Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... greed were central parts of real estate and Barcelonan development. Mendoza made this apparent and absolutely alluded to its onset preceding the 1992 Olympic games and how the growth of the city has often come at a great cost to its own residents.
As we saw walking the streets of Barcelona, some of the buildings and original ideas of Cerda’s work were falling into disrepair or non-existent. The greed and capitalistic nature ...
... later, it came back down Passeig die Born turned on Calle de Rec and passed right in front of our apartment. We snapped as many photos from our little balcony as we could! So much fun. Most of the participants wore the same costume, red with black embellishments. The people playing instruments wore orange. They lit fireworks and the drums were beating. Cool and funky tradition! We would have missed this if we’d gone to the concert.
Must sleep ...
We woke up and pressed the snooze button one too many times, and missed the time for the first walking tour. We weren't too worried though, as there was another one at 2pm. When we got up and got ready, we headed down to the metro and bought our 10 trip ticket and went into the Uni section, where we'd been told we would be able to find some cheap food. We got off and did a few blocks looking at menus. It wasn't as cheap as we were expecting, (we'd been told about a place ...
We got up in good time and went to the sagrada familia. The architecture on the outside was amazing. However we queued for nearly 2 hours to get in and the inside was similar to any church. Surprisingly modern for an old building! We then did park guell which had stunning views, the weather was so hot walking up there. In the afternoon we went to the st Joseph's market on las ramblas and ate awesome iberico ham and fresh fruit. Had a nice dinner on our last night in ...
... get some food and hopefully find the coveted shoe store again (which was not said out loud but was defiantly the intent of the walk) . After many ups and downs and back and forwards (and Rob and Zoe subtly arguing about were it was, in the end we followed Zoe and found it) we finally stumbled onto the shoe store we had seen the night before where many feet were newly enveloped. Just in time to head home for a dinner of chicken, fresh pasta, bread ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility