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Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Barcelona


Apart from touring around with the hop-on-off bus, we went back to Casa Mila to see the inside.  Our ticket option allowed us to see the roof, the attic and one of the apartment.  Again, buying tickets online is recommended to avoid the queue.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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In the atticOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Gaudi’s design were all very beautiful and yet thoughtful and practical.

Next: fine dining at Restaurant Laserte, day trip to Montserrat

 

Lunch @ Mercat La Boqueria, Barcelona


We went back to Mercat La Boqueria for lunch…the store we wanted to go to was really busy, we had to queue for about 20mins.IMG_6840 IMG_6842 IMG_6844They have a wide selection of fish, prawns, shellfish, etc.  Their grilled seafood platter is very popular but the portion is too big for us so instead we chose two seafood and grilled mix veggie…Everything were delicious and fresh.IMG_6847IMG_0690

 

 

 

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona


 

The must see attraction in Barcelona, buying tickets online is highly recommended!  We bought tickets with audio guide to the cathedral and also to one of the towers.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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The facade that is still under construction.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We went up to the tower on the Nativity facade.  You go up by elevator and walk down by stairs.  There is still a lot of construction every where.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Great view from the tower.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Can Majo, Barcelona


Our first day ended with a delicious dinner at Can Majo, located next to the beach at La Barceloneta.  It was not full the day we went but reservation is recommended.  Also they don’t open early for dinner service.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey also have an outdoor area but it was a bit chilly for us.  Inside of the restaurant was lovely too.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bread with tomato and olive oil (it is more like bread crust)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Very fresh oystersOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGrilled razor claims, perfectly done – fresh, soft, juicy
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First time seeing these at a restaurant – Barnacles.  So fresh & sweet that they were just steamed.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This was a 2-person portion, didn’t realise it would be so big.  We weren’t able to finish all BUT it was the best paella I ever had! So good that we didn’t bother to try paella elsewhere.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Touring around Barcelona – 2 – Ciutat Vella, La Barceloneta


We spent the afternoon walking along La Ramblas and the neighbourhood. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Mercat La Boqueria – they have all kinds of fruits, meat, seafood, etc., and also have cooked food.  Great spot for seafood and tapas.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Placa ReialOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Afternoons are really long at this time of the year as sunset is around 9.30pm and a lot of restaurants do not start dinner service until 8pm or later.

We managed to walk all the way down to Monument a Colon, Rambla de Mar and La Barceloneta. (it was a LOT of walking for the 1st day….)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

Next: dinner at Can Majo