Thursday, 4 September 2014

LIFE | Barcelona (Part 2)

I'm back with more Barcelona pictures!  I've already done a Barcelona | Part 1 which included my beachy time in Barcelona.  This post is about when we went inland slightly and up on the hills.
Having a 9 year old boy I tend to have to go to a lot of castles. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy castles myself, but I am kinda getting the feeling that once you've seen one castle they're all pretty much the same. 
We decided to head up to Castell Montjuic partly because 'there are huge canons there mum' and partly because I'd heard the views of the city were spectacular from there.  Mini Greenoids happy.  I'm happy.  Perfect.
One problem.  Getting there.  There were 2 options - walk through the gardens (not Mini Greenoids first choice) or the Teleferic de Montjuic.  The Teleferic de Montjuic is a short(ish) cable car ride up to the top of the hill.  Now, cable cars scare me.  I'm not the best with heights at the best of times and dangling from a cable kinda fills me with dread.  Saying all that, I did want to do it.  I think it's good to be a little bit scared of something but do it anyway.

I have to say it was enjoyable.  The views going up and down were amazing.  The whole city was laid out before us. 

When we got to the top we had a look around the castle and sat for a while looking at the city and talking about which parts we knew.  I have to say, it's definitely a trip I'd recommend if you're ever in Barcelona. 

The gardens leading up to the castle are, apparently, beautiful too.  So if you can't pluck up the courage to use the Teleferic de Montjuic there's always that option.

After the castle we headed over to the Olympic Stadium which is only a short walk away.  I knew it was free to get in and that's always a winner in my book for a tourist attraction!  There isn't much to do there.  There is, of course, a little shop and café there.  But it was just a nice thing to go and see.  When the Olympics were in London in 2012 myself , Mini Greenoid and my sister when to watch a few various events so it was interesting to go to Barcelona's Olympic stadium and talk about the Olympics.  

Do you enjoy city breaks?

Where's the best city you've visited?

Do you prefer relaxing on a beach or sightseeing?

1 comment :

  1. I absolutely love Barcelona, it's such a beautiful place to visit. Lovely photos! :)


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