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

Beautiful Montserrat

A travel blog entry by thompson5001 on Nov 28, 2009

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... what to do. We purchased combined tickets for Montserrat+Aeri. You can also buy tickets for Cremallera (Funicular) if the Aeri (think air, as in through the air) doesn't appeal to you. The total cost was 42 euros for both of us and it included our rail travel to and from Montserrat, the Aeri to and from the monastery, two round-trip Metro cards, and unlimited use of the two funiculars once we arrived.

We had about 45 minutes to kill before the train so we walked (and walked ...

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 ...


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 ...

The further adventures in Barcelona.

A travel blog entry by eithne on Nov 22, 2006

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... the Quebecois vs. Canada... Those moments, tucked away in a flat in the city centre while one person plays a guitar and we drink our wine, the discussions that happen and the connections we make, those are the moments that I like. I appreciate, most greatly, the architecture and the history of the earth I┤m covering. I enjoy learning more and more about the artists who influence their cultures to move and change. The food, the atmosphere, the people pushing by to ...