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Barcelona: Parc Guell

By Hannah

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Barcelona: Parc Guell

Barcelona: Parc Guell

Today we went to visit Park Güell. We took the very handy metro in order to get there. The subway station is yet another useful thing that is located conveniently close to our apartment. The weather was on our side, and we spent the next few hours walking around in the warm sunshine. The park was originally commissioned to Antonio Gaudi as a housing complex. However, only two lots were ever bought, and it was eventually opened as a public park in 1926. It's a whimsical place, with mosaics and spirals and curving staircases and balconies. There were quite a few vendors, artists, and musicians around. It's a good place for them, too, as the park was full to bursting with visitors. We had a tough time seeing some of the art because there were so many people. It was still beautiful though, even with some of it under restoration. When we took a break, we got to listen to music and chatter in all sorts of languages. The view from the top of the park was incredible. We were able to point out different buildings we'd seen and visited, such as the Sagrada Familia Basilica and Torre Agbar.

Barcelona: Parc Guell-View From

Barcelona: Parc Guell-View From

After we'd seen our fill, we headed back home on the metro to do a bit of grocery shopping and other chores in preparation for our travel day tomorrow. Abby and I also baked some more, making our favourite famous Tollhouse cookies. This was a little easier said than done, as we had no measuring utensils and were missing two ingredients, but we still managed to pull it off. The batches got steadily better as we went along. Dinner was chorizo sausages, salad and focaccia bread with olive oil and vinegar. The latter was Abby's idea and very easy to pull off, as the supermarket sells ready-to-bake focaccia loaves. This along with the rich sausages made for quite the delicious meal. After supper, we readied our bags and wound down the evening by watching and episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot on Netflix. We also got to talk to our mom (hi there) over Skype, and get an update on things back home. Tomorrow we'll be heading to Carcassonne, or at least near there, and will be leaving Spain behind. I hope to come back someday soon. It's an amazing country, and we have had our fair share of interesting and worthwhile experiences here.

Barcelona: Parc Guell

Barcelona: Parc Guell

Posted by KZFamily 12:58 Archived in Spain Tagged barcelona park spain gaudi guell

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Good to hear about things from your perspective again, Hannah. Having enjoyed Parc Guell and your tollhouse cookies, girls, I feel like I can relate to some of your experiences two days ago. Muriel, I hope that you have your received your luggage now! I can't imagine how this must be for you all, dealing with your grief in your own ways, separated from each other. Blessings,
Judy

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