This morning we got up and went down to Las Ramblas to find the museums we wanted to see. We went first to the Dali museum which was an amazing documentation of his life and works. He was an interesting guy to say the least. Now we see pictures and graffiti of him and his creepy mustache everywhere!
Next headed for what we thought was a Goya museum (because they had a sign that said it was on the outside) and passed by the Heritage Society putting on a little show in the plaza! There was a band and a whole bunch of little old people doing a traditional Catalan dance. We watched for a long time because it was so adorable seeing all the little old people hopping around!
So finally we went into the supposed Goya museum and were surprised to find absolutely nothing Goya but instead some random guy we'd never heard of....cool. Good advertising...
Since we had paid, we walked through and it was pretty interesting. There was a big exhibit on Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia so they was great to see before we went to the actual church.
After that museum we wandered through town to find the museum of chocolate!!! Now this was exciting!
They had some huge sculptures made from chocolate and told the whole history of discovery, development and design of chocolate. Miro himself was a chocolate sculptor at one time!
In the lobby we had a cup of hot chocolate the way it was originally made. It was basically warm chocolate syrup and totally delicious. We bought a few random chocolate bon bons which ended up being sorta strange.
After the chocolate museum we went the Picasso museum! (yes, this was a big museum day) this was an amazing place! It showed the development of Picasso from his early childhood throughout his life. There were small paintings on pieces of wood from when he was around 14/15. They had a whole room for his 'blue period'. It was definitely worth seeing!
After the museum we headed to the Paella making class that we had decided to do. We were seated at a big table with a bunch of other people and fed delicious tapas and sangria while they made paella right in front of us! Then we got to eat it! Ah it was amazing! Maybe I'll make some for you guys when we return.
After paella it was bed time! Another big day tomorrow!