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Gothic Quarter

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  • Day5

    The Gothic Quarter

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    We visited the gothic quarter this morning and it really is very beautiful. Narrow streets with tall buildings make for a very imposing feel but the residents have planted everywhere they can and some of the facades are exquisitely painted.Read more

  • Day6

    Sam’s 21st Today!

    March 1, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Stay tuned peeps, going to be a cracker! Happy Birthday maaaate 💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙

    Chris Hanly

    Happy 21st Birthday Sam! Have a great celebration! 🥳🎉

    3/1/20Reply
    Shelley Grieve

    Bloody luv this... nearly drowned!!!😂😂😂🤪🤪🤪

    3/1/20Reply
    Nathan Tickle

    Happy Birthday Sam i know it's gonna be epic go ballistic!!!!

    3/1/20Reply
    Shelley Grieve

    😂😂🎂🎂💙💙

    3/1/20Reply
     
  • Day5

    Stumbling across an epic street parade!

    February 29, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Walking the streets of Barcelona & stumbling across an awesome street parade right in the heart of the city... wicked!!!

    Chris Hanly

    Awesome that you happened a cross the parade!

    3/1/20Reply
    Chris Hanly

    Beautiful!!

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  • Day3

    Food Tour

    March 4, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    We decided to follow a walking food tour in the La Born neighborhood we found on You Tube.

    We only managed to make to 5 place s on the list before feeling stuffed and needing a siesta.🥱
    1. Granja Dulcenia: Epic pure melted chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream plus tasty pastries. A chocolate bomb basically 👍🏽
    2. Mercado Santa Caterina; Joan Bar: Missed breakfast, so we had Spanish omlettes w/ roasted peppers & pork sausages & Cava of course. Martin & Lia really liked it. It wasn't hot enough for me. Good flavoring tho 👌🏾
    3. Historic Casa Gispert: Got some chocolate covered macadamia nuts 😁
    4. Hofman Pastisseira: This was my favorite today. A strong Americano with the insane mascorpone crossiant. It was light, flakey & the cream wasn't to sweet. This place was also beautiful inside. Their cakes & pastries looked like works of art.👍🏽👌🏾😁

    5. Bodega La Palma: Here for the Patatas Bravas & vermouth. Drink tasted like mulled wine the pats were hot & fresh. Sauce was on the thick side.
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    Jo Thomas

    What’s cava? U like it

    3/8/20Reply
    Jo Thomas

    Are her eyes closed?

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  • Day6

    Food in Barcelona

    July 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Barcelona is known for its amazing food. The array is extraordinary. There is the best of Spanish food, as well as a range of other influences, such as French (being not far from the border) and Italian, Greek and even north African. The Tapas scene is huge and impossible to effectively explore in a few days. We tended to eat convenience food rather than sit in restaurants, but it is evident that the range of Tapas is extensive and delicious. I was able to sample this on a few occasions but would need a few weeks to really do it justice.

    We visited the famous La Boqueria markets just of La Ramblas (the mall). This market is world famous. It is high-quality food for culinary gourmets. It is just the best culinary experience ever. I bought a couple of little paper cups of cheese and dried meats cut from the bone. These are sold as tasters for a couple of euros each. There are the best fruits and vegetables, meat, poutry and fish, cheese and tapas, coffee and fresh juice, goumet chocolates, dried fruits and nuts, spices, etc. And there are places to order the food and they will prepare it and you can eat it right there. Wow. Worth coming to Barcelona just for this place.

    But the food is exceptional. It is said that the food in Barcelona is the best in Spain. I cannot compare it with anything else in Spain yet, but I can say that it is amazing.
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    Jo Carroll

    Looking skinny!

    7/3/18Reply
    Fiona Smith

    Looks amazingly good 😋

    7/3/18Reply
    Susan Tappouras

    Wow! Love the little cones of meat and cheese. Was there anywhere to sit?

    7/3/18Reply
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  • Day6

    Mt Tibadabo

    July 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Sam and I took the long route to our second and major destination for the day - we walked for about an hour in the heat of the summer sun. It provided a real insight into the outer suburbs of Barcelona, but the going was hard as it was hilly terrain. The hills are clearly the domain of the rich in Barcelona because some of the houses could only be described as mansions.

    We arrived at the foot of Mt Tibadabo and caught the Funicular up the mountain. This is a tram that travels up the very steep hill, similar to the Scenic Railway in the Blue Mountains, except it goes even longer.

    The effort to get to the top of this mountain was well worth it. The views over Barcelona were amazing. It is difficult to think of a city that has a better vantage point from which ti view the entire city.

    There is an amusement park on top of the mountain which has utlized the height to maximum effect by building ferris wheels, and other scary rides which a placed in a precarious point on the edge of the mountain. Sam and I could not resist going on the Ferris Wheel, which is quite a scary ride given that the mountain drops away beneath the ride.

    We then went to climb the to the church which is perched even higher on the hill. In the first level of the church we discovered a lift that was able to take us to the top level of the church. From there we could climb even higher, right up inside the highest steeple. The view from here was so spectacular it was beyond all expectations. We had 180 degree views. Not only could we see the whole of Barcelona stretched out before us in one direction, the eastern half of the view, but looking west we could see all the way to Mt Montserrat where the famous Monastery is located and all the settlements on the other side of the hills which form a natural boundary of the city. We could also look northwards and see the Pyrenees which form the natural divide between Spain and France.

    The view was spectacular. It took our breath away. I cannot remember having such a high vantage point in any other city. Those visiting Barcelona should not miss this amazing perspective of Barcelona. We stayed up there for an hour - a fitting way to end our visit to this unique Spanish city, the capital of Catalunya.
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    Jo Carroll

    Wow!

    7/3/18Reply
    Fiona Smith

    Spectacular 😲

    7/3/18Reply
    Fiona Carroll

    Wow, amazing view 😲💙

    7/5/18Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Barri Gòtic, Barri Gotic, gothische Viertel, Gothic Quarter, Gòtic, Gótico, El Gòtic, گوتیک کوآرتر بارسلون, quartier gothique, הרובע הגותי, ゴシック, Готический квартал, Готичний квартал, 哥特区