Catalunya Tourist Traps

  • Sam at the Placa de la Vila of Begur.
    Sam at the Placa de la Vila of Begur.
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  • Beautiful facades at Placa de la Vila.
    Beautiful facades at Placa de la Vila.
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  • The Sant Pere church at  Placa de la Vila.
    The Sant Pere church at Placa de la...
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Catalunya Tourist Traps

  • Places To Avoid

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    If you tell Fernanda I wrote this I'm a dead man. I've been in Barcelona more than 30 years ago, in a rush to proceed to France and Germany. I got an excellent idea of the town, but, for one reason or another, I never went back - even when we went to Andorra, and Salou, visiting Montserrat, we skipped Barcelona. Last year I decided It was time,...

  • Las Ramblas

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    What else to expect at Las Ramblas? Maybe it is too much to mention, but let me have try. First off all I immediately noticed all the street performers the whole way along Las Ramblas. Most of them are human statues, but there were also flexible dancers, musicians, magicians and marionettes. We learned that there is a maximum of 14 human statues...

  • Overrated Sites

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    Poble Espanyol was built for the 1929 International Exhibition as an open air museum that was meant to showcase different Spanish architectural styles and crafts. Today, you pay an admission fee to get into this "village", and once you're there there's nothing to do other than visit expensive gift shops. As far as the different architectural...

  • Purchases to Avoid

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    If a 20 euro Messi jersey sounds too good to be true, it is! Avoid purchasing the cheap jerseys on Las Ramblas, unless you're buying it for someone who you don't really like, haha. The jerseys are cheap replicas and the player name and number will rub off after one wash! If you are a fan and really want a Barca jersey that will last, buy a real...

  • People to Avoid

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    La Rambla is very risky place. Lots of cheaters, beggars and pickpockets are roaming freely, in crowded place without any body protesting and there is no police watch. The worst and the most common is the three boxes and little piece of paper stuff, it is so common in La rambla, after every 40 steps, you would see this happen. They act in a group,...

  • High Prices

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    Although we liked walking along the promenade at Barceloneta beach the target group of all the cafes there is the tourists. This means high prices, bad service (we were waiting 25 minutes to order in one of them!) and no locals around. It’s worth though to visit at least one café but not waste all your time (and money here). Of course it’s nice to...

  • Not a Tourist Trap

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    This isn't the only city that wants to claim the famous Christopher Columbus.... If I had known about the observation deck at the top of this monument, I would have had travel pictures of the entire city from the "colon." Next time I'll do more research BEFORE I leave home!

  • Bullfights

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    The great majority of people from Barcelona and rest of Catalonia not only are against bullfight but also hate it. In fact the Catalan law of Animal Protection will quite probably be modified next year so that the corrida is banned within Catalonia. This is something we locals never do. The ring is nearly always half empty and 70% of the...

  • Getting Around

    Barcelona Tourist Traps

    A lot of people come to Barcelona to have a look at Sagrada Familia Temple. They are often dissapointed to see the construction which is going more then a century. Why didn't they finish till my coming? When Gaudi was asked when he was going to finish the Temple he answered that his customer (the god) is not in a hurry. It is possible to see the...

  • The Dali Museum in Figueres

    Figueres is well known for the Salvador Dali museum. It's worth seeing, but be prepared for long lines, rude people and a high priced gift shop. If you absolutely have to have a souvenier "melting clocks" picture or "egg", then I suggest browsing in some of the other nearby shops. Many of them have the same things at much lower prices. Find a nice...

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