We live only half an hour from Valencia and yet we managed to visit Barcelona first despite it being four hours away on the train.
It was all in a good cause, though, to throw our support behind Roger who was competing in his first (only?) Iron Man competition last week. He finished in an impressive 12:37:33 and we got a lovely couple of days in a beautiful city. Win win.
The Sagrada Familia is certainly arresting from the outside, but opinions are divided on whether it’s actually pretty. George Orwell certainly didn’t think so – he called it “one of the most hideous buildings in the world” and said the rebels had shown ‘poor taste’ in not destroying it when they had a chance.
On the other hand, I think it would be hard to describe the interior as anything less than astoundingly beautiful (pics below).
The light seems to breath down on you from the towering windows.