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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... next stop was the expansive gift shop and cafe. We hadn't planned on eating a meal here, but thought the sausage looked good and then we were convinced by the calamari. It was a wonderful meal. The calamari was fantastic and the sausage was very good as well. We poked around the shop and then decided to continue exploring before we bought anything. We walked around some more near the buildings and were surprised to find out that some were actually hotels.

There is a lot to ...

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 ...

The further adventures in Barcelona.

A travel blog entry by eithne on Nov 22, 2006

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... their metro, the sangria that I wouldn┤t have gotten if only I had known, all that, is good. It makes up the meat of the trip I think. Those are the pictures of the places you wish you had your tribe with you. You see them there, in the reflections, looking at the things you┤re seeing and taking it in with their minds, their awe, their artistry. But those conversations are the flavor that I love. I want to know more about this world, which means I want to know ...