Hi makers! Today we decided to visit the Sagrada Familia - the HUGE church originally designed by Antoni Gaudi. We took the metro (good deal on a ticket for 10 euros for 10 journeys!) and waited in a long line to buy our tickets. The church is an amazing example of architecture, with many new additions since the last time I was there. Bit of background info for you below - if you have never heard of it! ->
The church is developing year after year with more and more new features being added. The completion date is set somewhere in the future around 2026. My boss sent me this video today from Dezeen magazine, which shows what it will eventually look like when finished;
We had a good long tour of the gallery underneath too, which featured maquette's and original technical drawings by Gaudi. They also had a workshop with a team working on restorations and models. I was a little too excited at seeing the 3D printer and scanner! I have never really been that into sculpture or architecture myself, always preferring drawing, painting, printing and working with fabrics. I do appreciate it though and especially on this scale.
Afterwards we walked a little and had an ice cream and then returned to the Ramblas. We had food sitting at a restaurant on the Ramblas tonight and tried a Paella. It was ok - so far the Spanish food has been nowhere near as tasty (or as good value) as Greek food (sorry Spain but it's true!).
Tomorrow we go to visit Camp Nou and explore some shops in the afternoon hopefully!
What are your favourite things to do in Barcelona?