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On day three, we finally made it inside the Sagrada Familia using our online tickets! Buying tickets online is truly the best way to do it. We were able to bypass the line and didn’t have to wait at all – total win.

Both Steph and I were surprised by how different the interior of the Sagrada Familia is from the exterior. The inside is very white, structured and filled with beautiful stained glass. It’s made to look like a forest, take a look:

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The roof is made to look like a canopy of trees.

The roof is made to look like a canopy of trees.

Love how the blue/green stained glass reflect light off the "trees" to add to the forest effect.

Love how the blue/green stained glass reflect light off the “trees” to add to the forest effect.

Some beautiful stained glass

Some beautiful stained glass

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After exploring inside, we went out to get a closer look at the back of the building. It was amazing just to sit for a while and take in all the details again. It was also interesting to watch a few groups of people put on a human-tower show in the area right behind us.

The purple team.

The purple team.

Until one of them lost her footing and tumbled down, causing everyone else to tumble down. Yea, that part was a bit terrifying.

After our tour of the Sagrada Familia, we stopped by the Barcelona Pavilion for a quick look around. The Pavilion was designed by Mies van der Rohe, and used for the International Exposition in 1929.

"Dawn" sculpture in the Pavilion

“Dawn” sculpture in the Pavilion

Afterward, we headed to Castell de Montjuic which is set atop a mountain. We mainly went for the views, which seems to have been the correct approach.

Main entrance to the castle

Main entrance to the castle

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By the end of all this touring we were starving and exhausted! We decided to check out a Mexican place back in the city. It was a fail, sad to say. I have not yet had good Mexican food here, although I guess my standards are rather high having lived in Houston for the past two years.

Regardless, we were fed. On our way back to the hostel to pick up our bags, we stopped by what we read was the oldest trick shop.

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It actually turned out be kind of a lame museum of random magic stuff. We did a quick walk through and headed back to the hostel to grab our bags and head out of Barcelona. On the train ride home they played Chasing Mavericks, which was a nice albeit sad way to occupy time. It was an exhausting, but fun trip overall!

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