Saturday 29th June Very hot day loomed- headed down to main centre - then decided to catch taxi to Museu National D’Art de Catalunya housed in the Palace National de Montjuic. Amazing views of Barcelona- incredible art collection, and the Palace itself was amazing.
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Friday 28th June Set off to catch bus to Montserrat- bit of a concern re bushfires as extremely hot. 1236 metres above valley. Beautiful view - tho hazy. Monastery incredible - dating back to 888 AD. Built by hermit monks. Now a Benedictine Abbey..Has a wonderful art gallery - and as it was quite hot we stayed in their air conditioning for quite some time Back in Barcelona - we headed for La Rambla - a tourists street with markets- checked out Christopher Colum...
Thursday 27th June. We have been on the road for 4 weeks - time is flying. Today - a little more Gaudi - La Pedrera and Casa Batllo - now a Gaudi museum. Walking down an incredible Main Street - Pg de Grazia - designer shops cheek to jowl - so just had to go into Javier Simorra - would you believe it - found clothes that did fit- yay!!!! So - what does a girl do - bought a dress. Will wear in Morocco. Then more walking - thru a million laneways - trying to fi...
Wednesday 26th June Up early as heading for Barcelona via Marseilles by train - all went so smoothly. Met the owner of the B&B - apartment is lovely - 2 bedrooms- big living/dining area looking south to the sea over rooftops. Only issue is the lift which is minuscule - very tight squeeze with bags and us. My claustrophobia had to be kept under control Once settled headed for the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia - there are no words applicable to describe t...
Tuesday 25th June Last day in Aix - so took it easy. Bit warmer so walking slower!!!! Checked out the station - bought our tickets to Marseilles for tomorrow. Perused a few more boutiques- Lyn found a great pair of slacks and tops. Nothing for me - must have Elephantisis!!! French women are so petite. Lunch - and then back to apartment to pack up