Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 9 - Barcelona - Park Guell

On our last day in Barcelona, we wanted to check out some of of Gaudi's work after being so impressed with the unfinished Sagrada Familia! We visited Park Guell where Gaudi lived for many years.  The park is decorated with a lot of mosaics and is very fanciful.


The park, like Sagrada Familia, had a variety of textures and styles.  This is one of the pavilion type areas in the park.

This is the house Gaudi lived in.

From the park, we went to the FC Barcelona stadium with the intention of taking the tour which ended to be over $30 each which we thought was a little steep so we just walked around the perimeter.

Our last stop before heading to the airport was to check out Gaudi's Casa Batllo.  We didn't have time for a tour but at least wanted to see it. It is crazy looking and will definitely be on the short list of what to do next time we are in Barcelona!



Jayna said...

That pavillion looks like it's going to fall in! I'd be scared to stand under it!

And what's that round thing?

Jayna said...

The architecture on that last place is crazy.

Stephanie said...

That first round thing is a dragon on the stairs and the 2nd round thing is one of the designs in the ceiling from the picture about it.

Gaudi was insanely crazy and is work was extreme!