Art – Music
The artists of Barcelona are always happy, singing and drinking on the streets. The fiesta never stops, even in the winter. The artists use the seaside promenades to show their skills and amaze the audience. For a background they had a arbor, palm trees and sunset.
In addition, you can enjoy the singing fountain. This is actually an installation of fountains, where the main one is the lead vocal and dancer and the rest of them are the orchestra. During the Christmas holidays they used to let the play more often. We enjoyed them a lot and we even sprayed ourselves with chlorinated water.
We also visited the Christmas concert with music from the great Strauss. This concert had the best conductor we have seen so far. For some people this is the person that waves his hands like a crazy person. For other this is the guy who makes sure every musician is in sync with every other. And some (including all of us on the concert) think he is all of the above including a great showman.
He was conducting the audience, he was playing soccer, hunting and most of all he was incredible in communicating with the musicians and in dancing… Such amazingly gifted people are so rare. Palau De La Musica was also contributing to the experience.
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Poble Espanyol (or Spanish Village) is a complex which is just for tourists now. There you can see architecture and art from different parts of Spain. It is also located on a hill from where you have a great view to the city.
From there we got on a bus of the public transportation and a few minutes later we arrived at the Montjuic Hill. There the well preserved Montjuic Castle is staying proudly.
Arena de Barcelona is a Barcelonan Mall, but it is not just like every other mall. It has amazing architecture that reminds us of the Coliseum in Rome. Even its surroundings is interesting – it is on Barcelona Square. The views and the dinner at the top floor will be forever remembered.
We were not done with Barcelona yet. We were ready to see Andorra. That’s why we took a train. After about an hour we arrived in the foot of the Montserrat mountain
From there we needed to go up. So we took the cable car and then an antique train. Then we had to walk for a while, but we finally reached the top of the mountain. There we visited a monastery that was in a middle of a service when we arrived.
To sum up, it was a bit colder than Barcelona, but it had amazing views and picturesque landscapes.
|The view from bellow before we went up the mountain|
|Going up we felt like the kings and queens of the world|
|At the monastery’s entry|
|Our next climb is yet to come|
|On the other side of the mountain|
|It is not an easy task to blend in with the rock, but you can try|
|The view from the train while going down from the top|
It is time to say goodbye to Barcelona. We did it with a great song – both Christmas and Catalan.