Monday, May 15, 2017

Day 3 in Barcelona; day 5 of the Spain trip. Ironed. Breakfast pastries. Visited Sagrada Familia with a private tour guide. Portuguese lunch at Oporto. Visited Casa Battlo with iPhone audio-video guides including augmented reality features that worked mostly well. Nap. Walked La Rambla. Explored Mercat St. Josep La Boqueria. Rode the metro: Cassanes to Espanya. Walked around (and did not enter) a ticketed auto show only to discover that a light show at Museo Nacional did not take place today. We walked around again to Arenas de Barcelona where we paid one euro each to ride to the top for the view. We circled once then rode the inner escalator down. Bought groceries. Rode the metro: Espanya to Passeig de Gracia—a long wait this time, and the train was very full. This took us about 35 minutes from station to station. We dined at the VRBO: ramen with vegetables, pate and bread.