Ok another Spain question...well 2-3?

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    Nov 26, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    I got the tickest, and I am going to Barcelona. My Hostal is hellobcn, and it is 8-10 Lafont...now Where do I go from here to Eixample? What else do I see in Barcelona? and does anyone live in oe near Barcelona who wouldn`t mind to show a 22 yrs. student around?
  • esputniko

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    Nov 27, 2007 12:45 AM GMT
    Hi, Franko!

    I think you've make a good choice by coming to BCN...

    Don't worry about going to l'Eixample; actually it's not the best place to visit in BCN, despite having la Sagrada Família; it's just a residencial zone (in the European sense), in spite of hosting el Gaixample.

    Actually you're staying relatively near to areas such as Ciutat Vella, Plaça Catalunya, el Raval, les Rambles, Passeig de Gràcia, el Born, etc. that have the most important places to visit, but some other places you can go easily by metro.

    You're also near to the main and coolest discos' area; and obviously you've got el Gaixample pretty close... Anyway don't expect a common gay village like in other cities; it's much more integrated to el Eixample than others I've been told, but don't worry about meeting hot Spaniards, you'll find them almost everywhere.icon_cool.gif

    If you need some more information just message me!

    Have a nice stay!
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    Nov 27, 2007 5:25 PM GMT
    Hey Franko... You are in a great area, and I feel l'eixample is gorgeous. Just walking around discovering shops and cafes. For the best tapas in the world, you must go to Ciutat Comtal, corner of Rambla de Catalunya with Gran Via de les corts catalanes. Really good and a great start to your trip. A lot of people tend to stay downtown thinking thats all the city has to offer, but I suggest discovering the district of Gracia, as well as Sarria. A great place to go out is a street called Maria Cubi where there are tons of bars and a great scene - no tourists. I recommend Universal, no cover charge and in this old mansion. Great music. The monastery of Pedralbes and the Palace of Pedralbes are worth seeing. If you have time for day trips... must sees are Montserrat (1/2 hour by train), the village of Sitges (1/2 hour by train) or the amazing fishing village of Cadaques (2 hours by bus).

    Have fun - I'm really jealous!!
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    Nov 27, 2007 5:31 PM GMT
    ya just go to the Barri Gotic (gothi quarter) it's basically the old town. it where las ramblas are and full of little windy streets where you'll just randomly findthings. alot of the Gaudi things are cool, like Parc Guell. try watching a movie called
    "potluck" in english
    "L'augerge Espanol" in french.

    it's about a french student who goes on exchange and ends up living with a random group of international students in barcelona. not much touristy. but it gives you a decent feel of the city. and it's pretty fuckin funny. easy to understand. it's in 5 or 6 languages and you can choose the subtitles. but give it ashot. there ALOT to see there.
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    Nov 27, 2007 8:25 PM GMT
    I do agree with you, "L'auberge espagnole" or "Una casa de locos" (titled in Spain) is a great film!

    Here you have some info about it icon_smile.gif

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Auberge_espagnole
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    Nov 27, 2007 9:18 PM GMT

    Ooooooooh... I almost forgot.. there is a new bar off the street Pintor Fortuny called the "Betty Ford Clinic" in a beautiful part of El Raval. Must place to go have a beer and a chat with cool locals!!