Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We’re back!

In case you were wondering where we have been for the past six days, it was a trip to Barcelona. Pam figures that we might be too old to venture out on city trips in five or more years time so we should do them now. Barcelona was first choice.

How did we get there? We flew from Alicante – just one hour on the plane versus most of the day on a train or coach.

Where did we stay? The four star, hotel Roger de Lluria close to the centre.

What did we do? Mostly we walked and walked! The second day we walked too far and were exhausted by the time we returned to the hotel.

What did we see?
  • We saw the bullring from the outside then the Sagrada Familia on the first day.
  • The second day we visited the Placa Catalunya, La Rambla,  el Merced San Josep, the Palau Guell, the Placa Reail. the Placa Colum and the Rambla del Mar.
  • The third day we went to the Catedral, the Gothic Quarter and the Museo de Picasso.
  • Day four we took in the Passeig de Gracia, the Casa Batllo and La Pedrera apartments.
  • Day five was reserved for the Parc Guell. Sensibly we took a taxi there and back – the last part of the route is uphill and it is a long way out.
Of course I took plenty of photos which are in three albums which you will find in the sidebar under My recent albums of photos.

1 comment:

chrisw said...

Glad you enjoyed the break, Did you manage to get up to the football stadia?

I remember walking along some of the same routes with Linda not too long ago......It was hot, humid and the patience did wane after a while, so well done!

P.S. Great photo update, you look years younger!