discovering Barcelona(Spain)

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Barcelona..is not Spanish..it's Catalonia..the inhabitants of Barcelona..
are proud of their heritage..Catalan spirit..art..language..everything..
it's a big city..with almost parallel streets..lots of pubs,bars,restaurants
and lots to see for the tourist..I started walking the Ramblas..this is a
1,6km long walking street...always full of strolling people..always full of
animation..buskers,street artists,souvenir shops,pubs..tapa bars..
now these tapa's...are typical Spanish..little snacks..sandwiches..
filled with bacon,fish..deliciuous..try a tortilla..cheap..and filling...
I went in to the covered market along the Ramblas..called mercado de
Boqueria=what a feast for the eyes..food,cheese,fruits,really colourful
I stocked up some bread,cheese,ham..
the Ramblas ends at Plaza de Catalunya big square...
I wandered around the barri Gothic..old part of Barcelona city..
little streets around the cathedral..very touristic in fact..I found a restaurant...
called Casa Jos?..I guess it was so dirt cheap to eat there..very popular
with rucksack tourists in fact...if you ever visit Barcelona..don't miss..
the art of architect Gaudi..this dude..started a church called Sagrada familia..
in fact up till today..it's still not finished..because Gaudi died in 1926..
he was hit by a tram..visit his funny house architecture..
ask for Casa Mila..casa Battlo..or visit Parc Guell..I'll try to find a link..
http://www.red2000.com/spain/barcelon/phgau.html
I met some Americans on the Ramblas...and we went for sangria and beer..
on Plaza Real..loveley square with palm trees..
in the evening..I picked up my rucksack at the railway station..
and slept in Ciatudella parc..huge parc..lots of space..

Tiger..
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