Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Barcelona and Valencia 2019

 We stayed in a campsite just outside Barcelona and used their bus transport for our two day visits into the city.  Here are some of the sights we saw. 

Around the City

Placa Reial 

Amatller Chocolate shop


The beautiful Palau de la Musica de Catalana

We had booked a tour of the Theatre never realising quite how beautiful it would be - certainly worth the one hour wait for the English speaking tour to begin.....and a bit of a rest in their cafe too! 

Stairwell on the way out 

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Surprising Palau Guell

Our second day and not wanting to stray too far from Las Rambla we opted for a visit to Palau Guell - a most surprising and unusual design but we found it a bit dark but quite beguiling and the craftsmanship amazing 

The cellars 

The Roof 

Next we caught the bus for La Sagrada Familiar that famous Gaudi designed Cathedral not yet finished and still swathed in scaffolding in certain areas. We thought the outside was enough as people were everywhere. Here are just a few of the sights.


Then on up the hill to Santa Crue di San Pau

And finally the view from atop the hill

Sagrada Familia in the distance


Stark contrasts between the old city and the new Riverside 

La Longa de la Seda - Silk Exchange

Ceramics Museum and former Royal Palace 


Dome of the market 

Riverside Complex