In line with the rest of the publications on Barcelona, I decided to add few more pictures of few attractions I mentioned in my previous posts.
This time I will continue on the practical aspects.
The first three pictures are viewing the sculptures on the Sagrada Familia cathedral. I made few shots on the Nativity facade which was built between 1894 and 1930 and bears the most direct Gaudi influence. This facade was the first to be completed.
Gaudi wanted to paint all the figures in colors. He also started purposefully with this facade, because he thought this is how people would not lose sight in his primary idea project.
Next few pictures show more about the already mentioned Ancient Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau which is simply enormous. It is free to see the gardens and walk around the buildings. Sometimes there are some occasions and then visitors have to use another entrance to come in the yard. The time we visited most of the buildings were in reconstruction. There was also a Summer Fashion Show. Next to the hospital there is a truly beautiful and a little bit strange church, which you can see further below. The church is part of the hospital buildings but you can enter into from the outside/the main street entrance.
The following four photos will bring you in Park Guell which I also mentioned in the other publications. The photos show a little from the park area and the house of Gaudi. The house where he was living for 20 years is now a museum which is opened since 1963 and houses a collection of furniture and objects designed by the architect. The biggest area of the park is free to visitors and the area which you would have to pay for to visit is much smaller. If you would like to visit the sweet two houses and have a close look on the mosaic statues inside the park, you would have to pay the entrance fee. In high season there is a very huge line to see the park, so be aware of that. Another detail is that due to the high visitors’ rate the entering to the paid park’s area happens once each hour. Therefore, we decided to visit just the free-entrance area.
Stay tuned for the last day of our stay in Barcelona where you will be guided in the mountain of Montserrat. It is magical!