Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our day in Barcelona

Today we woke up later than usual thinking that Spain doesn't wake up until about 10. Then we caught the tram from outside our hotel past an interesting building that looked like Barcelona's gherkin and then walked from there to Sagrada Familia. I have never seen even a picture of this cathedral, so I didn't know what to expect. It is an incredible building. Luc was here 20 years ago and he said that a lot of progress has been made in that time. We went in and got audio guides which makes the experience very interesting.
That took the whole morning. After we found some lunch, we walked past a few Gaudi houses and buildings and then wandered around the gothic quarter for a couple of hours. The boys had had enough by then so we came back to the hotel and had a rest and the boys had a swim - really using the facilities of the nice hotel. Luc went back out to do some shopping.
Later on we went out to the Catalan quarter and tried some Tapas varieties for dinner. It was cheap and pretty good but not fantastic.
Now we are packed up ready to drive to the airport tomorrow for a long trip to DC via New York. Probably won't post tomorrow. Talk to you again the next day.

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