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Trip Report the ultimate trip report Barcelona

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Got back from Barcelona recently and wrote an article about it. Now everyone is arguing with me that I have shown Barcelona in a bad light.

Maybe it was my experience but i don't think it was that amazing.

Raval is Barcelona’s historic core and with Gothic quarter nearby, beaches, restaurants and theaters, it is where you want to be as a first time visitor.

Unfortunately, all is not rosy in Raval.

We stayed in Raval and while the hotel and the location were amazing, the same cannot be said of the neighbourhood. Dirty streets with rats scurrying around, drug addicts laying in the streets and trash everywhere. Crime is rampant in this tourist hot spot and you should really be careful with your belongings. Recent immigrant surge to hit Europe can be seen in all of its glory with police chasing and beating the illegal vendors all day long. We have witnessed two robberies in broad daylight.

Barcelona is a buzzing city with amazing restaurants that serve some of the best paella in the world, world famous art installations and lots and lots of Gaudi. In fact, majority of tourist souvenirs center around his creations.

Despite the negativity and the downturn economy, there is still plenty to do and keep you busy.

PLACES TO SEE:

I don't know how to add images here so I will leave a link to the post:
(no, i am not promoting my blog, i am not being paid for it, I just want to share information)

http://befreeandtravel.com/barcelona/

cheers,

Dmitry

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