Atlantis Alumni

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Adios to Barcelona

During our last morning in Barcelona we enjoyed a few more adventures. We took a taxi to Montjuic Park to see the National Collection of Art in Catalunya, the province where Barcelona is located. The museum is in the huge Palau Nacional, which has two fantastic cupolas (see Jim’s pics.) Though part of the art museum was closed, we did see the huge Romanesque wing, with impressive Medieval murals from many churches, and also Renaissance through 18th century paintings, including highlights by El Greco, Rubens, Fragonard, Goya, Tiepolo and many others. Jim took a snapshot of a mysterious Renaissance painting by the wonderful Lorenzo Lotto, a master who deserves to be better know. From the museum we returned to our hotel, and then walked to La Rambla to visit the shop at the Teatre Liceu, the famed opera house. It was closed, but we did take a tour of the opera house, a gem from the early 19th century. We’d last seen a performance there on our last trip to Barcelona. After that tour we took our last cab to the ship, the beautiful Celebrity Equinox. Today is our first full day on board, and it’s a day at sea. We are making our longest Mediterranean crossing on the cruise, from Barcelona all the way to Malta.-Dan

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