The took the high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona and stayed there for 3 days. After a few days we rented a car and took a day trip to Pamplona to see the running of the bulls.
Our hotel in Barcelona - Vincci Arena
Very elegant and stylish decor
Downtown Barcelona has a hugely popular bicycle loaner company
Amy in the Plaza de Catalunya very early in the morning
We got to go to a very nice market
I wondered why Amy is smiling. Is it because of the Metro?
The Antoni Guidi designed La Sagrada Familia is hard to describe
And pics can't really show how amazing this church is
We went to a bull fight in Barcelona but we both did not like it
Barcelona downtown was quite busy
Hmmm, why am I now smiling so much?
We had to take this picture. Have you ever seen such a big one before?
The next day we took a touristic bus tour after friends recommended it and it was great indeed
The architecture of Barcelona is almost worth a trip by itself
Another building by Antoni Gaudi
And another design by Antoni Gaudi
We are having a great time indeed
We finally were close enough to touch the beach
The entrance to the Guell Park designed by Antoni Gaudi
Nice view from the Guell Park over Barcelona
More cool Antoni Guidi buildings in the Guell Park
Well it may seem that we talk a lot about Antoni Guidi, but his touch is found in many places
We rented a car to go to Pamplona. Wow I can't believe what we got.
A new MINI Clubman and the same color as mine
The view from our hotel that night about 50km outside of Pamplona
The hotel was very neat indeed despite being in the middle of nowhere
The food though was amazing and could compete with the best stuff everywhere
We arrived very early in the morning in Pamplona after getting up at 4:45
We were very much ready to see the run, but have no good pics from it
What happens at the end is funny indeed and none of the bulls and cows get hurt
But some of the "runners" did indeed
We earned a nice Spanish breakfast
After breakfast we were off back to Barcelona
But we made a nice stop at the beach about 30km from Barcelona
The beach and a very white German