Day 10 - Monday 7 September 2015
We had stayed up late so we woke up late, but that didn't matter because we're on holidays!
We got up, showered and got ready to head out.
We walked along La Rambla taking it all in. There is a placed called Jamon experience. Out the front they were selling Jamon sandwiches and paper cups full of Jamon. We got a sandwich and continued on our way.
We stumbled upon some markets and went inside. They were so busy! Tiny little stalls and people were everywhere. We ordered some fresh juices and continued walking around. Some of the stalks were like restaurants with people sitting at the counters on stalls eating. We bought a plate of passion fruit and ate that as we walked.
We had bought some tickets for the hop on hop off bus tour as that included a few of the places we had on our list to see. We hopped on the bus and sat on the top floor of the bus. We drove through the centre of town and down to the beach. We passed the Olympic stadium and a giant fish sculpture that glittered in the sunlight.
We hop off at a big shopping centre as I wanted I buy some comfortable shoes to wear while we were here.
I didn't find any but Jazz did. It was now getting quite late in the day so we got back on the bus and headed to the Sagrada Familia.
When we got there we had to buy some tickets and wait until 7pm before they would let us inside so we hung around with all the other tourists waiting to get in at the entrance. There were hundreds of people there waiting and it looked busy inside too.
The Sagrada familia was never finished so the tickets said that our fair went towards the continued construction of the cathedral.
When we made it inside we picked up our head phones and directory and started our audio tour.
The building was very impressive from the outside but as we walked in I felt totally in awe of the amazing windows and architecture.
It was massive and the whole thing looked like a work of art.
We were there for quite a while and by the time we left we felt it was too late to get on our hop on hop off bus so we caught the metro home. Jazz was really good with the map and figured it all out to know what lines we needed to catch.
We bought some tickets that we could use for the next 5 days and that would work on the train & buses as well.
We went back to our apartment and looked up on trip advisor the restaurants in the area so we could find a good one. There were around 50 restaurants within 100 meters in all directions of where we were staying so we took note of a few and headed down the road to one that rated highly - Bodega Biarittz 1881. It was a tiny little place with people sitting on tiny tables or at the counter. They also made take away cocktails for passers by or people that wanted to stand out the front of the restaurant.
We had to wait a few minutes but got a table.
All the food was on the counter, there were probably 25 different dishes. The waiter ran us through all of them and then we told him to just pick some stuff for us - it all looked good. And he picked very well! Everything was delicious so when we finished we told him to pick more for us.
After dinner we wanted to find the Harlem Jazz club which we had looked for the night before. We followed the map and found it this time but it was closed!
Jazz decided she wanted some gelato so we walked back to La Ramblas and wandered the strip until we found some.
It was yummy.