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Montjuic

Today we decided to go up Montjuic on the funicular and cablecar up to the castle. On the way there we paused to take a look at the Arc de Triomphe.



It was a glorious clear day and we had fantastic views both from the cablecar and from up at the castle.







After we'd spent some time up there and had a drink at the cafe we walked down the hill to the place where the other cablecar, which takes you right across the harbour, began.



This cablecar is a more spectacular trip then the one up to the castle and again there were amazing views.




Once back in town we walked around the Port Vell area until we reached the Imax theatre where we had a snack and watched a 3d movie about sharks!. We then continued up into town to catch the metro back to the hotel. The boys headed off to the beach after that but Ian and I stayed at the hotel...



We'll be off out for tea shortly no doubt.

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tx_cronopio
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Are signs/menus/etc bilingual Spanish/Catalan, or is everything strictly Catalan?
ringbark
Aug. 9th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Some are Spanish, some are Catalan, some are both. And some are in other languages too, often including English or something close to it. The better restaurants and some others do seem to have menus available in English too. This is usually a help.

(And I'm vivh's husband, just in case you weren't sure.)
tx_cronopio
Aug. 9th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Hi, vivh's husband! Glad you guys are having fun!
vivh
Aug. 10th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
We're sharing a computer so he got to answer your question first... but my answer would have been the same!!
moth2fic
Aug. 10th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
By the time we found out where the cable cars went from we were late for something else Colin had planned so I missed out on the trips above the harbour, but I loved the old buildings down on the shore level.

I found that Catalan had too many 'x's to even try to pronounce!!
vivh
Aug. 10th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
The cable car really was worth the trip but I thought the whole waterfront area was great!
natesmountain
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
How come they have an Arc de Triomphe just sitting there in the middle of things?

But oh, beautiful pics as usual, Viv, I love them! And you look so relaxed.
vivh
Aug. 11th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about the Arc de Triomphe, there is probably some sort of story behind it, but lots of European cities seem to have an arch of this type!

you look so relaxed.
Yeah we're keeping busy but it's a nice sort of busy
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