Barcelona Hotel Colonial
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Breakfast Available
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... in a little bit of a hurry. The sun was setting and we were unsure of the neighborhood we had to walk thru to get back to La Rambla. The area wasn't terribly bad which was a nice surprise. We stumbled upon La Rambla and searched for a souvenir stand we had seen earlier, Brittany wanted a garlic plate that we had seen earlier in the day. We found the shop and bought two plates. We had plans for dinner and began our walk back to the hotel, stopping at Plaza Reial on the way. Brittany ...
... the crabs were still moving and the shrimp were burbling ... That fresh! Each stand has its own specialty: mushrooms (dried, fresh, oyster, shiitake, button), olives (cured, raw, black, green, plump, shriveled, stuffed, marinated), acorn fed cured ham hanging by hoofed haunches from the stall ceilings (ah, jamon iberico!), snails (bagged live or marinating in olive oil and garlic), eggs nestled into beautiful nests of ...
... literally translates to "the *******". Traditionally, the figurine is depicted as a peasant, wearing the traditional Catalan red cap (the "barretina") with his trousers down, showing his bare butt and defecating. The Caganer is a highly popular feature of modern Catalan nativity scenes and is believed to have entered the nativity scene by the late 17th or early 18th century, during the Baroque period. Last stops were Placa del Rei (King's Square) where one of the King's ...
... one person elevators which they would stand on and operate to descend lower.
We started on the outskirts, trying to be systematic in our approach to the market. the plan did not last very long! We had a beer and wine before delving into the action! They had meat hanging from the rafters and they looked like pig legs. This "jamon" is aged ham and from what we see, an expensive treat in Spain. We saw many stands with this ham ...
... and tells of the crucifixion. The third hasn't even been started. It astounds me how many people have truly given there life to build this church and know they wot live to see it finished. Gaudi originally estimated 700 years to complete- which has been significantly cut down thanks to modern technology, but it is humbling to think of someone with so much passion to willingly put their everything into something they know they can't see to fruition. The inside if the ...