Saturday, 30 June 2018

Two Days in Barcelona

Friday 29th June 2018 - Aguila, Spain

BARCELONA, SPAIN 26th - 27th June 2018

We arrived in Barcelona on Monday, 25th June and took the Aerobus in the direction of our hotel - Hotel Abbot - which was a great little hotel with great air conditioning, clean and close to the hop on/hop off bus - BarcelonaBusTuristic.

Monday and Wednesday night we ate at Zarautz Restaurant which did great pintxos.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we caught the hop on/hop off bus. On Tuesday we went to the Barcelona Maritime Museum which had a life size replica of an old galley, the interactive display was excellent.

We then stopped at the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar and went inside to look around. The cost was five euros and we had to wait less than 5 mins before we went in - cheaper and quicker than the Sagrada Familia. The church stained windows were beautiful as well as the architecture.

Then we walked to the Gothic Quarter via the Picasso Museum, went to the Barcelona Cathedral and then had lunch in the Jaume Placa.

Then we went to the Picasso Museum - we had to wait over half an hour before we could get tickets and go in - so if you are ever going there then get your tickets online before you go, the same goes for the Sagrada Familia.  No photos allowed at the Picasso Museum but it was great to see the progression in his work from creating excellent portraits at aged 14, his ceramics and linocut prints.

We hopped on the bus to the Sagrada Familia and walked around the outside and drank some water and soft drink - it about 5:30pm by then. After this we went hopped on the bus back to the hotel.

We had tapas for dinner at Azul Restaurant.

On Wednesday we walked to the blue line bus stop and hopped on and hopped off at Parc Guell pronounced Gway where Gaudi had a house and the views of the city are great.

Hopped back on the bus and hopped of at Sarria, a suburb of Barcelona with lots of great patisseries. We only bought an apple cake but there were some superb cakes displayed - yummy.

We took the bus back to Placa Catalunya to ramble down La Rambla and back up through laneways towards the Gothic Quarter again. This was when the first photo on this blog page was taken - at Pl Reial. then we hopped back on the bus and went back to the hotel.

We loved Barcelona - the architecture, history, scenery are stunning.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear from you, had a quick look at your blog, didn't realise we were on the same continent. Are you going to Recke? We're currently near Remagen for 2 nights then slowly heading north towards Holland. It'd be terrific if we bumped into you somewhere but I don't think that'll happen...the timing is not right unfortunately. Have a great trip. M & J.


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