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... of Art, which over looks this amazing plaza. Of course we had to stop every 15-20 feet so we could take group pics and selfies! See some pics below.
We finally made our way back to the hotel and then it was time for lunch and a quick nap before we take off on our next adventure.
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... so that is where we headed. The roof top garden was more of a platform, and the flamenco show was a French/ Spanish trio band who were actually great to listen to, but we were a little disappointed they weren't dancing also.
Barcelona is a nice city. It's a little touristy, but there is always something happening somewhere, and it doesn't feel like a dirty tourist trap like some cities (agh hum ...
... then a pull out couch in the living room. There was a full kitchen, completely stocked with everything and a sweet bathroom. We were so pumped.
We walked a few blocks after settling in for a bit which is where we got our first real culture shock. Our apartment was located about 15 minutes away from all the action but there were tons of supermercat's and little restaurants around. We walked a couple blocks and stopped in at this one place for food where they didn't ...
... cathedral that was started in 1882, and on which construction continues to this day. The estimated date of completion is in 2026, and will include 18 spires. We enjoyed a lift about half way up the completed nativity facade, and a walk down the very tight, very narrow, spiral staircase. It made for some great views of the city, and inside the tower.
The main nave is unlike anything I've ever seen in a gothic cathedral. Normally I feel like ...
... left standing and restored).
There is high density living with skyscrapers dwarfing quaint traditional apartments which still bear cheerful balconies sporting colourful pots of red geraniums.
Most buildings proudly display their country's flag.
The terracotta buildings slashed into hilltops look just as the postcards do.
They have a perchance for plazas rather than green belts but the effect is still lovely and still captures the feeling of spaciousness. ...