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Touring around Barcelona – 1 – Eixample area


We arrived Barcelona in the morning and our first stop was breakfast.IMG_6791

We then walked over to our first attraction – Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and was disappointed to find that the exterior is under construction.
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The queue for getting inside to see the building was quite long so we decided to go back another day after getting tickets online.

We then walked down to see Casa Batllo and Casa Amatller.  We didn’t go inside and again, queue was quite long.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

There are a lot of beautiful buildings in the area…IMG_6788 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

Next: Day 1 afternoon

 

Hotel Catalonia Square, Barcelona


When I booked this hotel online, I knew it is close to shopping and attractions but I didn’t realise it is that convenient…just 1 min away from Plaza Catalunya where you can get buses, metros, tourist buses, plenty of restaurants and the department store, El Corte Ingles, is just right across the street.

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Snacks & drinks are available for hotel guests in the afternoon and at night.  It is nice to go back to the hotel for a rest in the afternoon and get a snack.  It can be quite hot in the afternoons.IMG_6800 IMG_6799 IMG_6801

We had a room that faces the back of the hotel so it was quiet.  The room was very clean.IMG_6795 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAView from our room…IMG_6796

 

Next: our first day in Barcelona