Port of Call Barcelona, Spain
The Port of Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Shore Excursions
A wonderful promenade leading from Port Vell to Placa de Catalunya, the center of old Barcelona. The street is lined with shops, cafes, florists, street entertainers, and Boqueria, a colorful food market. You'll pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's gorgeous opera house. Las Ramblas ends at the Placa de Catalunya, a huge plaza filled by cafes and shops.
La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona's funkiest church was designed by the celebrated architect Gaudi. Work began in 1883, and the intriguing building is only now nearing completion. Interesting features are the nativity-themed facade, the towers decorated with mosaic work, and ornate doorways with designs representing faith, hope and charity.
In Barcelona's gothic quarter, the architecture dates all the way back to the thirteenth century. The narrow streets are filled with art galleries, boutiques, bars, eateries and cafes. Don't miss the Museu Picasso, showcasing the artwork of the great Pablo Picasso. Also worth visiting is the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, a splendid building of medieval architecture.
A real treat for Gaudi fans, Parc Guell is an truly astonishing urban park. The planting is adventurous and colorful, but the mumber one attraction is Gaudi's hard landscaping, like ornate steps and bizarre concrete fencing.
Barceloneta is adjacent to the port, and was once a fishing harbor. It's a pretty neighborhood, complete with attractive houses and a popular sandy beach. If you're feeling lucky should make for Barceloneta's casino, featuring slot machines, roulette tables and nightclub.
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