Sunday, September 29, 2013
Barcelona Day 3...or where we snuck into a cathedral
We checked out of our hostel and were unable to say goodbye to Jose, which was very sad.
We met Allison and Anna, went to Locker Barcelona to lock up our bags. We had to play an extreme version of Tetris in order to fit them all into one locker. We somehow managed (4 suitcases and 3 backpacks) and headed off to explore.
We got breakfast at this nice little cafe/restaurant that Allison and Anna went to their first day.
Immediately after buying the scarves, we walked to the entrance and people started pouring out of the doors. The Cathedral closed for a lunch break or something.
The turtle is actually attached to an old mailbox.
And by secret, I mean you paid for your entrance and got in easily. There just weren't many people, since everyone had evacuated earlier and didn't know about the secret entrance.
The cathedral was constructed from the 1300s-1500s. The cloister was finished in 1448.
The geese were actually extremely loud
I forgot to write in my travel journal about the Cathedral, though apparently I thought I did because I one point I wrote, "I forgot to mention that the Cathedral had the first baptism font from the 4th century AD" but I didn't mention the cathedral at all before that...so who knows.
The cathedral was beautiful.