Hotel Via Augusta
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Début du voyage par Barcelone. Première journée: attente, pluie, fatigue. Les choses se placent pendant le reste de notre séjour. Nous nous promenons toute la journée devant des facades en pierre, restaurents de tapas, monunents historiques. La ville met en vedette les idées de Gaudí, qui nous a offert des edifices aux courbes et couleurs dépaysantes.
... Wandered across to the Barcelona Cathedral. Beautiful inside. Austre. Then further across to Arc de Triumph and up to the Gaudi Cathedral (Basilica of the Sagrada Familia). Got there 12ish and to but tickets it was 55 euro and the first session available was 17:30. Decided that it was too much of a wait so had pizza and a beer with a lovely cathedral view. The design is quite different ... lots of fruit on top of spires. Words build ...
Sagrada Familia the church of 'The Sacred Family'.
This Gaudi fellow was a genius or a mad-man or both and there must have been some others that were even more 'out there' to have backed the audacious designs and dreams of a man in the late 1800's to have impacted so much on the city of Barcelona.
It is where Barcelona is now and from where it came, although the two are worlds apart. To walk along the street and then ...
Breaky at the hotel then packed up all our stuff and put our bags in storage ready for the cruise. Ventured out to Gaudi's Guell Park by metro, climbed the steep steps and was thankful for the escalators up the middle of the steep hills to enter the park at one of the side entrances, we walked around the top tiers and down the winding paths, past the grottos to the main piazza with the brightly coloured mosaic tiles, past Gaudi's residence and museum to the stunning fairy tale ...
... El Prat Airport. The city is also referred to as the Ciutat Comtal in Catalan, and Ciudad Condal in Spanish, owing to its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona. HistoryEdit Main article: History of Barcelona A marble plaque in the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona, dated from around 110-130 AD and dedicated to the Roman colony of Barcino The founding of Barcelona is the subject of two different legends. The first attributes the founding of the city to the ...