Barcelona Day 5

Friday 7th October 2016

I enjoyed by breakfast with a few self storage colleagues before meeting up with Brian Kilgariff and Robyn Ware as they flew in from Portugal.  We checked into our apartments in an ancient part of Barcelona known as the Gothic Quarter.  I was in heaven. I just love being right in the heart of an old city with it’s tiny alleyways and passages that lead from square to square. The mercat (market) caters to the local resident offering cheese,  hams, fresh fruit and vegetable, olive oil, wine, meat, seafood whilst offering great tapas bars to feed the locals and the visitors. This is where we enjoyed our first tapas feast together just a few meters from our accomodation.

We continued to wander aimlessly, just because you can. Around every corner was yet another surprise.  We eventually met with with Diane and Bretan Clifford at the monument to Christopher Columbus. They have been holidaying in Albi, France and popped over to Barcelona by train to spend a few days with us.  So it was now time to really go exploring.  We took the lift to the top of the monument for a birds eye view of Barcelona. We then wandered La Rambla, listed to music, drank sangria, bought some fresh fruit at the mercat before making our way back to the Gothic Quarter.  We enjoyed drinks on cheese, ham and olives on our roof top terrace overlooking other roof tops.  We ate a tapas meal in a bar on the Cathedral Square just an alley way from our apartments.

Mercat St. Catarina

Mercat St. Catarina

Barcelona Balcony

Barcelona Balcony

Street Art

Street Art

The Harbour

The Harbour

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

La Rambla

La Rambla

Mercat De La Boqueria

Mercat De La Boqueria

La Rambla

La Rambla

Sangria in La Rambla

Sangria in La Rambla

One comment to “Barcelona Day 5”
  1. Great Posts Susan and you should just about be in Dubai, so enjoy the 2nd leg of your journey home.
    Love
    Carmel

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