Sagrada Familia

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia

16 April 2017 | Day 2 – Sagrada Familia Introduction Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the number one attraction in Barcelona. It is a large Roman Catholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Its construction started in 1882 by architect Francisco Paula de Villar with Gaudí becoming involved in 1883 after Francisco resigned as the head architect. Taking over the project, Gaudí transformed it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted […]

Pont dels Sospirs

Barcelona: Exploring the city

15 April 2017 | Day 1 – Barcelona City Walk the streets of Barcelona like a pro We spent our first day walking all over Barcelona city covering Passeig de Gracia, Gothic Quarters and El Raval areas. We walked randomly, using our pre-downloaded offline Google Maps as reference and covering shops, streets and sights we wanted to see. Gone are the days where you hold a paper map and look lost. That’s the number one thing NOT to do when […]