J.J. and I began today’s adventure from Catalonia Square. The most famous boulevard in Barcelona, Las Ramblas is a must visit in the heart of the Old City. Museums, theaters, hotels and restaurants and shops line the boulevard while the center section is designated as pedestrian only with kiosks selling from food to souvenirs. Extremely touristic scene was not to our liking. Aware of warnings about pickpockets and other undesirables who tend to prey in this area, the two of us were extra mindful of our surroundings.
With the terrorist attack still fresh in people’s minds, I believe most of us were grateful to see numerous police and Guardia Civil in uniform patrolling the area. Walking at a leisurely pace, it took us about an hour. The two of us enjoyed lunch in an Italian restaurant.
Actually, the highlight of our walk came after Las Ramblas, when we reached the port of Barcelona. J.J. and I were impressed by the size of the Columbus Monument, Maritime Museum and other government buildings.
Aloha -- Cathi