Spain trip report: Barcelona, Day 1, La Ramblas

So, after our day visiting Cathedrals, we wanted to get paella for dinner. The hotel recommended a place, and it was quite a walk away from the hotel, farther than we thought it would be. It was by the harbor. And was open early enough for us non-Spaniards. Unfortunately, it was really expensive and the food wasn’t very good.

And they gave us bread (unasked) and then charged us 2.90 euros per person for it. It wasn’t even good bread. It was hard and they don’t seem to use butter in Barcelona. Meh. The “ham” was ok.

(J-9, you might want to fast-forward through these few pics!)

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I asked for my paella without the shells:
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Doug got his with.
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Our second day in Barcelona we decided to go see Monserrat, a monastery in the mountains. It was about an hour train ride away.

First we walked down La Rambla to the harbor.
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The red M signs are for the Metro. We were really close to a metro stop (Liceu), which was handy.
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I never went inside this theater, but it was in the tour books.
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In the morning, all the performance artists were getting set up for the day.
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And putting on makeup:
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Another theater:
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A-HA farewell tour? Nooooo! (Actually, I had no idea they were still together.)
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Christopher Columbus monument:
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Looking along the street that runs next to the harbor:
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After taking some pictures, we headed back to a metro stop to travel to Monserrat.

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