More museums and Gaudi in Barcelona

There was a lot we wanted to see in Barcelona so we wasted no time on Thursday to squeeze in as much as we could–we went to see the cathedral, Museu Picasso, Museu Barbier-Muller Art Precolombi, a contemporary art museum with a cool exhibit on tourism during the first half of the day and managed to squeeze in some delicious tapas at this place, and a beautiful and delish pastry from this place.  Afterwards, we headed up here and went to Fundacio Joan Miro and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.  The latter turned out to be a huge museum (similar in size to the Metropolitan) with a great and diverse art collection.
The next day, we went to the famous Sagrada Familia, split up for a few hours so I could do some shopping and Adam could do some more tapas sampling, and then reconvened at the Palau de la Musica Catalana.  Unfortunately, the famous music venue can only be seen through a tour and all tours were sold out that day so we purchased tickets for the following morning and headed back over to L’Eixample to see more of Gaudi’s creations.  I had really wanted to see Casa Batllo but it cost nearly 20 Euros for admission so we decided to just to use our articketBCN to see La Padrera.  The house itself was packed with people (I think Barcelona has Gaudi to thank for a a good portion of its tourism!) but, fortunately, the rooftop was a little less crowded and a great place to take photos.

la-padrera-1

la-padrera-2

We headed back to our hotel afterwards and, while Adam chilled out at the hotel, I did a little more shopping (can you tell I was a fan of shopping in Barcelona?) and then we met up for dinner at Taller de Tapas, a popular chain in Barcelona.  This restaurant was packed with people and, after eating the tapas, which were excellent, we could see why.

I would imagine the sardines at the restaurant wish this weren’t the case.

sardines

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