European Adventures: Barcelona (Day 2)

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Plaza de Catalunya

Here’s another post on our Barcelona stay! After seeing and admiring the beauty of La Sagrada Familia, we went around and visited a few more tourist spots.

We went to Plaza de Catalunya first, and then headed to the famous Las Ramblas.

Las Ramblas is the central most boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre and is a vibrant and lively promenade filled with Barcelona action at its best. It is approximately 1.2 kilometres long with Port Vell (near the cruise port terminal) at the Southern most end and Plaça Catalunya at the northern most end.

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Las Ramblas

We also saw the Canaletes Fountain, where legend says that anyone who drinks from the fountain will fall in love with Barcelona and return to the city time and time again. After hearing this, of course we drank from the fountain! Wouldn’t want to miss the chance to go back to Barcelona someday.

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Canaletes Fountain

We walked along Las Ramblas and headed to one of Europe’s largest and most famous food markets – La Boqueria.

The Boqueria Food Market is a must-see during a trip to Barcelona. Specialist stalls selling many and varied options of olives, seafood, fruit, meats, cheeses and much more are all on offer.

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Entrance to La Boqueria

We got ourselves freshly squeezed fruit juices – delicioso!

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After our stroll in the market (and also lunch in the area), we had a quick rest and then walked around the Barri Gòtic (The Gothic Quarter). Aside from taking pictures, we also went around the shops for souvenirs and pasalubong.

The beautiful neighbourhood known as the Gothic Quarter is so called because it used to be the Roman village and thus has some remnants of its glorious past. These days because of the constant modernization it is easy to spot an ancient building right next to one built in the 90s. It is this mix of old and new that brings people from all over the world to stay in the Gothic Quarter.

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That ends Day 2 in Barcelona!

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