First stopover: time to get out of the boat and leave the port area (by walk, really not my best idea!), it’s already been 2:30 pm (photo 2). My “first” time in Barcelona for 3 hours in the city only! I’ve decided to discover the different areas by the Barcelona City Tour bus tour, red tour (it last 3:30 minimum!). You can get off the bus, to take another, as many times as you want during 24 or 48 hours and change the tour (red, green or blue). I need flexibility as an independent traveller. Unfortunately I don’t have time to go visiting some of the many sites. But I do an exception for La Pedrera, a house of the famous architect Gaudi (pictures 1 & 3). And I take this opportunity to run to another iconic work of Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia which I see as facades (pictures 4), by lack of time. And the magic doesn’t operate too, I don’t like the exterior details and the imposing porch. I enjoyed more the quiet empty streets to get there. And I rush back to La Perdrera to jump in the bus, where I can see the facade of Casa Batllo (picture 5) of Gaudi. Time flies: when I finally arrived at Las Ramblas (photo 6), the area reminds me of New York: the rythm, the crowd, major intersections. At the statue of Christopher Columbus stop, I jumped into a taxi to Costa Neo Romantica. 6:15 pm the boat leaves the port in 15 mn. Bye bye Barcelona, I will come back for sure. I have a mixed feeling of having seen all and nothing. I need to come back… To be continued, next stop in… And today question is: if you had a 3 hours stopover in Barcelona, what would you do or visit?
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