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Sagrada Familia

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Today we got up a little earlier and headed down to our favorite little break spot for some empanada's and a nutella crepe, nice healthy breakfast. I don't remember the last time I ate nutella and I now know why - very sweet stuff.

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We got in line for Sagrada Familia, you can buy these tickets online if you wish. But our rental apartment didn't have a printer so we were stuck standing in line. Which by 9 am stretched 1/2 way around the building. The line actually moved pretty quickly we were only in line for 45 mins. The time was well worth it to see Gaudi's masterpiece. Sagrada Familia or Church of the Holy Family is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ground was first broken on the site in 1882 and the estimated completion date of the project is 2026-2028, approximately 146 years of construction.

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The church is beautiful inside, lots of arches, nooks and crannies. They do hold mass inside the church, while we were inside there was a worker way up on one of the ledges doing some work. He drew lots of peoples attention as he repelled down from his lofty perch.

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After our time in the church we hopped aboard the tourist bus for a trip around the city, as Miguel and I were looking at the map it dawned on us we had walk to most of the stops on the bus route. So we relaxed and let the bus take us around and listened to the commentary as we toured around.

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We ended the day with some yummy authentic paella and headed back to the apartment to pack and get ready for our trip on the AVE train - Alta Velocidad EspaƱola.

Posted by MRCL72 08:00 Archived in Spain

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