November 12, 2015

BARCELONA ~ Spain


On March 5th, we arrived in Barcelona, Spain.  I wanted to go to Spain when I was taking Spanish in high school but I haven't given much thought about it since then and that was back in the 80's. 


By the end of the day, I was in love with Barcelona.  Below are some photos that I took around the city.  

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This Christopher Columbus Monument is located in a central plaza in Barcelona, Spain. It is reputed to be the largest of all of the many monuments dedicated to celebrating Christopher Columbus and his “discovery” of America.

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Sardana statues overlooking Barcelona Catalonia Spain


I just had to snap a shot of this burger king advertisement.


This is the Casa Amatller, together with the adjacent Casa Batllo, designed by Gaudí, and theCasa Lleó Morera, by Domènech i Montaner, is part of the "mansana de la discòrdia" or block of discord of Barcelona, so-named because it features buildings in sharply contrasting styles.










You will see a lot of motorcycles and motorcycle parking lots around Europe.


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We stepped off the tour bus at Placa De Espanya not really sure which way to go. We saw this huge building in the distance and headed down this long walkway.

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We ended up at the  MNAC, the National Art Museum of Catalonia ( Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya ) which is one of the best and most visited art museums in Barcelona. It is located at the foot of Montjuic, next to Placa d’Espanya, and stands out primarily for its exceptional displays of Romanesque and Gothic collections, which are among the finest in the world.

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My daughter and I standing in front of this beautiful, massive waterfall.

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