Stop 10: Spain, November 3 – November 19

The last leg of our European journey begins in Barcelona on November 3.  We arrive in Barcelona after traveling from Rome through to Florence, Monaco and Montpellier, France.  We will stay in Barcelona for three nights before traveling on to Marbella (Southern Spain) and finally to Madrid for a few days before heading home to Atlanta on November 19th.

Here are a few photos of our apartment is located in Eixample area of Barcelona.

“Set on a plain rising gently from the sea to a range of wooded hills, Barcelona is Spain‘s most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer. The city’s avant-garde chefs whip up a storm that has even the French reaching for superlatives.

You might get the impression it’s dedicated exclusively to hedonism, but it’s a hard-working, dynamic place hoping to place itself in the vanguard of 21st-century Europewith a heavy concentration of hi-tech and biomedical business.

It regards its long past with pride. From Roman town it passed to medieval trade juggernaut, and its old centre constitutes one of the greatest concentrations of Gothic architecture in Europe. Beyond this core are some of the world’s more bizarre buildings: surreal spectacles capped by Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família church.

Barcelona has been breaking ground in art, architecture and style since the late 19th century. From the marvels of Modernisme to the modern wonders of today, from Picasso to the likes of Susana Solano, the racing heart of Barcelona has barely skipped a beat.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region with its own language, character and history – many Catalans think of their home as a separate country. The city itself could keep you occupied for weeks but just outside it are sandy beaches, Sitges and the Montserrat mountain range – so be sure to make time for a few day trips during your stay.”  Lonely Planet, Web Site

November 6, we leave from Barcelona and head to Marbella, Spain.  We’ll be driving so we’ve selected Alicante, Spain as a good halfway point between the two cities.  Total travel distance is about 1000 km – agh.
Just secured our place in Marbella, Spain.  This is where one of Charlie’s Georgia Tech friend lives with his wife and kids.  We are staying about 5 -10 minutes walking from their home so we hope to spend some time with them.  While in the Marbella area, we plan on taking a day trip to Morocco, visiting Seville, Gibraltar and Cordoba – all are day trips from Marbella!  Keep posted for photos.
Here’s some photos of the apartment in Marbella.

2 thoughts on “Stop 10: Spain, November 3 – November 19

  1. wow!! So beautiful, love all the updates. We will be going to TN for Thanksgiving to see my Uncle so we will miss seeing you all but you will be in our thoughts.

    Mary

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