One of the things Darren wanted to do while we were in Barcelona was to go to a European beach so on our 2nd full day in town we decided to spend the afternoon there. Before that we walked up to the Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona's Olympic stadium on Montjuic. It was originally built for the 1936 Olympics, but those Olympics were awarded to Berlin. It was updated in 1989 for the 1992 Olympics.
The Stadium outside and inside.
The Olympic calderon at the stadium. If you remember this is the Olympics that the archer shot the arrow to light the calderon.
And the torch.
From there we visited the Olympic sport museum. It was pretty neat seeing the best athletes from all of the Olympic sports being spotlighted in such a museum.
From the top of Montjuic, we made a mistake in directions we made frequently on our trip; the short distance on the map might not really be the shortest distance in actuality. We took the funicular down from Montjuic and wanted to head to the tram over to Barceloneta and the beach. We didn't realize that the tram station was also on top of Montjuic so we had to hike back up to the top!
The views from the tram station were beautiful, the best views of the Mediterranean Sea we saw! These pictures are still with my ghetto camera so they are a bit blurry.
Views from the opposite tram station at Barceloneta.
And from this view you can see the beach we went to. There are no pictures from being at the beach though. I didn't feel comfortable taking pictures with so many 1/2 naked women laying around!