Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

We arrived in Barcelona on the evening of September 10th. We wanted to save some money and rented shared room on AirBnb. It turned out to be a room in some student's apartment and he had a cat there. I'm allergic to cats so we had to move out the next day. We found another apartment in Poble Nou district, close to the beach.
On the first day we went for a walk to Barcelonetta district. In this district you can find port, beach and old apartments buildings. And a lot of restaurants :)

Columb points to America.

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Port building.

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Tour boats.

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Marina.

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Seagull.

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Port seafront.

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Street art.

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The beach. A bit crowded.

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El Cap de Barcelona (The Head) - sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein

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Some composition.

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House with umbrellas on Rambla street.

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Rambla street. It’s a pedestrian street where all the tourists go.

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Market at Rambla. On Thursday there was Catalonia’s Day and almost everything was closed.

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There were a lot of demonstrations.

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Plaça Catalunya, where the pigeons live.

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Nice lightning.

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More street art.

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Metal sculpture in Barcelonetta.

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Next evening we went to Magic Fountains of Montjuic.

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The next day we already moved in to the new apartment in Pouble Nou.
It was cloudy, but we went for a walk on the seafront.

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And after that went to the Ciutadella Park.

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Street art.

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Ciutadella Park. We were here already in 2012, and the fountain is still closed for repair.

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Three dragons castle.

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Alley near to Arc de Triomf.

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Arc de Triomf itself.

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There are parrots living in the arc.

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After park we visited tapas-bar Bormuth in Gothic district.

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It was very nice there.

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We didn’t take photos of our food because we were too hungry and ate it before :) On average tapa costs 4-10 EUR. Beer is 3.50 EUR.

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We also visited restaurant called Recasense which was close to our new home
They have English and Spanish menus, but the prices in English one are 1 EUR higher than in Spanish :)

Recasens Barcelona has different menu prices

Also we walked around the city. Famous houses.

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Sagrada Familia.

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Gaudi’s masterpiece, which will not be finished soon.

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Work in progress.

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In the evening we went to La Fonda restaurant. There’s a small line at the entrance.

La Fonda, Barcelona

Starters.

Mixed Starters Plate, La Fonda, Barcelona

Lamb with potatoes.

Roasted Lamb with potatoes, La Fonda, Barcelona

Paella.

Fish Paella, La Fonda, Barcelona

Tiramisu for desert.

Tiramisu, La Fonda, Barcelona