
So there you have it. Our experience meeting Gaudí. I can't wait to go back again!