Monthly Archives: June 2011

All atractions within walking distance from Hotel Lloret Ramblas Barcelona

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Hotel Lloret Barcelona is strategically located at the head of La Rambla pedestrian street, right next to Plaza Catalunya, at the intersection of metro, train and bus lines. The Barcelona airport is easily accessible via train (RENFE), bus (Aerobus) or taxi service. Surrounding Plaza Catalunya are the most modern shopping stores and entertainment venues.

The blue “Aerobus” operates a route between the Airport and Plaça Catalunya, right in the centre of Barcelona. There is a stop in front of each of the 3 terminal buildings. The buses have luggage racks and special ramps for disabled passengers.

Shopping areas in Barcelona are spread across the whole city and differ considerably. The world famous Las Ramblas start at Plaça Catalunya and end at Barcelona’s harbour.
To find famous brands like Chanel, Armani, Cartier, Miró, Mont Blanc or Zara, visit Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia or Diagonal. All international labels can be found here.
Sales and taxes there are two big sales in Barcelona. The winter sale starts during the second week of January and lasts until the end of February. The summer sale begins in the middle of July and lasts until the end of August. Discounts of 20%-50% are offered, at the end of each sale up to 70%!

Barcelona has a more than 4 km long beach – from Barceloneta to the Port Olímpic. Barcelona’s beach was renewed and nowadays is excellently equipped with numerous showers, deck chairs, and ambulance. In summer the beach of Barcelona is rather crowded, both, during day and nighttimes, as there are numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs around this area.

Hotel Lloret Ramblas (Neighborhood).

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Running down the center of the Ciutat Vella (dividing the Raval and Barri Gòtic) is the boulevard La Rambla. La Rambla stretches from Plaça Catalunya to the Mediterranean Sea and, now extends out over the sea into one of Barcelona’s newest centers of entertainment, Maremagnum.

La Rambla, a pedestrian strip roughly 1km long, is world-famous of street performers, fortune-tellers, pet and flowers stands and artists, A stroll along this bustling avenue can be and adventure at any hour, day or night. The tree-lined thoroughfare, known in Catalan as Las Rambles, actually consists of five distintc ramblas.

Font de Canaletes-visitors who want to come back to Barcelona are supposed to sample the fountain’s water. Halfway down La Rambla, Joan Miro’s paviment mosaic brightens up the alrady colourful street. Pass the Monument a Colom on the way out to Rambla del Mar for a spectacular view of the Mediterranean.

Walking tour Gaudi’s masterpieces

As Barcelona’s old neighborhood beacome unbearably crowded, there came a call for an eixample. However, Ildefons Cerda’s plan for gridded strets with ample park space and low buildings was not exactly closely followed. L’Eixample spacious right-angled streets provided the perfect setting for 19th century Modernist architecture’s bright coulors and playful curves.

1. Hotel Lloret Start off in Hotel Lloret, 1 minute to Pl Catalunya and La Rambla (pedestrian street).

2. Pl. Catalunya Pl. Catalunya, on the lower border of of L’Eixample.

3. Pg. Gracia Walk up along the wide, tree-lined Pg. de Gracia and resist the tempatation to enter the endless array of designer boutiques. You may notice a significant difference from the cramped, old building of the Barri Gotic.
4. La Manzana de la Discordia The entire block between C. Aragó and C.Consell de Cent, known as La Manzana de la Discordia, is one of the most notable Modernist landmark. It is known as the block of discord due to the clash among three designs: Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó, and Casa Batlló.

5. Casa Milà (La Pedrera) Three long blocks up Pg. de Gracia is perhaps Gaudi`s best known work aside from La Sagrada Familia. This buildings, designed to mimic the ocean´s waves and seaweed, and its are definitely worth a visit.

6. La Sagrada Familia The last stop is well worth the long walk. Take a right on C. Provença and follow it for 11 blocks. You cannot miss Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Easter in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the best opcion to enjoy the vacation of Easter and the first days of spring, visiting the main turistic atraction of the city, testing the cusine of the place and participate of the procesion, liturgic acts and culturals.

Also this year you will dicover one of the most importan days of the catalan culture “the day of Sant Jordi”. These day all the streets are dressed in pink, books and spring colours.

The tradition say that the man must give a rose to the women and the woman must give a book for him.

  • Main religious and cultural activities for the Easter.
  • Holy Tusday: Traditional pilgrimage visiting seven churches
  • Holy Friday: There are usually two processions.
  • Saturaday 23th of April: The day of Sant Jordi.

Feria de Santa Lucia

The Fira de Sta. Llúcia is one of the oldest and most firmly rooted Christmas traditions of the city of Barcelona.

These days, the Fira begins in late November or early December, with more than 270 stands ordered by sectors depending on what they sell (Nativities and figures, greenery, and crafts) and located in front of the Pla de la Seu (the Cathedral square), on Avinguda de la Catedral. The sellers offer you, as they have for time out of mind, all the products you need to decorate your home for the Christmas season, and will give you a warm welcome in the hope that you will visit the Fira as often as you want as cheerfully and enthusiastically as them.