Our exploration destination for day four in Barcelona is Montjuïc with a LONG day of walking. We took a stroll down plazça d’Espanya and up a set of steps to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya while we admired the view and the Miro Fountain. It was an extremely hot day.
We slowly made our way to Estadi Olímpica (Olympic Ring) and we welcomed the shade with open arms. The 65,000 capacity ring , built for the 1992 Olympics is free and open to the public with souvenir shops where you can get postcards and a cold drink to cool down. Our next stop, Poble Espanyol, a Spanish museum, is home to copies of characteristic buildings from the different Spanish regions. The village is targeted to tourists and the buildings are mostly occupied by expensive souvenir stores and cafes. There is, however, an impressive glass workshop inside that is worth a visit.
Our long day of sightseeing ended and we made our way back to the hotel to freshen up before we met with our tour group for a flamenco show at Sala Tarantos. It was an impressive performance. The combination of music and flamboyant dancers can be quite mesmerising. If you’re travelling to Spain, you should try to attend a flamenco show and experience it yourself.
As we wanted to see whether Barcelona could live up to its party reputation, we took a long walk to Opium Mar down by the beach and danced the night away with Afrojack spinning the decks. Great way to end the night!