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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Barcelona - Last Post

I have so many photos and little time to sift through them right now.

Here's an overview of what else we saw while we were staying in Barcelona, Spain.

One day we took the train to Terragona. This beach town was settled by the Romans in the 2nd century BC.


Lots of Roman ruins to view from the wall and towers




to the Circle Roman where chariot races were held



to the amphitheater where gladiators once fought.


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A nice walk on a Sunday afternoon brought us to the Arc de Triumph built for the 1888 Universal Exhibition.



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Another day trip was to Montserrat, home to a Benedictine monastery built in 1025.

From the train we took a cable car to the top.



That little church marks the spot where a hermit lived.


We hiked up halfway and here's Dan preparing to go the rest of the way.


Another hermitage site gave me a seat to wait for him.



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An overnight trip was to Madrid by high speed train.


We arrived in the afternoon and found out how to get tickets the next day to the Prado.


Inside the Prado, no more photos after this because no photographing allowed.



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A great museum in Barcelona was the Museum of the History of Barcelona.  We took an elevator down to the basement where you walk through Roman ruins.



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Another tour we took was the Palace of Music of Catalan. 



This is a concert hall.  Designed by a mentor of Gaudi.



Lots of wonderful memories.  You'll see more of these one day.

5 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

You did a lot and have a very fine record of the trip.

Tom said...

...the Arc de Triumph is fabulous! You can never have too many pictures!

Fun60 said...

Wow! Wow! So many great photos. You really made the most of your stay in Barcelona even managing to go to Madrid. Isn't the Prado fabulous?

Cynthia said...

So many interesting sights. You must not have been still a moment!

Kay said...

You have brought back such wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos!

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