Barcelona offers a unique night-time bus ride around the city (double-decker with sitting on top for views), which reveals the light and color of its landmark buildings only offered certain times of the year and on particular days. We were fortunate to be there on Sunday as this was the last day of the year that the bus offers the tour. One of the highlights of the trip was to enjoy the music and light show of the Montjuic Magic Fountain.
Prior to heading out on the bus we watched street sales people selling “knock off purses” on the sidewalks. It was interesting because all the purses were on a blanket or sheet that had each of the four corners tied to a rope so they could quickly scoop up their sale items and run off down the road (or subway station) in case the police came. You will see a few pictures of these people selling handbags and running off with their items when the police came by. It is funny to watch them.
This is an interesting tour for anyone that stays over night to get captivated by the warm Mediterranean night and experience the magic of summer nights in Barcelona. It was a 2 ½ hour tour with 40 minutes to walk up to the Montjuic Magic Fountain and take photos. If you wanted to
save a little money and focus on really the best parts of the tour, take a metro to the Sagrada Familia and the Magic Fountain. You can take as many pictures of those two places as you like and not have to spend as much time in looking at many of the other secondary viewings they take you.
Check out all the photos and view the comments for a description of the location. This is only available on our website under “Our Blog” tab – Mediterranean Cruise 6 – Barcelona at Night.
Greg & Sharon