Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Fancy exploring Barcelona? It’s a fascinating city – beautiful, mad architecture, freely flowing Sangria and pintxos for days. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. Sagrada Familia: No question, this place is… View Post

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

We started with a walking tour of Gaudi’s most famous works and our tour guide asked us: Genius or Madman? (Warning, you may want to make a cup of tea and get a biscuit, this is quite a photo heavy post, sorry!) Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. (Wikipedia) He created/modified some of the most amazing buildings, using nature… View Post

Barcelona, Spain – Sangria, sunshine and the Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain – Sangria, sunshine and the Sagrada Familia

Founded by Hercules, (or Hamilcar Barca depending on who you ask) is a city with a rich cultural footprint and by and large, great weather. We have just returned from a 4-day city break there, enjoying exploring it’s twists and turns. Favourite memories include; Sun, Siestas, Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, Spanglish, Views, The Mediterranian, Unplanned Picnics, Chess!?, Sangria, Monasteries above the clouds, Paella, Gothic Architecture, Flan and more sunshine.