I tried my best to visit some of Gaudi’s famous works in Barcelona, walking around the city on a beautiful day. Since it was a Monday, Bellesguard Gaudi (which I haven’t been to) is closed, so I went to the other sites for the second time around.
The last time I was in Barcelona was in 2012. I went around the city with my friend Cesca who was living there that time. She was an excellent tour guide! Our first stop was of course Sagrada Familia (picture on the left). Six years after, this is how it looks now (right). More than a hundred years since construction started, it is still a work in progress, and is projected to be completed by 2026. Just. Wow.
I also passed by Park Guell, but I wasn’t able to go inside this time because the park is already full. During peak seasons, it’s advisable to book all tickets online, well ahead of time. Not only is it cheaper, but it will also save you from all the hassle of waiting in queues, or worse, being rejected entrance. 😦
I spent most of the afternoon in Casa Milà because it was my first time to go inside. I just loved how Gaudi designed this building. With all the natural light going in every room (because of the center courtyard), the shapes and colors stand out. Drawing his inspiration from nature, Casa Milà is stunning from the ground all the way to the rooftop.
The last stop for the day is one of my favorites, Casa Batlló, with the local name Casa dels Ossos (House of Bones). If I also commissioned Gaudi to renovate my house, this is what it would look like. 🙂
I walked the entire afternoon, but all the exhaustion was worth it. Seeing the unique and incomparable work of Antoni Gaudi is difinitely one for the books.