Barcelona is a great city.

Its very European and has a great vibe. Its 10 years since I was last there and it didn’t take me long to get my bearings and for the memories of my previous trip to come flooding back. The city’s Metro system is very comprehensive and I paid €20 for a four day ticket. As well as the main sights such as La Ramblas, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia, the waterfront is very well developed and it is refreshing that its is still so busy with ferries and freight ships so close to the city centre.

I spent the first day I was there exploring and taking photos of the architecture. having been before, I wasn’t so interested in doing all the standard ttourist things but still found myself admiring the Gaudi architecture and the everlasting building work at Sagrada. On the second day, I took the funicular train to Montjuic which has spectacular views across the city. The old Fort at the top of Montjuic is also pretty impressive and I enjoyed the view sat looking out over the city as I sipped a beer.

I walked down, having taken the cable car to the top, and enjoyed wandering through the gardens on my way back to the funicular railway.

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