Barcelona Part 3–The Mediterranean

On our last day in Barcelona, (Joe unfortunately had meetings to attend), Kate, Russ, and I took public transportation to get to the Mediterranean.  Since seeing the beautiful blue expanse of water from the top of Tibidabo, I couldn’t wait to get my feet in the sand!

We spent some time wandering around Barceloneta, the port, and the shopping mall.

The Port

Russ's Favorite--Note the Helicopter!

The Port

And finally…

The Sea!

 

Ahh, Beautiful!

The Beach

Making My Way Down to the Sea

From the Reef

The beach where we wandered is part of Barceloneta and is a fishermen’s district.  It is one of the most popular beaches in Barcelona and spans for about 4 kilometers.  Beautiful!

After walking along the beach for a while, we made our way into more of the city and found a beautiful lookout spot, Miramar. 

The Port

View from Miramar

 

Christopher Columbus Statue

The Christopher Columbus Statue is one of the most famous in Barcelona.  He points out to the sea, which symbolizes Barcelona’s reliance on and gratitude to the sea. 

Columbus

I wish we had more time to spend in Barcelona!  Now I can spend time planning our next visit–more Gaudí, the Picasso Museum, BEACH time, and more!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kristi on October 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    You def. need to go to the Picasso Museum. It is so worth it. It looks so tiny on the outside but is immense inside.

    Reply

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