Barcelona has amazing buildings. I don't know an Ionic column from a flying buttress, but I loved the architecture in the city. I've never wanted to take so many photos of buildings anywhere before.
During our ride on the open top tour bus, there was lots of traffic. So I had plenty of time to look at all the buildings and take a gazillion photos of them. Unfortunately, I forgot most of the details about what the places were, so I just have a bunch of random photos of cool buildings.
This is the Columbus Monument.
Columbus is not pointing toward the New World. He's pointing in the wrong direction, which amuses me. You can go to the top of this monument, but that column is skinny! Then I read in the guide book that the elevator is very narrow and knew that no view would make that worthwhile.
We got a fine view riding on the cable car from Montjuic to the Barcelona Castle.
Barcelona has it's own Arc de Triomf.
Next to our hotel was the Arenas shopping center.
Recently opened, it was built from an old bullfighting ring.
It felt like we did so many things on this vacation. The tour bus, the chocolate museum, the aquarium, three different shopping malls, the cable cars, the Parc Guell, seeing the Sagrada Famila church, walking down Las Ramblas....what else...oh, and the Magic Fountains (that I thought were more like Mildly Diverting Fountains, but whatever).
We stayed at the B Hotel. The main reason I chose it was because of the rooftop pool.
There actually is a space between the plexiglass and the side of the 9 story building. But not much of a space. Basically, Grace is floating around on the edge of the hotel. She was also the only one who enjoyed the pool, because that was some chilly water! The weather in Barcelona was lovely, warm but not hot. Breezy but not windy. In fact, that's the adjective I'd use to describe Barcelona altogether - lovely.