Thursday, December 9, 2021
barcelona revisited - día dos
Barcelona - Friday 3rd of December - 28752 steps
Before breakfast we visited Palau Güell in El Raval. On the rooftop we were surprised by the spectacular view over the city.
We had breakfast on the terrace at Gran Torina on the inviting Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli.
We continued our walk along the harbour to Barceloneta and wandered the straight streets of the neighborhood. We walked across the Playa de la Barceloneta and enjoyed some empanadas de pollo we bought at Baluard, the best bakery of Barceloneta, at the sculpture L'Estel Ferit (better known as the four twisted cubes).
In the afternoon we thoroughly explored the El Born neighborhood and traversed Parc de la Ciutadella.
Time for another refreshment with olives and tapas on the terrace at Bar Bodega Flassaders 1956 on Plaça de Jaume Sabartés, before we continued the brisk walk to Sagrada Familia.
The construction of Sagrada Familia is always in progress. This time we were able to admire the new huge star on the second tallest tower of the basilica. The star is 7.5 meters wide, weighs about 5.5 tons and is made of steel and glass. We were just a week early to see the star illuminated for the first time, but it was impressive anyway.
Near the Sagrada a garage door was opened just as we passed and we saw our orange Mini Cooper parked in front of the Sagrada.
Via the Passeig de Gracia we walked back to our hotel. We couldn't wait to take off our shoes and lie down before the evening program starts.