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30 Dec

Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

Plaça Catalunya Barcelona

Plaça Catalunya Barcelona

The square Plaça Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s city center. It is a place where the old and new city meet. Many of Barcelon’s most notable streets meet here including Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l’Àngel, Ronda de Sant Pere, and Carrer de Vergara.

Francesc Macià monument Barcelona

Francesc Macià Monument

Banco Español de Crédito Barcelona

Banco Español de Crédito

Nicknamed Banesto, Banco Español de Crédito is one of the five top banking institutes in Spain.

Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona

Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most expensive streets in Barcelona (and as of writing this, Spain). It is an important shopping and business area.

29 Dec

Barcelona Waterfront

Barcelona Waterfront Lobster

Barcelona Waterfront Shade

Barcelona Waterfront Park Benches

Barcelona’s waterfront is wonderful. Less hectic than the crowded La Rambla, it is lined with palm trees, has extra wide sidewalks, frequent park benches and playful modern art (like the giant lobster we spotted).

28 Dec

Vegetation In Barcelona

Cactus In Bloom Barcelona

Orange Flower Cactus Park Guell

Purple Flower La Sagrada Familia

Purple Flowers Barcelona

Trees On A Hill Barcelona

Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate which means humid, mild winters, and dry, warm summers. An interesting tidbit is that Barcelona and London have roughly the same annual rainfall but Barcelona, of course, has ‘rainy’ and ‘dry’ seasons while London has the same (usually gloomy) weather.

That means the vegetation is lush and colorful. It also means that the city hosts both cactus and orchids. A wonderful environment for nature lovers.

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