Travel Blogs from Barcelona
We arrived in Barcelona on Saturday June 15th. After going through customs and getting our luggage, we stopped at an ATM and took out some Euro's. Using your debit card to take out local currency is the most cost effective way of getting foreign currency. Another good tip is to get a credit card with zero international charges. I personally used …
... rock face. The architecture spans thousands of years. Being the holy Friday the crowds were huge with many locals travelling to worship, quite special even for myself the non believer. Mardi was particularly taken by the religious significance of the place and asked for forgiveness for the bacon and sausage.... oh and the pork crisps she scavenged from strangers before realising it was pork....... oh dear!
Back into town for a ...
Not counting an early night plagued by jet lag, that mostly include one meal and sleep, we had three full days to explore Barcelona and get what we could from the beautiful city - here are some of the highlights. The first day we went into the Cathedral in the morning which was beautiful. Even better, we spent a few hours exploring a little Christmas market. After that we took a tour of the old town and as usual ...
... Barcelona is busy but walker friendly, yes you do have to watch for scooters, scooters, scooters, the odd car and dog poop. We skipped breakfast at the hotel, 22 euro per person helped the decision. We found a nice little sidewalk place a short distance away and people watched as we ate. Took the first tour of the hop on hop off - the west route - very interesting, will write more about that later with some photos ...
... this is. They are trying to finish it as they think it show be. We had walked for an hour to get there! The queues were still long to go in and it was 8pm! The outside was fascinating enough for us. We then walked toward the old city, but it too was much further than on the map. Saw the El Toro monument, what looked like a big bullfighting ring. Also the Arc de Triomf- I thought that was in Paris, but they have one too!
We are at the end of our trip in Spain.
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