Pelayo

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Pelai 9, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 12% higher than other 1 star hotels

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  • Couples48
  • Solo75
  • Business0

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Transportation Barcelona - Zaragoza-Lourdes

by jnogen

My wife and I would like to visit to Zaragoza and Lourdes (France) traveling from Barcelona either by train or bus,any suggestions will be appreciated.Thanks

Re: Transportation Barcelona - Zaragoza-Lourdes

by puerto_lover

Zaragoza is easy using the train or bus. Train is quick - under 2 hours - and bus is cheaper but about 4 hours.

Look at :
www.renfe.es
www.alsa.es

Getting to Lourdes means crossing the majestic Pyrenees and it's not easy. Possibly the best route is by the morning train from Barcelona crossing into France near the coast and changing train at Narbonne for Toulouse. Once you are at Toulouse you can then take the local train to Lourdes.
There are also buses from Barcelona to Toulouse. http://www.eurolines.es

There is a slow ride in the summer over the Pyrenees that allows you to see the mountains and great scenes but will take hours. The service crosses the mountains at La Tour de Carol.
As you can see, there is no quick easy way from Barcelona to Lourdes and it is best done as a longer trip.

Of course there may be special pilgrimage buses tours from Barcelona which could be the preferred option but I have no way of knowing.

Re: Transportation Barcelona - Zaragoza-Lourdes

by jnogen

Thanks a lot for your tips, we'll check all those options.

Travel Tips for Barcelona

RAMBLAS

by Helga67

Stroll along the historical avenue 'La Rambla'.
It has the same place in the psyche of the city as the Champs Elysées in Paris or Oxford Street in London, but is far less snooty than the former and far more attractive than the latter. Lined with trees, cafés, restaurants, flower stalls, shops and newspaper stands, La Rambla is the perfect place to stroll and soak up the unique Barcelona atmosphere.
It's full of life day and night.The pedestrian boulevard is packed with kiosks, buskers, living statues, mimes and itinerant salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewellery and birds.

Ok, parden me for gushing, but...

by Jillworld

Ok, parden me for gushing, but here it comes...how wonderful is flamenco dancing?!!?!! It was amazing. It is such a sexy and passionate dance, and these performers were total professionals. You could just see from their facial expressions, that they were into this dance more that just physically. Could be that I had sampled too much sangria, but I was almost brought to tears by the beauty. Now I want to be a flamenco dancer when I grow up!!

Els Gegants

by Belsaita

Another very 'Catalan' tradition are the 'Gegants' (Giants). Hese are big figures representing most of the time Medieval kings & queens, sometimes Christian, sometimes Muslim. A VT-friend from the Emirates was quit surprised when we saw the ones in the picture! Other times they represent famous people, or just people in traditional costumes. They are also present in almost all major Catalan town festivities.

Barcelona's main Giants are called Jaume and Violant (as they represent King Jaume the 1st and Queen Violant d’Hongria). Their names were changed during the Franco’s dictatorship to Isabel and Fernando (as the catholic kings, the traditional names seemed to be too Catalanist for the Regime)

But there are many others, as the famous Gegant del Pi (from the church of El Pi in the same name’s square). A traditional child’s tune (popular around Catalunya, not only in Barcelona) says:

El Gegant del Pi ara balla, ara balla
El Gegant del Pi ara balla pel camí
El Gegant de la Ciutat ara balla, ara balla
El Gegant de la Ciutat ara balla pel terrat!

(The Giant of the Pi now is dancing, now is dancing
The Giant of the Pi now is dancing on the path
The Giant of the City now is dancing, now is dancing
The Giant of the City now is dancing on the roof! )

Giants come out on local festivities to dance on the streets. You can imagine it's not easy to move this huge structure! Usually they are accompanied by capgrossos (bigheads) and sometimes mythological animals (dragons, horses, eagles...). Do not miss them if you re visiting a Catalan town during a festival time.

The largest water fountain I've even seen!

by danielcv

I think this is really an off the beaten path activity because I presume nobody goes to Barcelona to watch dancing water fountains :-)

But, if you go to Barcelona in the summer you shouldnt miss this one. At the Plaza de Espanha, close to the Montjuic and just a few meters away from the Castilho (Musem of catalan art), there is a very big water fountain that dances to classical music.

It is a really beautiful show and it happens during the summer starting 5 pm every day. It is also a good way to have some rest because generally by the end of the day your feet can be killing you!

Streets near Rambla

by anaStepisnik about Combined Suggestions

Rambla is great for shopping...there are a lot of nice markets, boutiques, department stores...
Zara is great and I found a really cute little shop with souvenirs but I don't remember the name. Well there are plenty so I am sure you'll find something for you. food, souvenirs, clothes, ... depends on a shop

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