Barcelona City Tour last part; Other Tourist Spots

8 Days Self-Guided Budget Summer Europe Trip with My Mother
August 18 to 25, 2018


After finishing the visits on Barcelona's main tourist spots such as Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Battlo, we just had a metro hopping as I bought also 2-days (48-hours) unlimited public transportation card. We visited other Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece such as Casa Vicens (Lesseps Station in line 3) and Gaudi Fountain Park near Arc de Triomf Station in line 1. In addition, we visited also Barcelona Cathedral (Jaume I in line 4), Plaza de Espanya, Poble Espanyol, and National Museum of Arts of Catalunya (line 1,3,5), and back to Sagrada Familia for night shots.

Barcelona City Tour last part; Other Tourist Spots

Barcelona City Tour 3rd part; Inside Casa Mila and Casa Battlo

8 Days Self-Guided Budget Summer Europe Trip with My Mother
August 18 to 25, 2018


Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is a building that embodies nature. A huge wave set of stone. A collection of organic, atavistic shapes. A stone poem, a giant sculpture, unique and unrepeatable... La Pedrera is, without a doubt, the perfect example of how Gaudi was inspired by nature. Widely known as La Pedrera because of its rough outer appearance that resembles a stone quarry, it has an undulating facade with shapes taken from nature.

How to go to Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Battlo;

Both of this tourist spots are just 1 metro station between each other and along the main road. Nearest metro is Diagonal Station under line 4 / line 5. I bought my tickets online in advance for 22 Euro for Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and 24..5 Euro for Casa Battlo. Photography and video taking is allowed inside, strolling around will take around 2 hours.

Barcelona City Tour 3rd part; Inside Casa Mila and Casa Battlo

Barcelona City Tour 2nd part; Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum

8 Days Self-Guided Budget Summer Europe Trip with My Mother
August 18 to 25, 2018

Barcelona City Tour 1st part; Inside Sagrada Familia

Eusebi Guell entrusted to Gaudi the plan to create an estate for well-off families in large property that Guell had acquired in the zone known popularly as the Muntanya Pelada (bare mountain). Park Guell is currently much treasured leisure area for the people of Barcelona.

Antoni Gaudi lived in Gaudi House Museum in Park Guell from 1906 to 1925, shortly before his death. In 1963, the building opened to the public as Gaudi House Museum. Today, the museum illustrates the architect's private life and religious devotion through personal effects, recreation of some of the rooms and an audiovisual.

How to go to Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum;
Both of this tourist spots are just beside each other. Nearest metro is Lesseps Station under line 3. I bought my tickets online in advance for 7.5 Euro for Park Guell and 5.5 Euro for Gaudi House Museum. Photography and video taking is allowed inside, strolling around will take around 2 hours.

Barcelona City Tour 2nd part; Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum

Barcelona City Tour 1st part; Inside Sagrada Familia

8 Days Self-Guided Budget Summer Europe Trip with My Mother
August 18 to 25, 2018

Bilbao Short Morning Walk Tour

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SAGRADA FAMILIA
1. It’s Been Under Construction for Over a Century began in 1882 with 2026 as its estimated completion date
2. La Sagrada Familia is home to the tomb of Antoni Gaudí, who was unfortunately killed a few days after being hit by a tram
3. Nature Greatly Influenced the Design
4. When La Sagrada Familia is completed, it will be tallest religious building in all of Europe.
5. The Intricate Symbolism in each part of Gaudí’s structure

How to go to Sagrada Familia (Holy Family Cathedral);
Sagrada Familia has a metro station with the same name located along line 1 and line 2. It is advisable to book online as the walk-in has limited capacity only per intended schedule. Admission fee costs 15 Euro that includes entrance to Cathedral and Museum at the basement. Photography and video taking is allowed inside, strolling around will take around 2 hours.

Barcelona City Tour 1st part; Inside Sagrada Familia

Bilbao Short Morning Walk Tour

8 Days Self-Guided Budget Summer Europe Trip with My Mother
August 18 to 25, 2018


Our itinerary for Bilbao was supposedly a day-tour and stay for 1 night but due to flight issues, I still managed to visit Bilbao but on a 4-hour morning tour only. From Bilbao bus station, we walked going to Bilbao Guggenheim Museum (my main interest why I went here because of Dan Brown Novel Origins) via bridge above Bilbao River. After that, we went to the other side of the river for Bilbao Cathedral (unfortunately closed) and City Center sightseeing. We immediately went back to the bus station before 1030H for Barcelona afternoon bus trip for around 8-hour travel time.

Bilbao Short Morning Walk Tour

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