Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
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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 …
... the exterior. No photos can do justice to the interior as the depth of colour of the windows is amazing. On one side the windows are all green and blue tones and on the other side red and yellow tones. I also visited the Gaudi designed school house on the site. After about an hour and a half there I visited another Gaudi building - Casa Batllo, which is only a block and a half from our hotel. Unlike Gaudi's other works, this block of flats was ...
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... that we lost track of the time - making our guides more than an hour late.
That night we ate dinner that night at a that old Barcelona classic the Chinese restaurant, Casa Fong.
The next day we spent walking on our own, getting lost then finding ourselves again.
Our third day was the confusing one with lots of trips and the taxi strike, but Eloi from Rainbow Barcelona dropped everything to help us out - then he took us on the most fantastic tour up ...
... Ramblas from Placa de Catalunya to the statue of Christopher Columbus on the waterfront. The subway ride took 10 minutes and before I knew it I was in a large open square surrounded by big statues and fountains and full of us tourists with cameras.
This was the start of the kilometre plus length of streets called Las Ramblas which took you past a number of interesting shopping and eating areas and was the place to catch a slice of Barcelona life for tourists and ...