A March 2000 trip
to Barcelona by shahin.d
Quote: The best way to experience Barcelona is to sit back and marvel at her beauty a moment at a time.
Nothing extravagant, but clean and safe. Single and double rooms available for about $10/$15 a night. They might take reservations, but only a couple days in advance. There is a small kitchen with appliances where you can cook extravagant meals and dine on the little back patio. Extremely friendly hosts who speak very little English and are very accommodating.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 12, 2002
9 Carrer Comtal
El Raval Neighborhood
Attraction | "Las Ramblas"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 12, 2002
La Rambla (Las Ramblas) Pedestrian Mall
Attraction | "Mercat de la Boqueria "
The market opens from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and then again at around 5:00 p.m. for a couple hours. Around 10:00 a.m. or so is when its "hustling and bustling" and fun to be a part of but for deals (on the seafood) around 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon is the best time because the fish vendors are willing to bargain because most of the purchases for the day have been done.
Although in the summer time the market is full of tourists, you still see plenty of Barcelonan locals, especially women and little kids. It's super fun to just sit around, hangout, people watch, and eat!
La Rambla, 91
El Row is fun to go to on Thursdays because they usually feature international house DJ’s. Cover (about 2000 pesetas) is sometimes expensive but it includes a drink. Personally, my music taste has slightly changed since.
Discoteca in Poble Espanyol is chaotic and fun on the weekends, usually featuring house and drum and bass. It stays crowded till about 7:00 in the morning and at times they have stage performers and singers entertaining the guests in the middle of the night. At times they are a little selective in their clientele so dress appropriately and don’t wear sneakers!!!
Jamboree, located in Plaza Real, is more of a smaller club which mostly plays hip-hop music. The ladies usually don’t have to pay cover. I liked hanging out there occasionally.
There are also a couple small bars around Las Ramblas like the Dot and Moog that are smaller and less crowded and usually don’t have a cover. Also, if you stroll down the Ramblas between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m., promoters hand out fliers for free entrances and drinks for the bars around.
Discos in Barcelona
Throughout the city