After a successful WRC Spain and a long time on the road working without much of a break it was great to be able to set aside a week of downtime and exploration time in Barcelona.
I visited the city many many years ago on a Contiki Tour, back then however I was sick and spent the entire time in my hotel room, not this time however.
I was back in an AirBnb apartment, right in the heart of old town Gothic Barcelona, everything I needed was at my finger tips, but I did have a car which made life both difficult and easy at times.
My first day I decided to plan nothing, went shopping for some groceries the night before so made myself a nice breakfast, watched a few videos on Barcelona and caught up on emails and life.
Rick Steeves giving me advise on what to do in Barcelona.
The famous Barcelona Cathedral, this was shot at just after midnight, still so many people out and about.
So many department stores still open for the thousands of toursists.
and now one of the must see places in Barcelona, La Boqueria.
It seems I have an affinity for colourful markets, it all started on my travels to Phuket in Thailand, and now continues in other cities around the world, Phuket Night Markets still rates as my all time favourite though.
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often referred to as La Boqueria is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, and is one of the city’s most visited tourist landmarks. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.
The Famous Las Rambla, arguably one of the most famous pedestrian strips in the world, by the time I arrived it wasnt as hectic as I was expecting, but still busy busy busy and alive with atmosphere.
The view of the Harbour from the Rambla Del Mar which is a man made island of sorts with a shopping centre and eateries in the middle of the harbour.
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