On our second day we left the hotel heading to Plaza de España. We decided to take our breakfast on our way, at a local supermarket, they always offer nice cakes and cheap deals.
We arrived the Plaza de España and saw a refurbished bull fighting arena, we did not know our luck when we went to the top of the commercial centre Arena, it had opened one week before.
These are some of the photos we took from the Arena
|View of the Plaza de España with the National Museum of Catalonia Art behind.|
|Zoomed view to the National Museum of Catalonia Art in Barcelona|
|Plaza de España|
|Parc de Joan Miró on the right, Carrer de Tarragona on the left.|
|View over Barcelona from the Arena top|
|Walking path around the last floor of the Arena|
|Swimming pool on one of the last floor of a building , with the Sagrada Familia on the background, on the right.|
After the Arena, we headed to the National Museum of Catalonia Art, walking through Av. Reina Maria Cristina where you can find benches if you want to rest a little.
|View over Barcelona from the NMCA|
|On the area of the NMCA there are treadmills available for the public.|
|Plaza Europa in the Anella Olimpica|
|Palau Sant Jordi|
|Montjuic Communications Tower in Barcelona designed by Santiago Calatrava|
After seeing the Europa Plaza we headed for the Olympic Stadium to see the interior, open for the public for free.
|There was a little mistake in one of the boards in the Stadium|
|One of the overviews that you can see when on the cable car|
If you are not afraid, it is worth to pay for the cable car ride. You get splendid views and it is a faster way to get to the top of Montjuic. We bought the return ticket.
You can also walk to the Castle, but if you want to walk there, you should be well prepared physically.
|The Montjuic modern Cable Cars|
|Gardens around the Montjuic Castle|
|View of Barcelona from the Montjuic Castle|
|Montjuic Castle Collage|
We headed to the Plaza Drassanes and then to monument to Columbus, after that we started our tour by the famous Ramblas.
It was time to eat, we decided to stop in sandwich restaurant. You have several choices in the Ramblas, from typical places to the big brands.