Barcelona vacations

Barcelona vacations

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For those after a fine combination of food and civic art a tourist could do no better than a visit to La Boqueria, the Mercat de Sant Josep, or St. Joseph’s Market. Housed in a stellar 19th century structure, dozens of produce stalls offering every kind of native fruit and vegetable greet wanderers. Then when it’s time for a rest, shoppers can sample one of the several superb tapas bars, such as Pinotxo.

Montserrat and Cava trail tour

Montserrat and Cava trail tour

February 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Leaving Barcelona, you’ll head straight to Montserrat. On arrival, you can visit the Royal Basilica where the famous 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin is housed. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. While you’re here, take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, go for a walk in the surrounding parklands or ride the rack railway or cable car up the mountain.

Barcelona Zoo

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There are programs that stock and protect the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). This large lizard is a favorite of kids and adults alike. The Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) is another unusual animal that visitors won’t see even at many larger facilities. The zoo also hosts a number of Black Vultures, a Mhorr’s Gazelle and Rothschild’s Giraffes. In addition to these well-known names, Barcelona zoo is home to species that are rarely seen elsewhere, such as the Greater Kudu, Siamangs (an arboreal gibbon) and several Mangabeys (a type of Old World monkey).