What an amazing place!
No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882, and Gaudi replace the original architect in 1883. It's still under construction today, as the work can only be financed by donations! The fact that you are viewing a combination of 100+ year old construction with brand new construction makes visiting la Sagrada Familia amazing.
Take a walk in the city
When you are tired on all normal must see activities, it's always nice to take a walk in the city, and just explore the town as it is... without following the guide books. I can promise, it's still a good experience.
Talk to someone who knows!
I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.
However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that you should be aware of and prepared for to make sure that the trip is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We always try to see everything once we're there, but this is not always an act of responsible travelling. We always talk to the locals and we know that they have the information about just the right spots to visit and how to undertake them. It will not only enhance your experiences but also avoid any unnecessary hassles.
For us the travel tips we have written in this section made the most of our travel experience and we came home in the same happy, healthy state that we left.
Gaudi's last workplace
When visiting Gaudi's greatest creation, La Sagrada Familia, the immensity and genius of this creation easily overwhelm the visitor, there is almost no place for anything after, and most people miss this almost nondescript area. But just off the Nativity facade is a small building housing the schoolrooms, a structure the Gaudi himself designed. Gaudi was not just an artist nonpareil, with his great skill also came a great heart. He built this building to house the classrooms where the children of the construction workers went to learn their ABCs.
The most interesting part of this place is a tiny section where Gaudi worked, essentially, his office. It is touching to see this place because they have left it intact, nothing has been moved, and it looks exactly as it did on the day the great man died. It even has his very simple lunch, tied up in a cloth, still hanging there. On his last years, Gaudi lived an ascetic lifestyle, dedicating his entire life now to the construction of the church, and one can see it here. The striking contrast of the flamboyance of his works, and the utter simple life he lived.
When in the church complex, there is no clear indications leading to this small section, so it can easily be missed, and it is pitiable. Because to appreciate the church fully, one has to know the man as he was, and this is the best way to see it.
MACBA (Barcelona Museum of...
MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Comtemporary Art) Is hidden inside The raval, a marvelous structure that keeps a decent colection and helds regular exhibitions and cultural events. This museum is part of a cultural complex that offers great cultural experiences on a regular matter.