France, Spain, Belgium · 8 Days · 20 Moments · July 2017

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18 July 2017

Home sweet home

17 July 2017

The Parc de la Ciutadella is so beautiful! The fountain in the middle of the park looks amazing and it just breathes peace and quiet! You can also rent a boat and take it for a tour of the pond. Really fun but also really hot! A good way to end our vacation!
The last day. We planned to walk to the Parc de la Ciutadella. We came passed a Car Museum, and ofcourse Thomas wanted to go in! Beautiful cars! 🚗

16 July 2017

To end the day we had some 'small' drinks at the Ramblas! Giant cocktails, to celebrate our last night!
The Parc Guell was a bit disappointing... Apparently you can access the park for free, but if you want to go see the really beautiful things, which are located in the Monumental Area, you have to buy a ticket. We were prepared for that, but once we arrived at the park, we found out that it was sold out until 8.30 pm eventhough the lady at the tourist information had ensured us it would not be a problem. So we went for a walk in the free part of the park. It was really hot and the many stairs nearly killed us. But once we got to the top of the park, the view was amazing!
I visited La Sagrada Familia a couple of years ago. Then there was nothing spectacular about it.. It was one big construction site. Today, the moment I walked into the building, I was amazed by the beautiful colours and the light coming from the windows! In there, you really feel small!
On Sunday we took the Bus Touristic again. This time we took the blue tour, which lead us to La pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, ...

15 July 2017

On Saturday we were taking things slow. We went for a walk in the city and ended up in the harbour. At the Ramblas we saw a demonstration of the Catalan sport/tradition Castell where a lot of people work together to build a human tower. At the top were two little girls. Crazy! The Ramblas end at the Columbus monument. This tribute was build for the World Exposition of 1929. It is said that The statue points to the new world, but that is not true. Fun fact: Columbus' index finger measures half a meter. At the harbour, there were lots of seaguls. They are not afraid at all and they can even get pretty arrogant. 'HEY don't get in my way!' To end our walk, we had a little snack at La Boqueria. This is a food market, located at the Ramblas. It is crowded but at the same time cozy!

14 July 2017

To end the day, we had drinks in the 'Nevermind' bar which is really close to our hotel. This bar has a skating ring inside and it submerged us into the skating scene. Music, drinks, interior, ... it was all very new for us, but we enjoyed every bit!
We also visited the Jardins de Miramar. Beautiful flowers, cacti and palmtrees. Also a bice view of the harbour: Port Vell, which means 'old harbour'. This name no longer fits the place, you can find all kinds and sizes of modern luxury boats in it!
Today we visited the MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya). In this museum that Jesus squints. Turns out he wasn't handsome at all!
The beautiful Casa Battlò was on our 'must see list'. Worth every euro!

13 July 2017

In the Frederic Mares museum, we found a great collection of sculptures and art objects, as well as really old 'everyday' objects such as smoking pipes, scissors, jewels, ... One thing we learned in this museum is that, apparently, Jesus had jug ears (flaporen). 👂🏻 Furthermore, we learned that it pink hair used to be fashionable and that in modern times the dogs are much more beautiful!
The Cathedral on Placa de Seu is wonderful and left a great impression!
Lunchen at Placa Reial, the most beautiful square in Barcelona!

12 July 2017

Today we visited Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert! The most beautiful, old city!

11 July 2017

In the Fôret des Acrobats, we climbed trees!

10 July 2017

The lighthouse in Mèze
Mid-July, the Jeu de Joutes take place in the harbour of Mèze. We weren't lucky enough to see a training, but the beautiful boats, used for this game, were already in the water!
Mèze's harbour has a cute lighthouse!