Eric’s conference took place in the Palau del Congressos building near Plaça d’Espanya, so I met him up there for lunch and to meander around the Montjuïc area in between sessions. Included in the conference was a daily (and tasty) box lunch: foot-long baguette sandwich, salad with nuts and cheese, fresh fruit, chips, Fanta, water, and a full-sized chocolate bar. Plenty for the both of us to split. :)
Although we never entered the National Museum, the views from the top were absolutely stunning. Thankfully there were outdoor escalators to help folks up the steep incline.
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Behind the museum is the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics, featuring a huge torch monument, public sculpture, gardens, and, of course, the Olympic Stadium.
Because of the drought (I imagine), none of the fountains in the city were running. However, on Sunday (the last day of the conference) there was a bike rally and concert in the Plaça de Carles Buïgas, so all the water was turned on. I’m glad we got to see the plaça in its full glory at least once!