In the Catalonia Region of Spain: Barcelona, Part 2

Barcelona is very unique and distinct in its culture, history and architect. Another popular attraction is the Gaudi House Museum. The museum was designed by Francesc Berenguer I. Mestres and was sold to Antoni Gaudi for his own residence as he resided there form 1906-1925. It became a museum on September 28, 1963. Another fascinating building is the Casa Batllo. Also known as the House of Bones, this building is very surreal and appears dream-like. It was one of Antoni Gaudi’s houses in which he also designed. This Museum looks marvelous as it reminds me a life-sized gingerbread house. I saw the museum from the Güell Park and it looks very surreal.

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The view from Güell Park in Barcelona; Photo Courtesy of Tony Polanco.

After viewing the Casa Batllo, I accidentally found myself at Las Ramblas. Las Ramblas is a long pathway in the middle of Barcelona that serves as a major tourist hub. You can find people street busking (performers of all types), shops, restaurants, souvenir vendors, barbers, and so much more.  Exploring the city of Barcelona was very simple. The Metro subway takes you all around the city. It was not as elaborate as the subway system in Madrid but you could still visit all the attractions by using the subway.

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Subway in Barcelona; Photo Courtesy of Tony Polanco.

Barcelona has very amazing architecture everywhere you look. Later, I found myself in the Gracia area. This district is the second most densely populated and the most cosmopolitan area in Barcelona. A real tranquil spot to hang out was the Plaza Trilla. I spent  an hour there just catching the amazing view of Barcelona while practicing my Catalan.

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Gracia District of Barcelona; Photo Courtesy of Tony Polanco.

Barcelona, Spain is a must-see for art enthusiasts and cultural travelers!

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