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Plaça de la Vila de Madrid

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  • Day169

    Park Guell, Another Gaudi Masterpiece

    October 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Count Guell, a textiles entrepreneur, commissioned Gaudi to design this planned community. The urban project failed, so the city made it into a park. Gaudi designed many-layered walkways to deal with the hilly terrain. There are beautiful views of the city from the top.

  • Day15

    Museum with Roman ruins below

    April 9, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    The walking tour guide recommended a visit to a nearby museum that has excavated Roman ruins down under the square we were standing in. It was also free entry from 6pm to 8pm so off I went. I went down the stairs to see a pretty special area of an excavated ancient fish processing plant. The remains of big round pottery urns were used to store fish. There were pillars from where the rooms stood and remnants of tile floors. Up above in an old church there was displays recreating the buildings below.Read more

  • Day250

    Barcelona, Spain

    January 18, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Whitney and I loved Barcelona. Our highlights were visiting the Sigrada Familia, a church that has been under construction for almost a century and looks as if it were designed by aliens, visiting Park Güell which was designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, and watching a flamenco show (traditional Spanish dancing) while drinking delicious sangria. We saw the sights of the city during a free bike tour and ate the local fare during a tapas tour. Our favourite Spanish dishes included seafood paella, patatas bravos, and pinchetos (small lavish bar snacks).Read more

  • Day169

    Barcelona Seafront Recovery

    October 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    The seafronts were neglected for years until the area was transformed for the Olympics in 1992. The Harbor is very busy with shipping and a cruise terminal. A statue of Christopher Columbus looks over the harbor, and there is a tramway over the harbor for sightseers.

    Here are also some photos of "New Town".Read more

  • Day169

    Mother of God Church of Bethlehem

    October 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    This church has unfortunately been damaged by fires more than once, but because of that, some of the interior decorations are Gothic and others are more modern. It's an interesting place to visit in the old part of the city.

  • Day169

    Barcelona Leisure Time

    October 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    The Palau de Musica (Concert Hall) is very ornate. We heard the inside was fantastic, but didn't have time for the tour. The third photo is what we would have seen!

    Barcelona also has lots of parks, squares, and pedestrian streets to relax in. We were happy to be able to enjoy a reunion dinner with Maika, one of the Spaniards we'd met in the English Immersion program in May.Read more

  • Day17

    I have a new best friend.

    July 6, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    With Camp Nou being closed yesterday, this was the first thing going on our agenda.

    Last night we were in bed around 5:30 am. After meeting some Irish and England friends, we walked home with the England girls. They were all such a blast!

    We got up in the morning, with nothing less than a struggle to pack and be checked-out by noon. With this, there was no host on site, so, we sat in an alley way contemplating bag storage for the day. Of course we opted to store it at the bus station. We looked homeless.

    We were off to the stadium. The stadium nothing less than incredible. I wish I could have had a soccer ball in hand and ran on the field. At the stadium, they also have a ice rink - being the Canadians we are, we found it (and it was refreshing).

    After camp nou, we found a local place for lunch. We had all been dying for carbs and that's just what we had. PASTA! Yum yum! But we were still starving. It was the first thing we had eaten in over 24 hours.

    After we went to spend some time at the strip before heading to the bus station. Then, we were off to Madrid. I was next to a local who stared me down every time I did something... I opened a bag of chips and she sighed. This will be an interesting 6 hrs bus ride!
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  • Day12

    16.10.2016 Klein Groß Größer Am Größten

    October 16, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    Beim Auslaufen am Abend in Barcelona kam es zur Begegnung vier unterschiedlich großer Schiffe. Der kleinen Viking Sea, der großen Costa Fascinosa, der größeren Norwegian Epic und dem der derzeit größten Kreuzfahrt Schiff der Harmony of The Seas. Ein großartiges Manöver.

  • Day37

    Day 7 - Winding Down

    November 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    We spent most of the day in the Gothic Quarter, so I wanted to share the sites with you. This area was once overrun by the plague and most of the population died. The small narrow spaces and dark corners of the quarter made it easy for the black rats to spread the disease.

    I guess you could say the space is deadly quaintRead more

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Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, Placa de la Vila de Madrid

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