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Hen Weekend in Barcelona

A June 2003 trip to Barcelona by cel_77

El Pi Antic Photo, Barcelona, Spain More Photos
Quote: This was a wonderful weekend in a wonderful city!!

Hen Weekend in Barcelona


Las Ramblas Photo, Barcelona, Spain
Without a doubt the best points of a weekend trip to Barcelona must be 'La Ramblas' for pure entertainment/people watching value and of course the unmissable sights of Gaudi.

Quick Tips:

The Barri Gotic is a maze of little streets leading onto hidden squares, full of little cafes, restaurants and pretty churches and houses, definately a good way to spend a day just wondering around.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is the way to go in Barcelona, this way you see all the best tourist sights, whilst stumbling upon those aspects not always mentioned in guidebooks that make the 'real' Barcelona.

Hotel Sant Agusti

Hotel | "Hotel Sant Augusti"

Hotel Sant Agusti Photo, Barcelona, Spain
A delightfully clean, friendly and central hotel just off the ramblas next to an old convent building on a relatively quite little square. Full of atmosphere within a couple of minutes walk to the buzzing nightlife.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

Hotel Sant Agusti
Barcelona, Spain 08001
93-318 16 58

El Pi Antic


El Pi Antic Photo, Barcelona, Spain
On a quiet square in the Barri Gothic quarter, this is a superb little restaurant with an traditional Spanish feel in warm surroundings, and personal service. We stumbled upon this by pure chance and sampled the superb food (particuarly the seafood!) at incredibly reasonable prices for the standard and service.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

El Pi Antic
Barri Gotic
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Mila (La Pedrera de Gaudi)

Attraction | "Gaudi's Casa Mila (La Pedrera)"

Casa Mila (La Pedrera de Gaudi) Photo, Barcelona, Spain
This was something well worth the wait after the long queues. The building is divided into different sections. The fourth floor has been left as an example of an early-20th-century 'modernista' flat, and above this there is a section dedicated to drawings, models and film footage of Gaudi's work. I personally found the rooftop area the most exciting - from here you can look around the abstract sculptures whilst on a clear bright day looking for miles around the city, espying the 'Sagrada Familia' in the distance!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2004

Casa Mila (La Pedrera de Gaudi)
Passeig De Gracia, 92
Barcelona, Spain 08007
34644 291 481

La Sagrada Familia

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La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain
Although this is not to be missed on a visit to Barcelona, I have to say that it was a slight disappointment, especially after the visit to 'La Pedrera'. I think this, however, may largely be due to tourist hype rather than anything else! The outside is very impressive from both sides, but once inside it is much more of a building site than one would perhaps expect when the timescale of building has been taken into account, and unfortunately this means that once inside there is very little to do other than either climbing up the towers or getting the lift (for which the queues can be unbearable). The views are far stretching and on a clear and sunny day very pleasant although you can get much ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 2, 2004

La Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Barcelona, Spain 08013
+34 93 2073031