BarcelonaWe got to Barcelona last night and have mostly been shopping, I´m almost ashamed to admit. We did go to La Ramblas, which is a long walkway downtown with shops on either sides. There are also lots of cafes and restaurants of course and street performers. It´s very touristy and I remember reading Trip Advisor, in which many people recommended getting ahotel close to La Ramblas. I wonder why? I love our hotel, the Aparthotel Silver, which is 3 stops away on the metro. It´s beautifully decorated and very clean, which is a must with me. It´s also in a gorgeous neighbourhood. Why would anyone want to stay so close to the mayhem and crowds of downtown?
My sister and I will go to see the famous Sagrada Familia and other places of note before we leave. We can´t say we came to Barcelona and the only thing we did was to shop.
Edited to add photos:
A partial view of Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia from the park across the street.
This is at the end of the Las Ramblas walkway, near the waterfront.
This is a view of apartment buildings in downtown Barcelona.
(Photos taken by me. Please do not reproduce without permission)