Day 3. Taking in the sights of Barcelona

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Placa d’Espana, Barcelona
After breakfast we returned to Placa d’Espanya where we had seen the Font Magica light and sound show.  It all looked very different during the day but nonetheless beautiful.   Our next stop this morning was along to the seafront and a walk from Port Vell, home of the large marina to Plaza Portal de La Pau to take a look at the old Customs House building which was constructed between 1896-1902 in the neo-classical style.

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Old Customs House, Barcelona
At the bottom of the Ramblas stands the large statue of Christopher Columbus and in the far corner the National Maritime Museum which is housed in the medieval former dockyard.  We bought admission tickets and wandered through the vast halls admiring the Spanish galleons and other sailing ships on display.  Included in the admission price is the three mast schooner Santa Eulolia which is moored approximately 500 metres from the museum building, touring both the museum and the ship were very enjoyable and we spent quite sometime viewing the museum artefacts.  After returning to our hotel for a short rest we enjoyed an evening stroll all night the seafront and to end the day we had a delicious meal in one of the restaurants in the old town.

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Schooner in Port Vell that is part of the Maritime Museum
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