Tuesday, 22 July 2014

"Barcelona! Like a jewel in the sun"

Following on from yesterday's post highlighting the best of the Blue Bus Turistic Route, 
today I'm sharing with you some of the highlights from the Red Route...

Las Arenas
Las Arenas is a former bull fighting ring that has been transformed into a shopping mall. It boasts 
a 360º roof-top skywalk terrace with panoramic views.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is the national museum of Catalan visual art; we didn't 
go inside, but we did get off the bus here to take in the breathtaking views over the city...

Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Palau Sant Jordi and Montjuïc Communications Tower
Barcelona held the Olympic Games in 1992; the theme song for the games was 'Barcelona' by Queen
vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. It also the song Hubs and I sang
almost EVERYWHERE we went :)

Port Vell
A waterfront harbour, Port Vell was built as part of an urban renewal programme prior to the 1992
Olympics. Before this, it was a run-down area of empty warehouses, railroad yards and factories.

Olympic Port
Opened after extensive regeneration in 1991, the Olympic Port hosted the sailing events during the
1992 Olympic Games. The Port is close to both Barceloneta beach and Icària beach.

Barceloneta beach can be found just a 15-minute stroll from the bottom of La Rambla...
...while Icària beach begins by the 'twin towers' near the Olympic Port.

Come back on Thursday when I'll share the few final photos from our Barcelona break.
Happy Tuesday!
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1 comment:

  1. Wow, the views look amazing. I like the wooden lobster too :)