You cannot go to Barcelona and not see the Barcelona aquarium if you have children. It is a must! You have sharks swimming on top of your heads, literally. And all you hear are the laughter, giggles, and delight of the children around you. They are mesmerized by the sea life. You get on this slow moving walkway that takes you through a tunnel in which you are separated from marine life by just a few inches of glass. You appreciate the feeling of being so close, but yet feel secure in your safety. Of course, the signs said not to touch. You know my son wanted to bang on the glass.
I do have a couple negative comments.
Shortest visit ever! Still worth seeing! The aquarium is really not that big. You spend a small fortune and just when the excitement is really building, it’s over. You are at the end. It seemed as if it only took us 45 minutes to go around. Jordan and Alex do not move fast when they’re intrigued. They have to stop at every exhibit, ask a lot of questions, and try to see what they can touch (which is usually not many exhibits). They will try to touch anyway. Jordan is the ring leader. Alex will follow suit. I will fuss at them to no avail. I say all of that to explain that we could have been done with the aquarium in less than 20 minutes. Again, it is still worth seeing! Jordan talked about that aquarium for hours after leaving it. He was going to become an architect just so he could design a house for his Dad with a huge aquarium with sharks and other fish floating above our heads in the bedroom. He thought that seeing the sharks above and around him was the coolest thing ever. He was even concerned about the foundation of the house just in case there was a natural disaster like an earthquake, tornado, flood, etc. He would not be able to save Christopher from the sharks. He kept saying that the house had to be very strong to protect his Dad. Now I know you’re wondering, what about me? I guess, I’m included in the plans…..somewhere. Perhaps Alexandra will design some fabulous mansion just for me. I don’t need sharks floating above.
We had a fabulous lunch right after. I forgot to mention that we actually made it out of the apt. by 11 a.m. We walked to Plaça Espanya, where we once again got on the tour bus. Our destinations were L’aquarium Barcelona, Las Ramblas, and Anella Olimpica (which is an Olympic Park located in the hill of Montjuïc, Barcelona that was the main site for the 1992 Summer Olympics). Now ask, Did we make it to three sights in one day even we were out earlier than usual? Of course NOT!!!!
I was so impressed with all of us for getting out early. I did not want the children to be out late yet again. I also needed to start packing for our next stop, London. After the aquarium, Jordan noticed trampoline nearby. We had to try them. You were basically strapped to bungee cables. Then you had to see how high you can jump on the trampoline. I couldn’t let my Baby do it alone. So I had to do it also since no one volunteered. That was exhularating, but I don’t need to do it again. Minutes after getting, back on the tour bus to go to Anella Olimpica, Alex fell asleep. The only thing to do was go back to the apt. Christopher made dinner and I started packing. Children were in bed by 8:30 p.m. Making Progress! We had one more day to visit Las Ramblas.
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