An April 2006 trip
to Barcelona by pabrams52
Quote: This was my first view of a major city in Spain. There was some elation and some disappointment. But, in the final analysis, I wouldn't have missed it.
Hotel | "Hotel Jazz"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2006
Sercotel Hotel Jazz
Barcelona, Spain 08001
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 30, 2006
Celler de Tapas
Plaza Universidad 5
93 317 64 88
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 1, 2006
Passeig de Gràcia 24
Attraction | "Palau de la Música Catalana"
You only have to see the picture of the famous stained glass dome in this amazing structure and you immediately know that you must visit the Palau de la Música Catalana. This building, like many others in Barcelona, has its own distinct style but it is home to some of the region's most beautiful music, both Catalan and classical European. The tour fee of €8 is well worth it. The tour takes approximately an hour and begins with a short history film of the music hall's conception and construction. Included in the tour is a demonstration of the hall's magnificent organ. Tours are available in various languages, and tickets can be purchased at the ticket office. My husband and I were fortunate to obtain tickets for a vocal performance the night before we departed Barcelona. I quickly snapped a photo of the famed glass dome from our seats prior to that performance. You can also gather more information at their website: www.palaumusica.org.
I can guarantee you that you will not have seen any concert hall quite like this one, and it would be a shame to miss it while you are in Barcelona!
Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Musica Catalana)
Carrer de Sant Francesc de Paula
Barcelona, Spain 08003
+34 93 2954261
Attraction | "Parc Güell"
Park Guell (Parc Güell)
Montana Pelada, Gracia District
Attraction | "Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 3, 2006
La Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Barcelona, Spain 08013
+34 93 2073031
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