Our Journey to Europe Begins in Barcelona
Starting and ending in Barcelona gave us extra time to see this beautiful city. I was amazed at the different styles of this very old city.
The balconies on the apartments were so varied. You could almost hear the guitar player on the street serenading his lady on the balcony.
The Playa Catalunya is the hub of the city.
From here you can catch the double decker busses for 3 routes of touring with narration. A great way to see all of the city and hear the history.
Las Ramblas is the walking, shopping, eating area of the city. Lots of places to sit and people watch.
We loved how clean and safe the city was. Some of our group walked at night and felt very secure.
The waterfront has been totally redone. It is a big convention area with restaurants and events. The beach is lovely and calls us to spend some time there. You can walk all over Barcelona with maps and do your own tours.
Be sure to leave time to see a Flamenco Show. But not just any show. My friend Eduardo Madrid booked us a dinner show that was phenominal. This was the crown to our wonderful stay in this magnificient city.
A Travel Tip:
One tip – the banks do not like to exchange your money. The only one we found was in Playa Catalunya and they charged a fee besides the exchange rate.
If Barcelona is in your itinerary, be sure to spend extra days here.
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