Hop on Bus ..10/30 & 31/19
Some of these notes cover the second day of the hop-on bus and so you’ll not see the corresponding picture.
Wall on Paral-lel (street) is boundary of city built in 13th century
There are 7 beaches 5or 9kms long (depending on which line you’re on)… all area cleaned up in Poblenou area. Some are for wheel chair users
Besos water tower .. red brick tower took 3 yrs to restore.
Bullet-shaped building is Agbar tower
11,000 people live in housing of Olympic village built in 1992, was the start of change in the prosperity and urbanization infrastructure.
Barca stadium capacity is 100,000…. largest in Europe.
Summit ahead as we boarded the red line again,houses a cathedral … is 500.+ meters high.
Casa Batllo house by Gaudi next stop is one with blue porcelain tiles
Casa on right La Pedrera…also translate to pile of stones.
Pedestrian walkways in the middle of street also have trains underneath.
Former bull ring now a shopping centre.
Greater Barcelona has over 3 million inhabitants. The Palace Nationale was built in 1929. Mountjuic named because in time past, was home to Jewish cemetery and so named “Mount of Jews” …. has the largest cemetery of the area.
Maritime museum originally was the shipyards
Giant lobster in walkway.
Palau del Mar is old port warehouse ….now outside cafes specializing in 🦞 and other seafood.
1929 tradefair columns built … at entrance to Montjuic Park.
Telecommunications tower on side of Montjuic near Olympic stadium is the white modernist sculpture built for the 1992 Olympics.
We’ve had a couple of 16,000 plus step days…. oh my God!!! Even the other days have been right up there. We are certainly getting our excercise.