Barcelona Spain: Day 1

Since we just relaxed and took the night when we arrived at the hotel, we were full of energy the following day. I admit that I was very excited to go out and explore the city. After eating breakfast at 9.30am we began walking to the metro station. Our hotel is circa 2-3 blocks away from the station and a block away from the World Trade Center. The temperature was around 25 degrees Celsius and that’s under the shade. Imagine our faces walking under the sun then! We were hopeless. :p Kidding! Well, we live in Norway so for us anything above 15 degrees is way too warm. >.< However we do appreciate the sunny days we get because we do not have it often.
Barcelona is a big city so we had to plan our sightseeings in order to save time, money and energy. Our first plan was to go to the famous Barcelona Cathedral.
We took the metro from Almeda station (it is the nearest station to Campanille Hotell Cornella, the hotel were we stayed) to Marina station. When we got out of the station, we found out that we took the wrong route! So we asked a middle aged woman in a souvineer shop we found on the way, but there was a problem, they could not understand us (language barrier dot com)! They do not speak nor understand English (we’re screwed! lol). But wait a girl teenager came who I think is her daughter spoke to us. She could understand us (finally!! :D), she told us where to go even though she is not that good in English but we understood her and we owe her our life! Gracias! 🙂 hihihi…
Inside the Metrotrain. On our way to Espanya Station.

The instruction was to walk on the main road, then just walk recto. Then after a couple of minutes, we found a park. 🙂 Again, we checked our map and were surprise to find out that it is the Parc de la Ciutadella. The park is located east for the old part of the city. 

My own postcard of Parc de la Ciutadella
Ping Pong tables
The Cascade Fountain
My background, Museu de Ciencies Naturals (Castell dels Tres Dragons)
Arc de Triomf  is not far from the park. 🙂

So we walked and walked wherever our feet lead us to…

We stumbled upon a mask shop, Arlequi Mascares at Carrer de la Princesa. They are selling Venetian masks in different shapes and sizes. Also masks for different types of occasion. As you can see, I took pictures inside the shop, which I found out later that it was not allowed to do inside the shop (silly me!).

Tada! Destination reached! Barcelona Cathedral
I got dissapointed here because I was not allowed to go inside the Cathedral because my dress is above the knee.
Antiques for sale outside the Cathedral
Mercat de la Boqueria

 Mercat de la Boqueria is Barcelona’s most famous market. Here you can find fresh fruits, meat and vegetables.

Dunkin Coffee or Dunkin Donuts in other Countries
At La Rambla
Spanish art
Port de Barcelona
Mare Magnum Mall
Barcelona Aquarium

Moving on, Barcelona is indeed a beautiful city. It is like a museum, an outdoor one, lots to see and lots to learn. Even though there is a language barrier, I felt like I was home at some point. Probably it is because some of my ancestors were Spanish and the fact that Philippines have been a colony of Spain or it could be that I just fell in love with this city! What do you think? ❤


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