In an aside to my aside, the entrance shown above leads to the headquarters of the rector, the head of the University of Granada. The current Rectora de la Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531, is Dra Pilar Aranda Ramírez. She is a professor in the physiology department of the School of Pharmacology and also holds […]
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Touring the magnificent Casa Batlló, what fun!
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Our visit to the Nativity Tower of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família shall be my concluding post regarding this amazing, baffling, confusing, yet inspiring architectural wonder. By the way, if you have wiggle room for scheduling your visit, I would strongly recommend to come during a non-school-holiday period and well outside of the European […]
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Of Doors & Towers Before we get to today’s specifics, I must correct my terminology regarding this Roman Catholic church, UNESCO World Heritage Site and mega tourist attraction in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, la Sagrada Família. It is not a cathedral, as I have called it throughout my reports. A cathedral is a bishop’s seat [church], […]
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Basílica de la Sagrada Família, interior aspects. Entering this vast space is mind boggling. And since it is pretty much impossible to take pictures anywhere approaching the quality of the images readily available in books or online while walking around in a daze, gawking at this amazing edifice with a few thousand fellow tourists milling […]
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The most famous construction site in the world. Cramped into an intersection of busy roads, dwarfed by cranes, wrapped in protective skins, engulfed by traffic noise, children’s squeals, honking mopeds and an undulating sea of humanity from all corners of the globe. This is what you see when you first emerge from the Metra. An […]
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Our Barcelona exchange home for the next two weeks is located in the La Ribera neighborhood which flows into El Born and Barri Gòtic, the oldest of the traditional Barcelona barrios. We are smack in the middle of a whole lot of hustle and bustle! Come along, entrada! A neighborhood street with neighborhood shops. The […]
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