Along route, we saw a glimpse of the Pyrenees, rolling countryside, vinyards ready to bloom, and the seedy underbelly of Europe, a reminder that the Euro is at a near all-time low as Spain continues to suffer from the global financial crisis.
Our ever-informative guide reminded us that not so long ago Spain was under the rule of a dictator, General Franco and that the Catalonia region of Spain still seeks its independence.
Barcelona is a beautiful city with streets lined with Neolithic architecture, open-air markets, and flower stands.
A view of the city from our hotel:
Scene in the market:
The Gaudie House: