Travel Blogs from Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands

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Parc Guell - Another of Gaudi's Masterpieces, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Parc Guell - Another of Gaudi's Masterpieces

A travel blog entry by kmmccall

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... nature and uses a lot of leave and plants in his architecture.. this park is the perfect example. Originally it was on the outskirts of Barcelona, but as the city grew up around it, it is now very central! The walk to the park is almost all uphill, it ...

Beautiful, beautiful, and even more beautiful, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Beautiful, beautiful, and even more beautiful

A travel blog entry by jcdanovich

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... to be in Barcelona after your team was just crowned the best in Europe.   There were also two tributes to Lionel Messi, Barcelona (and the world's) best player. And I can comfortably say he is the best in the world, so I dont want any disputes ...

Valo in Barcelona, Barcelona/Stockholm, Spain travel blog

Valo in Barcelona

A travel blog entry by krysten

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... planned to have breakfast at the Boqueria Market (like the St. Lawrence Market in TO), but it was obviously closed when we arrived - SPAIN! We wandered for over an hour trying to find something to eat and ended up at Pans & Company (the Spanish version ...

Hola Barcelona!, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Hola Barcelona!

A travel blog entry by pilotl

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... we didn't as we didn't have towels. The sand was burning our feet. It was a scorching hot day.   Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, after capital Madrid. It has a population of  1.6 million. It feels very urban and crowded.I noticed ...

we made it to barcelona, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

we made it to barcelona

A travel blog entry by alexiastrawn

... it was sappose to only take 8hr) but it was longer since we stopped in every rinky dink town from malaga, the bottom of spain to barcelona....than of course it was a struggle to find where we were sappose to stay but luckely we ran into someone who spoke ...

Gaudi or Gaudy?, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Gaudi or Gaudy?

A travel blog entry by grahamandkatie

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... late and only had a few hours before Graham had to be at the conference. We decided to set out and explore the modern architecture that Barcelona is so famous for. Following Rick Steve's advice we headed to the Eixample district of Barcelona. The Eixample ...

GAUDI!..... bless you, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

GAUDI!..... bless you

A travel blog entry by toonk

... had a guy Marc and his girlfriend Alba come stay with me in Santa Barbara (couch surfing). They both are from Spain and Marc lives and goes to school in Barcelona. so when Dora had a four day weekend we figured it was about time we called in the favor ...

InterRail n Night Train, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

InterRail n Night Train

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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... , again to Barcelona. In that time we reasoned that we would rather get further away so looked at other options and found that we could do a night train from Barcelona to Zurich. Perfect! So here we are, after a short-ish ride to Barcelona (where we again ...

Day 26 - Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Day 26 - Guell Park

A travel blog entry by bedford10

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This was our last full day in Barcelona, and our last day travelling!! :( Due to the late night the previous night, having not got back to the hostel until 7am and seeing the sun come up, we spent all morning asleep. We did finally manage to surface in ...

The Picasso Museum., Barcelona, Spain travel blog

The Picasso Museum.

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... your leaping into Barcelona. After that we walked through a garden to the Castle of Montjuic. The castle faces the harbor and airport in Barcelona, so the view was not as interesting as the city side. Seeing the multitude of crates on the dock does ...

SANDEMAN'S TOUR PLUS SAGRADA FAMILIA!, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

SANDEMAN'S TOUR PLUS SAGRADA FAMILIA!

A travel blog entry by linarogers

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... same. The more conservative, wealthier liberals wanted to be able to show off their chattels e.g. electric light, gramophones etc and so built fancier buildings depicting this. Gaudi’s buildings were unreal – although the main one La Pedrera ...

Bern, Bern!!!, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Bern, Bern!!!

A travel blog entry by roamingwilliam

... make a sacrifice. Enjoys the Spanish culture so much, that i just took a trip to the local McDonald's.  Ahhh Viva la Spain.  But you need some good greasy food sometimes. Again the photos take way to long to upload so ill attempted again ...

Final day, Barcelona,  Spain travel blog

Final day

A travel blog entry by cam.srigley

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What a pretty city and great architecture! Took a tour bus around town,hop on hop off as we only had the ...

Planes, Trains and Soccer Players, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Planes, Trains and Soccer Players

A travel blog entry by sherondotjohn

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... this hotel leaves a bit to be desired. Went out walking and came across a large assembly. Had to get involved and it turned out to be celebrations for Barcelona coming top of the league.Before long the crowd was so large we couldn't leave if we wanted to. ...

The ballet, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

The ballet

A travel blog entry by lingo83

... and when it does all you can hear is the tapping of their feet on the floor as they run off stage - bit distracting and breaks the illusion somewhat. I was not particularly impressed with the first number.  They had a 30 minute break after it.  ...

How one man and his guitar saved a city..., Barcelona, Spain travel blog

How one man and his guitar saved a city...

A travel blog entry by goodygrass

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... for the last 5 years in order to move to (funny enough) Australia!  We had a good chat about differences in culture in Spain and Latin America.  He had an interesting take on the matter and pointed out that people in Europe tend to be quite ...

barcelona Spain!, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

barcelona Spain!

A travel blog entry by snystrom

... "pretending to sell beer" but the police dont do anything..kinda crazy. Anyways, I also bought a new camera in Barcelona...super small and nice. Kind of blew my budget though...My pictures just wernt holding up though. Anyways..After Barcelona was San ...

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Barcelona

A travel blog entry by travelinsara

... size cafe up near the park on the north end of town (fairly quiet) to watch the second half of the Eurocup final.  Spain won (apparently having me in the country was the good luck charm, as Italy won the World Cup two years ago, when I was ...

time speeds up, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

time speeds up

A travel blog entry by traestanley

... he wanted. quite a portrait of an artist, very beautiful. i guess it goes without saying that being here in barcelona, a city of lots and lots of people after walking and living very slowly is quite a jarring juxtaposition, or at least it seems likes ...

The city of human statues and knock-off handbags, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

The city of human statues and knock-off handbags

A travel blog entry by lingo83

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... our way back here.  I can't remember if the wine or the OJ was cheaper...   After a rather decadent and unplanned 4 hour nap, we headed in to Barcelona proper to see what we could see.  Started out at the top of La Rambla, the main shopping and dining ...

Finally Ratatouille + Market Goodies!, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

Finally Ratatouille + Market Goodies!

A travel blog entry by gretchenart

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... to Sell! As reported earlier, when my box of health products for the "new me" plan arrived in Spain June 17th, they held it for investigation and today I received an Aviso of some sort notifying me that I am trying to import merchandise that is subject ...

Sick in Barcelona :(, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Sick in Barcelona :(

A travel blog entry by kateanddrew

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... us struck by nasty flu. Not good. We struggled out to see some Gaudi architecture around town which was spectacular. Pretty much just ate and slept the rest of the time. Luckily we saw everything we wanted to so it was good timing to have a couple of ...

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

A travel blog entry by tweeds315

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... it was great bc he knew about a lot of local events that were a lot of fun. such as a reggae party on the beach. AWESOME barcelona is also the home of gaudi. since this is my second time here and i went into detail about a lot of his monuments in my ...

Rambla ramble and a trip to the zoo., Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Rambla ramble and a trip to the zoo.

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... . She now has clothes to wear. I got my mail. I got a power strip. Life is good. Today I took Mason to the Barcelona Zoo. I didn’t expect much of it, but it turned out to be an outstanding zoo. Compact, uncrowded and loaded with exotic animals, I ...

Barcelona - mañana, mañana, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona - mañana, mañana

A travel blog entry by purple_havs

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... had in between. Bike tour pretty much covered all the sites you'd wanna see (photos to come), including the beautiful Gaudi Fountain. Barcelona, or the Spanish make me laugh... Paris has the Arc di Triomphe, so Barce copies it - in an inferior fashion. ...

Barca!!!!, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barca!!!!

A travel blog entry by alanah.may

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Was not entirely sure what to expect of Spain but Barcelona has exceeded all my expectations. The city is full of culture and art, old and new. The people are all amazing and friendly too. Today a group of us headed into these awesome food markets which ...

Barcelona!, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Barcelona!

A travel blog entry by esmibert

... have seen almost everything. Plenty of museums lke history, 2 Dali museums, Picasso, and a marina one. We have relaxed alot more in Barcelona and are enjoying the sun, getting a tan and reading. Our next trip is to Granada on Feb 27 I think and we are ...

Spanish Fiesta, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

Spanish Fiesta

A travel blog entry by hannabrowne

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... in Spain. The struggle was still well worth not paying 68euros per person for bacon and eggs in our room. We walked around all Barcelona all day and even ventured out on the metro to do some shopping. Not only can I not afford to eat in the city, but I ...

The brilliance of Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain travel blog

The brilliance of Gaudi

A travel blog entry by ntlockhart

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... historia de la Ciutat (www.museuhistoria.bcn.cat). The main attraction of the museu lies underground. Entire streets and squares of old Barcelona (Barcino) are accessible via walkways suspended over the ruins of Roman Barcelona. They are the world´s most ...

B A R C E L O N A  &  AT - S E A, Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands travel blog

B A R C E L O N A & AT - S E A

A travel blog entry by jjndotr

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