Day two in Barcelona has been fantastic!
Jose gave us lots of information on the artist Gaudi - not born here but arrived in 1852 to attend the university. His artistic style and influence can be seen across the city.
We stopped at Park Guell which was an amazing outdoor area Gaudi designed near the home he lived in. Inspired by nature, fairy tales and classical legends the park is beautiful. With its kissing benches, 'candy house', salamander and plaza with the longest bench in the world it is a work of art in itself.
Some of us made the walk up to the top where the three crosses are - and found even more breathtaking views of the city.
From there we headed back downtown for a short walk to La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Design by Gaudi and still not yet finished, it is very unique and ornate. Just walking around the outside, Jose had enough informatiion to share about its intricacies that it took some time. The line for entrance was nearly wrapped around the church. Jose said that a tour inclduing the inside would need hours more time - and we wanted a bit of extended free time on our last day in Spain. So the bus brought us back to the city center for lunch and more exploration of this great city!
So hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day we wake up in Espana - we head home to the states bringing fond memories of our journey together!