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 Post subject: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:13 pm 
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Just got back from a few days in Barcelona. Here's a few photos to bore you :wink: .

if you are looking for a city break I can highly recommend it but personally I would give the Las Ramblas "street" a very quick look because it is very much setup for the tourist.Food is over priced down there and way too many shops selling the same tourist souvenirs :roll: . Have said that the market down there is worth a look :cool: .

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OK you can wake up now :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:51 pm 
Your view of Las Ramblas was similar to mine but rather more tempered than my TripAdvisor review :lol:

A thoroughly enjoyable City for a, er ..... City break.


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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:47 pm 
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Your view of Las Ramblas was similar to mine but rather more tempered than my TripAdvisor review :lol:

A thoroughly enjoyable City for a, er ..... City break.


Yes we got to end of Las Ramblas and I did think it was a little "chavie" :wink: with some of the folk walking past. It's times like that I hate to be British :oops: :lol:. The Spanish owners of the B&B where we were said it it's not a good place to eat and pointed us where to go :cool:

I would love to go back sometime :D but maybe not down that street

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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:24 am 
The BEST restuarant in the World, Cellar Can Roca, is located in Girona, not far from Barcelona.....if you've £300+ per diner to spend, this is a place not to be missed.

http://cellercanroca.com/menu/menu_a.html


That's a bit pricey for us mere mortals, but the Roca brothers recommend these places nearby for us 'normal' dining......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/catalonia/costa-brava/articles/The-best-restaurants-on-the-Costa-Brava-by-the-Roca-brothers/

The Roca brothers were proteges of a world famous, Ferran Adria .I had the honour of dining at Ferran's country retreat near Segovia almost 5 years ago. A simple 7 course dinner- comprising of 21 dishes !!!!!!! Foods like Roast Suppling pig, Lamb cooked slowly in fresh hay etc etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
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The BEST restuarant in the World, Cellar Can Roca, is located in Girona, not far from Barcelona.....if you've £300+ per diner to spend, this is a place not to be missed.

http://cellercanroca.com/menu/menu_a.html


That's a bit pricey for us mere mortals, but the Roca brothers recommend these places nearby for us 'normal' dining......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/catalonia/costa-brava/articles/The-best-restaurants-on-the-Costa-Brava-by-the-Roca-brothers/

The Roca brothers were proteges of a world famous, Ferran Adria .I had the honour of dining at Ferran's country retreat near Segovia almost 5 years ago. A simple 7 course dinner- comprising of 21 dishes !!!!!!! Foods like Roast Suppling pig, Lamb cooked slowly in fresh hay etc etc.


Even if I had money to burn I wouldn't spend that amount on food. Anyway pork upsets me :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:57 pm 
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:o £300+ per diner and they have a website like that, I'd pass these cheap skates.


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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:23 am 
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Nice photographs Ash. Agree with you about Las Ramblas.

I spent 4 months in that area of Spain earlier this year, building a factory in El Pla which is about an hour outside Barcelona. Plenty to see and do to the West of Barcelona as well and not as busy. And some of the best scenic routes in the world, glass smooth grippy tarmac and no traffic.


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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:35 pm 
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Springbok234 wrote:
Nice photographs Ash. Agree with you about Las Ramblas.

I spent 4 months in that area of Spain earlier this year, building a factory in El Pla which is about an hour outside Barcelona. Plenty to see and do to the West of Barcelona as well and not as busy. And some of the best scenic routes in the world, glass smooth grippy tarmac and no traffic.


Thanks. Yes a nice place I will go back someday :D

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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Nice shots! never been Barcelona... is high on the list though


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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:22 am 
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OcaToro wrote:
Nice shots! never been Barcelona... is high on the list though


Do it :cool: . I would like to go back as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Barcelona break
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:23 am 
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every year I eye it up as a trip for the Mrs' birthday in march time... but we're always so bloody busy in spring haha silly really as her cousin lives there, it'd be so hassle free


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