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10/07 -We're back in Barcelona! We spent the day walking around different areas

than we had explored before. We finally made it to the harbor area,

then to some areas off the beaten tourist paths.

                   

ABOVE - A small church near our hotel

BELOW - The Christopher Columbus Monument was built in 1888 in honor of the

renowned explorer and discoverer of America. It consists of a statue of Columbus

standing on a tall column. The monumental cast-iron column stands in the middle

of the Plaša de la Porta de Pau (Square of the Gate of Peace). It is set on a stone

pedestal sumptuously decorated with statues. The statue of Columbus atop

the 60m tall column (197 ft) overlooks the sea and is visible from afar.

                   

BELOW - The Nova Duana or New Customs House building (in Spanish, Aduana)

and the harbor area of Barcelona. There is a huge shopping area in the harbor, also.

                 

BELOW - Rental bikes are ready to go!

                   

We snapped a few photos of some interesting buildings early evening, as the sun went down.

                   

                   

BELOW - The Cathedral just before sunset