The other Barcelona

Barcelona, the container port

Barcelona: the container port | Photo: Tom Walton

If Woody Allen managed to pull the wool over your eyes with his dreadful Vicky Cristina Barcelona, you'll come here under the mistaken impression that all Barcelona looks like it looks on the picture postcards, which is simply not true.

Barcelona isn't a tourist resort, it's a big city and one of the Mediterranean's major ports. The container port, above, is hidden from the tourists' eyes — unless they happen to get to the top of Montjuic and take a walk round the back of the fort, and see it lying there at their feet…

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