Plenty to see and do here in the bustling port of Barcelona. We docked in the best dock, the World Trade Centre. Hop off the shop, straight into the terminal and you are out onto a beautiful square which is just 2 minutes walk away from the Las Ramblas shopping street.
We had been on a good excursion last year (Aquarium and Par Guell) so this year we just explored Las Ramblas on our own, the the same / similar excursions were offered.
It was somewhat fun to see the three-cup-ball scam being played, to study the assistants in the background and then how smoothly they blend into the crowd once they ripped someone off or the police were headed their way. Lovely shops all around selling all sorts of things, and a very interesting street performer (the ones that stay still until you give them money) who was stuck in some wind and thus had a blown-back tie and jacket, gelled-back pointed hair and wind-blasted expression on his face. Classic!
A brilliant market was tucked away on the left at under half way up the street, which sold a huge variety of sweets, meat, fish, fruit etc. It makes the markets in England look boring!