Plaza Catalunya Hostel
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Barcelona. My first impression: noisy, large boulevards, beautiful imposing buildings, traffic, lots and lots of tourists.
Not that good of a first impression, but then, I do not really like big cities, not at first.
I did the Gaudi tour: the Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi fountain, the Pedrera house...Impressive. Sometimes funny! Too …
... Monastery and the Montserrat Boys Choir, which sounded so beautiful in the old basilica. (Thank you Mike and Laura for the suggestion!)
Alex and I also went to the Basilica St. Maria de Mar to listen to a Vivaldi performance by a Russian septet -- again beautiful music in a stunning setting. (Olivia and Elias stayed home for this one, and judging by the two kids with ADHD sitting next to Alex, that was a good decision.)
... of the park and down hill. We passed an interesting attraction offering a 4D Gaudi experience so we went inside to find an almost "Disney-like" show giving you a hint at the amazing creative genius who created these Barcelona landmarks. There is also a very nice interactive display where you can view and learn much more about the man, the monuments and the history of Gaudi.
After enjoying the program we decided to return to the center ...
... nice rings so Colin bought one for me and Alex. Then we headed back to the apartment. Alex and Luke were still out, when they got back they said they found a really cool food market so we went with them to check it out. They had really good fresh fruit juices so we got one of them and just walked around. After that we went back to the apartment to the apartment. Colin and I wanted to go check out the Razmatazz club so ...
... breads and two free cappuccinos. It was a little embarrassing, and I assured them it was fine. The restaurant I had worked in over the summer in Australia never gave people anything for free, even when they waited over an hour for their meal. Suitably full and happy, I headed back to meet the Germans, but Katha was sleeping and I spent the evening in the hostel common room with Kristoffer drinking ridiculously big glasses of beer that seemed far larger than ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPlaza Catalunya Hostel Barcelona
it was really ok, except maybe a little remark about the bathrooms. Clean, and working, but needed some fixing here and there. One of them was poorly ventilated. For the rest, I loved the place. Very well situated.
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