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Barcelona Part 2

semi-overcast 27 °C

The next day it was time to fulfil a promise to G – Camp Nou. We are doing the stadium tour. Of course G wore his Chelsea shirt.
Camp Nou

Camp Nou

We wander about, taking photos and absorbing the atmosphere. Head through the chairman’s lounge, the press area, the grandstands – but no dressing area and the museum is half closed. Toasting the presidents

Toasting the presidents

When full, Camp Nou contains 98,000 punters, and it is impossible to get tickets to a home match. We went around and G had his photo taken with Lionel Messi (what do you mean he’s in South Africa?) and with the Champions League trophy.A small souvenir

A small souvenir

And we could not leave without a souvenir, so I bought L a FCB ice block tray (ice in the shape of their shield) and G got himself a ball. All is happy.
A proud purchase

A proud purchase

Caught the Metro down to the Museo Maritim after that, as we had heard it was good for kids. It probably would be, but 90% of it is closed for renovations. Most things have been in Spain roads, museums, palaces etc.In the Maritime museum

In the Maritime museum

We got frustrated at the cable car on Barca harbour, as the middle station was closed, and it is no short trip to the other stations (that’s probably why they put it there) So we wandered around to something else that was closed. We wandered around the harbour for a bit to see the sights, watching the ferries docking. In the end we went to some toy shops to keep G happy.Barca harbour

Barca harbour

We meet up with L who has been shopping with minimal success. We had unconvincing tapas at Sagardi, but hit the jackpot with Belgious ice cream in Carrer d’Avinyo – fantastic flavours and beautifully executed – salted butter toffee, mojito, kiwi mandarin, bourbon vanilla – all just great, and would give Jock’s a few ideas.
Cava on the balcony

Cava on the balcony

Posted by lostagain 02:06 Archived in Spain

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