Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Placa d' Espanya


Sun was shining so brightly when we arrived in Barcelona. It was good to feel the  heat from the sun after a cold summer time in Norway.
After checking in at the hotel, we strolled around the square nearby. A big plaza!



This square with its central monumental fountain by Joseph Maria Jujol, marks the gateway to the great park of Montjuic, the setting  for the 1929 International Exhibition and the 1912 Olympic games.The trade fair pavilions stand behind the two  Venetian towers and are overlooked by the Majestic Palau Nacional. Montjuic hill, the city's green lung and outstanding vantage point over the harbour, has become a key point of reference for leisure, culture and sport. Fountains, gardens, theatres. museums and all kinds of sporting facilities makes Montjuic today one of the city's most appealing and variety-filled attractions. ( from the information guide)



So let us take a look!


Fountains at daytime. They will be colorful at nightime.

Seeing  these places for me is like being  in an another world. Amazing feeling!




This is the museum, but we didn't go inside! I am not fond of old things really. It reminds me of myself:) Just joking. All of these magnificent buildings were built I believe before I was born. I just can't help but to admire the mind behind these architectures.


This is for the men's eyes only:)



This is a shopping center! But I didn't buy anything because everything is expensive. Maybe they believe that all the tourist are rich:) Sorry to say, not all!


in the middle of the square

I found this old man so sweet. She played music with his bicycle. I asked him if my hubby can take a picture of us together. I really wanted to give him  a hug, but my husband won't let me:) So I just put some coins in his box.


                                            This is a hotel in the square

Another nice building

 more fountains

Well, time to eat. After walking for many hours, our stomachs were empty and needed to be filled.
 We found this restaurant.


I tried their Paella. Wow! Big portion for me. 

My hubby had chosen steak with potatoes, fried paprika and tomato. Not a big portion though for a hungry man:)

and here is my date

Bye for now. See you later at the magical fountain at night.


JOY

33 comments:

  1. Wow. Its as if I've alsobeen to barcelona after reading your post... I love the fountains, it's like being with the real falls.

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  2. I am happy to see that you are enjoying your stay or enjoyed your stay at the time of this writing. I haven't been there but meeting someone from Barcelona just this morning counts as one encounter of Espanya. :)

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Im glad you meet soneone from there:)

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  3. Wow grabe, sobrang ganda naman po jan sa Barcelona, Mommy Joy :))

    Hindi nakakasawang pagmasdan ang mga photos nyo.

    Ano kaya ang sinisimbolo nung "Four Pillars", just wondering lang.

    Loved the magic fountain and the paella!

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    1. Ganda talaga Fiel-Kun:)
      Oo nga ano. Di ko rin alam ang meaning nong four pillars eh. Kuha lang ng kuha pictures:)
      Thanks for visiting again dear:)

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  4. WoW! I love the place. Wish to see it in person. Thank you for the virtual tour so I have an idea what looks like to there.

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    1. Welcome mhie. You should visit the place. So much to see, but we had only 4 days.

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  6. ...Barcelona is one true paradise --- so clean & neat & breathtakingly handsome... thanks Ms Joy for making us feel Barcelona's vibe thru your solid shots.... what a treat! loved it... smiles... enjoy & always keep safe --- you & yours... smiles...

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  7. Wow, the place is GREAT! you're so lucky you got a chance to be there and explore the cities. Great Photos!!! super loved them:)

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    1. Yes Melgie. A wonderful place.
      Thanks for visiting:)

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  8. Ate Joy, i enjoyed viewing the photos. It is a blessing to be able to witness the beauty of Barcelona and experiencing its culture. Ingat po :)

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    1. Yes Farida. It was truly a blessing. I am very thankful:)

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  9. Wow! Ganda ng lugar!
    Very relaxing...Sarap talagang magrelax-relax minsan!

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    1. Oo nga Ric. Good to be home again though:)

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  10. Ang lalaki naman ng building sa Barcelona...

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    1. Oo nga. Impressed talaga ako much:)

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  11. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures Mommy Joy, feeling ko naka dating na din ako dyan :)

    Ang ganda ng views, ng fountains, ng buildings, ng food, lahat lahat na :) Ang saya ng inyong Barcelona tour ni hubby :)

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    1. Welcome Zaizai:)
      Thanks for visiting:)

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  12. Interesting architecture shots!

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  13. Barcelona looks wonderful! New and old buildings, feature gardens, fountains and blue sky. Best of all, you had good company to sure it with!

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  14. What a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Reading your post is like reading an article from some tourism magazine :) we'll written. In addition to that very nice pictures, hope can travel there someday.

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  16. Oh thanks Vhincent. Nice comment. Yes, hope you can visit the place. Really awesome:)

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  17. wow, sana makarating din ako dyan sa Barcelona , pictures pa lang ang tinitignan ko relaxing na, pano pa kaya kapag andyan na tlga ako.. gaganda ng fountains.. naks.. ang sweet naman po ng partner nyo pinapasyal kayo sa magagandang lugar..

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  18. Sweet talaga ng hubby ko:) I am lucky with him Ms Leeh:) God's blessing.

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  19. this post is grand! Great great photos, perfect weather, perfect lighting (Natural light - Sunlight of course) + picturesque historical buildings to the artistic fountains resulted to a impressive travel photography of the year! ;) more travel mommy Joy pls hehe. You're photos are stunning here!

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Thanks for dropping by and your comments are very well appreciated. It is like a cold glass water in a warm sunny day! Blessings.

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