MH Apartments Plaza Barcelona

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Carrer Hospital, 114, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain
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Forum Posts

Admission to Church of the Family

by sammyk

Thank you to all who responded so quickly to my question on going inside the church. Does anyone know the price of admission and when maybe the best time to go to avoid the lines. I have only seen it as a drive-by tour and I said if I ever got back to Barcelona that I wanted to go inside. If there are other highlights that are "do not miss" in Barcelona, please let me know. Restaurants, buildings or out of the ordinary things.
Thanks Again

Re: Admission to Church of the Family

by GrumpyDiver

It's all on the Sagarda Familia website...

Re: Admission to Church of the Family

by Maurizioago

Once you visited the Sagrada Familia you could go to the Hospital of Sant Pau. It's an ancient and still active hospital made of various pavillons. This place isn't far from the church.

Re: Admission to Church of the Family

by GrumpyDiver

Let's agree to disagree on this point. Touring the inside, watching the light from the windows, the construction work mating modern building techniques with those of Gaudi's time and getting up and between the towers were the highlight of our Barcelona trip.

Tastes and interests differ...

Re: Admission to Church of the Family
Posted: Sun August 2, 2009 03:52 PM EDT
At the risk of upsetting other VT members and in the hope that I might save you a few hard earned Euros this place when I visited was a building site inside - the outside I grant you is impressive, but the inside isn't

Travel Tips for Barcelona


by Lecaro

Rambla is the most popular avenue in Barcelona and the most visited by tourists. A walk from Placa de Catalunya to the sea going down the Rambla gives you the chance to discover some interesting monuments and enjoy rather surreal sights involving the hundreds of characters who go there. Years ago “The Monos” and “The Sheriff of the Rambla” were popular, the later strolling up and down the Rambla with two revolvers in a holster given to him by the famous actor John Wayne. Today the mime artists ans puppeteers have colonized the space, providing an open-air theatre show for passers-by.

Catalan pronounciation

by xinoxano

Freixenet is a Catalan surname, known because of the trade mark of cava.

The rule is the following in Catalan:

when a "t" comes before "x", both consonants are pronounced like "ch" in English or Spanish, so Petritxol would be pronounced like "petrichol". Other examples: caputxa, buxaca.

When x is at a beginning of a word, after a consonant, after "i" and "au" it is pronounced like an English "sh". Like on the word Freixenet, xarxa or punxa.

In the rest of cases it is pronounced ks like in English taxi or like gz in English exam but as far as I know, there are no rules and you must know the words by heart. Examples: asfixiar for the ks sound and exercici for the gz sound.

Blisters are a pain

by ardelean

Barcelona is a town for walking, so make sure that your shoes are comfortable. New fashionable shoes will ruin your visit. My wife came with such shoes and could not walk after the first day, making our tours slow and painful.


by Harold_Godwin

Montserrat - massif 50 km NW of Barcelona with dolomite-like rocks. Richard Wagner stayed there - his opera Parsifal uses the mountain as its backdrop. The Benedictine monestery is a popular shrine in Catalunya, with its Black Virgin (La Moreneta), a 12th century wooden sculpture. Splendid views and rambles - an ideal day out.

Monastery (f. 1025) sacked by Napoleon's troops in 1811. Dissolution of monestery in 1830s (anti-clerical laws). Choir sings the 'Virolai' at 13:00 and the 'Salve Regina' at 19:10 Mon. through Sun.

Hike along one of the paths behind the monestary to the far side of the massif (next to the radio masts). There is an impressive sheer drop of a 1000 feet of so if you fancy peering over the edge (warning, do not try this in fog!).

The monestery is ugly. The side streets offer trinkets and dear catering. Avoid weekends and holidays (coach parties galore!).

A local wag said of Catalonia that "a country with a black virgin and a white gorilla can't be all bad" - cruel but funny. Sadly, the gorilla ("Floc de neu", a.k.a. "Snowflake") died in 2003 and it turns out the Montserrat virgin only went black over the ages. She is a sickly cream colour beneath the grime.

Should you be one of the few VIPs asked to sign the visitors book, ask to see the entries for 1940/41. Lo and behold, there is Heinrich Himmler's name! The old bugger was convinced the Holy Grail had been taken there from Montsegur after the Pope and his cohorts wiped out the Cathars in 1244 (the Catholic Church at the time had its own version of "The Final Solution"). Wagner, Parsifal, Himmler, and the Nazis' obsession with the occult - you won't find this kind of information in the tourist brochures.

FGC (Catalan railways):
Dep: Placa Espanya stn. Barcelona
Arr: Monsterrat Aeri stn.
(Journey time approx. 1 hr.)
then cable car to monestery
Enter stations, travel date & departure time in the 2nd. web below for timetables. Round ticket includes cable car.

Colourful Indoor Market

by brummielaura about La Boqueria

A beautiful old-style indoor market hall. A lot of stuff to see - seafood, meat, fruit, veg, spices, ham, olives, poultry, seeds, ... My favourite part is the fruit & veg section... very colourful and makes for a cheap & healthy lunch.


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