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Barcelona - Cruise #7 (Nov 2015)
Barcelona, Spain
No one is more famous in Barcelona than Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain
Christopher Columbus Monument

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Joan at the Christopher Columbus Monument

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Plaça Cataluña
Some of the city's most important streets meet at Plaça Cataluña: La Rambla, Portal de l'Àngel and Passeig de Gràcia

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Plaça Cataluña is especially known for its fountains, flowers and statues

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Plaça Cataluña statue

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La Rambla - A tree-lined pedestrian mall connecting Plaça de Cataluña with the Christopher Columbus Monument at the city's waterfront

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La Rambla's architecture

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La Rambla's architecture

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La Rambla's sidewalk cafes

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La Rambla's sidewalk cafes

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The traffic on both sides of La Rambla pedestrian mall. Parking for motorcycles only

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The Market at La Rambla

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The Market at La Rambla

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The Market at La Rambla

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Happy Pills! Really?

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Tonorio's wine cellar

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Base of the Columbus Monument

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Barcelona's old Customs building

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Barcelona's old Customs building

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Along the Moll d'Espanya waterfront park and marina

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Moll d'Espanya waterfront park and marina

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Moll d'Espanya waterfront park and marina

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Moll d'Espanya waterfront park and marina

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Port Vell footbridge with the cable car to Montjuïc crossing the skyline

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The Barcelona Cable Car runs between Barcelona and the top of Montjuïc mountain

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The cable car central tower - the Torre de Jaume I

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Montjuïc is the hill overlooking the Barcelona harbor

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Montjuïc translates to Mountain of the Jews

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Port Vell marina

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Port Vell marina

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Port Vell marina

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Port Vell marina

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Port Vell marina

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Joan wants one of these!

Barcelona - Cruises 4 & 5 (Dec 2012 & 2013)
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La Rambla - A tree-lined pedestrian mall connecting Plaça de Cataluña with the Christopher Columbus Monument at the city's waterfront.

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La Rambla is crowded with tourists, pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks

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Shopping on La Rambla

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Yes. We bought this painting

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"Mickey D" and The Colonel on La Rambla

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Burger King on La Rambla

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The famous "living statues" of La Rambla.

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A "living statue"

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Here's a guy with no head!

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A real statue - Frederic Soler (1839-1895, poet)

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Merry Christmas

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Avinguda Portal de l'Àngel
Part of the large shopping area and one of the city's most visited streets

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Portal de l'Àngel is one of Barcelona's most expensive areas and Spain's second most expensive street. It is always crowded with tourists at any time of the year

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La Sagrada Familia
This 'Nativity' façade faces East. This cathedral is one of Antoni Gaudì's most famous works

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La Sagrada Familia
The "Passion façade" faces West

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The Nativity Façade was the first to be completed and is the most characteristic of Gaudì's naturalistic style

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The Nativity Façade is dedicated to the birth of Jesus

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The sculptures are ornately arranged and decorated with scenes and images from nature

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The Passion façade
Construction was begun in 1954. The towers were finished in 1976

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The Passion façade is especially striking for its spare, gaunt, tormented characters, including Christ being scourged at the pillar and on the Cross

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The Glory Façade
This will be the largest and most striking of the façades. Construction began in 2002

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La Sagrada Familia has 3,000,000 visitors a year.
One projection anticipates construction to be completed around 2026, the centennial of Gaudì's death

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Casa Batlló
Another one of Antoni Gaudì’s masterpieces. It is located on Passeig de Gràcia near our hotel

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Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadìs) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues

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The colorful roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur

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Barri Gòtic
The Barcelona Cathedral, known as La Seu, is certainly one of the finest Gothic buildings in Barcelona

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The forecourt of the cathedral, Pla de la Seu, is crowded with kiosks and shoppers. It is often used for parties and events

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Barri Gòtic (Gothic district) is so called because it used to be the Roman village and thus has some remnants of its glorious past

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The Gothic district is the first choice for many visitors to Barcelona. It is the cultural hub of the city and the shopping is amazing

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Inspiring archetecture

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The 197 ft tall monument to Christopher Columbus stands at the lower end of La Rambla

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Port Vell
The outdated old Customs building

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The Port Vell pedestrian walkway at the end of La Rambla

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The waterfront is less hectic than La Rambla with wide sidewalks, palm trees, benches and modern art

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Along the waterfront

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Port Vell Marina

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The Peix (fish)
This unique sculpture was built in 1992 at Barcelona's waterfront. The large steel structure is indicative of the themes of many other Frank O. Gehry works

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Torre Agbar
Headquarters for Aguas de Barcelona (Agbar), the municipal water company.
The structure has a layer of polished aluminum in blues, greens, and grays and 59,619 sheets of clear glass. At night, the tower is illuminated with 4,500 yellow, blue, pink, and red lights.

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Plaça Cataluña
Some of the city's most important streets meet at Plaça Cataluña: La Rambla, Portal de l'Àngel and Passeig de Gràcia if your shopping tastes are slightly more designer orientated

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Plaça Cataluña is especially known for its fountains and statues and its proximity to some of Barcelona's most popular attractions.

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Plaça Cataluña

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Monument Francesc Macià in Plaça Cataluña commemorates the man who declared Cataluña a free independent republic in 1931

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Plaça de Cataluña statue

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Plaça de Cataluña statue

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Plaça de Cataluña at night

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One of Europes largest department stores decorated for Christmas

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A fountain on Passeig de Gràcia

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Pedestrians along Passeig de Gràcia

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Tenorio. The best restaurant in Barcelona
37 Passeig de Gràcia.
Tenorio is just a city block north of our hotel

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At Tenorio don't miss the "tomato bread" and the "tortilinis in cream sauce"

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We'll go back to Barcelona just for this restaurant

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Many restaurants have these outside kiosks

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Interesting sculpture

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Shopping near Plaça Cataluña

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Santa at a store near Plaça Cataluña

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Hat shop in Barri Gòtic

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Dress shop near Passeig de Gràcia

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Public transportation

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Motorcycles are the most popular transportation

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More motorcycles

Hotel Eurostars BCN Design
Eurostars Hotel
Hotel Eurostars BCN Design
Passeig de Gracia
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Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel
It's not the photo
The wall is intentionally out of focus

Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel
A balcony overlooking Passeig de Gràcia

Eurostars Hotel
Breakfast buffet

Eurostars Hotel
The cuckoo clocks have different time zones

Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel


Eurostars Hotel

Cádiz - Cruise #7 (Nov 2015)
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Cartagena - Cruise #7 (Nov 2015)
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Girona - Cruise #7 (Nov 2015)
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We docked at the Port of Palamós for our trip to Girona

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Palamós small boat harbor

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Girona is an ancient town several thousand years old on the River Onyar

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Girona, Spain - Colorful. Patriotic. Medieval.

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The picturesque houses overlooking the river Onyar are characteristic of Girona

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The picturesque houses overlooking the river Onyar are characteristic of Girona

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Cataluña Flags
Red and yellow striped flags are displayed from every window and balcony around!

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The Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

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The steep alleyways, porticoed streets and squares of Girona

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The Jewish ghetto or Call is one of the best preserved in Europe

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The narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter have maintained their medieval atmosphere

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The Jewish ghetto or Call (derived from the Hebrew “Kahal” meaning community)

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Jewish History Museum in Girona

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The Jewish History Museum

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The Jewish History Museum

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The Jewish History Museum

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This model of the Jewish Quarter shows the labyrinth of narrow streets and patios

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Girona's legend of the flies

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Txalaka - Best tapas and how about this wine rack!

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Palma De Mallorca - Cruise #7 (Nov 2015)
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The massive Santa María cathedral sits between the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the episcopal palace and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea

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Joan at Parc de la Mar

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La Seu, the Santa María cathedral is a Gothic landmark begun by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but finished only in 1601

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu, is built on the site of a pre-existing Arab mosque

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The Royal Palace of La Almudaina

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The Royal Palace of La Almudaina was built as an Arabian Fort

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The Fort was claimed as the official royal residence in the early 14th century

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Overlooking Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea

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Mallorca for Majorca Pearls

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Mallorca

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Mallorca

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A monument to Joan

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Palma De Mallorca (1994)
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The Palace Mallorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain. The capital of the island is Palma

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The cathedral of Palma

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The cathedral of Palma

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The cathedral of Palma

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The cathedral of Palma

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The cathedral of Palma

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McDonald's. They're everywhere!

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All the way to Mallorca for Country & Western

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Videos

Torre de Jaume I, the central tower of the Barcelona Cable Car
that runs to the top of Montjuïc mountain


Time Lapse Video of the Port Vell Footbridge


Rushhour in Barcelona is an example of the number of bicycles and motorcycles that are used for daily transportation throughout Europe

Google Map Barcelona, Spain
Google Map Cádiz, Spain
Google Map Cartagena, Spain
Google Map Palamós, Spain


Google Map Girona, Spain

Google Map Mallorca, Spain

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