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Community Level 6newty1977


B-A-R-C-E-L-O-N-A !!!! Review with images

AdvantagesMulticultural, pleasant and warm


"Barcelona is Spain's 2nd city, after the capital MADRID, but is one of the most popular of all European cities, experiencing a mushroom of interest following the Olympic games that were hosted in the city in 1992. The city is however the CAPITAL of the Catalonia region of Spain, which is one of 17 autonomous communities in Spain. It has the 2nd largest inhabitant rate in Spain with almost 7 million residents. Barcelona is located on the North ..." Read review

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Barcelona! It Was The First Time That We Met. Barcelona! Review with images

AdvantagesVibrant, varied and fascinating

DisadvantagesExtremely hot in summer

"Barcelona is a kaleidoscope of a city, with its rainbow of colour provided by a massive collision of architectural styles, its bustling streets and its mix of locals and tourists. It's unique in that it offers more than just things to see and do, as it also offers places to relax and get away from it all - an unusual thing in a city that millions of visitors each year. Barcelona is the capital of the province of Catalunya, a region that has maintained ..." Read review

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Community Level 2enumb


Top Attractions in Barcelona; General Tourist Information

Advantages*Great transport *Attractions for everyone, any age, any interest *City and beach

Disadvantages*Food prices/quality in the centre *Very busy in peak seasons

"...General Information == The city of Barcelona stands in the heart of the Catalonia region in the east of Spain. Being the 2nd largest Spanish city, it boasts both the fast-paced city atmosphere yet also an open coastline with sandy beaches. Hotels can be found all across the city to suit everyone's tastes and ideal locations - may I recommend the Hotel Balmes on Calle Mallorca as a very good value 3 star hotel in a great location for the average tourist ..." Read review

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Community Level 8tange


Pride of Catalonia.

AdvantagesWonderful city with loads to see and do.

DisadvantagesCan get hot and crowded in summer. Watch your valuables!

"...Spanish coastline. The city of Barcelona has a population of 1,510,000, but this number increases to more than 4,000,000 if the outlying areas are also included. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, an Autonomous Region within Spain. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Castillian Spanish...a lot of people ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Si-Tunes


A magnificent city, that everyone should visit

AdvantagesThe climate is wonderful, the people are friendly. The scenery is glorious and the culture and history fascinating


"Barcelona is wonderful city on the coast of Spain. Its history can be traced back thousands of years, it was a Roman colony in the second century BC and has a very rich cultural heritage. It is the capital of the land Catalonia, which has politically always struggled against the regime of Madrid. The residents or 'Catalans' are fiercely proud of their history and independence. For centuries its port has been an important centre for Spanish commerce. ..." Read review

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Community Level 8xdonzx


* Visit Barcelona * Review with images

AdvantagesBeautiful city , historic

Disadvantagespick pockets!!

"...* Barcelona Facts * Barcelona is Spain's second main city after Madrid. Languages spoken : Spanish and Catalonian. The first thing we did when we arrived in Barcelona was jump on a sightseeing bus. Barcelona is such a beautiful city with lots of statues and pretty flowers ; one of the prettiest cities I have ever seen ; it is a very stylish , yet unique city which is bursting with interesting history. We were given headphones so that we could ..." Read review

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Community Level 2carys


an amazing city

Advantagesooh... far too many

Disadvantagesthe usual... don't forget to keep watching out for your wallet etc... tourists are so vulnerable

"I went to Barcelona last June, expecting it to be hot, touristy, and really not my kind of city. But I was pleasantly surprised. Although it was hot almost the whole time we were there, it wasn't unbearable, and made a nice change from the weather we have here in the UK. We stayed in a 3 star hotel, close to one of the metro stops, which was great for getting to the centre of the city. The hotel itself was okay, the rooms were fairly big and the ..." Read review

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Community Level 3corman


A weekend won't do it justice

Advantagesarchitecture, food, scenery, transport

Disadvantagespetty street crime

"I was in Barcelona for a 4 day trip last month and what an absolutely gorgeous city it is. It helped of course that it was in the upper 20s temperature wise, even though it was towards the end of October. Beats the single figure temperature in Scotland any day! It was part of a package deal through citybreaks.co.uk but there are so many cheap flights through various carriers that it would be easy to make it a very cheap & cheerful few days staying ..." Read review

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Community Level 5LBoy


What are you doing this weekend

AdvantagesSo much to see

DisadvantagesFinding somewhere to stay

"Barcelona is only 2-hour flight away and the fare including tax is only around £100 or less... What are you doing this weekend? Come to the beautiful seafront of Barcelona and enjoy the gentle sea breeze of Mediterranean Sea. You can even ride a cable car over the modern habour of Barcelona. It will take you to the clean sandy beaches (St Sebastia) just beyond the habour. The cable car also goes to a hill (Montjuic) where you'll find the vast Olympic ..." Read review

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Community Level 4LouZ


Great city, but be warned

AdvantagesGreat architecture and so so much to do

Disadvantagesstreet crime

"A weekend in Barcelona is just not long enough. There is so much to do! As you'd expect from the home of Gaudi, it's full of culture for all those art and architechure lovers. You must see the Sagrada Familia. One of Gaudi's most famous buildings, it was not completed in his lifetime so men and machines are still at work today. Other must sees are the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter and the Casa Mila. You can enter the cathedral at certain times, ..." Read review

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Community Level 1kayleigh07


The city with something to offer

Advantagesgorgeous climate, quick and easy to get too and has something to offfer everyone

Disadvantageslanguage barrier could be an issue and isn't ideal for a beach holiday

"I have only visited Barcelona once, just over a year ago, with a group of my closest friends. I organised, and booked, a week long break for me and 8 of my closest friends to Barcelona in July 2004, and I have never had a more enjoyable holiday. There is so much to say about Barcelona that it is hard to know where to start, but the most obvious point I suppose would be the travel links and it's accessibility as a location. Well personally I found ..." Read review

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Community Level 2nicolavidal


Barcelona es guapa

Advantagesgreat cultural diversity and cosmopolitan


"...they have about Spain - Barcelona is another world! As you might know Barcelona is situated in Catalunya (Spain is divided in many regions and Catalunya is one of them). Each region has their own cultural background, customs, traditions and some speak other languages. Catalunya is very different from the rest of the regions in Spain and Barcelona is its capital. If you went to Barcelona and were expecting to see some bullfighting or flamenco ..." Read review

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Community Level 1tamara


Hola Barcelona!

Advantageslots to see, lots to do.....

Disadvantagespick pockets and not being able to speak Spanish..

"I had preconceived ideas about Barcelona being a very middle, upper class city and a reputation not unlike that of St Tropez. In reality, it is a thriving cosmopolitan mixture of artistic, architectural, cultural influence where all walks of life coincide. Go to the Placa Reial – a tree-lined Square in the centre of town – bustling with tourists, expensive diners, clubbers, barflies, street performers and dodgy geezers (and lots of people trying to ..." Read review

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Community Level 1click2start


Barcelona, my whistle stop tour guide...

AdvantagesSo much to do.. Fantastic City

DisadvantagesPick Pockets... and not enough time to do everything!

"...While on your visit to Barcelona this is a must see place. It is so different to anything I've seen, lined with small shops/stalls selling a variety of things, from flowers and birds to those little souvenirs we all like to take home. Also while you walk down La Rambla you will see many human statues dressed in costumes of all colours of the rainbow. Some will even give a display if you put a few coins into their pot. Situated at the bottom of La ..." Read review

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Community Level 1EmmBaz


Catalonian Summers

AdvantagesAn historic, atmospheric, exciting, culturally bombarded, beautiful city

DisadvantagesThe heat can be extreme

"...gardens, beside the port. Barcelona of course is emersed in culture, with the Gaudi buildings, the fantastic Gaudi park (though I advise you go in the late afternoon or early morning or the heat can be unbearable) and the nearby Picasso museum. Even if you are not a Picasso fan, go here and you may well be converted by the assuaging pictures from his blue period. Then a short train ride from Barcelona will take you along the coast, to deserted sandy ..." Read review

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