Spain: Restrooms and Restaurants

I  can’t believe that it’s been almost a year since I visited Spain.  While the architecture and food were wonderful, one of the things that stand out the most in my mind is —THE BATHROOMS .  Can you believe it?  Here in the US, commercial design for bathrooms is often an afterthought.  Money is invested in the dining area and kitchens while the bathrooms “just need to be nice and clean”.

My husband laughs at me because everywhere we go, I like to check out the ladies room to size up the true design of the place.  Of course trips abroad are no exception, and I was pleasantly surprised with how wonderful the bathrooms were in Spain (as opposed to Greece).

To my husband’s horror, I had to take pictures (I got few stares from patrons too) of the best of the bunch.

Restroom Door with "tongue in cheek" graphics

This was a bathroom in Barcelona, which was in the basement so I was a little worried at what I would find inside.  I smiled at the tongue in check signs on the door but once inside, I laughed out loud.  Back at the table I begged my husband to go tell me what was in the men’s room but sadly he didn’t need to use the facilities!

This restroom was unexpected since it was set in a more traditional style restaurant. From the look of the door, you wouldn’t expect something so fun when you entered.  I loved the way the papers wrapped around on the floor and over to a modern wash area.

Newspapered RestroomRestroom with Newspapered floor

Newspapered Restroom


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