Gaudi – Part Two

After our amazing experience at Park Güell, we needed to check out the other iconic Gaudi buildings in Barcelona.  Unfortunately our budget only extended to viewing from the outside, however even this was a bit mind blowing!

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Casa Batlló

I have to say, my favourite would have to be Casa Batlló, with its blue dragon scaled roof it felt rather Tolkien-esk, with a little Harry Potter thrown in there.  For sure, next visit to Barcelona and we will fork out the €20 odd per person to go explore inside.  Least awesome for me was La Sagarda Familia – I am aware saying this puts me in the 2% of the world.  Yes, I was in awe of its audaciousness and grandeur, but compared to Park Güell and the two Casa’s, I felt that much of the Gaudi magic was not there … Continue reading “Gaudi – Part Two”

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Park Güell – Barcelona

One of the must do’s in Barcelona is pretty much anything Gaudi (Antoni Gaudi), and you may be forgiven for forgetting that Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali spent any time in Barcelona at all – ok, thats no fair, they are all favoured children of Barcelona, but Gaudi is the favourite child amongst them all!!!img_1329

Essentially, Eusebi Güell commissioned Antoni Gaudi to create a residential park estate for the well-to-do in Barcelona, however it never really took off.  What eventuated was a number of structures set over a large parkland that defy the imagination.  Dr. Seuss and his myriad of characters would be well at home in these parklands. Continue reading “Park Güell – Barcelona”