Hotel Catalonia Castellnou
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... Barcelona is
a city with a population of about 1.6 million residents. It was a very
industrialized town in the past few hundred years, however most of the
industrial factories have closed or moved away. Some of the old smokestacks still
remain, as heritage sites. Barcelona is part of the principality (state?) of
Catalonia, an area which has a very interesting history. Catalonia has two official languages (Spanish
... the illness I had at least completed
my intention of clarity on where to go for my last month in the Schengen Zone. And
I got it immediately: Italy’s pull is irresistible.
I wasn’t able to do any planning, due to
the large recesses of snot and a blinding migraine clouding my left brain
function. But the one opportunity I discovered just before the illness has
panned out, and I am very excited about it. There is ...
... de Catalunya) to the Statue of Columbus. As I walked down Las Ramblas I got to take in the culture, the old architecture, and the excitement of the place. I even bought myself a cup of sliced mango, my favorite.
I took a detour from Las Ramblas and wandered through the shop and cafe filled alleys where I eventually came to el Catedral. This cathedral is over 500 years old! It was breathtaking. There were so many side chapels that each ...
... truly was a dagger to Madrid and their control over Catalunya. The world fair was hosted in Citadel Park: what used to be the fort that Madrid had placed in Barcelona as a sense of control. So, it provided a symbolic representation of Catalan identity because with that, this park was shown that it would forever be a park and nothing else; no longer did Madrid have any control. Today, the park serves the same purpose. In my time ...
... some of the buildings remain. In 1992 the Summer Olympics were in Barcelona. We saw the Olympic Stadium and other buildings used then. We saw an old bull ring turned into a shopping mall because bull fighting is outlawed in this part of Spain. We stopped at a terrace for the great view of Madrid - well not today. It would have been a great view if it weren't for the rain. You could see most of Barcelona including the harbor. We headed from Montjuic ...