2015 Barcelona

Sunstroke at Montjuic Castle

I don’t know what made us wanna get to the top of Montjuic and explore the castle there on the hottest day ever but something did. But first we ran into a street market set up right outside the hotel. Mostly books and comic books but there was some other stuff as well. Nothing worth buying really but fun to walk around and look at stuff.

DSC06168Then we took a taxi to Montjuic. Halfway up the hill the taxi driver stoped and told us he could not go any further, he made some vague gestures in the general direction towards some traffic signs but I have my own suspicion about the quality of his car which sounded quite tormented in the slopes and turns toward the top. So we paid him and got out of the car and started to walk the last 500 meters or so. Those 500 meters took about 30 mins to finish. It was truly crazy hot today!

Finally at site we got our tickets to Montjuic Castle, 5€ each and then our first stop inside the castle was the cafeteria. Rested and feuled up we headed out to discover the castle that turned out to be a bit of a dissapointment. We had hoped for a bit more, but it was just a really small exhibition and then fantastic view over the sea and Barcelona and the defense walls around the fort.

DSC06209Since it was so crazy hot we decided to take the Cable Car down despite Sofias fear of hights. I’m proud of the fact that Sofia overcome her fear for the cable car. We had a good view of the gardens of Montjuic before we finally hit ground. Then we took a taxi back to the hotel, had some tapas and something cool to drink in the hotel bar before retreating to the room for a few hours.DSC06219

The plan was to find a restaurant to eat at but it turns out that on Sunday afternoons Barcelona is closed. There’s nothing open at all so we had to go back to the hotel and eat in the hotel restaurant. Now we’re watching Spanish Masterchef.. We have no clue on what they say but at least we know what they are doing!

One thought on “Sunstroke at Montjuic Castle

  1. Have you ever heard about Siesta? When the weather is that hot you should just take it easy!
    Take care!

    Love

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