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Last day here so today is about relaxation. Dragged nicky out for shoe shopping which proved to be unsuccessful. Too many tassels on most of the shoes. Will have to wait until madrid to tick that box.
After shopping we rode down to barceloneta through el born which was a nice ride. Unfortunately la cova fumada, the restaurant that i had selected, was closed so took our chances with one of the joints in the tourist strip. Not great. Nicky's calamari was ...
... in every colour of the rainbow at a Euro a pop. Fish stalls with the hugest prawns and oysters and things in shells that appear to come from a prehistoric age. Further walking via beautiful squares, and back streets full of surprises, as far as the Maritime museum. The building alone is worth the visit. The old shipyards. We sat under the trees heavy with oranges and sipped our water as we watch terapins laze languidly ...
... and had lunch we made our way into the middle of the city and
explored our way through a main road in Barcelona called Las Ramblas. Las
ramblas is a walking street filled with little cafes, shops, and street
performers. It was so nice to have time to explore the Market, and some shops.
We made our way down the street to the Statue of Colon with Columbus at the top
pointing to the Americas. We explored the Cathedral of Barcelona and the
character the gothic quarter ...
... have part of this day. Some interesting points about the city:
1. Known as one of the best beach cities by National Geographic, the beaches were not groomed nor used until 1992. These areas were industrial in nature prior to this date. It wasn’t until they built for the 1992 Olympics that they relocated some of their industry and created the recreational areas.
2. Thousands of people stroll the boulevard of La Rambla ...
... many unusual choices tried.
We then hit the metro back to the Gotic, with one change, to walk the old quarter. We tracked down the Roman sector map for tomorrow, and rambled round a quite commercial and gentrified old town in comparison to those we've been in. There were still some great spaces, small squares dwarfed by the palace or church that caused it, civil water points from antiquity, narrow dark streets and a fair ...