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After spending time in Majorca, Jayne and I stayed for a couple of days in Barcelona. In fact, we spent that time based in the Gothic Quarter.  Here, it is easy to see some of the early Roman and medieval architecture.

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The Cathedral of Barcelona dates back to the eleventh century. The exterior and interior lines, shapes and forms are an artistic pleasure for the eye.

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Another interesting landmark to walk past is the Arc de Triomf.

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There are many intricate narrow streets that lead to many plazas and courtyards.

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While visiting the Gothic Quarter, be sure to take a stroll along Las Ramblas  Street. It is always a beehive of activity, day or night. There are wall-to-wall shops and restaurants and is a great place to people-watch!

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And there is always the possibility of an unusual site to be found around the next turn!

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Enjoy life!