Gaudí and some more museums

And so back to Barcelona for another day of museum hopping. I’d bought a Barcelona Art Passport which gets you in to a number of attractions. I don’t recall the saving being massive, but find they’re really good at encouraging you to go to more places and places you wouldn’t otherwise consider.

Casa Milà #

A close photo of a mosaic at Casa Milà. The tiles are roughly broken and all white - they’re arranged in a spiral pattern.

Barcelona is the city of Gaudí - you can spot his unmistakable buildings all over. I’m not a fan of the free-flowing architecture, but they do have some nice details. Gaudí’s buildings are pricey to enter, so I only visited Casa Milà (as well as La Sagrida Familia and the free Park Güell).

A hand rests on a large mosaic of broken white tiles.
A photo of some hexagonal floor tiles in Casa Milà. There’s a rich floral texture on them.
A photo of a 3-part folding mirror in a bathroom. Reflected in the mirrors are a sink, a bath, and a doorway.
A photo of Ed Horsford on a beach. The camera is positioned low down, pointing directly at the water. Ed is in the centre, facing the camera with arms folded.

Transbordador Aeri del Port #

A photo taken from a cable car overlooking a port.

You can take a cable car from the marina to half way up Montjuic. There was quite a queue (that the operator does a good job of hiding) so the actual journey was far longer than walking would have been.

A photo of several streets and pavements taken from above. It looks closer to a model than a real street scene.

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys #

A photo of the olympic stadium in Barcelona. The photo is taken from one end, looking in to the main arena. There are seats all around and the playing field in the centre.

The main entrance to the Olympic stadium is open to visitors - you get a good view of the arena and medal podiums.

A photo of the winners podium at the Barcelona olympic stadium. The podium is made of three red cylinders of different heights.

Joan Miró Foundation #

A photo taken on the roof of the Joan Miró Foundation. There are white walls on the side, some with rounded corners. There’s an abstract coloured sculpture in the centre of the terrace.

The Joan Miró Foundation has a great collection of Miró’s as well as a great roof terrace.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya #

A wide photo of the main ceiling dome in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. There’s intricate murals in the centre, and arches of windows on all four sides.
An artist painting a replica of a large oil painting hung on the wall.
An artist recreates a historic painting live in the gallery. 

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya had an artist recreating an oil painting live in front of the other patrons. I’ve not seen this done before but found it captivating.

A photo taken from the roof of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, looking out over Barcelona.

Tucked away at the side of the museum is a small sign for ‘roof terrace’ - which leads to a great panoramic views of the city.

A photo of the roof of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
An open air photo of two tiled walls. They’re perpendicular to each other and each end is slanted like the roof of a building.