There’s been a lot of things going since March which has meant that I have let my blog slide a little. Last month, I went on a semi-solo trip to Barcelona. I say semi as I went with a friend, but for a lot of the time, I went and did my own thing during the day.
Pretty much the first thing we did when we arrived, was walk around the local neighbourhood. If you’re looking for peaceful Barcelona, away from the tourists and to get a better feel for the community, definitely wander around Gracia.
We discovered little squares to sit in and of course, some great tapas bars!
Our no.1 hit list of attractions was to see the Sagrada Familia and this was the first of his masterpieces that we visited. I’d actually visited this more than ten years ago but for some weird reason, could not remember the inside of it.
This time, when I went inside the Sagrada Familia, I was quite overwhelmed. My friend had mentioned that one of her friends had cried when going inside. I thought that was quite funny but then when I went inside, I too felt really moved.
This one man made his imaginations become a reality in a really huge and beautiful way.
We had reached there in the late afternoon and the sun was streaming through the stain glass windows, casting rainbowed beams of light inside. It really felt magical, like I’d walked into the Legend of Zelda or some other fantastical world that I could only dream of!
We walked up to the towers which were a lot scarier than I thought. I think if you’re not good with heights, you probably won’t enjoy climbing the narrow stairs. I wouldn’t say that I have vertigo but I did feel quite nervous standing on the balcony of one of the towers.