Tuesday, April 7
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 14:00
We woke up this morning to the sound of knocking at the front door. It was a woman from Happy People calling to apologise for the taxi fiasco.
After breakfast we set off to find Joan Miró’s paintings. This took us on a long uphill walk. We eventually got to the top of the steep hill after climbing an endless set of stairs that passed a huge swimming pool.
Now we are in the museum, and it is spectacular. I like his paintings, but secretly prefer his sculptures. These are mainly exhibited outdoors like this.
As we got to the museum we discovered that we could have taken a funicular from Paral-lel Metro station, so we will decide to take it down the hill. We will discover that it is part of the metro system; that our tickets allow us to travel anywhere on the metro; and that Goudi’s famous cathedral, Sagrada Familia, is six stops from Paral-lel on Line 2.
We will spend the rest of the afternoon in the cathedral, which is one of the most impressive spaces I have ever been in.
Finally, on the way home, we will stop at a Lidl a couple of hundred metres from the apartment. They will have litres of red and white wine for 58 cents, thus beating yesterday’s record.