Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by alnicopu, Apr 25, 2018.
say hey to Nacho Banos for me
Signing up for the private, cut-the-line tour of that Cathedral is a very good idea. Awe inspiring.
On food - stay away from tourist traps and stick with local-run establishments.
I envy you - I only managed a day and a half on the way home 20 years ago...
Stunning place. We never got anywhere we planned to, because there was so many other things to gawp at...
Spain is lovely this time of the year and gets brutally hot after that
I haven't been to Barcelona, though I intend to when I have the time / money, but I have been to the district of Andalusia.
The one thing that was very noticeable, when we were there a couple of years ago, was the "siesta". Many businesses seem to shut down for 3 hours or so in the middle of the day, re-open mid-afternoon and then work until early evening. This means that evening meals are taken quite late and can go on for a few hours.
Obviously, this might not be the case in Barcelona (or not for large, corporate, organisations) but, if you're out and about early afternoon and a lot of businesses are closed, that's probably why.
Well I've never been to Spain , but I've been to Oklahoma . HA
I've been many times
Its a great place to visit.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia - new catherdral - not exactly all gaudis work but amazing none the less
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) - great to wander around - visit the old cathedral - lift to the roof for view and the goose pond
Mercat de la Boqueria - the market mentioned many times
Park Guell - take the route to the rear and walk down to the entrance at the front - lovely how this walk slowly opens up from nature into pure fantasy
Fundacio Joan Miro - a fun, arty 30 minutes
Museo Picasso - if you ever thought Picasso couldn't paint - visit here
Museum of Modernism one of my favourite modern art museums in the world but give it a miss if its not your thing
Casa Batlló - the best gaudi site to visit and take the tour - beautiful and full of exquisite building detail
The People I work with from overseas pretty much all do this. Only thing is, they come in at 10am, take a 2 hour lunch then go home at 4. Different set of rules for us Americans. I have to be there by 8 and am not able to leave till 5. Very strange place to work. HP is by no means an American company anymore, by any stretch of the imagination. Dont even get me started about the “Allied” middle easterners I work with. The most entitled, laziest people I have ever met. Not a political comment, just a work ethic observation.
On a visit a couple of years ago I went to a flamenco concert one evening and otherwise would not have experienced the stunning concert hall called 'Palau de la Musica Catalana'.
Regarding the Sagrada Familia, the weird exterior is always shown in photographs but seemed a bit of an anti-climax after waiting so many years to see it. I almost skipped the interior due to queues, but the interior is staggering and 'other worldly'. You really need to go inside and experience it.
The old fishing area of Barcelonetta is a good place for see food restaurants on the quay side.
Lived in south Spain, Seville, for a few months for my job 20 years ago. The Morrish influence in the architecture is great. Some of the best Italian, English, and other foods in the world I have had. Used to love the road side fresh squeezed organge juice in season!
Seville was our second stop on the tour of Andalusia. One of the highlights was Tapas at (from what we were told) Spain's oldest Tapas bar - El Rinconcillo.
Thanks guys for all the suggestions and input. Inwas just sharing them with my wife.
If you head to Barceloneta I recommend having a glass of Cava in the Xampanyeria, together with a bocadillo amb sobrassada y rocafort.
This place has great atmosphere and is always packed with people.
You may want to try the pig at Asador de Aranda.
All I can say is that I am jealous!
I have family in Spain and Barcelona now has a bad pickpocket reputation, but it is a great place
Yes, fantastic place, although after 2-3 days of eating tapas morning, lunch and dinner I was aching for a full, American style meal and was even tempted to stop by a McDonalds. But that's just me!
PS try to plan the Sagrada Familia trip and tix ahead of time. I didn't feel like waiting 2 hours in line so I slipped it and regretted it after.
That’s a dream trip for me. I would love to see the Sagrada Familia. Have fun!
You are going to visit one of the most wonderful cities on the earth.
The best food and drink. The best sights. Dont forget the harbour. And the churches. And the squares. And the Boqeria. And Sagrada Familia! And try as many cava´s as possible!
But PLEASE learn a few words in catalan!
Bon Dia is Hello or Good Day.
Merci is Thank You.
That really is an icebreaker! Remember Catalunya are not Spain. In some places they do not understand "spanish" eg castilian.
Enjoy your stay!! And tell us about it!
+1 Barceloneta area - I usually end up eating there within a block of the beach when I’m in Barcelona