barcelona – day 2 was another gloomy and rainy november day. but i cannot complain: the city is always beautiful and full of cool secrets no matter the weather!

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as i was saying, my hotel was in raval so i got to walk around the neighbourhood a whole lot. so here’s a picture of it!

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this is eixample. it’s full of beautiful modernist buildings. we were in the area to see gaudi’s casa batllo.

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this is the fundacio antoni tapies. the sculpture on top of the building is called núvol i cadira (cloud and chair, 1990) by senor tapies himself.

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this is casa mila (or la pedrera) by gaudi. the facade was covered with a photo billboard in order to cover the ongoing works taking place.

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crossing la avinguda diagonal.


a rear view of mercat de santa caterina.


el mercat del born was recently transformed into a cultural center due to the ruins found under it during the renovation.


the book shop inside has lots of gift ideas for whoever loves el born and barcelona.


for instance, they also sell the famous pavement slabs designed by gaudi himself. gracia is paved with them.

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how cool is this independent studio? i love the wall-mounted boxes – i never knew i needed it until now!

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and now, a few pictures from barri gotic.

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we reached port vell and the marina right before the storm.

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we spent the evening at caravelle, once again, because it was pouring outside.


stay tuned for the rest of my bcn posts!

photo credits: little aesthete