Hostal La Palmera

Jerusalem 30, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star inn
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Travel Blogs from Barcelona

Day 18: Barcelona

A travel blog entry by phoenix7

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One of the first things I noticed about Barcelona was the difference in language. They speak Catalan here, which similar to Kashubian being a bit of a mix between Polish and German whilst considered its own language, is closer to French (eg. the word for 'exit' is 'sortida' (French: sortie) rather than the Spanish 'salida'), yet is not considered a Spanish dialect, but its own language. This means that on signage and train announcements, you generally get ...

Barcelona Catalonia

A travel blog entry by thisgreatworld

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... St. Georges Day) is like Valentine’s day that happens on April 23rd every year. The men give red roses to the women and the women give books to the men, then it evolved into Book giving day to celebrate love and literacy. It is amazing to be in the same city where world famous artists have lived such as: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and many others.

Barcelona is also the center of modern architecture. I was excited to actually see ...

Barcelona - no bullfights but plenty to see

A travel blog entry by dougo

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... the HOHO tickets, we high tailed it to the Metro station which got us to the Sagrada Familia right on time.

I couldn’t believe the hordes of crowds there, nor the market shops set up on the streets surrounding the Basilica … it was much more crowded than I recall from 2006, but then again, more work has been done so I guess people are more curious to see it.

We found the entrance and went into the Basilica, found the line for the ...

Last day in the city

A travel blog entry by garrynjan

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we have woken to another clear blue sky , on this our last full day in Barcelona, before we move on down the coast by train tomorrow to Alcocebre..
Our days have been packed and yesterday we managed to find our own way, using lots of changes on the (subway) Metro, eventually to Montserrat- a Benedictine abbey located 38 km from Barcelona. From afar the mountain looks very strange, due to its large rock formations,looking ...

Reflections of our time in Spain

A travel blog entry by abi.latham

... much is in a state of disrepair or unkempt. The health of people is not as good and we saw a lot of mobility and dental issues that would have been attended to by our public health early on. Beggars and homeless would be as prevalent as what we saw in the USA, which I find gut wrenchingly disturbing.


Having said that it was an experience we will treasure and glad to have experienced it all authentically and would love to go back to Spain one day to see ...

Location

This 3 star inn, located in the El Raval area of Barcelona, is near Arc de Triomf, Erotic Museum of Barcelona (Museu de l'Erotica), Escriba, and Barri de La Ribera.
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