Barcelona, Spain on day 17
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April 9th, 2010 – by: nonna
We used the 2nd day of our bus pass to ride through the Olympic Village and up to El Poble Espanyol on Mont Juic. El Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for an International Exhibition and is a Disneyland-like Main Street of building styles from various centuries and regions of Spain. The buildings are filled with craft people, stores and restaurant. Itâ€™s interesting and a big draw for school kids on class excursions.
Next we went back to the waterfront side of Las Ramblas to visit the Maritime Museum which is housed in the former Royal Shipyards. The building alone is worth a visit but the stunner was the life size replica of the 1568 Royal Galley. Itâ€™s absolutely huge and carried 59 oars manned by 236 oarsmen. The level of detail and amount of decoration and icons has to be seen to be believed. The Maritime Museum also had a special exhibition on subs while we were there.
Lunch was beer and tapas and olives before we did a little final shopping. Barcelona has so much to see and we just barely saw a few things before we had to get back on the Prinsendam. We sailed off watching a fisherman come into port in a cloud of seagulls.
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