Barcelona? No, it's Barthelona.
Hooray it's our first whole day in the lovely city of Barcelona!!! We woke up and found our way to our next hostel which is VERY far from the city center. Oh well...at least it's quiet.
Then we headed into town for our first of countless walks down Las Ramblas. We stumbled across an amazing market and had a lunch of random fruit juice, fruit, and pizza.
Then we headed on a free walking tour with our really hippy New Zealander guide. He was hilarious and we learned so much about the city! We saw some Dali and Goya museums we wanted to go back and see when we had a chance.
Here is a lovely church in a courtyard that was bombed in WWII.
These columns are ancient Roman columns surrounded by modern apartments, these are just outside someone's window!
We learned a lot about Barcelona's history, that beat up wall is gunshot holes from that jerk Mussolini killing lots of people in the city there.
We also learned that the Catalonian people wanted to pick a new animal separate from the rest of Spain (Madrid..) so they replaced the bull with... A donkey. Not sure why...
After the tour we wandered the streets for a little and went in all the little shops we could find. Then we searched around for a good tapas place and found a nice seat on Las Ramblas for some people watching and a massive mug of sangria.
After dinner we walked around some more and then headed back to the hostel to do some laundry...finally!!! (the laundry effort was a little more successful this time, but we did end up with some melted seeming bits... Not sure what happened there...)
So far, Spain wins in favorite country!