Best Mojitos Ever!

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City view from the rooftop terrace at Hotel 1898 on La Rambla.

Barcelona is an amazing city!  The architecture is amazing, the food is fantastic and the drinks are divine (especially if you get them from an off-the-beaten path pub that doesn't charge 15 euro each).

On our "one night in Barcelona" tour, we decided to walk the Barri Gotic and check out all of the neat pastry shops and other cool places.  At one pastry shop, my friend asked for one cookie and the shopkeeper looked at my friend strangely, then picked up a cookie, looked at my friend again and back at the cookie, and then just handed the cookie to my friend without charge.  It was only then that we realized the cookies were being sold by weight and she was taking pity on him that he was asking only for one tiny cookie.

Courtyard behind La Catedral where there's a great outdoor pub.

After dinner at a fairly touristy restaurant on La Rambla, we hit the streets of Barcelona to find a place to hang out for a bit and we ended up behind La Catedral, in the courtyard area.  We took a seat at one of the several outside tables and ordered a round of mojitos while we watched a street performer juggle flaming torches for a while.  The mojitos were amazing!  They were the best mojitos I've ever had -- including those served by the Cubans at restaurants in Puerto Rico and Miami.  Somehow the bartender at the cafe in Barcelona made a flawless drink and as a final touch added an indented ice cube as a float in the top of the drink that he then filled with a perfect dark rum.  The drinks really were the perfect blend of mint, sugar and both light and dark rum.

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Hotel 1898s indoor pool.
Hotel 1898's indoor pool.
Hotel 1898s indoor pool.
Hotel 1898's indoor pool.
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Hotel 1898's rooftop outdoor pool…
Hotel 1898s rooftop bar at night.
Hotel 1898's rooftop bar at night.
Plaza de Catalunya.
Plaza de Catalunya.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
La Sagrada Familia.
Plaza de la Constitucion.
Plaza de la Constitucion.
Plaza de la Constitucion.
Plaza de la Constitucion.
Las Ramblas at night.
Las Ramblas at night.
Courtyard area behind La Catedral.
Courtyard area behind La Catedral.
Behind La Catedral.
Behind La Catedral.
Behind La Catedral.
Behind La Catedral.
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Hotel 1898 is located on Las Ramblas in the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) in downtown Barcelona. It is very well situated for walking around downtown,… read entire review
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