Absinthe and fairies in Barcelona
Barcelona Travel Blog› entry 27 of 32 › view all entries
May 30th, 2007 – by: ienjoybeingagirl
Tibidabo got its name from the devil! Supposedly he took Christ to a very high place (like Tibidabo) and said to him in Latin, "Haec omnia tibi dabo si cadens adoraberis me", which translates into English, "All this I will give you if you fall down and worship me." Don't know if that is true or not, but that's what Lonely Planet says and I tend to believe them :)
We decided to go to Plaça d'Espanya and walk up to the Museu Nacional D'art de Catalyuna, which had another great view of Barcelona and the Font Magica (Magic Fountains). There was a huge bridal show/conference happening there the in a few days, so there was a lot of construction going on. I must say that during our trip, we saw a lot of relaxed construction workers...particularly in Athens, Nice, and Barcelona. A lot of them were either shirtless, or if they did have shirts on, they were unbuttoned.
We couldn't visit Barcelona without re-visiting our two favorite Barcelona sights -- La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló! I am a huge fan of Antoni Gaudí...I think he was a genius. His work just takes my breath away and often leaves me speechless and in awe. If you can only see ONE thing in Barcelona...then go see his greatest work, La Sagrada Familia! How can you visit Barcelona and NOT see this?! Some people hate it, some people love it.
We then headed to the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) to do some souvenir shopping, and then we walked to Barceloneta (to visit the beach) and then all the way back up to La Rambla. We were so tired by this point!! We had time to kill before dinner at Els Quatre Gats that night, so decided to get some absinthe. That stuff is so NASTY!! We kept drinking it though. No, we did not see Kylie Minogue the absinthe fairy doing the can-can, like in Moulin Rouge, but we were sure were feeling reallllllly good!!! I'm surprised that we didn't see any can-dan dancing fairies! It definitely had some bad effects on Michelle and me, because we got in a huge fight later that night. Let me tell you, that was FUN TIMES!
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