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... there! So we walked to the giant tower. Like all things that are so tall, it was actually quite a bit further than we had originally anticipated and we were both so busting to use the toilet, that we only had a brief look around the outside. It was an impressive monument. Apparently the design is inspired by Goudi and is made up of two non-concentric oval cylinders topped by a glass and steel dome. At night time it lights up bright red and blue and looks electric. But there were ...
... Derek got a ham and cheese sandwich and a coke. I went to gift shop and bought Principe cookies which were much like English Digestives. I also got some hard candy and mints. Then we got back on the bus and watched the rest of 1492 on the way to Barcelona. It took over two hours to get there as it is Friday and the traffic was really bad. We arrived at our hotel on Ramblas after 4:00. We got our room keys and went to our room. Most of the ...
Today we saw Gaudi's world famous Sagrada Familia begun in 1882 and still being built.
"Gaudi" complex neo-Gothic on the outside and modern, also traditional and wonderful on the inside.
Beautiful huge columns and stunning stained glass windows. Very modern coloured ...
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We did a little shopping too along Las Ramblas. I had seen a Desegual store in London but didn't go in. The clothing looked really cool and different. Come to find out it is based in Barcelona, and also there are store in the states - NY and the west coast. Anyway, I had a little spree :)
Our next mission was to seek out this Spanish ham - Jamon ...
... however, we hope they are already safe at their homes.
We arrived at 18.30 in Barcelona where the first thing to do was to withdraw money for the entire stay. We took just enough according to our budget (€140 for both days for both of bus), we bought a metro ticket that was worth 10 trips for €10, plus round trip transfer from the airport which was €10,20 per person.
We arrived at the hostel which was called Sant Jordi (Gonzalo had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Cristal Palace Barcelona
When we checked into the hotel (which is in a great location) we went up to the room which was tiny especially for a 4 star. The tiny window also looked onto a concrete wall!! We eventually after much drama got moved to a slightly bigger room. When I say bigger I mean about 2 foot bigger! We were still looking onto the concrete wall which also faced other people's bedrooms and hence a lot of noise. The room service was ok but the hotels were also very hot and the air conditioning wasn't working. We stayed in April which is a cold month so shudder to think about the room temperature in summer. Only thing this hotel has to offer is location. It is certainly not a 4 star. p.s.And especially don't stay if you booked with Abbey Travel in Ireland as you will then definitely get the small room! (I did see other rooms in this hotel that were a lot bigger).
A super hotel!
Just got back with my family from Barceleona-and 4 nites at the Cristal Palace. Excellent experience; from the marvelous upgrade they gave us at no extra cost to the wonderful breakfasts., and the very central location. The staff were professional and helpful (they even managed to get us the right sized taxi for all of our luggage, when we left for the airport..which was greatly appreciated as we had been taking 2 taxis up till then.=an expensive situation) I recommend this hotel and believe it deserves all five stars!
We've stayed 4 nights, super service in room 911 for those who like to catch some sun after walking around in a beautiful city. A big terrace, very quiet room, everything like it should be in a 4* hotel. We'll be going back....