Barcelona Journals

My Barcelona Top Five

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A travel journal to Barcelona by dkm1981

La Rambla (Las Ramblas) Pedestrian Mall Photo, Barcelona, Spain More Photos
Quote: The five things I don't think you should miss on a trip to Barcelona

Port Vell

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Attraction | "Relaxing in the City"

Port Vell Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Port Vell, at the bottom of Ramblas, offers a completely modern and spacious alternative to the rest of Barcelona's crowded streets. Home to a massive shopping centre, not dissimilar to the likes of those you find here in the UK, it offers shopping and eating aplenty. There is a nice mix of familiar high street names including H&M and Zara as well as some more local and bespoke shops. The shopping centre is all inside and air conditioned, which was very much appreciated in August when we went. Price wise, you can pick up some bargains, but the prices are similar to what you’d expect at home. There are lots of places to eat and we went to a Chinese restaurant around the side of the port where the f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2011

Port Vell
Rambla De Mar
Barcelona

Park Guell (Parc Güell)

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Attraction | "Gaudi's Fairy Tale in Barcelona"

Park Guell (Parc Güell) Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Parc Guell in Barcelona is a park that was commissioned by Eusebi Guell as a place for Barcelona’s aristocracy and it is a brilliant showcase of Antonio Gaudi’s work, having been heavily designed by the later. We visited on a lovely hot summer’s day, which is definitely the best time to go, although you won’t be the only one visiting.Built between 1900 and 1914 it is now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site called ‘Works of Antonio Gaudi’. It was originally designed to be a residential area for the aristocracy rather like an English ‘garden city’ This is why it is called Park with a ‘K’ and not with a ‘C’ as it is spelt in Catalan. It never served this purpose and only two houses were ever...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2011

Park Guell (Parc Güell)
Montana Pelada, Gracia District
Barcelona, Catalonia

Camp Nou Football Stadium

Attraction | "World Famous Stadium"

Camp Nou Football Stadium Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Budding footballers will surely want to visit the home of F. C. Barcelona - the Camp Nou stadium. It's easy to get to by metro and from the station you take a short walk to the stadium that is very reminiscent of Wembley Way. It is exciting to visit a stadium that has so much history and you can almost feel the passion as you approach.There is a small complex around the 98,000-seater stadium that offers a cafe, training school and museum. Depending on what you want, there are varying priced tickets for the stadium tour and the attached museum. For a rather steep Euro20 per person, you can tour the stadium taking in the changing rooms and the dugout where you are able to see the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2009

Camp Nou Football Stadium
Aristides Maillol, 12 Les Corts
Barcelona, Spain 08028
+34 3 93496 3600

La Rambla (Las Ramblas) Pedestrian Mall

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Attraction | "A Ramble Down Ramblas"

La Rambla (Las Ramblas) Pedestrian Mall Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona's most famous thoroughfare is awash with restaurants, cafes, shops, markets and street entertainers, all of which come together in a heady mix that will fascinate any visitor. Bookended by the harbour at the bottom and the Plaça de Catalunya at the top, Ramblas is a tree lined avenue that should take you around twenty minutes to walk the length of. However in reality, there are so many distractions that it took us so much longer, although it didn't feel like it. The most interesting things here, without a doubt, are the street performers - you will see everything from the very talented, to the truly bizarre and everything in between. Children will enjoy having their photo taken w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2009

La Rambla (Las Ramblas) Pedestrian Mall
Central Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia

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Attraction | "Gaudi's Masterpiece"

La Sagrada Familia Photo, Barcelona, Spain
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La Sagrada Familia (or Holy Church of the Family in English) is one of Barcelona’s most famous landmarks, if not the most famous. It was mainly designed and built by Antoni Gaudi and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, even though it is not finished. It has an interesting history because it has taken so long to get to its current state. Work began on it in 1882 after a Catalan bookseller was inspired by a visit to the Vatican City. Gaudi himself took over a year later, although he was in no hurry to complete the job, proclaiming that ‘my client is not in a hurry’. Even after his death work continued, although regularly interrupted by such things as the Spanish Civil War. Its current desig...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 27, 2011

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