Continuing on our Barcelona trip...
When in this city, how can we give La Roca Village a miss? It was a little tricky to get to this outlet shopping place by train & bus but we did it anyway. And so we took the train (which was just below our hotel, how convenient!) from Barcelona Sants and alighted at Granollers Centre Station. From there, we had to locate the bus stop where a direct bus operated by Sagalés will bring you to La Roca.
We had a hard time trying to find that particular bus stop because there wasn't any signs to direct you there and we had so much difficulties trying to communicate with the people at the station. When we eventually found the bus stop, we missed the bus by a minute! That resulted in another hour of wait. Felt extremely helpless and pissed off especially when according to the picture below, the bus stop wasn't far away from the train station. However, there were a few bus stops around so that made things confusing!
Though it was much of a hassle, we did save quite a bit compared to taking a taxi.
Bagged home a Furla setchel at a steal! Hm bought a few pairs of Oasics sneakers at less than $50 and i think that was our loots for the day. In general, I personally felt that Houston premium outlet was a better place to shop till you drop but it all depends on what brands you're looking for though!
Back to the hotel to drop our loots before heading out for again. Dinner was at Cerveceria Catalana , a restaurant that is highly raved by many and a popular place among locals and tourists. Locating this place was easy as it's a short walking distance from Diagonal/Passeig de Gracia metro station. Furthermore, you can spot a large crowd from afar. No other restaurants around was as crowded as this place!
Had to take a queue number and even when there were only the both of us, we had to wait for at least 30 mins. Tried as many tapas as possible but they weren't cheap. Bill was about 65euros for all these small bites! At least the food didn't disappoint but one visit is enough for me.
We spent the last day doing a city tour around Barceona on foot and all by ourselves. Started off with a Camp Nou experience! Hm was here just last Oct but he was more than glad to come back again. Tsk.
FC Barcelona's proud achievements!
I just had to...
Largest stadium in Europe and can seat close to 100,000. How not to feel tiny here?
Park Guell next! I really didn't expect the journey there to be so tedious. Had to take steep slopes up one after another. Felt so tired even before we reach the entrance. I hope I've shed some fats after walking all day.
Spotting where we came from and only half way there.. These escalators were built at the right time and place!
Spot sagrada familia!
Park Guell only admits a certain number of visitors every hour and we just had to be stopped and admit only an hour later.
Sagrada Familia checked! This UNESCO Heritage Site is just too amazing having been built since 1882. Construction is still going on and anticipated completion date to be by 2026.
Our week long of holiday in Florence & Barcelona was too short! Nevertheless, I'd love to explore more cities together with you. Till our next adventure! :)