Another beautiful morning, so we decided to visit Montjuic on the southern side of the city.  Crowned by a fortress built on its summit, Montjuic is the most extensive and most frequented recreational area within the city boundaries and repays a visit with exceptional views over the city and harbour.  

Even though we have visited Barcelona on a number of previous occasions, it’s always nice to find somewhere new, so we jumped aboard the funicular railway to the base station for the cable car ride to the summit of Montjuic.  We enjoyed wandering around the castle and gardens for the next couple of hours, trying to decide how many city attractions we could spot from our vantage point. 

In the afternoon, after enjoying tapas on La Rambla, we strolled through the old Gothic Quarter of the city, past the cathedral, and magnificent architectural buildings along the way. 

We were staying at the Gaudi hotel which is directly opposite Palau Guell (which sadly is closed for renovations at the moment), only 50 metres or so from La Rambla, so we couldn’t have been more centrally situated.