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Barcelona - A travel report by lucia
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Barcelona, a city from amazing to wonderful

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Barcelona is a great city of constant move of art and culture, full of entertainment and tradtion festivals where travelers can find the most exquisite restaurants but be carefull of thieves


I went to Barcelona for holidays, dont need to say a lot about this city because you can find a better description in wiki. What I can say it is my experience in this city.
The most impressive view can be seen from Tibidado, up to this mountain, there is a theme park for kids and a church which can be seen from the rambla de catalunya but the most beautiful park it is Parc Guell, a great site with its huge columns at the Hipostila room (also known as room of 100 columns) and the snake place.
Not afraid to the vertigo, I took the cable car linking the Barceloneta beach to the Montjuic mountain. The first day it was too windy so it was closed but the next day, I was been able to see the city on my feet meanwhile the cable took me slowly to the mountain, from here, I visited the castle and some gardens like the Botanic garden.
Down the mountain, going near to plaza de espa├▒a around 20h, I watched the magic show called Magic Fountain, a spectacle of water and light.
The bad point is that someone stole my wallet near la rambla, next days I was more carefully but hopefully I had few money and be able to cancel my credit cards, my passport was safe and some credit cards that I kept somewhere else.
La Pedrera and la Sagrada Familia are both the most impressive buildings, of course there are other Gaudi buildings but both are impacted me a lot for the wonder.

Favourite spots:
Parc Guell, a wonderful park
Pedrera, a wonderful building of Gaudi

What's really great:
The weather, it was very good all days sunny (very lucky :-)
The great view from Tibidado, Parc Guell and Montjuic
The gardens like Botanic (doctor font i quer 2), Horta park (germans desvalls - built as a labyrinth)

Sights:
Mirablau bar at plaza del doctor andreu, during night time with a great view over the city

Accommodations:
Omm hotel (c/ rossell├│ 265), located at few meters from Pedrera, I enjoyed its swimming pool, its bar where i could sit comfortably on couch meanwhile enjoying a cocktail and also its night club from 1 to 6h AM

Restaurants:
Cerveseria Catalana (mallorca, 236), a great tapas bar but I recommend strongly to reserve
Tenorio (passeig de gracia 37) near Batllo building, a good mediterranean food
Sagardi (argenteria 62) at Born area, another great tapas bar, bill by the number of sticks

Other recommendations:
Some useful info:
http://www.bcn.es/, official website of Barcelona
http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/, official tourism website of Barcelon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona, wiki of barcelona
http://www.world-rt.com/, a blog about Barcelona from a local guy

Published on Thursday May 6th, 2010


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