Day 4. Jewish Quarter, Girona

We woke to leaden skies and thundery rain - not what we were hoping for on our final day in beautiful Girona. Still, it was a good excuse for a long, relaxing breakfast as there was little point in hurrying outdoors. By 10.30 a.m. the rain had eased slightly so armed with our umbrellas we …

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Day 3. Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

Sun streamed into our bedroom as we drew back the curtains and after a long, lazy breakfast we were ready for another day of sightseeing. Our first stop of the day was just a short walk away at the Museum of Cinema, standard admission €6. We'd already had the pleasure of visiting the Cinema Museum …

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Day 2. Girona highlights

We had slept so soundly it was difficult making a move, but after turning off the alarm clock several times we finally managed to rouse ourselves, coming to life with an invigorating shower followed by a delicious breakfast in the restaurant of the Doubletree by Hilton. Set up for the day, our first stop was …

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Day 1. Girona city break

We'd arranged a short break to the Spanish city of Girona with a lunchtime flight from Bournemouth Airport on Dorset's south coast. It was our third time using this airport and it's always a pleasure as there are plenty of airside facilities and no queues. Our Ryanair flight departed on time with a full load …

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Day 3. Sightseeing in 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 was along to the seafront and a walk from Port Vell, home of the large marina to Plaza Portal de La Pau …

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Day 4. Montjuic Castle and La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Our first stop of the morning was to the Montjuic Castle 'Castell de Montjuic', set atop Barcelona's highest point at 173 metres.  To get there we took the Green Line metro to Parallel and then transferred to the Montjuic funicular tram.  It's then either a steep, 15 minute climb through the gardens to the castle …

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