Barcelona - Olympic Dreams and Bayside Beauties
Trip Start Apr 15, 2007
33Trip End May 23, 2007
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We wandered around this area of Montjuic (Mount of the Jews) and as we approached the Joan Miro Museum - we learned that it was closed. We did however get to walk a bit in the surrounding gardens and got a few photos.
We started down the 'mountain' and found the funicular to take us the rest of the way down. The funicular ran into the Metro and we then took that across town to the area of Barceloneta which is right on the waterfront. We walked along the harbor and marveled at all of the sailboats - then we came upon a great little 'bar/restaurant' on a boat in the marina - it looked great so we climbed down to the docks and they had a great table for us with great views of the marina - actually we were part of the marina then - and in the shade. We had Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wine) and Beer - and then a couple of Tapas and enjoyed the view. We had enough energy by now to tackle the dock/walkway called Ramblas del Mar where there is a large shopping center and restaurants. We sat and watched the boats come and go for a bit and then walked back in towards Las Ramblas - taking notice again of the Columbus Monument with the sun setting behind it. A few more photos of my favorite monument will be included again today. We hopped on the Metro at the closest stop and took that back to our flat. We are here now - just finished off our Sangria from last night and are thinking about heading out for dinner. It is almost 10 p.m. so it is allowed to go now! (Marlyn - Jim is talking to you right now. McTaggart - Jim just got off the phone with you!)
One more day in Barcelona! Not sure what we are going to do yet - stay tuned.