Barcelona Diary – Part VI
The last full day started that morning (August 30th) and I really hated to start saying goodbye already. I could have stayed another week or two, just eating, relaxing, and shopping all day 🙂
Today we were in for more sightseeing and Christoffer wanted to take me up on the gondola to drive/sail/glide (what the heck do you call it when taking a gondola?) at Torre d’Alta Mar – Barcelona’s cable car. It is a tower, from which you do not only have a beautiful view, but from which you can also take a gondola all the way across the water towards Sants-Montjuïc – a mountain (area) separating Barcelona city center from the airport, complete with an old castle and the Olympic area on top.
After we finally made it to the other side (heights in combination with gondolas are NOT my favorite thing to do) we started walking. Oh boy, and what did we walked… All the way up the mountain until we finally reached the Olympic area. I loved the area up there though. Lots of parks (I would have loved to have more time to spend up there, I LOVE parks) and lots of green in combination with the various stadiums, swimming halls, etc.:
From the Olympic area we started proceeding downwards on the other side of the hill and then got out at the Plaça del Marquès de Foronda and its magic fountain. They do lightshow at night, which we were thinking about seeing, but we still had so many other things to do and it is on the other side of town after all. But even during daylight the area was super nice:
Afterwards we actually ended up doing even more. We took the Metro back into town and finally went to see the market St. Joseph, next to La Rambla. After having a not-s0-yummi melon and mint juice (we thought it would be more refreshing and less sweet) we went to Bar Lobo right behind it and had tapas (and Iberian ham – best invention EVER) again. What else, right?
NOW we finally went back to the hotel and took a long nap and I packed all of our things before heading out to dinner to an amazing place right next to our hotel: Llamber. But more about this place tomorrow (this post was long enough already).