Barcelona Travel Blog› entry 6 of 10 › view all entries
After arriving to Barcelona on Tuesday, we were a little surprised to see Catalan instead of spanish on the map. We were looking for La Paza de Palau, but realized it was actually Placa de Palau. Supposedly not in a very good area, but the hotel was very nice (wish I could remember the name of it). It was a 4 star hotel (due to the remodeling). The location was very good. We were exactly in between Barceloneta beach and Las Ramblas. We hit the beach, the beach itself sucked. The sand was terrible, it was apparently man-made. The women more than made up for the terrible beach. The water was decent, and the women were topless.
On Wednesday I woke up to get breakfast found a place called "La Disgustacion de Champagne", though I thought it was "El Bigote" which is right next door to it. I initially thought it was a club as people were packed in like sardines, but later on found out it was a local eatery. Good food, but not the cleanest place. We ate there every day we were in Barcelona. We walked around Las Ramblas, had lunch at a local Tappas.
Thursday, we woke up and again had breakfast at Desgustacion de Champagne. We then attempted to walk to La Sagrada Familia, but a quarter of the way there we found it to be way too far to do it on foot; however, it was not a wasted walk, we found this great little park, Ciutadella park.
Friday, we purchased our flight to madrid and a round trip train ticket to Lisbon. We took the subway to "La Sagrada Familia", and it was great to learn a little history about the place. We did the tour and walked up the spiral stairs. It was very impressive and the details extraordinary. Anyone heading to Barcelona should not miss the opportunity to see this. That night we went to the other restaurant/club along Barceloneta Beach walkway. It was Indian themed and we met some french girls, but my buddy was a little out of place since they had no interest in speaking english. That night was fairly uneventful but there were some extremely hot women there that night. We went to the afterhours club again that night and I got drunk. We walked back to the hotel at about 5am, but I could not sleep. The room was spinning so I got up and headed to the beach. I saw some fully naked people, so I went ahead and bared it all and swam in the Mediterranian Sea au naturale. I got back to the hotel around 8am and woke my friend up so we can go to the airport and head to Madrid.