Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We didn't have a plan for our final day in Catalunya but we did have something of a lie in to catch up on some of the sleep missed during La Patum. After leaving our bags with the concierge we set up to explore the local neighborhood a bit, with the Parc de Pedralbes and the Finca Guell pencilled in as possibilities. The park was only a short walk …
... Gaudi tile mosaics, decorative wrought iron, curving walls and many light wells to illuminate all rooms. Just a magnificent building whose roof terrace and attic deserve as much attention as the living spaces and atrium. We returned to Barcelona's old town for a Basque pintxo dinner and a glass of cava (Catalan champagne) before calling it a day. Becca's Corner: had to be a pintxo since we only ate fast food during the day. And the best pintxo was the chocolate truffle - of ...
... sole on them. My heel blister is still huge & it's starting to hurt between my toes. There is this Spanish brand called Desigual everywhere in Barcelona. I would describe it as arty hippy design type of clothes but it seems to appeal to everyone as every second person is carrying a bag from their shop. I end up buying their brand if flip flop sandal. I tried on a couple of dresses but they aren't made for Aussie girls with shoulders. We find out you can see ...
... nice, filled with tourist stuff to do and maybe we'll see it next time.
So we ended up back at the hotel to relax a little. As it ends up, tomorrow is the Festival of St. John the Baptist so the Spanish celebrate it by drinking, eating, dancing and shooting off fireworks until 5am. I called the front desk to ask how long the celebration goes on and the girl told me, "What fireworks, what celebration?" I asked her if she was at the ...
... five days in Barcelona before heading back home. For those five days, we stayed in an apartment in the non-touristy, residential barrí of Poble Sec. Across the street was a preschool; on the first morning, we woke up to Lady Gaga blasting from speakers in front of the school. No mamby-pamby Mary had a Little Lamb music for these kids! Turns out they were celebrating Carnaval (Fat Tuesday), which was a pretty big deal in Barcelona. There were eight parades ...