Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... the best mangos I have ever had! Amanda loved it. We bought a small container of papaya as well but were not big fans.
The seafood section was by far the best part. All the shrimp, crabs, lobsters, oysters, etc were still alive and moving slowly. you just knew the food was as fresh as you could possibly get it. I kept seeing fresh bluefin tuna and really wanted to try some. but all the pieces for sale were way too big so we kept ...
... that inspired Gaudi's works. Nature played a huge part, as well as religion, and there were turtle shells and trees and flowers, including the poppy. We thought that last one explained a lot about his work! We left here and headed to Gaudi's most famous, yet unfinished, work: Sagrada Familia. While the cathedral this morning felt reverent and medieval, the Sagrada Familia had a much different sense about it. Gaudi's take ...
... Barcelona each year -- La Mercè. This year's event is from September 20 - 24 and activities are mainly held in the old section of Barcelona -- Barri Gotic -- the area where our apartment is situated. Masses of people are here for the festival and Las Ramblas, a wide street that is a favourite of tourists and locals for a stroll.
We got settled in our spectacular apartment and headed out to buy ...
... folkloric dancing, and a sport - if you can call it a sport - that is only practiced in Catalonia: The castelles, aka, the human tower.
Yeah, it's exactly what it sounds like - people climbing on top on each other to form a human tower. It's pretty impressive, considering the weight the people on the bottom must carry, and the dangers of falling for those on top (this includes children).
It's 3 a.m. local time - buenas ...
... nice with Gaudi sculptures everywhere. The band played soothing Jazz and everyone just enjoyed themselves with some wine. Patrons can sit anywhere on the ground all steps. We didn't stay for the whole thing but it was very nice.
Bought a rice cooker today and made chicken rice in the hotel room. Nothing to it but when we returned to the room at night, our room smelt like chicken rice. LOL.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center