We had a good last night onboard MSC Seaview, after doing 90% of packing we ventured out for something to eat and finished off with drinks in the Atrium and then on to the Seaside Lounge. We chatted with two lots of forum friends but not at the same time and with Nicole starting to feel the after effects of her challenge we retired to the cabin to close up the cases and leave them outside for collection.
On arrival at Barcelona Captain Scala kept up his usual orientation routine by turning the ship to face out for tonight’s departure. From the cabin it looked to be quite a tight space but the whole manoeuvre was done with complete ease and we were alongside and docked by 7:00.
All that remained was to finish packing our remaining belongings and go grab a coffee before making our way off the ship.
Today we walked straight off with no hold ups whatsoever and the only wait we had was for a taxi which was just under 15 minutes. Within a similar time frame we were at our accommodation for the one night. We are stopping at a place called Anakena House which I chose for its central location and the TripAdvisor reviews.
After checking in as early at 10:45 and luckily with our room ready we dropped our bags and headed off to explore. On our hit list this afternoon were a few of the Gaudi sites. The only one we went into was La Pedrera while with the others it was just a fly by for photos. La Pedrera is a very interesting experience and you first visit the roof terrace before going down to the loft and then the apartment.
I found the displays in the loft absolutely fascinating and once detailing is explained you start to see all the influences in Gaudi’s designs.
We are in Barcelona again in October and have plans to visit Sagrada Familia then so today was an opportunity to see some of the outside.
We also walked to Park Güell but missed out on going into the monument core itself due to number restrictions. I had no idea you had to pay to go in and that there were allocated time slots. On the plus side we managed to get a great view of the ship from up there before heading back for a shower and to get changed to go out again in the evening. I think the plan is to walk La Rambla and feast on some tapas.