|Fun fact:....Barcelona also had an Arc de Triomphe.|
|The rain in Spain at the Arc de Triomphe|
After exploring La Rambla as well, I headed back to the hotel to try to do something with my rain drenched hair before meeting Omid and Edgar for dinner.
|La Rambla tourist selfie!|
|All my favorites: tempranillo wine, manchego cheese and Iberian jamon!|
This restaurant was delicious!! Thankful we had Edgar along to translate the menu and order our food for us!
Fun fact: Not everyone in Barcelona speaks English!!!
By this time, it was late at night and we were all suffering from jet lag. We headed back to the hotel.
The next morning, Omid and Edgar headed in to work and I headed back to Barcelona. There was still so much to see!!
|First stop: La Sagrada Familia!!!|
Not so fun fact: You MUST purchase tickets online in advance.
LSF only has a small number of tickets available at the door and they usually sell out before 9:00 a.m.
Guess who didn't purchase her ticket online? :(
After that, I took the train to Monjuic to visit the National Cataluniya Museum. One of the very nice Priests at UP (Father Rutherford) had told me it was a must see. I am so glad he gave me this advice. It was amazing!
|View of Barcelona from the top!|
|This is the dome inside. |
It was absolutely spectacular!!
I saw SO many amazing things in this museum! Works of art from the year 1000!!!! Frescoes from ancient churches, art from Mariano Fortuny! I stood in front of his very famous Odalisque painting. I can remember this work from my Art History class at WSU. It was very cool to see in person. I also saw paintings by Pablo Picasso.
If you travel to Barcelona, this museum is a must see! It's only $12 Euros and the ticket is good for two days. If we had another day in town, I definitely would have visited again.