Day 3: Barcelona

We then headed up to Parc Montjuïc to the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya. I wasn't at all prepared for how majestic the museum is, perched on a hill overlooking Plaça d'Espanya.

A several tiers of steps bring you up to the palatial museum

A view of Plaça d'Espanya

And their collection is just incredible! I can't wait to show you more in a full blog post.

Retaule de la Mare de Déu, Jaume Sera, 1381

Renaissance galleries

Gaudí's tile examples

Art Nouveau furniture

Our minds full of beautiful colors, artistic techniques, and still marveling over the size of their collections, we walked back through the park and surrounding neighborhood.

Then it was back to the Gothic Quarter's tight-winding streets before our next stop. (You'll notice we walked a TON, and we did — nearly 25 miles in total, but we lucked out with the weather. The bus and metro are super easy to use if you aren't up to traipsing around quite so much!)

After a stop for tapas, we walked through the Arc de Trimof.

On our way to...

The Sagrada Familia

Nativity Facade

First view as you step into the Sagrada Familia

Windows on the eastern side

Passion Facade

The Sagrada Familia was literally breathtaking and I think I took a minimum of 100 photos while inside. Full blog post on this on its way!

 

 

 

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