While we have been to Barcelona many times, we thoroughly enjoyed both days here. Again Oceania provided us with a complimentary excursion to explore the highlights including the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. a motor coach ride past several of Antonio Gaudi’s Art Nouveau buildings, and a stop at Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Begun in 1884, this peculiar and incredibly original church is slowly being completed through donations. Before returning to the ship for lunch, we went to the Montjuic Gardens and Mirimar for a panoramic view of the city.
We went on another excursion in the afternoon to the city’s outskirts, examining a very interesting Gaudi church, also unfinished, and ended up at a wonderful cava winery.