Getting to know Gaudi’s Barcelona

Walking around in Barcelona was a magical experience. The alleyways made for interesting walks with lots of pretty balconies, and streets flanked with whimsical Gaudi houses and buildings – a fantasy world of colorful organic shapes!

Embarrassed to admit, but at first, I was not impressed with the modernisme architecture style…it felt different, very foreign compared to the traditional historical european form in Italy and France that displayed opulence and invoked grandeur. THIS on the other hand was more inviting, playful – and over the next three days – captivating!

We stayed in the Eixample at Hotel Cram, and started our walk with the Block of Discord – Casa Batllo and Casa Amatller 

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(A cloudy day with a forecast of torrential rain does not make for a perfect viewing of Casa Batllo)

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Eating our way through Barcelona

We spent a short three days in Barcelona which definitely were not enough! considering it was cloudy with heavy rain for two of these days 😦

But even the weather could not stop us from admiring all of its glorious art and architecture, delicious tapas (or pinchos) and refreshing sangria along the way…

But first, we start with a cup of cappuccino (make that four!) right around the block from our Hotel Cram.

A perfect cup every morning to start the day right!
A perfect cup every morning to start the day right!

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