. Staying at the old Olympic site, we dropped our gear and headed by train and Metro into town to look for Tapas. Eventually found a little café called Eucalyptus where we had an excellent meal washed down with sangria before a long walk down Las Ramblas, the main tourist drag for an introductory look. Next morning we flew out to Barcelona Bilbao on the northern coast facing the Atlantic.
Bilbao Museum of fine art is also excellent with some great sculpture and paintings, plus a exhibition of gold artifacts from before , and an exhibition of Matta, a surrealist and abstract painter. Columbus
Afterwards a visit to the
, showing the history and pre-history of the area for the last 9000 years, based on excavations in the town and surrounding region. Archaeological Museum
Then we took a trip on the Metro out to
to see the oldest Transporter Bridge in the world, a wild cross between a ferry, a bridge and a flying fox. Built around 1890, it carries cars and passengers across the river on a hanging gondola. It is very impressive structure 165 metres long and over 50m high. We took the 30cent trip across, but the walk back across the top cost us 5 Euros each. I guess it was worth it for the views. Portugalete
Barcelona we took ourselves off to see designed by Gaudi in the early 20th century. A quite fantastical place full of wild shapes and colourful mosaics, designed to be the gardens for a model community. Guel Park