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... system, but mostly (because Matthew likes exercise, and I like free things) we just walked everywhere. We walked the 45 or so minute round-trip from the hotel to La Barceloneta once or twice a day, we walked to La Sagrada Família, we walked around and between L'Eixample and Gothic districts. We walked to the zoo, to La Ramblas, to the magic fountain, to the Arc d'Triomf, and uphill all the way to Parc Güell.
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... Sitges in a previous blog but am having a senior moment, so to be safe, I will post just something about Tarragona for the time being here.
The photos enclosed are from my walks around town, as per usual, and from Tarragona, for the most part. But we did take a brief walk around the Sagreda Familia Friday night.
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Tarragona is the first large seaside town south of Barcelona. The town also offers a number of historical ...
... Cathedral so there was no way we were getting off the bus. You forget how crowded European tourist attractions are. There are enormous numbers of tourists in this town at the moment, all nationalities but always lots of Americans ( both young and old), plenty of Germans, and lots from the UK. Barcelona is the biggest town in Europe on the water so attracts lots of tourists from other parts of Europe. What was ...
Now that's a bright start ... Alarm off at 7.15 and out to get down to the harbour for a complete days guided bus tour including Montserrat and the highlights of Barcelona. Breakfast was another continental affair with chocolate croissant, fresh fruit and orange juice. After a quick taxi ride to the harbour we picked up our minibus and proceeded to the top of Mount Montjuic Continuing past the 1992 Barcelona Olympic village and sports facilities we made our way through town to ...
... great!) but we missed the famous Sardana dances (slow, hand-holding, Zorba-the-Greek style movements) done on Sundays at noon, a symbol of Catalan unity, pride and patriotism. The Catalans were oppressed for years by the Franco government, very much like the Basques, and reprisals after the Civil War were very harsh, due to their earlier resistance. Unable to speak their own language or fly their own flag, ...