We arrived in Barcelona around 2:45 this afternoon.  It is a long way from Cordoba.  Traveling by high speed train at around 240 Kph it took about four hours.  It is also a lot cooler and the air conditioner in this hotel works a lot better.  We are close to the center of the town – near the port so pretty convenient for a couple of days of sightseeing.  This afternoon we walked a couple blocks to the Maritime museum then went past the statue of Columbus to the wharf and looked out onto the Mediterranean.  Think we may try a short boat trip tomorrow night.  But not in this one.  It took almost 250 rowers to move this one around the sea.


Tomorrow will be mostly about Gaudi and his Famous Sagrada Familla Cathedral that is still being built – estimated completion time about 2030.  And there are a couple of other of his buildings we are going to try and visit – plus the Roman ruins.  Its amazing to think that some of the handiwork of the people who lived here was here in pre-Christian times.  It has been quite an experience seeing such old structures.



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3 responses to “Barcelona

  1. Toni

    I hope your journey home goes smoothly and isn’t too tiring – that’s a marathon trip you’ve completed.

  2. Finally finding the time to catch up on your blog posts from the last couple of months. Nice photos. Visiting Europe really does give us western Canadians a different perspective on history. In Norway a couple of weeks ago I had lunch in the building that my grandma grew up in, a log house built 200 years ago, approximately 50 years before Rev. James Nisbet established the first Presbyterian mission at a place he called Prince Albert. And that is recent compared to some of the stone buildings in Europe.

  3. Linea

    The age of the things we saw and places we visited always amazed me. Saw remains of a Christian church excavated from under the Mezquita in Cordoba from the time of the Visigoths. Made me wonder if any of the apostles had walked that soil.