54 Days at Sea — April 9, Another day in Barcelona


Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia)

MS Prinsendam overnighted in Barcelona, affording us on the next day more time to spend exploring the city, and with much sunnier skies than we’d experienced the day before. So, we took advantage of the weather and, with our friends Bill and Joelle Travis who accompanied us to Montserrat Abbey the day before, we headed out and about. Here is our little group in front of a very Gaudí -like building, the Palau de la Música Catalana, but this building was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner:

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Ursula with friends Joelle and Bill Travis

Palau de la Música Catalana ticket window

After snapping a few exterior photos of the Palace of Catalan Music, we took a quick coffee break:

Ursula taking time out for a cup of coffee

We also this day hit sights such as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia:

Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

And here’s a fun little photo I took of a cathedral window with an unexpected splash of color:

A splash of pink at Barcelona Cathedral

Overlooking Park Güell, which I’ll show you in much more detail on Wednesday, is la Casa Trias, designed by architect Juli Batllevell:

La Casa Trias

On Wednesday I’ll be bringing to you some very fascinating views of Antoni Gaudís work, taken at Park Güell on the western edge of Barcelona. Until then, I’ll leave you with some more Barcelona images:

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

 

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