Barcelona’s beaches

On Sunday, after our self-guided tour of Gaudi’s buildings, walk down Passeig de Gracia, and tennis, we headed out to the waterfront to do some exploring.

The Port Vell marina was stuffed with people hanging out, eating picnics and listening to live music. The public art is just fantastic on this stretch, from a giant silly lobster to wobbly boxes (L’Estel Ferit by Rebecca Horn).

We really enjoyed people watching and the fact that there were so many different ages and types enjoying themselves on a beautiful sunny afternoon. It stays light pretty late here, so even though it was nearing 7pm, there were still a ton of folks hanging out on the beach.

All along the beach are little huts and restaurants offering food and drink. And not everyone was lounging around soaking up the sun, there were many volleyball games and even a few jungle gyms for kids.

And I got to dip my feet in the Mediterranean Sea! Brr!

Comments

  1. It has been so many years since my first and only visit to Spain. I loved Barcelona much more than I did Madrid and your pictures and notes are refreshing. The only ones I have are in B&W.

    Adrienne