Gaudi's Barcelona

View towards Sagrada Familia

If there's one name that everyone associates with Barcelona, it's Gaudi. We spent 3 days in Barcelona and tried to walk from one point to another in a way that we pass some Gaudi buildings. There are quite a few.

Casa Batllo
Many of these buildings are accessible to the public, but the entrance prices are not cheap. We decided to go and see his biggest project - Sagrada Familia.

Sagrada Familia's construction site
There are many different ticket options to visit Sagrada Familia. We bought our tickets online to avoid the queues (highly recommended) and chose the tickets with audio guide (very good choice) with a visit to the Nativity tower.

Play of light
For the tower visit you have to be at the tower gate on time. We arrived there a little bit earlier, but didn't get in before the booked time. My expectations were quite high and I was actually disappointed. Because of the heavy construction work, the views are a bit limited. Also, the surrounding city isn't the most spectacular part of Barcelona. I think you don't loose much if you don't visit the towers. At least while the construction works are still going on.

View from Nativity tower

Stairs down from the tower
Church itself is really amazing - the play of lights through the colorful glass windows, the spaciousness and attention on even the smallest details. I think Sagrada Familia is a must-see when you are in Barcelona. Just be prepared for the masses and get your tickets online.

We also went to see Güell Park - a park designed by Gaud - but only to the free part. The best was the view from Turo de les Tres Creus. You can really see the whole city from there. Below are some photos from the park.

View from Turo de les Tres Creus

View from Turo de les Tres Creus

Güell Park
There was so much to see in Barcelona that it's too much to cover in one blog post, therefore I will write about Barcelona more.