I’m now onto section four (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
Some of these squares are quite thick, and my fingers have taken a bit of a battering.
Square A was taken from a leaflet I picked up at CaixaForum, which describes itself as a ‘social and cultural centre’. It was free entry, although there is a small fee for some exhibitions, and reminded me of my beloved Festival Hall. A massive space with lovely comfy seating and reliable toilets. In 1911 it was a textile factory, and has been impeccably restored. Well worth a visit. We saw two fantastic exhibitions, ‘Small Treasures of the Prado’ and ‘Sorolla – The Colours of The Sea’.
Square E was taken from a leaflet we were handed as we waited in the queue to get into La Sagrada Familia. This was the longest queue I have ever seen in my life. The leaflet pretty much told us what fools we were for not having booked online. It suggested we leave the line, go to a nearby cafe with free wifi (all marked on the leaflet) and do so. We didn’t do that, though. It was worth the wait.