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- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
- Non-smoking rooms
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Today we got up and had croissants for breakfast, as usual. Next we wandered over to the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. 'Santa Maria del Mar' means Saint Mary of the Sea'. It had really impressive stained glas windows, and unlike most churches of its time, it does not have an altar with Jesus on the cross on it. Instead it had Mary holding baby Jesus with a ship below them.
After that, we visited the Picasso Museum, which was more of ...
... with sensory overload and no idea which direction to turn. Kind of like a tourist cattle drive from one end of Las Ramblas at Placa de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus statue at the other end.
Another day we visited the famous La Familia Sagrada and learned more about Antonio Gaudi, the Catalunyan hero and genius. His architecture is fanciful with soaring columns meant to resemble trees and oversized fruit and bread baskets on turrets. ...
... It is certainly a very unique building. When it nears completion, all shops and other buildings to the frontage of it are to be demolished in order to created a major park / plaza in front of it. In the meantime, the shops are certainly cashing in on the tourism Euro.
In addition to this, we visited the Gothic quarter of the city (the old part of the city), including the Passeig de Gracia, the major city centre Cathedral. We went to the ...
... music scene, with groups such as The Pinker Tones receiving international attention. Media El Periódico de Catalunya, La Vanguardia and Ara are Barcelona's three major daily newspapers (the first two with Catalan and Spanish editions, Ara only in Catalan) while Sport and El Mundo Deportivo (both in Spanish) are the city's two major sports daily newspapers, published by the same companies. The city is also served by a number of smaller publications such as Ara and El Punt ...
... and I caught the tourist bus for a trip around the city, we were both nearly falling asleep.
and when we got back to the motel it was 7pm and there was still plenty of daylight tea in the restaurant was at 8pm We went up and showered and decided to get room service.
Straight after tea we crashed, both so tired.
tomorrow is the big day for the Conference.