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Barcelona Travel Photos: La Boqueria market to tapas

Amazing fruit display at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain.

Luc and Alison Travel Blog Barcelona, Spain vacation photos. Includes photos of Barri Gothic, La Rambla, La Seu, the Plaça de la Seu, La Boqueria, Plaça de Catalunya, the Jean Miro Foundation, Frank Gehry’s Peix, Hotel Colón, Restaurante Cavamar, Bodega Latinaja, El Pi Antic, Restaurante Sailor, Classic Gotic and La Botiga.

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Barcelona Shopping: Great deals at La Manual Alpargatera and Massimo Dutti

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What trip is complete without some shopping?  I say this in with no hesitation: travel shopping is cultural experience.

And no where is that more true than La Manual Alpargatera, which started as an espadrille workshop in the 1940s, just after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Each each customer is served with the utmost attention. So give yourself over to the expert eye of the sales ladies, and be patient, as time stands still in this dusky little shop.

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Hotel Colón, Barcelona: La Seu Cathedral premium view

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Luc and Alison check into the Hotel Colón, in Barcelona, Spain. And are delighted to find they really do have a room with a view: the Plaça de la Seu and the la Seu itself, the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral.

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Barcelona restaurant reviews

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Barcelona is a food city. Go hungry and open-minded. The best meal you have may be tapas from a beachside café. But also do some research in advance to ensure you don’t always drop into to the first restaurant you see – as there are many.

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Barcelona’s La Rambla: La Boqueria, Café de l’Opera and street artists

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Spain

Sights and sounds abound on a stroll down Barcelona’s celebrated La Rambla, followed by an amazing selection of fruits, meats, fish, cheeses, candies – and an indoor tapas bar at La Boqueria Market.

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