I promised my family that I wouldn’t spend my whole time in Barcelona at the casino, so I did some exploring and here’s what I found:
Just a few blocks from where i’m staying is La Sagrada Familia, a huge church built in the 1880’s and designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudi. The church was a work in progress through the 1900’s and is still under construction, expecting to be completed in 2026. I guess i’ll just to have go back and see the final product!
As I continued my journey I stumbled upon another church. Not sure the real name but let’s just call it La Segrada Pequena (mini La Segrada). Also, it is common to have statues/structures in the middle of intersections, below is one of them.
Around this time of year neighborhoods in Barcelona have festivals. This is la fiesta Gracia. A few streets are decorated and I saw a free jazz concert.
Unfortunately, Lionel Messi did not accept my challenge to play 1 v 1. So I just watched a game instead. It was the first game of the season against Real Betis. 56,000 people attended the game.
I played another poker tournament. It was a 330 Euro buy in. I got close to making day 2, but fell short. I’ll go into more detail in a separate post.
Thanks for reading, I hope everyone is running good on and off the felt!