Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia in Photos

When I visited Barcelona for the first time back in 2003, I had just two days to explore the city, but I made it to most of the major sites, including the forever-under-construction cathedral known officially as the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia – or Sagrada Familia for short. While I marveled …

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Barcelona, Spain

Putting Gaudi in Context

  When you think of Barcelona, what do you think of?   Delicious tapas? Vibrant night life? Strolling down Las Ramblas? If you are like many people, the name “Gaudi” may also come to mind. Antoni Gaudi  may be the most famous Catalan architect in the world – the man responsible for some of the …

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Fargas Chocolateria, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona: City of Chocolate

I have to admit, when I planned to stop in Barcelona, I was looking forward to rediscovering the city I first visited back in 2003. I wanted to visit La Sagrada Familia, stroll along Las Ramblas and finally make my way to the Parc Guell. And I wanted to indulge in tapas, tapas and more …

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