Hotel J Balmes

Francesc pla, 6, Catalonia, 08500, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Francesc pla, 6, Catalonia, is near Fira d'Antiquaris.
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Travel Blogs from Catalonia

Architecture and Art

A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 22, 2008

... that it is impossible to catalogue their work in this short introduction. However, you can compare and contrast their styles on the Manzana de la Discordia, the Block of Discord, on the corner of Passeig de GrÓcia and Carrer Consell de Cent in Barcelona. Within just a few metres of each other, you can observe the work of these three great iconoclastic architects. Perhaps the least appealing of the three, at Passeig de GrÓcia, 35 is DomŔnech i Montaner's Casa Lleˇ ...

Timeline

A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 12, 2008

... the south of France through the marriage of Ramon Berenguer III to Dolša de Provence. 1137 - Ramon Berenguer IV marries Petronella of Aragon and the Counts of Barcelona become Kings of Aragon. 1148 - The Conquest of Tortosa and Lleida 1213 - Pere the Catholic is killed at the Battle of Muret defending his Cathar subjects against the forces of Simon de Montfort and the Catholic Church. Catalunya's influence in the south of France ...

A Brief History of Catalonia

A travel blog entry by simonharris on Oct 09, 2008

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... Felipe IV's son, the half-wit Carlos II, died without heir in 1700. There were two pretenders; the Bourbon, Philippe de Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV, and the Habsburg Archduke Charles of Austria. Castile favoured the former while Catalonia the latter and, after allying with England and Holland, who feared a French-Spanish axis, welcomed him to Barcelona as Carles III of Catalonia-Aragon in 1705. The war of Spanish Succession broke out, and just when all seemed to be ...

Thanksgiving

A travel blog entry by eithne on Nov 23, 2006

... that whisper hundreds of years of feet traveling traveling for the sound of the train that lulls me into meditation the sunshine, the spires of cathedrals still many years from being finished for the mountains in the distance and the breeze that plays with my hair in gratitude for the dreams that remind me that i┤ve a lot to do still for the conversations in the middle of the night ...

Gerund

A travel blog entry by eithne on Nov 19, 2006

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... of Girona. They say that she was a woman accused of being a witch and every time she was accused she spat on the ground to denounce her accusers. But one day, one day she was missing and then people realized she had attached herself to the church (or was she cursed to stay there he muses) and from then on, the water flows from her mouth. She always spits. It makes me laugh. The last story though is the one I loved the best. Before this was a ...