We’re Back from Barcelona!

We just got back from our second trip to Spain. Five years ago we visited Madrid and several towns north and west of Madrid (Segovia, Valladolid, Benavente, Zamora, Salamanca and Avila) plus Granada. This time we spent seven days in beautiful Barcelona plus two more days in Madrid before flying home. The weather was fantastic — 68 to 70 degrees everyday — and it only rained once and even then it cleared by noon! That gave us the chance to see everything we wanted to in a week. Here’s a summary of what we did and saw in that week:

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Entrance to La Boqueria just off La Rambla, the city’s most popular street for tourists.

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African immigrants setting up their fake wares at the foot of La Rambla.

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Setting up a weekend food market in front of the main entrance to Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia).

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The Benedictine monastery at Montserrat, about 30 miles northwest of Barcelona.

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Casa Mila (also known as La Pedrera) by Gaudi — an example of the modernisme architecture we encountered on our walk through the Eixample neighborhood.

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Statues on roof of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor) atop Mt Tibidabo, the highest hill in Barcelona.

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Interior of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.

I’ll have more details and pics in several postings over the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

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About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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4 Responses to We’re Back from Barcelona!

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    A most interesting post on Barcelona, of which I have fond memories from my trip to Spain in 1960! I love your photos illustrating the highlights of your trip.

  2. disperser says:

    Nice . . . except, looks like people everywhere.

  3. wow Crow!! Beautiful pictures and what a great city.Do you have any more of Casa Mila? interesting architecture there too!

  4. Fantastic armchair tour! Looking forward to seeing more!

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