Top Antoni Gaudí Sites in Barcelona and the Best Times to Visit

Top Antoni Gaudí Sites in Barcelona and the Best Times to Visit

If you’re visiting Barcelona and have started your research, I’m sure you have heard the name Gaudí come up several times. Antoni Gaudí is a legend in Barcelona as he was one of the greatest architects in the world. His imagination and creativity is so fascinating and unique that you start to understand why he is such a big deal with each Antoni Gaudí location you visit. I managed to do four of the famous Gaudí sites and they were all beautiful and original in their own right.

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A Visit to Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain

A Visit to Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain

Everyone raves about La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell but I have to say that Casa Batlló was my favorite Antoni Gaudí site to visit. It was far less crowded than the other two popular sites and I was able view the rooms and architecture as long as I wanted without being overcrowded with tourists for the most part.

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Casa Mila a.k.a La Pedrera - Gaudi’s World Famous UNESCO World Heritage Building in Barcelona

Casa Mila a.k.a La Pedrera - Gaudi’s World Famous UNESCO World Heritage Building in Barcelona

This was my first Antoni Gaudi building I visited and I was excited to learn all there was to know about one of the greatest architects of all time. All of Gaudi’s buildings are uniquely shaped, so you notice it right away when you approach it. Casa Mila had interesting curves sticking out like humps or waves and the balconies had interesting plant-like fences.

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Exploring Fort Lauderdale's Oldest Surviving Building at Stranahan Museum

Exploring Fort Lauderdale's Oldest Surviving Building at Stranahan Museum

We enjoy visiting unique museums so when we started researching the attractions around Fort Lauderdale, we came across the Stranahan Museum. We had no idea who the Stranahans were but we love learning about the history of the cities we visit. Even better was that our hotel was right next to the museum.

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The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

We had tickets to visit the Dali Museum and finally got a chance to explore the exhibits together. We both knew of Dali's famous painting "The Persistence of Memory" so we were curious to see more of his art. This museum carries the largest collection of Dali's work outside of Europe and is rated the #1 place to visit on Trip Advisor in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Your Ultimate Guide to 36 Hours in Denver, Colorado

Your Ultimate Guide to 36 Hours in Denver, Colorado

We've been to Colorado before to explore Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, but this was our first time exploring Denver. Whenever visiting Colorado, I hear a lot of visitors talk about what they did outside of the city, but not many recommendations on what to do in the city of Denver. With the help of Visit Denver and some local friends, we were able to find some fun things to do while we were there for 36 hours.

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Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

I haven’t been to the Tampa Museum of Art in awhile and since I had free admission by staying at the Le Meridien Tampa hotel, I made sure to take advantage of a visit. Tampa Museum of Art is a beautiful museum located in the heart of downtown Tampa. The award-winning building was built in 2010 by architect Stanley Saitowitz and has become an icon at Curtis Hixon Park.

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Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills - Famous Area for Western Films

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills - Famous Area for Western Films

Lone Pine wasn’t originally on our California road trip itinerary, but since it was so close to Manzanar, we decided to make a quick visit after we toured the Manzanar Historic Site. We loved this little town! Everything is western themed because the location is famous for western movies being filmed often back in the day. Hollywood still uses Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills for it’s movie set every once in awhile like Tremors and Django.

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