We've arrived safely in Granada, our second stop in this grand adventure. We were warmly welcomed with a sunny afternoon, and we look forward to dinner and a flamenco show this evening.
In case you're curious, here's a quick look at how we spent the past two days in Barcelona.
Friday was un dia de museos! We visited the Picasso Museum and were blown away by some of his earlier works-who knew he started out painting so, well, normally?! It was amazing to be able to see his work up close and in person. We also visited Barcelona's Maritime Museum and learned about the port's rich history and the power and influence help by the region of Catalonia in the 13th and 14th centuries. We spent the rest of our time wandering around the port area.
Saturday our focus turned to Antoni Gaudi, the Modernist architect whose work can be found all around Barcelona and is a source of pride for the city. His whimsical style is hard to miss! We started our day all together at La Sagrada Familia, a cathedral designed by Gaudi. It was absolutely breathtaking. Gaudi's grand vision for the Cathedral means that it will not be finished until 2030 or later. We were blown away by what we saw standing there today, who know what it will be like when it is completed!
Saturday afternoon we explored Park Guell, a beautiful park designed by Gaudi initially meant to be a housing development, but changed focus mid-project. It was lovely to get out into nature for a bit, and the view of the city was amazing! We saw a couple Gaudi-designed buildings on the way back to the hotel as well, casually thrown in among the quieter, typical tan stone buildings lining the streets. What a sudden contrast!
Thanks for your patience in waiting for updates! We're very busy girls, but we'll do our best to keep you posted. Adios!