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Barcelona

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  • Day4

    Happy but damp!!

    September 20 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Honestly when they said " a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" they obviously meant the magic fountain in Barcelona.
    We have just spent a fantastic if not very damp evening watching the Fount Magica de Mont Juic in Placa de les Cascades.
    Honestly the most spectacular sight I have seen.
    Dont stand at the front though as you get soaked!!
    Off to eat pizza and dry off....
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  • Day5

    Funicular Railway

    September 21 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We rode a very nice funicular railway up to the overground cemetery today. The tickets are covered on the Barcelona travel pass as well which is good. After that we got onto a completely empty underground train which was quite surreal.

  • Day4

    The meaning of private

    September 20 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We arrived to our accommodation in Barcelona to discover that private room has a slightly different meaning here. What is meant by private is "not a dormitory", so you get a door o your room but no lock. Be caèful booking self catering in Barcelona and unless the listing specifically mentions door locks the room probably doesn't have any. A quick search on Booking.com and a much better place was found and booked just 9 mins away and although it is a hotel it will do for our stopover in Barcelona.Read more

  • Day5

    Eerie but beautiful

    September 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We travelled from the funicular railway through the abandoned Olympic village to the Montjuic Cemetary.
    This is unusual as they bury the dead above ground. The cemetery is open to the public to wander through and the whole place has a quiet, respectful nature about it.
    Interned here are over 1,000,000 people in over 150,000 graves and you needed to have purchase your plot at least 30 years ago to be buried here.
    The cemetery does however have 1 commonwealth war grave of British Army Private Charles Hill of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders who died during WW2 in 1941.
    Each grave is an entire family and whilst a bit morbid we were completely fascinated.
    Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Day5

    That's how you do lunch

    September 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    The Mercat (market) Josep. This market had been trading on this site for 200 years. Hundreds of stalls selling every food you can think of. You can just buy a little snack from each one with most being between 2 and 5 euros. Just walking around being submerged in the colours and smells is amazing but tasting the food on offer is just the most wonderful experience. The market is on la Rambla not far from Liceu metro stationRead more

  • Day5

    Spooky trains

    September 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We got onto a subway train today at Foc station and the doors closed with only us on it. No driver, no othe passengers we left the station and walked from one end of the train to the other before returning to the station and picking up more passengers. A truly odd experience

  • Day33

    Window shopping in Barcelona

    July 19 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Spent the day in Barcelona saw the la Sagrada familia from the outside. Then went to see some of Goudi's beautiful apartment buildings. Then we went to Güell park and walked through the gardens and saw his sculptures from a distance because the tickets were sold out for the day. The group then split and I went with the boys to see the food markets where we got a bouquet of salami and lots of fruit. We then went to Barcelona stadium and once again only saw it from the outside as it was closed for the day. Then we all got back and watched the girls take hours and hours to get ready for a pub crawl. At the pub crawl danced the night away making friends and pulling out the dad moves.Read more

  • Day34

    Beach day

    July 20 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Had a big sleep in because everyone crawled home in the early hours of the morning. We then headed to the beach for a swim. Then we went back home, Megs Scott and I got ready for a Flamenco show. The show was amazing! We then went to dinner and had tapas and it was very yummy.

  • Day6

    In total awe....

    September 22 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    La Sagrada Famila was without exception the greatest building that I have ever stepped foot in.
    From the moment you arrive on the street below the towering structure you cannot help but be blown away.
    We entered through the Nativity Facade which was mind blowing in itself. We then took a tour up the Passion Tower.
    Lift up and 400 + steps down, breathtaking views of the city and the cathedral itself.
    After our tower tour we resumed our tour of the cathedral and continued to be awe struck.
    If you do nothing else in your lifetime, hop a flight to Barcelona and visit this amazing place.
    The project is ear marked for completion in 2026 and we will definitely be returning to be amazed once more.
    You must book in advance as you cant buy at the cathedral and add a tower tour for a few more euros. It's completely worth it.
    Photos wont do it justice, go and see for yourself.
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Barcelona, Barcelone, Barcellona

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