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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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... I decide to start off with the walk through the Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gotic. Starting at the end of Passieg de Gracia at the Placa de Catalunya, this walk takes me throughout the entire Gothic Quarter, an older part of Barcelona that includes the Placa Nova with the Cathedral of Barcelona, Placa de San Jaume and Placa de San Juame.
The Barcelona Cathedral was a very impressive structure, with each of the different side ...
... in Spain was the mix of languages that we encountered. Catalan is influenced by both French and Spanish, so I had a lot of fun reading the various signs and trying to understand the locals. If I had room to learn a language for fun, it would definitely be Catalan. Because of the Arabic influences in the regions, there's also quite a few Arabic speakers who live there. So we were able to practice all three languages, sometimes all at the same time!
... the tour.
The east side was vastly different to the west. The west was filled with ancient architecture and style while the east showed how the average Barcelonian lived including their love of soccer as we passed the massive football stadium. We passed buildings in need of work – was this the real Barcelona?
Looking down from our comfy roof top seats, we could see some of ...
... stained-glass windows. The interior was breathtaking. Perhaps we will return when it is completed: Gaudi’s collaborators expect it to be completed sometime after 2026!
Barcelona is a marvelous walking city, and offers a host of things to do, so we will have to return. We had a delicious lunch to taste the greatseafood paella, and were not ...
... detailed glances, it was clear this was a masterpiece. This was designed with a lot of dedication and built with even more dedication. As far as seeing the entire building, I would have to come back again after it was reconstructed. Nonetheless, I finally got to understand what the whole talk was about with ...