Hostal Residencia Barcelona

Address: C/Roser 40, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08004, Spain and Canary Islands | Hostel
 
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Travel Blogs from Barcelona

Barcelona in a day

A travel blog entry by bels_adventure on Sep 10, 2014

6 photos

... about my big night. As for today, well you can imagine it was a bit of a slower one. I spent my afternoon wandering la rumbla, the main drag in Barcelona. It was quite enjoyable doing my own thing. I got some souvenirs and even got to do a bit of shopping - for the ladies that are interested I had some good buys at H&M and Zara and this other store called bakresh. I pretended I spoke Spanish at the line up at H&M when the lady in front of me ...

Sagrada Familia

A travel blog entry by ozraftery on Sep 04, 2014

3 comments, 31 photos

Wow! What an amazing church. Some key facts;

1882 - Francesc del Villar is commissioned to construct a neo-Gothic church
1883 - Antoni Gaudi takes over as chief architect
1926 - Death of Gaudi: work continues under Domenec Sugranes. Much of the apse and Nativity Facade completed
1930 - Bell towers of the Nativity Facade completed
1936 - Construction is interrupted by Spanish Civil War
1940 - Architect Francesc de Paula Quintana i ...

Exploring Barcelona, Spain

A travel blog entry by kerrilyn on Jul 13, 2014

18 photos

... and even more so across the pavement so I ran from shade to shade! We found a shop selling ice cream at a decent price. Eli got ice cream in containers for him and Mike and Kyria while I had a cone. It was only about 200m back to the others but the ice cream was dripping everywhere before we were half way there! It was entertaining just lying on the beach watching all the people – there were so many! I could have lain there for longer but we hadn’t had any lunch so ...

Last Day

A travel blog entry by thefinnegans on Apr 12, 2014

20 photos

... visited a tapas bar right off. It is so nice eating this way. A glass of vino Blanco and small bites. We followed that up with a trip to a local coffee shop for a cappuccino. Best coffee yet. Never bumped into the kids once but I'm not surprised. Downtown Barcelona is huge. There are several corridors that break off the Main Street. It's a lot like San Sebastian but bigger. You wind thru a maze of shops and cafés. It's ...

The Genius of Gaudi...

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Nov 26, 2013

45 photos

... the mid-1800's when the old medieval walls just couldn't hold the expanding population. The grid-like pattern of wide boulevards is made more interesting because each street corner is cut diagonally, creating eight-sided squares at every intersection. Rich, artsy folks bought up plots of land and the majority of the new buildings in the Eixample were designed and built in the ...