Barcelona Journals

Visiting Barcelona during the winter

An October 2000 trip to Barcelona by Columbus

Quote: Taking advantage of the plane winter fares, traveling to Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, we could visit this upscale metropolis by the Mediterranean. Visit the old and new buildings and museums along with the grand boulevards.

Visiting Barcelona during the winter

Overview

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Start your visit in the old section of town, the "Barrio Gotico" where the Cathedral is located as well as the City Hall and the different Palaces used as government offices. The Ramblas, beautiful promenade which extends from "Plaza Catalunya" to the Port, Church of the "Sagrada Familia" Gaudi's masterpiece, museum Picasso with his most important pieces, Congress Palace. A visit to the Montserrat monastery, 33 miles outside of Barcelona is a half day trip worth every minute of the journey. Time permiting the Balearic Islands could be reached by ferry for a couple of days visit. Quick Tips: From the airpot there is a 1/2 hour train trip to the "Plaza Catalunya" in the center of town, C...Read More

Hotel Reding

Hotel

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Very centrally located. Close to the Catalugna Plaza where the trains for the airport stop. Just walk 3 blocks, a taxi is not needed. Rooms are very modern and large. Hotel is on a side street and the noisy streets do not bother. Breakfast is not included. Hotel also is close to Julia Tours where all the tours leave.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

Hotel Reding
Calle Gravina 5-7
Barcelona, Spain
011-34-93-412-1097

Set Portes

Restaurant

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Located near the water front since 1836, this beautiful restaurant with marble floors and mirrors has seven doors (Sept Portes). At lunch-time it is often packed with office employees from the area. The Stock Exchange is nearby. The dinner crowd is full of tourists. Fish and seafood is the specialty, in particular the fish paella and the seafood casserole. Nice atmosphere though noisy.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2001

Set Portes
Passeig de Isabel II, 14
Barcelona, Spain 08003
+1 34 93 19 3033