|Now that's a BIG BEER!|
and an amazing view of Gaudi's masterpiece-in-progress, Basilica de La Sagrada Familia.
Next came the attic, where residents used to have storage/laundry space, but which is now a mini museum.
I'd move here in a heartbeat!
On the ground floor there are two arched entries with gorgeous sculpted gates and, in the early days, horse-drawn carriages would enter through one gate, drop off passengers, follow a curved ramp down to the underground stables (now a parking garage), then circle back up to retrieve their passengers and leave through the other gate. Rather innovative for its time, don't you agree?
From there we strolled down Las Ramblas to the "block of discord", to take a peek at a few other unusual houses, including Gaudi's Casa Batlló, with it's dragon-like roof.
We wound up the afternoon having tea in the rooftop cafe of El Corte Inglés, a department store in Plaça de Catalunya.
Then it was time for our siesta!