Barcelona – 27 September 2021

Today was a busy day. We started out with Brian and JoAnn getting their covid tests. they cost €35 each.

The line outside the covid test office.

The lab people told them to come back in an hour for the results so we went to find some breakfast.

Breakfast in Barcelona

Even though we expected the results to be negative it was nice to get confirmation.

Next we got tickets to the Barcelona Bus Turístic hop on hop off bus tour.

On the top level of the Barcelona Bus Turistic

We got off at the Sagrada Familia with plenty of time to walk around before our 11:45 tour. The tour guide told us that although they had planned to finish the church by the hundredth anniversary of Gaudy’s death, because of the pandemic the goal is now 2030. In the model in the picture below you can see what is still to be done to finish the church.

Sagrada Familia model. The white parts show what still needs to be built.
Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
Inside the Sagrada Familia

When we left the Sagrada Familia we finished out bus tour. We sat outside on top. When we were in the sun it was quite hot.

The Columbus monument from our bus.

For dinner we ate at El Salon. We have eaten there once before on a trip a few years ago. Our meal was excellent then and was this time too.

Humus with sardines
Sea bass

This is our last night with Brian and JoAnn. We have had so much fun together. The adventure was a wonderful experience we will always remember.

Our end of trip meal at El Salon Restaurant