Barcelona

Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:32 AM
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Barcelona

Off to Barcelona Monday, read all the books and stuff, but if anyone would like to share something special about their time in Barcelona, it would be appreciated. Especially, regarding food and drink.
Thanks, Jon
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:55 PM
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We were in Barcelona 2 1/2 weeks ago... our second trip (after many years.) Definitely do the tapas bit.. that's almost all we ate for three days! We were not particularly interested in the Picasso Museum.. but are so glad we went. That would have been a real miss!
The cathedral is magnificent. Sagrada Familia is interesting.. but only from the outside. If you can, take a tour that will give you an overall view of the city (especially if the weather is good.) Then, pick your spots.
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:01 PM
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Some of our highlights were:

-Miro museum/gallery up on the mountains
-Cable car ride up to the castle
-Quinze Nits restarurant (incredible value)
-Sagrada Familia cathedral and Parc Guell - both masterpieces by Gaudi.
-the Beach!
-a park near the zoo, with lots of palm trees (can't remember name) - very relaxing.
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:19 PM
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- enjoying Sangria on Les Rambles
- eating a huge seafood platter at The Merendero de La Mari Restaurant
- eating tapas
- taking a break at the mural bench in the Parc Guell
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:39 PM
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Barcelona is the only place in the world where you can get a major fix on Gaudi. Sagarada Familia is something to experience from the outside, as a previous poster mentioned. For a more in depth experience, go to Casa Mila, possibly misspelled, the apartment building he designed, now a museum. When you see his designs reflected in mirrors and realize that he did all this work withour computers, you'll be truly amazed.

On the advice of other posters on this board we had a tapas dinner at Tapa Tapa, a few blocks doen on the Grand Via. Great food, atmosphere, somewhat touristy, but lots of locals as well.
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Nov 24th, 2003, 05:39 AM
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Thanks for you replies.
We are leaving from Chicago on the same Iberian flight no. 6274, that had to emergency land in London, CA., Saturday night.

Never been in this position before.
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Nov 24th, 2003, 06:19 AM
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I would definitely go inside Sagrada Familia, how often do you get the chance to see a cathederal built? We had good cheap regional food at Senyor Parellada on Argenteria 37. You might have to queue but worth it. We had a bottle of house white, three courses and coffee for two for under 40 Euros.
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