It seems unpatriotic to visit Barcelona and not see the Catalan holy place. It has played an important role in history.
The trip up there was interesting for me because I took public transportation — a bus and a train and then the special train up the mountain, which is a stunning journey.
And the site itself is magnificent.
And the basilica is quite splendid.
And there is a pretty extensive art museum with some very good paintings and artifacts from the Holy Land which includes Egypt and these lovely cats.
And the boys choir was other worldly.
It just felt more like a theme park than a sacred place. Nice day out.