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Our Walk through Barcelona’s Eixample District, Part Two

It was fifty years after Ildefons Cerda laid our his 520-block grid for the new Eixample district and the rich people of Barcelona decided to build their mansions on Passeig de Gracia, once a lonely road that ran from the … Continue reading

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Our Walk through Barcelona’s Eixample District, Part One

It was the middle of the 19th century and Barcelona couldn’t breathe. The city got so big and so crowded and the people got so sick that the Queen in Madrid finally gave them permission to tear down the city’s … Continue reading

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Our Bus Tour of Barcelona — Part Two (the Red Route)

After our stroll down La Rambla on our second day in Barcelona we hopped on the hop on / hop off sightseeing bus to continue our sightseeing tour of Barcelona (see here for my posting on our Blue Route tour). … Continue reading

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Our Bus Tour of Barcelona — Part One (The Blue Route)

On our second day in Barcelona we decided on two sightseeing bus tours: the Bus Turistic Blue Route tour in the morning and their Red Route tour in the afternoon. In between the tours we had lunch at a nice … Continue reading

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The Heart of Barcelona

It’s called The Placa de Catalunya (Spanish: Plaza de Cataluna; English: Catalonia Square) and we just had to choose a hotel that was within walking distance of this square. We stayed in Barcelona for a total of seven days and … Continue reading

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