Something I really do appreciate is architecture. One of the main reasons I wanted to travel to Barcelona this summer, was because of all the famous architecture there, most of them being Antoni Gaudí's works. Me and my boyfriend visited three of them: Park Güell, La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló. This first one is called Park Güell which is, as well as all of the other works from Gaudí, on the UNESCO's world heritage list. On these two first photos one can see the house that Gaudí lived in for many years.
Me and my boyfriend unfortunately didn't manage to get tickets to go inside the main part of the park, but it is completely free to walk around the other areas of the park which are just as beautiful as the part you have to pay for.. There are plenty of amazing photo spots around the park for all you instagrammers out there. I recommend coming early if you want to avoid a huge crowd.
La Sagrada Família is probably the most famous out of all of Gaudí's works. He worked on it until he died in 1926. One of the things I find most interesting about the basílica, was that Antoni Gaudí knew that he would never see it being finished. He also said that God was his client. The basílica is supposed to have 18 towers when it is finished, one for each of the 12 apostles, one for Virgin Mary and one for each of the four evangelists. The basílica also has two different facades, one is called the nativity facade and the other: the passion facade. La Sagrada is one of the places you cannot miss out on in Barcelona, but it is also the busiest.
Casa Batlló is one of Gaudís most detailed works. The locals calls it the house of bones, because of its skeleton-like details. Case Batlló is located in the most popular shopping street, Passeig de Gràcia, which makes it super easy to manage a visit while browsing the shops. Me and my boyfriend didn't pay to go inside of it, but I think it is just as beautiful to look at from the outside.
This fall I am going to study art history, as we have to take some other classes than media, at the university to get a bachelor that is well rounded. I am really excited to get a more in-depth understanding of art and especially architecture.