Barcelona is known for its creative art, sculptures and architecture. Walking around Barcelona is like visiting a museum in and of itself. The more outlandish the better. I don't think I would want to be standing underneath this architectural wonder during an earthquake.
The mountain of Mountjuic is the green area of Barcelona. You will find parks, pavilions, and sport stadiums. High in the mountain the Olympic facilities from 1992 are located.
In my opinion you will find the best views from the city here. If you like Miro, don't forget to vist Fundacion Joan Miro.
Lunch and dinner in Spain usually starts later that in the rest of Europe.
Most people will have lunch from 14.00 to 16.00 and dinner from 21.00 to 23.30.
One thing that we noticed is that you are usually rushed in the restaurant.
Most of the time the waiter will come and take your order just a minute after you receive the menu, then if you order appetizers and main courses often you get one before finishing the other.
Then you are rushed into ordering desert and/or coffee... and you might or not be given the bill.
After that, however, the waiter will leave you alone for as long as you want. Often you would see people just talking after the desserts for more than an hour... strange.
Even if there is no game, the Camp Nou is still worth a visit…
The stadium was built in 1957, and enlarged for the World Cup (1982) to 115000 spectators. Later, the standing places were transformed into seats. Today, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe containing more than 98000 seats.
You can take a guided tour of the stadium and visit the Museu FC Barcelona, the dressing rooms, the director's box, the pitch - and the FCBotiga Megastore with a lot of official FC Barcelona merchandise.
No tours on match days.…
Hard Pepe's Bar
This is a story I wanted to share with all of you...After the Pearl Jam's concert, my boyfriend, some friends & I wanted to have some drinks. Looking for an open bar we came across 'Pepe Bar', far from the city centre but don't remember where exactly (I know it's near La Zeleste (very well-known in Bcna.) Well, this bar was very small & there were very few people, but what catched my attention was that all the walls were covered with pictures, guitars & memorabilia from the best Rock N'Roll bands (Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Doors, Kiss, Creedence, Led Zeppelin, Dylan, etc..) I was terribly surprised & very excited, as there were in front of me, hanging on a wall, some of the Golden Discs the Rolling Stones were given at the beginning of their career.
But as I couldn't believe my eyes, I got close to every picture, guitar, signature and whatever there was, to find out at last that they were all fakes. You may wander what made me realize everything was a copy, well firstly, let's say that when time goes by white sheets turn yellow (there was a sheet of paper signed by Jim Morrison) and all the ones there were heavenly white!, and secondly, Hard Rock Cafe wouldn't let a small & suburban bar to have such a collection!
I have a very fond memory of that place!
Unfortunately I spent all my film at the concert, if not there would have been pics..