Hotel J. Balmes

C/ Francesc Pla "El Vigata", 6, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08500 , Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Barcelona

A Great City of Marvels

A travel blog entry by taylor.prichard

... always wanting to push the boundaries of what is possible for the city. This can be a fantastic work ethic to have if it doesn’t lead to self-implosion or a perpetual lack of happiness. Barcelona, even with its valiant opposition of the Nationalist fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War, doesn’t seem content only providing the truthful account of its achievements, or so George Orwell claims in Homage ...


A travel blog entry by tanyaboyer

... kept them and are now major tourist attractions. 4. Love lock bridges. I just love the look of these bridges over the Seine River. It just adds to the romance of Paris. 5. The Louvre. This building is just awesome. Once you go inside and start to walk the floor to look at the art works and sculptures from the previous centuries is just fantastic, also the history of the building is very interesting and how it had evolved over the ...

More Gaudi and a date with Black Rice

A travel blog entry by kinwah


... You have to purchase a ticket where entry is valid only within the stipulated window of time but you can remain in the park for however long you wish. The main entry of the park is flanked by two interesting buildings which used to serve as porter houses for the estate. It's hard to describe the buildings- they have mottled brown walls, light slate trim on the roofs and curved exterior walls. Jenessa aptly calls them the gingerbread houses.

Inside the right house there is ...

Zaragoza and Barcelona

A travel blog entry by lindakhaas


... still standing. There was also a statue of Cesar Augusto at that end of the plaza. Then we walked to the other end of the plaza to see the statue of Goya who was born in Zaragoza along with some other statues. Then we headed for the bus but it wasn't there yet so we crossed the street to see the River Ebro and the large ferris wheel that was further down. We were glad to be back in the warmth of the bus.

Our next stop was at a service ...

My Review of Barcelona...

A travel blog entry by tmm


... So you decide if that's for you or not. (If you're anything like me, you would probably rather watch someone else cook for you anyway and avoid completely ruining the food for yourself and potentially everyone else because you're a complete failure in the kitchen. But who knows!)

6. Don't forget about the beach! I kinda did. It may be man-made (trivia for you...) but it's nice. And even at the end of September the weather is absolutely ...


This hotel, located on C/ Francesc Pla "El Vigata", 6, Barcelona, is near Fira d'Antiquaris.
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