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    Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

    by draguza Written Jul 12, 2014

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    Favorite thing: After more than a century as the home of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, an ambitious restoration project following the transfer of all healthcare activities to the new Hospital has restored the cultural and artistic glories of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, the most important work of Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

    With this transformation, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, in which history and innovation go hand in hand, has become a new point of reference in the city of Barcelona.
    Sant Pau hosts a knowledge centre set up by leading institutions in the fields of sustainability, health and education, among others. In addition to running their own programmes and projects in the Site, these organisations undertake joint initiatives geared to finding meaningful responses to the challenges facing society in the twenty-first century.

    The restoration of the Modernista pavilions, which were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997, has provided the starting point for an active cultural programme whose main objective is to further our appreciation of this treasure of European Art Nouveau. Lluís Domènech i Montaner and his contribution to the Modernista movement, together with the institutional and heritage value of Sant Pau and its contribution to medicine are the key elements of this programme.

    In addition, with the recovery of the Art Nouveau complex, part of the Administration Pavilion has been converted into a venue for meetings and events. With a capacity for over 600 people, its splendid interiors are an ideal setting for corporate meetings, courses, conferences, presentations and so on.

    The Administration Pavilion also houses the Historical Archive of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, one of the most important collections of hospital documentation in the world today, which includes historic books and documents from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.

    The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site belongs to the Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau Private Foundation, which is made up of the Chapter of Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya. The governing body of the institution, founded in 1401, is the Very Illustrious Administration.

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    Rambla del Raval

    by draguza Written Jul 8, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Rambla del Raval is the centrepiece of Barcelona's increasingly hip, multicultrual Raval neighbourhood. In recent years it has been transformed into the buzzing hub of an exciting district, with plenty of street art, quirky bars and spicy eateries.
    At the southern end of the Rambla del Raval is one of its top bars, Ambar, which has a retro 70s vibe and plays Indie music. Infinitely quieter at number 10 is the Cafe de les Delicies, a good spot for breakfast or tapas.

    A hundred yards from here, beside a clutch of Doner Kebab emporiums and a traditional British fish n' chip shop, is Botero's famous cat sculpture, a good meeting point.

    On the other side of the Rambla del Raval is an impressively shiny tower quite out of synch with the older buildings around it. This is the Barcelò Hotel. A pristine but pricey place to stay.

    Near the corner of the Rambla del Raval with Carrer Hospital is the Queen of the Raval- La Reina del Raval, an elegant restaurant serving superb modern Spanish cuisine.

    Rambla del Raval is generally safe and has a reassuring police presence. However, a word of warning, there are thieves operating along this drag and you should be wary returning home from a bar in the early hours of the morning.

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    Walk Barcelona II

    by gwened Written May 15, 2014

    Favorite thing: never tired of walking great expansive vibrant architecturally stunning cities and that is Barcelona.

    Carrer Sants near the train station and surrounding Streets is a wonderful way to walk Barcelona even on a Sunday

    Fondest memory: see the architecture around Sants

    architecture at Carrer Sants Carrer Sants Gran Via de Carles III street a tramway in Diagonal ave Diagonal
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    Walk Barcelona

    by gwened Written Nov 23, 2013

    Favorite thing: well walking is great once there, and Barcelona is no exception. I have been here several times, admit mostly on business, my sons have been too alone, and the older stay for a month with a local family.

    This is how you enjoy Barcelona walking amongst its architecture, quaint Streets and historical building, you be the guide.

    Fondest memory: walking the statue of Colon , Colombus even if not popular locally.

    Colombus tower 60m at Ramblas architecture in Defense dept building Customs building architecture center for the arts Sta Monica ave Diagonal Barcelona
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    general tips for Barcelona

    by gwened Updated Nov 23, 2013

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    Favorite thing: well to start 7 days in two nice big cities wont leave you room to see much in my opinion. then to answer your questions:

    1) www.wunderground.com
    can give you some good estimates of weather, but as you know even the experts find it hard to predict it, much less us.
    2) AVE train is the most economical, but I always prefered the car.
    3) see http://www.barcelona30.com/ for good value hotels,etc
    4) Also contact the tourist office for ideas such as at
    http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/English/_3Ngb8YjSpL2a3y4pka50kmRE9iFJMC0YdWvWz1LskxvjXgtYwe2iRMDNBCBmV7uVn5EmcyFngZeKVOgw3J0_UWiZuK2vy68VQnxy2sW8XyQ

    5) if you plan on visiting several museums,sites the package passes might be an option, but you should always compare to what you are going to use to whats available individually; see tickets and fare here
    http://www.tmb.cat/en/home

    Fondest memory: las Rosas commercial center, and the Ramblas walking; as well as architecture walks along passieg de Gracia

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    things to do around Diagonal district of Barcelona

    by gwened Written Oct 23, 2012

    Favorite thing: the area is ok, the port never taken cruise there; the hotel is again in a nice area,close to all. never do tours, but the tourist office can hook you up with one reliable. There are many walking tours of the city from them in small groups.

    you have shopping near by
    http://www.diagonalmar.com/html_eng/dm/index.htm

    and plenty to do there,
    http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/clubs_discos/distrito_diagonal

    you will be ok, enjoy Barcelona

    Fondest memory: go shopping and eating by the beach

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    Roman ruins and wifi-Barcelona

    by gwened Written Apr 15, 2012

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    Favorite thing: the last post is a bit confused in geography.

    you can go to Vic, Girona ,and of course Tarragona is superb. Very doable in public transportation, much better by car. In Barcelona there is the barri gotic and also this wonderful piece,the temple of Augustus nearest metro/subway is Jaume I (line L4). Buses 17, 19 and 45 stop nearby too. Public transportation site in Barcelona
    http://www.tmb.cat/en/home

    plenty of public places with wifi all over the city. I know in hotels you have like Hotel Colon, ave de Catedral; and Apsis hotels all over.
    You can check for all of them here

    http://www.bcn.cat/barcelonawifi/en/

    hope it helps

    Fondest memory: nice city to walk and shop at Eixample district/area

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    see top 10 choices-Barcelona

    by gwened Written Apr 2, 2012

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    Favorite thing: this is a good site tells you about buying tickets and description of top 10 places to see
    http://www.barcelonayellow.com/bcn-photos/204-top-10-attractions-barcelona

    Enjoy it
    hope it helps

    Fondest memory: get on montjuic and montserrat

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    spend time with kids in Barcelona

    by gwened Written Mar 21, 2012

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    Favorite thing: while belsaita arrives, let me give you my five cents worths

    1) i preferred the exaimple area, very nice hotels ,see my page or anybody else click on our names; also go to destinations above right and look at tips by posters like us on Barcelona

    2) Barcelona beach is ok
    3) plenty to eat, again see destination for restaurants in Barcelona. my favorites are Els Pescadors,and 7 Portes, but there are so many to choose from for seafood.
    4) great choices, you might one to try the museu del mamut de barcelona, a nice museum on mammoths, here is the webpage http://museodelmamut.com/ great for yours kids age. And if time, go out of Barcelona to Port Aventura
    http://www.portaventura.es/
    5) there is the aerobus , webpage
    http://aerobusbcn.com/index.php/en.html

    hope it helps your planning.

    Fondest memory: my kids love there, so I think yours too. beach, montjuic,poble espanyol,montserrat, great

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    Arquebisbat, what is it?

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 7, 2011

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    Favorite thing: While walking down one of the streets in Barcelona we happened to look into this courtyard that had a guard and office on the side. I walked into the alcove near the office and took this photo looking into the courtyard. The sign next to the office said "Arquebisbat"...we looked in our guidebook, no luck. When I looked it up on the internet, I got the following:
    http://www.arqbcn.org/en/history/history
    So now I know it has something to do with religion, but not quite sure WHAT...it appears to be the local seat of religious power, and the guard appeared to frown on my photographing the courtyard so I did not even try to penetrate deeper into these religious mysteries.

    Arquebisbat courtyard, Barcelona, Spain
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    Options for Printing Documents

    by virtualpatrick Written Mar 26, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Other than buying a cheap inkjet printer, what you can do is batch up your printing by saving them in pdf file format. Then go to an internet cafe to print the pdf files.

    The advantage of this method is that you do not have to login to websites on a public computer if you don't want to. You can also save the pdf files on your smartphone, etc. so printing to paper is minimized.

    I do this all the time. Some free print to PDF software I've used are PrimoPDF (currently use), CutePDF Writer, and the free PDF Printer by BullZip.com
    Basically these software install itself as a virtual printer. When you are ready to print a document or webpage, you choose the virtual printer and it will prompt to save it as a pdf file on your computer.

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    Emergency case

    by Danalia Written Jan 22, 2011

    Favorite thing: In case of emergency ,here is a list of hospitals for this matter :

    1. Hospital Comarcal Sant Antoni Abat
    Address : Carrer Sant Josep 21-23
    Phone: 93-8931616

    2. Hospital del Sagrat cor
    Address: Calle Viladomat 228
    Phone: 93-3221111

    3) UMCA - Clinica D'ara
    Address: C.del Bergueda 17-19
    Phone: 93-3638163

    Pharmacy : 010
    Dentist: 93-2274747

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  • Locals show visitors their favourite spots

    by sucesso Written Jun 9, 2009

    Favorite thing: Some local freelancers such as journalists, fotographers and designer make themselves available to show visitors their favourite local bars, restaurants, shops, views and little secrets.
    Worth checking it out: www.rentalocalfriend.com

    Fondest memory: Definety the best part of barcelona is its beach side atmosphere. The city's laid back style can be felt by every visitor.
    Also, the tapas are one of the city's greatest gems and that is what I miss the most of it

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    Cleaning

    by Joacim Updated May 6, 2009

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    Favorite thing: I must say that I am impressed! The city of Barcelona, at least the parts that I visited, was one of the cleanest city I have ever visited. It was truly amazing to see that each early morning and during the whole day people was out cleaning the streets.

    A lot of cities has a lot to learn form Barcelona!

    A hero out picking litter A hero out picking litter A hero out picking litter

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    San Miguel Especial.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 18, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Australia it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like San Miguel.

    Mahou is a Spanish brewing company, founded in Madrid in 1890 under the name of Hijos de Casimiro Mahou, fabrica de hielo y cerveza. (The Sons of Casimiro Mahou, maker of ice and beer). After the purchase of San Miguel corporation at the end of the 2000, the company was re-named Mahou-San Miguel, the greater Spanish brewing company. The San Miguel Especial is a nice beer and comes close to the lager we enjoy at home.

    San Miguel
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