Monthly Archives: November 2015

Our Walk Down La Rambla

After lunch on Day # 2 in Barcelona we followed what Rick Steves in his Pocket Barcelona calls The Ramblas Ramble. It’s about a mile walk from Placa de Catalunya down La Rambla, Barcelona’s most popular street, to the waterfront.

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Monochrome Madness 2-34: The Burial of Christ

We visited Barcelona’s Cathedral (Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia) one day last month and I came across this sculpture by Josep Llimona i Bruguera in one of the many cloister chapels adjacent to the church. It’s called … Continue reading

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Bike Borrowing in Barcelona

It’s called “bicing” and pronounced “bee-sing.” You borrow a bike at a station near your home and then ride to another station near your work. Periodically during the day you will see these trailers redistributing the bikes among the various … Continue reading

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Our Bus Tour of Barcelona — Part One (The Blue Route)

On our second day in Barcelona we decided on two sightseeing bus tours: the Bus Turistic Blue Route tour in the morning and their Red Route tour in the afternoon. In between the tours we had lunch at a nice … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 2-33: La Sagrada Familia

The highlight of our sightseeing bus tour around Barcelona a couple of weeks ago was our view of La Sagrada Familia (English: The Holy Family) and the trip around the block allowed us to see the church’s exterior from all … Continue reading

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An Early Morning in Barcelona

We retired early on our first evening in Barcelona and then awakened around 5am the next day. We were famished! So we exited our hotel and soon discovered that we had two problems: (1) It was not yet Dawn and … Continue reading

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The Heart of Barcelona

It’s called The Placa de Catalunya (Spanish: Plaza de Cataluna; English: Catalonia Square) and we just had to choose a hotel that was within walking distance of this square. We stayed in Barcelona for a total of seven days and … Continue reading

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