Why Barcelona? I learned about a 3 day weaving retreat with Tim Johnson, Monica and Mai,
just 1/2 hour train ride south of Barcelona. It's called "Weaving by the Sea." Participants sign up to take a workshop with one instructor, at a really nice place, just a few blocks from the sea, Hotel Cesar.
Russell arrived in Barcelona on the same day we did, and being the frugal travelers, we stayed at a hostel on the north side of town. It was a very clean place, and the owner was quite friendly and helpful. She and her son ran the hostel. They both spoke English, and told us a lot about Barcelona. If you are looking for an inexpensive place that is very close to all of the public transportation, then try https://www.expedia.com/Barcelona-Hotels-Barcelona-Nice-Cozy-Guest-House.h7738585.Hotel-Information?langid=1033&
|Our first night in Spain!|
From our hostel, we walked to Parc del Laberint d'Horta. This park is a neoclassical design, starting in 1791. It was opened to the public in 1971. The labyrinth is just one portion of the park.
My favorite part of the tour was seeing and hearing the story behind this Picasso frieze, which is a closeup of the whole thing: