Barcelona 2018

In October of 2018, I had the pleasure of training teachers in beautiful Barcelona. I was visiting the city for my third time in as many years, but it was my first time visiting in the fall. It doesn't matter when you go to Barcelona it never ceases to amaze. From the architecture to the food, it is a must visit! Above is a video I shot using my GoPro. The first half is walking through the city and the second half is biking through the city.

One of my favorite places to visit in Barcelona is Park Güell. It was built from 1900 to 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. The original idea, funded by Count Eusebi Güell, was intended to offer the rich a break from the busy city life but failed to do so; ultimately only two houses were built on the property. One of the houses was eventually bought by architect extraordinaire Antoni Gaudí who helped design parts of the park including the mosaic tiles (pictured on the left above) and the giant salamander known as el drac (the dragon) (pictured above on the right). In the summer the park can get very hot, and with limited trees and shade, hydration is a must!

Biking through the city is a great way to get around. We went through the company I Bike Barcelona which  is a great company to work with. Over two hours we went from the beach (pictured above on the left) to Park de la Ciutadella (pictured above on the right). 

A page highlighting Barcelona wouldn't be complete with mentioning the wonderful architect Antoni Gaudí with his most famous building La Sagrada Familia. Gaudi's work can be seen throughout the city, but nothing compares to the scope and style of La Sagrada. Above you can see pictures of both the outside and inside. The church was started all the way back in 1882 and is still being worked on 137 years later.  The date for completion is set for 2026. It is truly amazing!