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... has always been an expiatory church, which means that since the outset, 132 years ago now, it has been built from donations. Gaudí himself said: "The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people." The building is still going on and could be finished some time in the first third of the 21st century.
It was a really, really neat experience and ...
We are still savouring the memory our last, splash-out meal in Barcelona, the finale to a most excellent trip to Spain and Portugal. We dined at Can Majo, reputed to be one of the best places to eat paella in the city...and we concur! We had a very professional, friendly waiter, a rarity in Spain, who served us our cava, olives and tomato bread with panache, before bringing on the delicious ensadala mista and ...
... really caught my eye was La Bocqueria...it was more like a bazaar. I searched around for something yummy and found More than enough! I got an Empanada with veggies and potato or patata as they call it. Yummmmmm! Plus, they have lots of vendors that sell freshly made fruit juices...I tried 3 of them. First, coconut with mango...then dragonfruit with strawberries and last but not least, pure watermelon juice... super duper yum!!!
I bought some yummy dates ...
... Everything is on a diagonal. It's easy to get lost. Fortunately the metro system is excellent, very efficient and easy to use. 4. Germaphobia - By no means a seasoned backpacker yet, I'm beginning to shed the notion that our germs (i.e. my sweat, my spit, etc.) are any safer, cleaner or different from anyone else's. Ok, I still wash my hands diligently and carry hand sanitizer everywhere, but there is a certain freedom to not giving a damn and just sitting wherever ...
... all worked out in the end, and our cabbie got us there for our tour.
From what I had read, the church was a "must see" in Barcelona, and it was almost imperative to get tickets ahead of time to avoid standing in line for hours. In addition to admission tickets, we also had to pre-book tickets for the tower, to catch a ride to the top. Decisions.... decisions.....two towers to choose from, and which to pick??? The Nativity tower goes ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility