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Barcelona

Here you’ll find travel reports about Barcelona. Discover travel destinations in Spain of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.
  • Lovely sunrise from our room....then took the funicular and then walked to the summit and then back down to the monastery. ..about 2 hours walking...amazing views as the mountain Is on Its own so really sticks out.....1200 m asl...almost from sea level. Saw the Pyrenees....now nees are saw from all the down.

  • Hello from Barcelona. Been having a great time here, the city is so beautiful and the people are great. Sad to leave but time to go for the ferry to Morocco. I've been playing about with my new camera hence the pics

  • Went for a run to this 1753 castle. Great views. Tried to circumnavigate by running.....but got a bit walled out....later discovered I had drifted into a no entry zone....possibly where they do the 4wd tours.....which I now have done.....For free.
    40 million litres of water stored in cisterns underneath. 6,000 troops could live here.

  • Amanda's least favourite comment from Phil after a tiring day wandering streets and climbing stairs... 'I need some exercise'. Here are a few shots from those exercise trips. Note the street sellers who are everywhere (along with the beggars). The beach is totally human made for the 1992 Olympics. Columbus could never have envisioned the changes in transport technology..... An amazing adventurer.

  • Some anti tourist sentiment especially as the council has decided to charge 8 euro pp to enter the Gaudi section of Guell park...locals as well. So some interesting notices....Capitalism converts travellers into tourists....food for thought. Some great street performances and we found a beautiful park this afternoon that was our first green grass seen....Other parks have been clay and brown....This park kept green by the sign attached. A couple of signs I couldn't work out.Read more

  • OMG my feet are sore today! I walked in my boots to my Airbnb and met Francisco (a lawyer in Barca) checked in and didn't change my footwear. Five and a half hours of looking at the sites. I stopped at the city park to give my feet a break and enjoy the sun. I took off my boots a found I had blisters for the first time in my trip. Well those babies are going to charity and buying new shoes tomorrow. Walked the La Rambla, basically the main drag, down to the port, up through the gothic quarter, and over to the city park. So far a little bit disappointed with this city. The people are not so friendly, lots of beggars and lots of black men walking around with shopping carts. Going to try and make the beach tomorrow, Olympic village and Gaudi and Dali's house. The weather is supposed to turn to rain so I'll leave the museums for Friday or I'll take a bus tour. Saturday I'll be heading for France.Read more

  • Quiz.....match statements with photos.....
    1. ESOL graffiti artist
    2. Hungry......time for a munch.
    3. Catalan capital
    4. Fake crowd music and cardboard cut out defenders
    5. Pointing East. ...actually he sailed West
    6. Food quite filling

  • Arrived in Barcelona yesterday and found the people not so friendly and not very helpful. Maybe because if the size of the city? Checked into my hostel and they wouldn't let me into the dorms because I was too old and their policy was 45. Yup I didn't read the fine print. I decided to stay in a private room for one night just to have some space. Paid too much for the room and found an Airbnb fir three days starting today. Looking forward too some privacy. The drive along the coast was beautiful and when I arrived the first lovely landmark I saw was the arc de triompf. Looking forward to exploring today.Read more

  • I definitely need new shoes and a pedicure! Tomorrow if it rains it will be a good day for that. I think I covered the whole city today on foot except for the beach and I measured it on the map for a total of 18 kms. It was a beautiful day but the only thing is is that the buildings are so tall you don't get to enjoy the warmth of the sun. I walked to the Sagrada Famillia, Casa Batillo, (both Gaudi concepts), the Plaza de Espana, Fira da Barcelona, Caucasian forum, stadium, museum of national history and then finally I found a little bar to rest my feet have some pinchos and a beer. Everything is so big here and they are even having a parade on Saturday and Sunday with giant dolls. I had to dodge a lot of dog crap today and watched several people just leave their dogs goodies behind. I have to say that Barcelona ranks number two as one of the dirtiest cities I have been to, never mind the constant stench of sewer and cigarettes. I found the Gaudi architecture much like caricature but impressive. I was going to visit the Sagrada Familia and the Casa Batillo but each entrance fee was 23.50 €, Kaching! Meeting with Steph tonight to teach her how to make latkes and to catch up. So glad she's not too far from here. I also woke up this morning and found out that Francisco has a beautiful rabbit and that he left a bottle of red wine -2012- for me at my door. What a nice guy!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Barcelona, Barcelone, Barcellona