Sorry this took so long, but I wanted to included details. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. It was a magical trip and I can't wait to visit Spain again.
Trip Report SPAIN: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville & Malaga
November 18 to December 3, 2017
We flew on TAP Portugal from Toronto Pearson Airport. Flight was good and on time. Landed in Lisbon. Headed to security to get to gate for flight to Barcelona, it was a nightmare. We were in line with at least 300-400 travelers. There was at most 3 security officers at one time. It took 3 hours 4 minutes to get through. We ran to the gate and boarded as they were closing gates. Arrived in Barcelona. Used ATM in the Airport as we needed cash to pay remainder of Apartment. We were headed to Rambla De Catalunya, 31. It was suggested best way to travel there would be to take the Aerobus. You catch it right at the airport it is 5,90 Euros. Took approximately 30 minutes and dropped us off at Plaza Catalunya. We then had about a 5-10 min walk to apt. Make sure you have maps with streets marked. It took us a couple minutes to figure out which direction as Plaza Catalunya is very busy and it was also dark outside. We did have google maps download. Arrived at apt. We had to call so they could let us in. This was a little problem as we could not get our phones to work, even though we had tried them. After fooling around we did make contact and a rep was there in about 30 minutes. We just waited outside building fortunately it was in the 50s. We rented Via Habitat Apartments.
https:/…barcelona-apartments They were great to deal with and our apt was spotless and exactly as we hoped. The rep, Natalia, let us in and went over everything giving us good recommendations for food, travel and sightseeing. We settled in and went out to get a bite to eat. This was the worst night as we were exhausted had been up 26 hours (a little sleep on the plane) and we really did not know what to expect restaurant wise. We were eating around 8PM so this is really not dinner time. We ended up in a restaurant close to apartment. We ordered a beer and some small plates. Food was good, but we were ready to settle in. We walked back to apt and unpacked and went to bed so we would be fresh in the morning.