It's not Barcelona without Gaudi's Art

If you have visited Barcelona and not seen any Gaudi's artwork then you haven't seen Barcelona yet. 9 out of 17 of Gaudi's artwork is located in Barcelona (let's not count the Hotel Attraction in New York which is not built) so it definitely play a big part to what Barcelona is today. 

First stop, Park Guell. All I can say is when you enter Park Guell, you entered a totally different world. It's like you are living in a fairy tale. Childish but it's fantastic. It's a place you want to throw reality aside for a while and just enjoy walking in wonderland. I had an amazing time strolling around this beautiful park and I love it.

There's two parts of Park Guell, one is where the ginger bread house is located, which is also the main attraction of this Park (you have to buy tickets to go into this part of the park), and the other one is located around the main attraction (free entrance). Since we need to wait for an hour just to go into the main attraction of the park, we decided to skip and just enjoy the free entrance park. One advise, just because it's a free entrance park doesn't mean there's nothing much to see. You are wrong. It's best to check the two out but if you can't, you still have to check out the free entrance park. There's things you can't see in the main attraction park so don't be fool just because it's free.

Next stop, Sagrada Familia, also known as Gaudi's unfinished work. As you can see from this photo, it's truly unfinished. The anticipated completion of this Roman Catholic Church by Gaudi will be in 2026, which is also the centenary of Gaudi's death. It's 12 years from now and I hope I can get to see the finished work.

When we arrived at Sagrada Familia, the whole place was flooded with tourists from all over the world. It's impossible for us to even get a ticket without queueing for hours. Thus, we didn't go in.... All we did was just stand across the road and enjoy the beautiful beautiful exterior of this Church. Honestly speaking, I imagine the Church to be much more bigger in size and it kind of look different from the pictures I saw on the internet but overall it's truly an extraordinary architecture.

Final stop, Casa Batllo. Walking down the street of Passeig de Gracia, you will be able to spot Casa Batllo right away. Firstly because there will be lots of tourists hanging just outside the building. Secondly, the futuristic architecture itself stood out from other building beside it. Standing just in front of this building, all I could think of was the word "wow". The exquisite detailing on this building is just breath-taking. I have to remain myself to keep breathing or I will die. It's just too beautiful

Sadly we missed out Casa Mila since once we arrived at Passeig de Gracia, we got way too distracted by all the shops around. Both Casa Batllo and Casa Mila are located at Passeig de Gracia, one located at block 43 and one at 92, which is not far apart. If you arrive at Casa Batllo, it wouldn't be too difficult to locate Casa Mila since it's just down the street. You will be able to spot it right away as most tourist will be there.

One day is truly not enough to visit all Gaudi's work in Barcelona. My next visit to Barcelona will be  to visit Bellesguard, Casa Calvet, Colegio Teresiano, Guell Pavilions and Casa Vicens. Oh, and of course Casa Mila. This time, I will make sure I won't get distracted by all the shops at Passeig de Gracia. 

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