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... to date has ended up being two little picture books in Spanish about Tio and the Sardana. I hope to learn to read these and work out what the words are actually saying. I was so excited to find them as well as to buy; it must be the Catalan in me.
Today we woke late and I thought it best to tick off the big ticket item of Gaudi's cathedral - Familia Sagrada,. With our 6 six day stay, two days are public holidays and one will be spent with ...
... 300 year Anniversary of Catalunya! We walked all around the city and there were 2 million extra people in the city all protesting Spain's rule and the peoples' desire to be their own country. The people all wore red and yellow and stood in a giant V in the street and made human towers and chanted and sang in the streets. Later that night went to a free T-Pain concert and got to be front row!
Friday, we journeyed to Sitges, ...
Wow! What an amazing church. Some key facts;
1882 - Francesc del Villar is commissioned to construct a neo-Gothic church
1883 - Antoni Gaudi takes over as chief architect
1926 - Death of Gaudi: work continues under Domenec Sugranes. Much of the apse and Nativity Facade completed
1930 - Bell towers of the Nativity Facade completed
1936 - Construction is interrupted by Spanish Civil War
1940 - Architect Francesc de Paula Quintana i ...
After the opulent breakfast buffet at our extravagant hotel, we had a short bus tour that gave us some overviews of a few of the monuments in town (e.g. Sagrada Familia, Columbus Monument) and the rest of the day was pretty much free time.
We wandered La Rambla (a primarily touristy shopping area) and just soaked the city in. A taste of home from the local Hard ...
... Gaudi Batlo house with pre-paid tickets online 21€ Per person, with added3€ for fast track entry, saved on the iPad. A long line is there when we arrive at 9.30am, as the rooms are small only a few people are let in at a time. We go straight in with our online fast track tickets. With commentary in our hands we are again impressed by the genius and artistry of Antoni Gaudi. Not jus architecture but furniture, detail such as personally designed door handles all ...