Hotel J Balmes

Address: 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

Barca 5 - 0 Almeria

A travel blog entry by no1pablo on Oct 24, 2008

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... in the dark, many of the visitors knelt before her saying a silent prayer, then followed by a kiss said their goodbyes. On exiting the passageways that led out of the monastery, thousands of candles lined the walk way, left in remembrance of those whom needed help as well as those who had passed on. Apparantly, since the Monastery was built, a candle has always remained burning in one form of another. We took some lunch overlooking the Cable Car station, then worked it off ...

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 ...

Barthelona baby!

A travel blog entry by shanemilli on May 27, 2007

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... something to have in moderation. don't want to loose any ears..... I'll let Mil finish this off, and I'll weave some photo's into the Paris entry... ciao!!! Ok. Moi turn. Yes, we found the hostel easily enough and it was up slippery marble stairs which we twisted ankles on no end, though it was a huge room with a little balcony so we no complain. Barcelona was sunny, bit windy but it was great to be there! There was Catalan and ...