Friday, April 19, 2013

Barcelona: Day 2

Time for the Hop-on, Hop-off Bus...admittedly touristy (how could it not be!) - but a great way to see a huge city like Barcelona, especially with our mini-crew of sightseers who are not particularly fond on walking long distances.  (Who am I kidding, I was almost in tears after day one's strolling about!)
Our first destination was Park Guell - designed in the early 1900's by Barcelona's famed Antoni Gaudi - if offers spectacular views overlooking the city and coastline.

I'm embarrassed to say that I knew very little about Gaudi before we arrived in Barcelona, but it's impossible to make your way around the city without seeing hundreds of examples of his neo-Gothic architecture from the early to mid-1900's.

Driving by the famous 'Barca' stadium on the bus...wish we could have grabbed 100,000 of our closest friends to watch a game!
Too much fun!
Tapas for dinner - yum! 
Tapas have a funny way of making you feel full even though you're not sure if you really ate enough food...we figured it was best to stop in for 'churros and chocolate' on our way back to the apartment.  
It was a tough crowd, but we convinced them in the end. 
Window shopping on our stroll home.
Loved watching this group of friends join in the Sardana - a famous dance from the Catalan Region.

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