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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Hello- I am going to Barcelona for two days by my self (i am a single young looking women). Does anyone know a tour person, or can give suggestions on the must
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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Get "Top 10 Barcelona" from Amazon. Published by Eyewitness Guides. Not the gospel, but very useful.
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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Since you have only 2 days- consider using the Barcelona Tourist bus. You can hop on and hop off and it goes to all the sights and is cheap to use. Visit a few of Gaudi's building's- Sagrada Familia etc. Las ramblas is a fun street to walk down. La Boqueria Mercat or market is another place I liked walking through. Good place for seafood snacks if you like that.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Thank You scral66!!

have you heard of hotel royal barcelona
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I've stayed in the Hotel Rotal which is right on the Ramblas, just down from the Placa de Catalunya. It's an OK hotel, bills itself as 4* and is worth the money.

If you want a list of places to see send me an e-mail and I'll return my Barcelona doc to you.(Click on my screen name for the e-mail address). It's 4/5 pages but has a lot of suggestions on how to fill your time in the city.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:06 AM
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Sorry, Hotel Royal, not Rotal!!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Thank you life man i sent you an email on your personal email-
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You might want to visit the Fundacion Joan Miro and the Catalan national Museum for its frescoes of Romanesque churches.

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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 04:14 PM
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thank you michael
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 01:29 AM
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bjc280..I've sent it through to you, hope it helps.
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Thank you lifeman- I got it!
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Does anyone suggest a bad that I can carry around with me (or fanny like bag)- that I can put my money and passport in, so I can really wonder the city?
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We loved all the modernisme architecture, and especially the Palau de la Música Catalana. Wonderful architecture and decoration. Even if you don't go to a musical performance there, be sure to see this place.

I always use a simple under-the-clothes money belt for my money and credit cards. I also carry my passport there, but I think most people leave it in the room or in the room safe, if there is one. I love Barcelona, but there are many pickpockets and thieves in the city. I take every precaution I can think of to thwart them.

Europeans don't seem to wear fanny packs. I do see small backpacks at times, but it seems to me it's too easy to steal from a backpack if it is indeed on your back. (By the way, the Brits will giggle at the word "fanny" because it has a different meaning in England.)
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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I leave my passport in the hotel and carry some money and one credit card in my (regular) purse. Never had a problem.
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Thank you Pegontheroad and danon
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Old Mar 14th, 2011, 05:54 AM
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are t here any tapas resturants or site that I MUST see? does the hop on hop off bus take you to non-tourist areas?
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Sagrada Familia and modernism defins the city.
I don't care for Ramblas,..

There is a ton of tapas restaurants all over the city.

Cerveceria Catalana is very popular with locals and tourists. Open all day. Packed at night.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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danon- oy- and I am staying at Hotel Royal in the rambles... But I will just go around- do you reccomend me taking a hop on hop off bus- i have never been to a forign country by my self--- this time i am by my self
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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bjc, you only have two days and don't really have time for the non-touristed areas. The bus is a great way to see many things and you'll get a good tour by using it.

About the bag or purse, don't bring one if you don't really need it. If you have enough pockets in your clothes and jacket you'll be fine and won't need to carry a purse around. I agree that the passport is best kept in the hotel as much as possible.

This will be a nice experience for you, Two days is short enough not to worry too much and long enough to build your courage for your next trip.

About food - I don't think there is any bad food in the city. My husband and I still wonder about the most beautiful risotto ever that came from some little restaurant around the corner from our hotel. Ask your hotel clerk, or as one of our Fodor's posters says, ask someone who's out walking their dog. They are most likely a local person from the neighborhood and can tell you where the good restaurants are.
Enjoy!
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many posters like Ramblas ..it is just me

I never took HH bus, but it may be a good idea.

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