So our first tourist day was on Saturday. We went used the metro and went to the famous shopping street, Las Ramblas.
As we wandered down La Ramblas we found the famous market that Link had visited when he was in Barcelona a few weeks ago for a school trip. It was a nice market with mostly food. The fresh fruit cups were inexpensive between 1-2€. They were sold by the fruit vendors. They also sold fruit smoothies for a €. Of course the Iberian hams take centre stage.
We wandered down to the end of the street to the famous statue of Christopher Colombus. I wonder if the Spanish know or understand the current growing backlash regarding him in America. I know I am not a fan of him at all. He was a brutal man who still insisted he had found the Indies on his death bed.
These boats are huge as are the homes located behind them. This must be where some of the eliete live and play.
One thing we do not see in Paris is these vendors that sell fakes. They were all over Barclona and Italy. France has very stiff fines if you are caught with a fake. My suggestion would be to leave them home if you are visiting France.