The roof top view across the street from our apartment.
Airing the linens along the Gran Via.
Benches are provided for this bus stop along the Gran Via.
A Barcelona tear down along the Gran Via is undergoing a reconstruction.
Gaudi influence contrasts with the more modern building across the street.
The tapas at this restaurant on the Gran Via kept us returning.
My favorite of the many tapas tasted in Barcelona.
One of the many wonderful restaurants in Barcelona.
People watching in Barcelona is almost as good as in Paris.
Many bars are right on the street and offer good snacks as well.
A modern, upscale shopping mall on the Gran Via.
Built along the Gran Via for the 1929 International Exhibition.
Avenue Queen Maria Cristina
It's a rainy day as we head to the National Museum of Art.
The home of the National Museum of Art which sits at the foot of Montjuïc.
View across to the mountains from the terrace of the Palau Nacional.
Garden of Montjuic Castle
An old military fortress,dating back to 1640 built on top of Montjuïc Hill.
Boats of all kinds are found at the Port Veil harbor.
On weekends the port area is full of all kinds of people and activities.
The musicians dressed as sailors are followed by a wooden submarine.
It crosses Port Vell Harbor to an area of shopping, eating and amusements.
A children's play area at Port Vell's Maremagnum Shopping Centre.
A Spanish influence at one of the shopping center stores.
There are many choices for where to eat paeilla at Port Vell Harbor.
A 197 ft. tall monument to Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla.
One of the many assorted street vendors on la Rambla.
You'll see many of these as you stroll along La Rambla.
She hopes to entice strollers on La Rambla to visit the erotic museum.
The huge food market on La Rambla is considered to be one of the world's best.
Construction of Antoni Gaudi's vision has been going on for over 130 yrs.
The cathedral is a mix of both Gothic and Art Nouveau influences.
Antonin Gaudi's masterpiece takes your breath away.
The ceiling detail in the nave is intended to mirror trees and branches.
Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece
The cathedral has been predicted to be completed in 2028.
Gaudi's cathedral as seen from the heights of Parc Güell.
A reflection of Gaudi's naturalist phase within the park setting on Carmel Hill.
The Parc Guell residence where Gaudi spent his last years now houses his museum.
The tiled sculpture in Parc Miro was designed to welcome visitors to Barcelona.
Barça is home to many galleries that show work of both local and international artists.
She takes a cell phone break at Maremagnum Shopping Centre.
Another cell phoner by a graffiti covered door in the Bari Gotic district.
He's a favorite of the children on Sunday afternoons in the park.
He's working on one of the many renovations going on in Barcelona.
We found the city kept very clean in all the areas we visited.
She's found a good place to cool off at the pond in the park.
Waiting for the music to begin on this annual weekend of musical and cultural events.
He hopes drivers will show some monetary appreciation for his act.
Like every big city you will see people who sleep on the street.
Looks like they're hoping for some excitement in Barcelona.
Weathered wood and handcrafted iron work make for an interesting door.
Another rebuild on a building torn down to almost nothing.
Many buildings date back to medieval and Roman times and most streets are closed to traffic.
The district is full of colorful grafitti, interesting shops, galleries and restaurants.
Built in the heart of the Gothic quarter in 1302.
He oversees Placa del Portal de la Pau at the lower end of Las Ramblas.
View across the park by Port Vell with splendid architecture as a backdrop.
A great place to rest after a long day of Barcelona sightseeing.
A detail of one of Gaudi's most famous buildings on Passeig de Gràcia.
A major avenue in Barcelona important for shopping, architecture and business area.
A lucky bicycle owner has has a good place to keep his bike.
We make a day trip to Sant Paul d`Ordal for some wine tasting.
Riding a machine to harvest the grapes is now more common than hand picking.
A tasty lunch in the caves at Felix Massana Rafals vineyards.
She drinks from a glass designed for a continuous swallow.