Barcelona 2002, 2003, 2006

January 2002 - Long weekend in Barcelona

EasyJet flights for £30 return including taxes. So it would've been rude to have not flown away from damp, dark London for a few days.

I love Barcelona. 15 degrees in January. The Ramblas is perfect for promenading. The sights and the sounds of Spain. All the way down to Port Vell. Took a boat trip around the harbour. Amazing how big some of container ship are, towering over our little boat. Lazy day in a beautiful city. Took the cable car from Port Vell over the port and up to Montjuic. The view is amazing over the port and the city. On the way back I visited the L'Aquarium the biggest Aquarium in Europe. It's amazing covering the whole range of marine life found in the Mediterranean and beyond. It's a strange feeling walking through a tunnel underneath a tank while sharks swim overhead. Finished off the day with Tapas and rioja for dinner.

Barcelona (Nou Camp)

I'd thoroughly recommend to anyone the our of The Nou Camp. What a stadium, what a museum and what a shop. The tour includes the changing rooms, the tunnel and its chapel, the managers dug-outs, the trophy room and museum. You get to walk out onto the pitch and have your picture taken with a European Cup.

The Museu del Barça contains trophies, photographs, documents, and other memorabilia from the history of the club. And the superstore is absolutely huge. Every thing your could imagine in blue and claret. Dressing gowns, bedspreads, wine, crisps, alarm clocks, keyboards...