Friday 3 March 2017

Quick break in Barcelona

What I like about Europe is that it isn't all that big but it's very diverse, so less than 2 hours flying time away we enjoyed warm spring sunshine while Storm Doris raged at home.

Probably all too familiar the modern and colourful Santa Caterina market  above, while the view from the redeveloped bull ring has more traditional views across Placa Espanya and Montjuic below.

Over the years I've spent a lot of time in Barcelona both working and on leisure, the city never fails to fascinate, as an example how many major cathedrals have ducks and geese wandering around in the cloisters?

Of course the attraction might be the waterfront area of Port Vell just at the end of the Ramblas.

Barceloneta was once a poor and slightly run down area where fishermen lived until the Olympics started redevelopment, you'd need to catch a lot f fish to live there now.

Quite apart from being a great place to visit, the people are so friendly, I lost count of the number of people who stopped to give us directions or advice or just talk.


  1. Isn't Barcelona great? I really enjoyed my visit there last autumn: warm weather, great food and lots to see.

  2. one of our favourite cities - if you haven't been and you get a chance - catch the railway out to Montserrat. Take your walking boots!

  3. Looks like a beautiful place to visit


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