FUN-travel: Barcelona, Spain – Day 3

September 21, 2012 by  

Trip Day 53 – Saturday, September 1 – Barcelona, Spain

Parc Güell Entrance


Dragon Mosaic

  •  bright sunshine – cool breeze
  • Starbuck’s isn’t open
  • coffee is better across the street from hotel
  • 9:30 – hop on, hop off bus (take the one with the most # of buses so don’t have to wait long)
  • Barcelona Sightseeing is run by Grayline – has 2 routes & covers large area too big to walk
  • 2 day senior pass only $22 Euro!
  • 12:00 – 1st stop – Parc Güell – 30 acre garden designed to be a 60-residence gated community
  • 2 gingerbread gate houses flank entrance
  • ceramic dragon fountain on steps up
  • 100 columns – each different, decorated with colorful ceramic, broken bottles & bric-a-brac
  • snack break – cappuccino & tomato, onion, feta tapas
  • 2nd stop – Block of Discord – several colorful Modernista facades compete for attention on
  • Passeig de Gràcia – all built by well-known 19th century architects
  • Casa Batlló – Gaudi design with shell-like balconies & soft-ice-cream-cone turret roof

Casa Batlló

  • celebrating our anniversaries (1st date was 8-31 – got married on 9-6)
  • 2:00 – lunch @ 5 J – greek salad, fried egg with ham & broad beans – nice light, crisp white wine
  • siesta
  • wonderful Sylvia @ front desk recommends Bembi Indian Restaurant – have her call to find out what time they open – reservations full but will take us @ 8:30 when they open
  • 20 min, nice walk – lovely atmosphere & service – scallops in light cream sauce, rice , garlic nan, dal & chicken vindaloo – the best so far!
  • 10:00 walk back to hotel
  • Gallery Hotel area – has all of the high end designer stores on both sides of the streets for several blocks


  • Don’t remember a thing!

FF (FUN-fact) – All over Spain you will pay extra to sit at an outside table.


2 Responses to “FUN-travel: Barcelona, Spain – Day 3”

  1. Terribie Ted on September 24th, 2012 11:01 am

    Hi to both of you and thanks for sharing remarkable trip. Don’t think I will be running with the bulls anytime soon.

    I got in a week of fishing in Alaska this year, 3 days ocean and 3 days fly fishing so had great summer. Caught over 1,200 lbs of fish in our group and personally shipped back 125 lbs of wonderful halibut and salmon. Got to see a grizzly up close and fortunately did not have to unholster my 44 mag.

    Hope you have a wonderful Fall and look forward to seeing you again.


  2. Susan Clarke on September 24th, 2012 2:05 pm

    What FUN! We’re coming for dinner! We had some of the best halibut in Alaska. Let us know when you’re coming to SD. XXOO Susan