La Sagrada Familia:One word to describe La Sagrada Familia is without a doubt: breathtaking. The Roman Catholic Church was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been under construction for almost 200 years. Trust me, there’s a reason this thing is taking so long. It’s unbelievable how detailed every inch of the church is, considering I cant even make an adequate sand castle. You could spend hours just walking around the outside and following the story of Christ which is sculpted into the exterior stone walls. Inside, light coming through the stained glass windows paints the huge white columns and vaulted ceiling with bright blues, greens, and reds. La Sagrada Familia is a-ma-zing, and definitely well worth the entrance fee and long, hot wait in line. There’s also a Metro stop right in front of it, so getting there is really easy.
|Kelsie pouring her own drink|
Le Cyrano: This was by far one of our favorite parts of Barcelona. It’s not really a touristy destination, and a lot of locals hang out here. It’s like L’ovella Negra – really non-descript. We took a taxi, and our driver didn’t even know what we were talking about. Y’all, you are your own bartender at this place. That’s right, your OWN bartender. You pay around 3 euros (that’s it), the bartender hands over the bottle of liquor and mixer you requested, and you just pour your own. Yep. It’s a real place. Heaven on Earth maybe? They also serve popcorn, rather give you a bowl and you just fill it up from the giant bag of popcorn. The owner is normally there, too. She does watch you pour your drinks, so don’t get too crazy, because we hear she has no problem kicking people out. But, it was a lot of fun, we met a lot of people who live in Barcelona, and we didn’t break the bank. Can’t ask for much more.
Stay tuned for next week when Kelsie recaps our favorite food in Barca!