Barcelona: Seeing What We Did Not See Before

28 February 2013By 5 Comments

After spending a quiet NY celebration in Valencia we decided to drive to Barcelona in the morning. Coming from France we normally get to pass through the highway of Barcelona when going to Valencia. The plan was to stay in Barcelona before heading to Valencia but it seemed all the hotels were fully booked for the NY celebration. Hubby tried to book online when we were in Nimes but what he found was a suite in W hotel that would cost like 10k sek per night. Whoa! We didn’t have that much money.

Torre Agbar in Barcelona

It was like 10 years ago when hubby and I visisted Barcelona for the first time. We both loved the city’s atmosphere at the time – the people we met, the food we ate, the architectures we saw. We said we would come back. And we did.

Torre Agbar in colors

We stayed at Four Points Hotel by Sheraton and surprisingly, we could see the top of the La Sagrada Familia and this Torre Agbar (Agbar Tower). The former looks the same as when we saw it before but the latter is something new that impressed us though somehow left us wondering. Don’t be silly. It’s not what you think it is.

fountain at Gran Via Barcelona

We stopped at this fountain one night. It was dazzling in changing colors. Beautiful! The taxi driver who drove us around said the the Magic Fountain wasn’t active that night but this one’s magical, too. It’s the fountain at Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes. I took a video of it when it changed colors.

Giant_book_01

Hubby’s so fond of this giant book statue that he wanted to be in a picture of it in different angles. If it’s his favorite book, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, he could have stolen it.

Giant Book in Barcelona

I guess you know what I meant when I said he’s fond of this Giant Book. Anyway, these are all I could recall about the things we didn’t see before in Barcelona. I’m sure there are still more to see in this city but we’ll leave them for next time.

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These are photos from our winter roadtrip on 27 December 2012 – 06 January 2013
Destination: Valencia, Spain

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Marlene is a teacher by profession holding a degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education. She works as a Mother Language Teacher in Sweden. She is a Filipina married to a Swede. She has been blogging since 2007 and she and her hubby own quite a number of websites. Connect with Marlene on Google+

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  1. A nice place and we have Four POints by Sheraton hotel too in Kuching.

    • Marlene says:

      We liked our stay at Four Points, Willie, and I can recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona. I’m sure it’s the same in Kuching.

  2. Hi Marlene, Hope you are doing fine, I guess this time around you have seen it all of Baecelona….

    • Marlene says:

      Hello, Shanker! Been a long time. I’m fine but way too busy with my job and guess that explains the absence of posts here. Hope you’re fine, too.

      Ahh, there are still a lot to see in Barcelona :)

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