Quite a strange Barcelona welcomes us...

... the Tibidabo covered by snow is an unexpected show offered by a city universally known for its mild climate. Our track leads us to the Montjuic, the evergreen hill where the Mediterranean vegetation combines with different species from all over the world, and then to the Guell Park . Here the rounding and mult-icoloured buildings remind of the Grim fathers' fables. We take some photos, but it is not possible to enjoy of the beauty of the place since the icy wind had destroyed our umbrellas and a violent rain lashes our faces. Soaked to the bones and half frozen, we succeed in reaching the arrival point. In the evening we have dinner at a typical restaurant located on the rambla, the cuisine wins our tastes and the Catalan cream helps us to recover the energy we spent during the walk. Given the bad weather, the day after we decide to give up walking and to spend the day by visiting the city: the Barri Gotic, where the city originated, and where the medieval Gothic buildings and the main public buildings are located, the Rambla which is the heart and soul of Barcelona, the Port vell (' old port') area, which on a larger scale recalls the Genoese "Porto Antico". We take lots of photos of the colorful stalls in the Boqueria, the oldest market in Europe. We feel relieved to hear in the future the "caminada" will take place in October, a more suitable month for a walking event and to really enjoy this charming city.