Our fall decoration-project is in full swing, and I can´t wait to post the results of what we´ve done!
Until that, here´s some more tips for Barcelona.
The second day the rain was gone and the weather was perfect for some serious sightseeing. We started the day off at the beautiful Maremagnum mall, close to Barcelonetta. I must say, they probably have one of the best-located Starbucks, since it has a open view over the harbor, what better way to start your morning?
As some of you might know, I have celiac disease, and therefore have to follow a strict, gluten-free diet. When traveling this can be quite tricky, since eating in most restaurants become a bit difficult. Especially in countries that are mass-consumers of stuff like bread and pasta. But "luckily" there´s McDonald´s, which in some countries have a safe gluten-free menu. I guess we ended up at McDonald´s around 4-5 times, yup. Well at least I didn´t have to starve, and not being used to eating at McDonald´s, I have to admit the food was pretty good. And cheap. So to all my celiac diseased readers, don´t underestimate McDonald´s, as long as you do a lot of walking afterwards and burn off those calories, haha!
Besides eating at McDonald´s we did a lot of sightseeing around the city. We did a Gaudi-walking tour with this company, once again a tip-based system. Barcelona is filled with free walking tours, I highly recommend using these. The Gaudi-tour was alright, but since we did it on a Saturday it was quite packed, and I would´ve wanted more specific details about the different buildings and Gaudi. But all in all a very informative and worth-doing tour.
We had purchased hop-on, hop-off - tickets in advance, which is a easy and cheap way to explore the city. We took the funicular up to the Montjuic Castle, where you have a stunning view over the city. Otherwise there isn´t that much to see, since it isn´t a castle-castle, but more of a fortress. The funicular was 10€ back and forth (if I remember correctly), but there goes a path up to the castle, so it´s possible to also walk up.
We ended our busy day with a breathtaking concert at Palau De La Musica Catalana. It was four Catalan guitarists, they were the most amazing guitar players I´ve ever heard. So if you have the time, do visit the concert hall, it has been named as one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world.
I ran out of glue-gun glue yesterday (that was a difficult word-combo), so I´ll run to the store to get some more and continue with my decorations. Enjoy your day!