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Drousas Family’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 19 Jun 2011

Location: Barcelona, Spain

MapOur last 2 days in Barcelona were busy touring with the hop on hop off tours around the city. the highlight of course..drum roll..was the tour of Barcelona FC stadium! The real reason for visiting this city (for John & kids). There was a museum there detailing the history of the club as well as trophies, flags etc. they have won over the years. The 3 of them shopped heaps in the store there too.

On our last day we managed to spend a couple of days at the beach. We hired our sun lounges and umbrella although the water was a little cold. Here we were worried about the moulin rouge..that was nothing compared to the sights on the beach!

After our stint we headed off the La Sagrada Familia Basilica. Gaudi's vision and life work in the 1800's before he was run over by a tram and died. It is amazing! It is still not completed except for the inside which ws finished late last year and consecrated by the pope on the 7th Nov 2010. The intricate detail on the both outside & inside was incredible.

On our last night there was a protest down our street and at the placa Catalunya protesters have set up tents since mid May!
We also made sure we had enough paella & tapas before we left the country too!!