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Barcelona – High Above and Underwater

April 20th, 2008 at 12:49 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

We started off mid-morning on the so-called ‘tourist bus’ – the double decker that tourists like us use to get around to all the interesting visitor spots at a particular destination. We took the red/north line (there are also the blue and green lines), which ultimately brought us to Parc Güell, another site featuring the works of Antoni Gaudi.

After a couple of hours of wandering about we hopped back on the bus in hopes of transferring to the blue line to get to Fundació Joan Miró – a museum with over 10,000 pieces of the art of this modernist/post-impressionistic/surreal artist. However, by the time we got there we would have had less than an hour to see the museum and the line to get in was ridiculous, plus it was raining. We will try again Tuesday.

So, instead we had lunch in Las Ramblas – more tapas at a tourist-oriented place, after which we said goodbye to Martin and Arend. They have a 14 hour drive back to Holland.

After a bit of shopping we went to the oceanfront and Aquarium (photos above), followed by an attempt at an early dinner (dinner starts late here – typically 8:30pm or 9pm at the earliest).

We’re still quite jetlagged too.