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Nathan

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Mar012013

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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We signed up for this tour on our last night in Barcelona and were a few minutes late in meeting our guide. We were the only ones who signed up for that evening so we got to enjoy Maria all to ourselves. Tip: take this tour early in your trip so you can enjoy some of the recommendations she will give you for later in your trip. We got to see some of the oldest shops in Barcelona that make chocolate, candles, sausages and more. Maria is very knowledgeable about food and the history of the city as well. Definitely an A+ guide. We had even been to the La Bouqueria already so she took us to another area and let us explore as she told us about the shops and history. We weren't sure if the 8 tapas would fill us up for the evening but since you eat and walk, then eat and walk, you have more time to fill up and by the end of the night we were pleasantly surprised to be full. You may want to pretend you are a Barcelonian and eat a very late dinner or grab a snack later if you are still hungry, but a great tour all the same.

Feb272013

Tour/Activity

Gaudí’s La Pedrera at Night: A Behind-Closed-Doors Tour in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Really enjoyed this tour. Gives a different perspective seeing it at night. Really highlights the unique architecture. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. The cava was cold and delightful at the end of the tour. If you don't go during the day, or if you are too busy in the day, certainly swing by at night and do this tour. A great view of the city at the top as well. One note, if you want to go to the gift shop, go before the tour. The tour starts at 9pm (English tour) and the gift shop closes at 8:30pm. There is also a restaurant at La Pedrera if you want to grab a drink or food before or after the tour. You might need reservations on certain nights.

My Photos

  • View of the city from the roof of La Pedrera
  • The Attic of La Pedrera, a.k.a. the ribs of a whale
  • View from the roof of La Pedrera
  • View from the roof of La Pedrera
  • Courtyard looking up at the sky

Feb242013

Tour/Activity

Private Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Day Trip from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Our guide was Alejandro and was delightful. He picked us up at our hotel right on time even though our hotel was a little hard to find. We started off by heading up to Montserrat. It had just snowed the day before so there was still snow and ice on the ground at the top of the mountain. We got there early enough to beat much of the crowd which was great. Alejandro has very knowledgeable about the area and history which was great. We had time to explore and we chose to ride the funicular to the very top (a must! the view was incredible) and do a little hiking. Afterward we headed back to meet our guide and wished we had a little more time to hike. Next time we'll make it an all day trip. From there we headed to Colonial Guell and got to explore Gaudi's crypt and the small town. The small museum they had there was very informative as well and had a great example on display of how Gaudi designed his buildings. We ate lunch in Colonial Guell at a great little restaurant that Alejandro suggested. We spent some more time walking around the beautiful area and then headed to Park Guell. This was by far the most crowded by this time of day, but we did manage to walk around, explore and get some pictures in. We did enjoy the view and our guide once again gave us a great history lesson of the park and Gaudi and took some pictures of us as well! One of the best private tours we took while in Barcelona. A must do.

My Photos

  • Gaudi crypt / church at Colonial Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Park Guell
  • Gaudi crypt / church at Colonial Guell
  • Inside the church at Colonial Guell
  • Beautiful stained glass window at crypt in Colonial Guell
  • Gaudi crypt / church at Colonial Guell
  • Hermit house and view from top, short hike.
  • Heading up the funicular to the very top.  A must!!
  • The Monistary / Church atop Montserrat
  • Cheese!
  • View from the top
  • Montserrat, with snow

Feb232013

Tour/Activity

Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We were staying near the southern end of the Ramblas and this was just a few blocks away. We enjoyed the buffet of paella style dishes and small desserts. Not necessarily a first class buffet, but it was pretty good. It was our first night in town, and we did find much better food, but it was a good introductory to Spanish food. The staff was very kind and helpful. You eat in the dinning room and then you go into a theater where you watch the show and enjoy a glass of Cava. The show was about an hour long, so use the restroom before the show starts. It was very entertaining and the musicians, singers and dancers are all very talented and produced a great show.

My Photos

  • Our view of the stage.  Great show!

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