Monday, March 26, 2012

Port Vell, Barcelona. February 2012

Our first stop on the third day in Barcelona was Port Vell, the waterfront harbour.  Greeting us as we emerged from the Drassanes metro station was the Mirador de Colom or Columbus Monument which was built to commemorate Columbus' discovery of the New World.  It was situated at the end of La Rambla, the famous Barcelona street.

Rambla de Mar, a pedestrian walkway, extended from the waterfront harbour.  The scenery reminded me of Bristol Harbourside.

There were 2 tourist attractions near Port Vell:  Barcelona Aquarium (the largest in Europe) and Museu Maritim (maritime museum).  We didn't go to the maritime museum because it was under major renovation , and we skipped the aquarium, too.  Maybe next time (kalau ada rezeki :))

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