This summer my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona. Spain is absolutely beautiful and I had a great time!
The first couple of days we used the Barcelona Turistica Tour busses to get acclimated and give us an overview of the various sights and landmark buildings.
Further into the trip, we visited the Temple Sagrada de la Familia.
As I listened to a headset tour all of sudden the voice stopped and a choir began to sing The Lord’s Prayer. I turned around looking for the choir. It sounded so clear and beautiful. I thought it was a live performance. As I continued to listen, gazing at this magnificent view, it gave me chills. That was a powerful moment I will never forget.
We learned all about the life of Anotonio Gaudi, an architect who designed this magnificent structure.
As we strolled around we would stumble upon other great edifices like the Barcelona Cathedral
Later we visited Park Guell
where Gaudi’s home sits.
I would have loved to have gone inside and explore more of his work but it was our last day and we were short on time.
Park Guell is very hilly and when you get to the top the view, even on a very cloudy day, is absolutely breathtaking.
We always try to visit at least one familiar place like a zoo or aquarium so we spent a few hours at L’acquarium Barcelona. We refused to let the usual long lines deter us.
No.2 son who just turned 11 really enjoyed it. It’s so neat to see the excitement in his eyes, un-jaded by previous aquarium experiences. Even No. 1 son, who is rarely moved by anything pulled out his IPhone to snap a couple of pics.
And then there was much family discussion about viewing Barcelona from above as well
I’ve been on trams before; however, this one scared me for some unexplainable reason. Learning that Gaudi died in a tram accident didn’t help matters either. So we decided to stay on solid ground.
On occasion, we would take a taxi to get to a destination; however, we mostly used the metro and bus system to get around. But whenever possible, we walked; we love to walk. As I did when we went to London, I used a pedometer to keep track of our daily steps; 61,811 steps to be exact.
I do have more to share but this post is much too long already. Just thinking about our time there makes me smile and I feel so blessed and thankful to have had the experience.
Have you ever been to Barcelona or have a favorite destination that you look back on fondly?
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