Travel Blogs from Igualada
We had planned to go to Barcelona today, but there was a drastic change in weather which made us decide to wait until tomorrow. The gods were bowling early this morning and getting strike after strike over our heads. We are glad we are not on the top floor of this building! A couple of times I jumped out of bed the thunder was so loud. It poured for a few hours so we just stayed in ...
A day in Barcelona
After a sleep in I went on a free walking tour of Barcelona with Guide Ruby. She was very loud energetic and a wealth of knowledge. The 2 1/2 hour tour took us though the Gothic quarter, the Barcelona Cathedral, and the El Born district as well as hearing about the Catalan legends and heroes, Catalan national identity , Picasso in Barcelona, the Olympic Legacy and the Spanish civil war.
... Catholicism. The Benedictine monks were seen as a symbol of resistance. Also, in 1811, Napoleon, frightened that there were soldiers up in this massive building on the mountain, dragged cannons way up there .... Finds only the monks... And then destroys it anyway. ( Not liking Napoleon much. ) Fortunately, the monks saw him coming and hid the massive Library of books they had been collecting since the 11th Century. Pope Julius ... The guy who got Michelangelo to paint the Sistine ...
... our swim in the Mediterranean and soaked up the sun. We were planning to go to a up scale restaurant for our anniversary but we were enjoying the beach so much that we forfeited that idea. Instead, we stayed on the beach until 7:00 and then taxied back to the hotel. We have tickets to the flamenco opera and we were looking forward to enjoying it.
The venue for the opera was in the famous Palau de la Musica Catalana Opera house and the performance has been ...
... CU campus over 10,000 people congregate on the quad. Marijuana is smoked furiously. Beach balls bounce on top of the crowd, trampolines are carried in, bands or just hippies play music. It's like an unofficial festival with tens of thousands of dirty hippies. Check it out on YouTube.com (4:20 on 420 Day @ CU Boulder 4/20/08) and have your mind blown. Anyways I was there in spirity, but in Catalonia in body. I started off at my day at Las Ramblas, the street ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility