Barcelona Day 3
Sundays are not your normal day in Barcelona. Most things are closed. So, it ended up being a strange day. We got up late and had a basic breakfast down the street at a cafe. One one hand, it is inspiring that the culture of closing on Sunday and shutting a lot down between 2-5ish but on the other hand as a visitor, it is a total drag.
We started out at another Gaudi, Casa Mila. A house in the city or think of a Gaudi townhouse. Very clever. One area upstairs where the neighbors would keep their stuff is suppose to represent the inner spine of a whale. On the roof there is a tiny room which has a water fountain in it that shines tiny light dots off it. Incredibly soothing. We listened to the tour (the headphones)the majority of it but soon Josh got bored so we just walked together and looked The wave like facade is quite extraordinary. From the roof you can see the church that he was never able to finish, Sagrada Familia which we unfortunately never got to.
We really wanted to see the Palau de la Musica Catalina. We didn’t realize that you can’t get in unless you are booked on a tour. Alas, next time. The building is old but the front has been recently redone, very modern and the architect escapes me. Inside, what we missed, is a ceiling of glass. We were bummed but we got over it and moved on. We grabbed a cab up to the Montjuic area.
Parc de Monjuic is an enormous recreation area including museums. The entrance is the Palau National, the city’s historic art collection and a gigantic fountain called Font Magica (Magic Fountain). We had the cab take us all the way to the top and start at the Military Museum. The views from up there are spectacular since strategically you can see the ocean and the entire city. We walked down from there and realized we had missed the hours to the Miro museum so kept walking until we took the funicular/Metro down. This picture is Josh in the Metro. Unfortunately the jacket sitting beside him is the last time we saw that jacket. We ended up in the Rambla area and once again walked up through the cast of characters and to a small outside bistro and had some tapas. We decided that we were exhausted, canceled dinner and just made our way home and relaxed.