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compvend's pictureby compvend review
added on 6th of October, 2010

I had really good time at Barcelona, it is an amazing city with such much things to do. Me and friends went to a hostel called Barcelona Sound (nou de la rambla 91 - http://www.barcelonasoundhostel.com/). The particularity is that we rent each other one bed for 16 euros but since we were 4, we were able to rent a room only for us instead to share it with others. For this price, we shared the bathroom and only one secure box to keep our luggage safe.

It doesn’t matter for us since we had few luggages. We started to visit La Rambla, I had the impression that the street is a mix of market and show because from up to down there are flower stand, animal stand, street performers, the human statues, painting area… It is very a show this street during the day. In the middle of the street, La Boqueria, a really big market where we bought some fresh fruit juice for 1 euro (on the right side of the entrance, prices are cheaper) and it was inside that we took our first lunch, there are so many bars to choose but very crowded!!!

The passeig de gracia street is a big avenue with plenty of shops but the most interesting are Batllo and Pedrera, 2 beautiful building of Gaudi. I was disappointed to visit the Sagrada Familia to see few things inside, the outside is so impressive with its 2 different fronts. I will surely come back when it will finish, it should be very very impressive.

Parc Guell is very special, I like the 100 columns room, no one can't miss it because it is the first things we saw at the main entrance located at olot street. Indeed, there are other entrances to get in. By going on the top of the park, we got a wonderful view on the city. The City Park (passeig pujades) is a great place to rest and to do a picnic, we bought foods and sometimes we went there to eat, sitting on the grass. The other park I liked, it is the Laberint d’Horta park (germans desvalls), there is a labyrinth that people can get lost, very funny.

Montjuic and Montserrat (http://www.montserratvisita.com/) are other places I liked a lot. Montjuic has a lot of gardensand museums around including the medieval castle and the Olympic game stadium. Luckily without thinking of it, we stumbled during night time to watch the magic fountain, a show of water and light, very nice. Montserrat, I think it is my favorite, a good place to do hiking and it has a beautiful Nature Park.
Districts I liked are the Born and Gracia, it is like a small village with its local people. Moreover, both areas have plenty of places to eat, to drink and to dance. The Olympic area (near the Golden Fish) is also a good place but a little more expensive than the others because of places more fashion.

Cerverseria Catalana (mallorca 236) is really a good tapas places as Ciudad Condal (rambla de catalunya 1). On the rambla del born street, Creps del Born and the Pizza, there are a lot of choices and for cheap prices, around 2 euros for a big portion of pizza and homemade. The city has so many places to eat and to have fun that every ones can find what they want.

Before to go to Barcelona, I was searching on internet some info, except the different links I put above, and found a lot but after long search I discovered an interesting one with a tons of local information written by a local guy http://www.world-rt.com/ I found it very useful for its tons of interesting things.

 

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