Sunday, everything was closed except the churches June 7th 2009 Day Four in Barcelona.
Today was a quiet day. In the morning, we visited the Cathedral of St Eulalia and its Cloister. The Cathedral was nice, but the cloister was beautiful. One oddity of the cloister was a number of resident geese. In the afternoon, we went back to the Sagrada Familia. This time we were able to climb the steeples. We had to go up by lift, which took us to a height of 65 ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more