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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Urquinaona Barcelona
Great location next to a metro stop, and only a 2-minute walk to Placa Catalunya. Extremely varied and generous breakfast by Spanish standards, with excellent coffee, assorted fruit and pastries, cereal, juice (instant), Spanish omelet, and sandwiches. The rooms have a modern decor, but the renovations were poorly done. Nice staff.
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We started off the day by wandering through the Gottic Bari across to La Rumbla to the food market. They are a bit overwhelming to start with. The boys got juices and then Matt and Tony tried a few fried things and pies - the fish balls were good. The pasterieis would have been better warm. Lots of cheese and sea food and meat and candies and fruit juices. We went around the corner to Chok and introduced Matt to the Kronuts. He loved ...
... still open, although I wouldn't buy the seafood now. We pick up some nice pieces of meat and I have an interesting conversation in French with a cook from Lyon who I frankly tell him the best wine is Australian! We banter about this a bit, discuss some quick cooking techniques, then back to the apartment and out to dinner at the nearby bar. This place is rocking! Another nice evening followed by a parade of giants!
... to wear a helmet, queens becoming stuck up pinecone trees, it was a little much to comprehend.
Of course, 'Tripadivsor' #1attraction in Barcelona, was undoubtedly our highlight. La Sagrada Familia. 100 years later and still being created, the enormity and uniqueness of the design, not to mention the surprisingly incredible (like actually breathtaking) inside.
Lovely to be back Barcelona, even (especially) with the ...
... that the city may have been named after the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, who was supposed to have founded the city in the 3rd century BC. Barcelona's name is sometimes abbreviated as 'Barna'. Nowadays, foreign people sometimes mistakenly refer to Barcelona as 'Barça', the popular name of the F.C. Barcelona sports club. Some people (mainly in Catalan and Spanish) also use 'BCN', often written 'Bcn' or 'bcn', which actually corresponds to the IATA airport code of ...
... to watch a camera -- smart!