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A Trip to Spain

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A June 2009 trip to Spain by Jennifer23

La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain More Photos
Quote: My recent holiday to the Costa Dorada, Spain. Hotel and local area.

La Sagrada Familia

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Attraction | "The 'Unfinished' Church"

La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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I visited Barcelona last year, and really wanted to visit the Unfinished Church (La Sagrada Familia) but did not have time as we were only there for the day and Barcelona is such a huge city it is impossible to see it all in such a short time. I loved my day in Barcelona but was disappointed not to have seen the chuch during my visit.So we visited again this year and at last were able to visit the Unfinished Church, which I absolutely loved!I must admit I do like to visit cathedrals and churches and am also a fan of the work of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalan architect who designed the church and whose work can be seen in many places in Barcelona. In Gaudi's works there are the most divers...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2009

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

Magic Fountain of Montjuic

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Attraction | "A Magical Experience"

Magic Fountain of Montjuic Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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No visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the fabulous spectacle which is the Magic Fountain.I had first seen the Magic Fountain on TV back in 1992 when Barcelona hosted the Olympics. It is situated not far from the outdoor Olympic Pool and stadium. I can remember being quite impressed by the fountain and thinking it would be nice to actually visit and watch the show.Sixteen years on my wish came true, as myself and my partner were on holiday in Spain and having longed to visit Barcelona, we booked a day trip to the city. We liked it so much we returned again this year.The fountain stands at the foot of the steps leading up to the impressive National Palace, situated...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2009

Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Avenida Maria Cristina
Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain 08004

Port Vell

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Attraction | "From Port Vell to Las Ramblas"

Port Vell Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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We booked a trip to Barcelona via our tour operator - I know, I know, these are expensive and you pay over the odds, but I thought that at least this way, we won't get lost and also have a tour guide on the coach. I just wanted a hassle-free day without the stress of catching trains or local transport!We were taken to Port Vell, which is the old port, not far from The Ramblas. Our guide on the coach journey was very informative and gave us a lot of information about Spain's culture, and pointed out various landmarks and places on the way.She was very knowledgeable and quite humorous, and although Spanish, she had spent some time in London, and made comparisons between the two countri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2009

Port Vell
Rambla De Mar
Barcelona

Golden Donaire Beach Hotel

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Hotel | "Good Hotel, Right on the Beach!"

Golden Donaire Beach Hotel Photo, La Pineda, Spain
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I stayed at the Golden Donaire Hotel in La Pineda last year with my partner , and enjoyed it so much we booked again for this year shortly after we got home!This is a modern, clean and good value for money hotel with 8 floors and 400+ rooms, located in La Pineda on the Costa Dorada, which is much quieter than its busier neighbour, Salou.Check in was fast and the staff poilte and welcoming. and we were given our key and leaflets explaining information about the hotel and services.Our room contained a double bed and a single bed, built in wardrobe, dressing table & chair, TV, and a spacious bathroom with bath, overhead shower, toilet, sink and bidet. The room was very c...Read More

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Golden Donaire Beach Hotel
Platja del Racó
Spain, Europe 43840
+34 977371066

La Pineda

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Attraction

Pines De Mariscal Photo, Spain, Europe
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La Pineda is around a 15-20 minute drive away from Reus airport, and is only a few minutes drive from Salou, which is the largest and most popular resort on the Costa Dorada.Salou, Cap Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils are all situated close together, so it is easy to visit any of these places while staying on the Costa Dorada.THE RESORT :La Pineda is much quieter than Salou, and has became very popular with families and couples, or those who just prefer a more relaxing holiday. As I mentioned above, Salou is within easy reach if you wished to visit, or have a night out there. Salou has far more nightlife than La Pineda, hence it is more popular with younger people....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2009