Our destination was Peru, but there are no direct flights to the homeland of the potato, so the way to this destination led us through the capital of Catalonia – Barcelona. And why did we flew through Barcelona? Because it was the cheapest way! The flight from Barcelona to Lima with a change in Amsterdam was cheaper than the same flight from Amsterdam! Anyway, I always wanted to see the capital of Catalonia, so not complained.
We left our backpacks in the luggage room at the airport (€4.6) and without unnecessary weight we went by bus (€3.9) to the center, to see the famous basilica. Its full Catalan name is Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. The construction works were started in 1884 so it's easy to count that the works have already taken over 100 years! No wonder. According to Antonio Gaudi's idea the building should resemble a huge organism. Every detail is different. Such uniqueness has to take time, a lot of time!
After a short break, we went to see (portray) some more of the city. And there was a lot worth seeing! Barcelona was built in the 3rd century BC. Today it has 1.5 million inhabitants and is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. The riches of the charming tenement houses, Ramblas alley, the crowd, concerts and happenings on every corner.
In the photos posted Casa Mila. Many classical music concerts take place on its roof. And next another Gaudi building – Casa Batlló. The place is called the Contention Square thanks to different architectonic styles of the buildings surrounding it – buildings designed by 3 different architects.
Barcelona... Edward Scissorhands was there! As well as dances with fans, a table without any legs (I suppose so) and a cheeky devil, but the guy fighting with the wind was the best. He beat them all! I couldn't take my camera of him!
On the way to the port we passed Columbus who pointed the direction. But before going further we had to visit one more place – Plaza Espana at the foot of Montjüic (Jewish Hill).
On the hiss there is a fountain designed in 1928 by Josep Maria Jujol. It was built in 1929. Every evening studding light, water and sound spectacles take place there. On the way we pass two twin Venetian Towers patterned after the tower at St. Mark's Square in Venice. Their construction was started in 1928 and it was based on the design of Ramona Reventós y Farrarons.
The day was over and in the morning we went on board another plane. While waiting for plane in Amsterdam, we admired the travelators going through the terminal. People from the west would think of anything – jut to get more fat.