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... the rest of his portfolio, this dubious honor made them an interesting place to start the tour.
Not far from the plaza we found ourselves in front of the first private home on the tour, the home of Senor Guell. This was an especially important project because at the time Guell was one of the richest businessmen in Barcelona and he is credited with being the first to see the potential in Gaudi and allowed him to really flourish. A large reason for this was because ...
... but it doesn't sound right .."km after km") We arrived in Valencia and were taken to the "City of Arts and Science". Well, wasn't this an eye opener with ultra modern buildings housing their cultural area.Science museum, performing arts and hemispherical dome for ??? ,all in a in lovely garden area..very impressive. A walk in the city centre and we saw beautiful buildings dating back to 18th century as well as the old city walls...or what remained. The Cathedral ( of course) ...
... felt so good, or maybe it was being at a beach in Barcelona that felt so good. Knowing I made it to the last country on my list before I go home. We celebrated Fourth of July by doing what we said we would do and shotgunned Budweiser at noon. I don't think there is a better way to start the Fourth. After such a long night we all really needed that time at the beach to relax, drink a few beers and eat salt and vinegar chips. The water was so ...
We spent our last day in Barcelona on another Hop On Hop Off bus route to see the other side of the city. On a Saturday, the city was packed, We decided not to get off as it would have taken 3 buses to get back on with the long lines.
Our goal was to see Segrada Familia, the most important structure in Barcelona. The final design was by Antoni Gaudi, the most famous architect in Barcelona. It's undergoing resconstruction, but still a fascinating ...
... century the building was Gothic however, it was renovated in the eighteenth century in a late Baroque style by Josep Mas. Its interior is a single nave and houses the image of the patron saint of the city, the Virgin of 'La Mercè', a Gothic carving."
We had tapas at the Picasso Bar (sic), a good selection and excellent grilled cuttlefish before walking up to attend Correfoc:
"the Correfoc (fire-run), a ...