Barcelona – Exploring the city of Gaudi

A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend in beautiful Barcelona. In the short time I spent there, I found the city was the right balance between bustling, big city and laid-back quaint town: Awesome. I spent most of the day Saturday seeking out Gaudi’s beautiful buildings so here is my Quick and Dirty Guide to Gaudi.

1) Sagrada Familia

By far my favourite cathedral ever. It is so beautiful inside and honestly doesn’t resemble any cathedral I’ve ever been in. The queue to get into the building really does begin about an hour before the cathedral opens every day and stretches around the building. Fortunately, I bought my tickets online ahead of time and was able to just walk in. I would recommend going first thing in the morning, because the Cathedral fills up later on and it sucks having to wait behind people to read the plaques. Cathedral opens at 9 a.m. every day. Buy your tickets online here:

The most beautiful cathedral on Earth.Reminds me of a fairy tale

Casa Batllo

Definitely worth a picture, not sure if it’s worth the 18 euro price tag, considering the Sagrada is only 14 euros. The Casa Batllo is only about a 15 minute walk West from the Sagrada.

Park Guell

The park is definitely worth several hours of your time. The landscaping is breath-taking and makes you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to the time of dinosaurs. My favourite part though were the two gingerbread-like houses at the entrance. I was expecting Hanzel and Gretel to appear any minute. The best part of the park is that it’s completely free! The park is located about a 20-minute subway or train ride from the centre of the city.

Real-Life Gingerbread Houses