Food, drink, film and other random thoughts from The Lone Star State.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

BCN: Montjüic

Montjüic is another lovely hillside park. Its a pleasant 2-mile stroll from La Rambla and a good way to see the southwest part of the city along the sea. The "hill" can be approached from many directions; sister and I tried them all, the southern most approach off the main street was definitely the kindest.

There are some must see items here: The 1992 Olympic/ 1929 Worlds' Fair site, The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, and The Miró Museum. Between those sites are many surprise gardens and walkways, all of which offer breath-taking views of the city.

1929 World's Fair & 1992 Outdoor Olympic Stadium

1992 Indoor Olympic Stadium

Olympic Telecommunications Tower

Olympic Statue

Random Montjüic park with tree pagoda

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Closer

View from Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

A gaggle of Barcelona's younger set

Rooftops to Sea

Over The Oranges To The Harbor

The other attraction here is the Fountain of Lights but that only comes alive at night. Considering we had many tapas to try that night and remembering the universal rule of *tapas covers fountain*, we would have to see the fountain on a return trip.

Next - The Miró Museum.

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