Barcelona vacations

Barcelona vacations

August 9, 2010 by · 1 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.

Barcelona La Mercé Festival

March 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Barcelona La Mercé Festival is a real big deal for the people of Barcelona and the still temperate weather means that, in true Mediterranean fashion, must of the fun takes place outside. There’s a massive amount to do whilst the festival is on with events popping up all over the city and over 3000 artists and performers on display with over 500 activities to watch or take part in.

Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You can hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 44 stops. The Northern route and the Southern Route are two hours long, while the Forum route is 40 minutes long. The three tour routes are inter-connected so you can hop easily between each of the stops!

La Boqueria, Barcelona

February 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

At the center are the fish sellers who offer an array of local species so fresh some of them are still wiggling. Barcelona is on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Barcelona cathedral

February 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On first entering the visitor is struck by the amazing wood carvings on every wall. A side chapel holds a cross removed from a galleon that participated in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The Christ figure on the cross is bending to the right. According to a Spanish legend the motion was to avoid a cannonball fired during the conflict.

Barcelona Card

Barcelona Card

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Barcelona City Card – Travel on the airport train is included. You can choose from 2, 3, 4 and 5 day passes – the choice is yours! Every card comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful information on the establishments associated with the card, as well as a city map

Barcelona Bike Tour

Barcelona Bike Tour

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This Barcelona cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace, with no hills to conquer, and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You’ll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike, and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you’re visiting Barcelona.

Central apartment, Barcelona Las Ramblas

Central apartment, Barcelona Las Ramblas

February 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The location of this fantastic apartment is right in the middle of Barcelona city only 3 blocks or so from Plaça Catalunya and from there another 100 yards to Las Ramblas, making it accessible to all areas of interest such as the Gothic Quarter, and the very trendy El Borne.

Apartment in Barcelona City Center

Apartment in Barcelona City Center

February 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

These apartments accommodate up to 6 people on the world-famous Las Ramblas. Here you will find a vibrant atmosphere created by trendy cafes, interesting stalls, famous buildings and street artists. Set right in the heart of Barcelona’s old town, the Apart-Ramblas108 boast one of the most privileged positions in this cultural capital. They lie between the port and the city’s main square, Plaça Catalunya, right beside the atmospheric Gothic Quarter.

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.

Gothic Quarter in Barcelona

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrayed around Placa de Sant Jaume Square are some of the most fascinating examples of medieval architecture in Europe. Just down the street is the Town Hall (l’Ajuntament), built in the 15th century. Next to it is the Parlament de Catalunya where the Catalan parliament holds its sessions. Facing it is the magnificent Palau de la Generalitat. Down Madoz, walkers can find the Palau Reial where a flea market is held on Sunday.

Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Located between Passeig de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan, the Arc de Triomf is easy to find. Many popular hotels are located within a kilometer of the entrance to Ciutadella Park where the arch is located. It can be seen easily at the end of the wide promenade running in front of them.

Barcelona Zoo

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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).

Parc Guell in Barcelona

January 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Parc Guell in northern part of Barcelona was planned and built in the beginning of the 20th century by architect Antonio Gaudi. Inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The terraced gardens provide an excellent combination of the natural and artificial.

Las Ramblas in Barcelona

January 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Art lovers should be sure to walk along Carrer de Montalegre where the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is located. It houses the restored Museu d’Art Contemporani, which holds many permanent and roving exhibitions.

Barcelona morning sightseeing tours

January 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

erfect for first-time visitors, this morning tour is the ideal introduction to Barcelona’s famous sights, leaving you with the afternoon free to explore the city at your leisure. Highlights on your morning sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s attractions

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

January 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As Gaudi intended, every part of the basilica’s design is rich with Christian symbolism. He wanted the church to be “the last great sanctuary of Christendom”. In all, there will be 18 of the striking towers, representing in ascending order of height, the 12 Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary, and tallest of all – Jesus Christ.