We're beginning to feel like Europeans. Dinner at nine. Sleeping till eight. I could get used to this!
Day two was taken at a slow, leisurely pace. Having the luxury of spending four nights in this beautiful, busy city lets us take it a bit slow. We walk everywhere. Haven't ridden in a vehicle since we stepped off the Aerobus at the Placa de Catalunya on Friday morning.
They say you can't come to Barcelona without seeing the Gaudi houses so that's where we started on Saturday.
Casa Batllo was a residence designed and built in the early 1900's by Antoni Gaudi. It felt a bit like stepping onto a Jules Verne movie set with it's references to a strange under water world.
Gaudi reminds me of our Frank Lloyd Wright in that he designed everything from the tiles on the walls to the shape of the banisters to the window latches to the furniture.
My photos are crummy. If you ever get to Barcelona you really must see Gaudi's genius first hand.
We discovered the most wonderful little restaurant on our walk to the Casa Batllo.
La Cuina d'en Garriga is intimate and oh, so charming! It felt as though we were eating in someone's kitchen. If I owned a restaurant, it would look exactly like this.
I loved every amazing detail.
I ordered the "Barbara special" for lunch. It was delicious!
We loved our lunch so much we returned for dinner. I seriously think I could live there, in this Disneyland of an eating establishment. When the owner recognized us from lunch I told her how much we enjoyed it. (I think she may have thought we were stalking her).
Today we are touring another Gaudi masterpiece, Sagrada Familia - just as soon as I finish my breakfast in bed.
Encourage one another,