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Greetings from Barcelona. This year we are traveling for part of our trip with our friends Mike and Susan. We are Crazy Travelers, but they are crazy too, so we should have a great time! After a long long long long three flights we finally arrived, by the time we got to our hotel it was 1 p.m. (6 a.m. Memphis time) so we napped a while, and met up …
Got up at 3:45 am this morning to catch my 6am flight to Barcelona. Kevin came the night before to take the girls back to Santa Cruz. Shelly took me to the airport so Kevin could sleep before his drive back. She is a good friend to get up so early to see me off on the adventure of a lifetime.
I got to the airport in plenty of time but ended up …
... The views were unbelieveable: you could see pretty much the entire city from up there. Montjüic itself is an old castle built in 1640 to originally protect the city of Barcelona. Thankfully, there is a bus that takes mostly tourists down from the top of the mountain to the Placa d'Espanya in the center of the city.
From there, we went to Las Ramblas, a super touristy, tree-lined boulevard that stretches through the center of ...
... of their city! Our first drive by was past 2 houses that Gaudi was commissioned to do by wealthy inhabitants of the city in the late 1800/early 1900's - Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. Casa Batllo has sinuous and sensual lines and both buildings have intricate and whimsical carvings and curves in both concrete, sandstone and wrought iron. There are flowers and magical trees, dragons and other mythical creatures entwined around pillars and in places decorated with mosaics, ...
... She was very upbeat and knowledgeable. Barcelona is a bit of a mad house at night during the festival. Band shells are set up in most of the squares around the Barri Gotic so a bit of a wander around we encountered rock, symphony and a laser show in the city
hall square. On our journeys we meet a group of drummers who were slow marching down the narrow alleyways of the Gotic. The town loves La Mercè. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pelayo Barcelona
Basic rooms, great location, comfortable beds, clean bathroom with bidet and big towels, good value.
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