Monthly Archives: October 2014

What to do in Bacelona with family (Port Aventura)

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Universal Studios theme park is divided up into five areas: China, Far west, Mediterranean, Polynesia and Mexico, each offering rides and attractions. Thrilljunkies will appreciate one of the European’s bigest roller coasters, Dragon Khan.

How to get there:
By train: Catch underground L3 in front of the Hotel Lloret Ramblas until Paseo de Gracia station. The trains that go to the park are S1, S2, S5 (1h 38m approx.)

Torre de Collserola

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This telecommunications tower, designed by Norman Foster, is visible from every part of Barcelona. The needle-like upper structure rests on a concrete pillar and is anchored by 12 huge steel calbes. Rising to a hieght of 560m above sea level, the top is reached by a glass-fronted elevator, which crawls up the outside of the tower.

Torre de Collserola
Timetable (october 2014): 12:00 – 13:45 / 15:30 – 18:45 h (only saturday & sunday)
Single Ticket: 5,60 EUR.

Castell de Montjuïc & Museo Militar

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The first stone of the Baroque style castle, which still dominate Montjuíc’s hill, was laid in 1640. It was for many years a symbols of terror as a prison and torture centre for political prisoners. No longer in military use, today the castele houses a military museum displaying ancient weaponary and a statue of Franco.

General admidsion: 5 EUR

What to do on weekend

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El Born hip neighbourhood which was reborn several years ago. Student and artists movies in, attracted by cheap rents and airy warehouses, fostering and arty vibe that now blends in with the area’s old-time aura. Experimental design shops share the narrow streets with traditional balconies residential buildings strung with laundry.

From Hotel Lloret Ramblas 20 min walk until El Born.