Gran Palas Hotel
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... which was located walking distance from the beach. After essentially inhaling our dinner buffet because we were all so tired and hungry from the day, we spent the night hanging with friends from the program. The next morning, we woke up and headed to the Castells museum. The Castells are a culturally specific tradition based in Catalan. They are recreational cheerleaders essentially who have for decades built these massive human towers at cultural festivals around Catalonia. Because of ...
... not valid for this particular network, and sensed that this happens frequently as we were let off by the inspector. On the approach to the city, it was raining, which we had not bargained for so first of all got on the tour bus for which we had purchased advance tickets (sitting undercover rather than on the open top-deck), alighting at the Sagrada Familia. We had read about the queues but were not prepared to stand in ...
... afternoon (Sunday) we took a drive to Montserrat (30 miles away), or rather drove to the cable car station then made the final approach via the steep ascent. On arriving at the top, it was not what we had expected at all and turned out to be very modern and commercialised. However, we chose to queue up for one of the recommended 'must sees', the Black Virgin installed within the basilica, which must have taken the best part of two hours! At ...
... the whistles. The minute a lifeguard turned their back or attended to someone else, anarchy reined and dozens of kids would slide, throw and jump until the cranky one returned.
Each day there was a timetable of events, activities and sports on offer. Futbol, tennis, putt putt, bingo (Kimme), volleyball, dancing, aerobics, running, pool games etc. You name it. Every night there was well done entertainment from Mini discos for the ...
... street for a beer and a burger in Viena's (slightly different from the Paisley version!). Back to the room for a shower and prep for the morning, watched the end of a Chuck Norris film and after losing a couple of pounds in sweat noticed the fan in the corner!! It's midnight and still 29 degrees outside, nice! Time for a sleep, riding to Barca in the morning ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services