Barcelona: Reprise

On Tuesday, November 8 we visited the Picasso museum. Everyone knows about Picasso, or thinks they do. We were impressed by his early work and his imaginative adoption of many styles and media throughout his career. Anyone who thinks Picasso couldn’t draw needs to check out his early work. Even in his teen years he … More Barcelona: Reprise

Madrid to Barcelona

On Monday, November 7 we returned to Barcelona by train. As we left our apartment in Madrid, we saw this bread truck parked on the street. The Madrid train station had this great plant-filled atrium. On our arrival in Spain we stayed in a luxury Barcelona hotel (the luxury accommodations came with the air fare). … More Madrid to Barcelona

Barcelona: Day 3

On Tuesday, October 25 we took the bus to Park Güell, an estate designed by Antoni Gaudi for the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell in 1910. The park features two large houses and several other buildings along with many walking paths through wooded grounds. The two small gatehouses at the entrance are especially charming. Park Güell … More Barcelona: Day 3

Barcelona: Days 1 & 2

After 12 grueling hours in flight, we arrived in Barcelona on Sunday, October 23. We spent most of the day sleeping off jet lag. On Monday morning we began our sightseeing with a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family), a massive church designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi … More Barcelona: Days 1 & 2


Watch this blog for a journal of our trip to Spain: October 22 through November 9. We will be arriving in Barcelona on October 23. Four days later we will travel south by train for the remainder of our trip. We will visit Seville, Granada, Madrid, and back to Barcelona for the return trip. Soft … More Hola!