Friday, June 19, 2009


We decided to spend our last weekend in Europe in Barcelona, Spain and we had a blast! It was so different from any place in Italy. There were American chains like Burger King, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, and of course McDonald's. It was a much more modern city, the complete opposite of Rome with its ancient ruins where we have spent the last 6 weeks.

Aimee and I on the bus

Today we decided to take a bus tour. It was the perfect thing to do for our short stay in the city. We got to see all of the major sites of Barcelona in one day. It was a big double-decker bus that you could hop on and hop off as you pleased, complete with audio guide telling you about each site that we stopped at and the various things and districts that we passed through.

My favorites were the buildings by Antonio Gaudi. They were so unique and so different from anything we have seen in Italy. We got to see La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's most famous work, a church dedicated to the Holy Family, still under construction. We saw the Casa Mila, also by Gaudi, and also Park Guell where we got off the bus and explored the park that overlooked the city.

La Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila

Park Guell and Gaudi's famous mosaic dragon statue

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