Rambla-ing around old Barcelona

After leaving the beach area we made our way to the Barri Gothic area again and went for another exploratory walk. There were lots of impressive old buildings as were strolled around.

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Eventually we came back to the Cathedral.

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From there we made our way down a narrow but busy street adorned with old murals

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across to La Rambla and joined the steady flow of pedestrians. At the La Boquaria market we decided to have a look around and buy ourselves a snack. It was fascinating to look at the various stalls.

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Just loved the cheese and pastry stalls.

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However it was the fruit stalls selling cups of delicious juice and fruit salad that attracted us in the end to buy. Yummy, refreshing summer fruits.

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Not long after that we passed the impressive Theatre del Liceu.

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As we came nearer to the end of La Rambla we noticed quite a row of street artists drawing caricatures or painting portraits. We stopped and watched with interest for a while.

 

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As time was moving on we made our way across to meet our friends, John and Anne, in El Born. After a quick look around we chose a restaurant to eat together. After all the walking around I was certainly ready for a beer while our food was being cooked. It was a German wheat beer and really hit the spot.

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It was quite gloomy although you wouldn’t know it as the camera flash really lit up our corner of the restaurant when I took this next photo.

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Our food arrived not long after and the presentation of the pork shaslick hanging from a stand really impressed. The choices we shared were delicious and chatting about the different things each couple had done during the day made for a very enjoyable night.

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