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Park Güell

Is the Park Güell really worth the money?

Gaudi… the Park Güell… I was really looking forward to our visit. I looked at countless videos and pictures that different bloggers have made of this park and I was always intrigued. How would it feel to really be there?

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markets of Barcelona

The hustle and bustle of the markets of Barcelona

Paying one of the countless markets of Barcelona a visit is essential for every trip to this city. Markets, big and small, offering all sorts of goods, can be found in all of Barcelona’s districts. Locals buy their fresh produce, sweets, spices and second-hand goodies right there.

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Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia – an eternal construction site

For Berlin it’s the BER airport, for Barcelona, it’s the Sagrada Familia. A never-ending, massive construction project! There is a difference between the two though: Construction in Barcelona has been going on for much longer and there are no construction plans.

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Bullfighting arena La Monumental

Bullfighting arena “La Monumental”

Drawn in by the oriental looking towers we suddenly found ourselves in the bullfighting arena La Monumental, right in the middle of a residential area of Barcelona.

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Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol – World Exhibition 1929

Right beneath the Montjuïc mountain lies the Poble Espanyol. This “Spanish Village” was built for the 1929 World Exhibition in Barcelona.

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Hospital de Sant Pau

Another insider tip: Hospital de Sant Pau

The Hospital de Sant Pau is within walking distance of our apartment. The number of visitors is still low, but it is only a matter of time until this impressive hospital complex will receive the same cult status that the famous Gaudí buildings hold.

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A visit to the Montserrat Monastery

A visit to the Montserrat Monastery

Since we had quite a long stay in Barcelona, we soon decided to also visit Montserrat. Picking a day to go was also easy: Sunday – a day when usually none of our phones ring. I had booked our all-inclusive package in advance online.

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flat in Barcelona

We found a great flat in Barcelona

We started looking for a flat in Barcelona early on, right after we had decided to spend about three weeks there.

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