Spent 6 days in Barcelona in the Summer of 2009. Weather was around 30-34 degrees but then I come from a tropical country so it wasn't really that bad.
Decided to stay in a hotel in the La Rambla area called Hostal Opera Ramblas. It's a budget hotel located along an alley a few meters away from the Opera and the Liceu metro station. A night's stay cost us around 55-63 euros. The hotel is located right smack in La Rambla which is a 1.2km-long street in central Barcelona that's very popular with both tourists and locals.
|Walking up La Rambla|
|Entrance to the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria|
|La Boqueria bursting with colors|
|Sagrada Familia ceiling (taken while waiting for the lift)|
|View from one of the towers of Sagrada Familia|
|Casa Mila by Antoni Gaudi|
|Cool cafe at one of the city beaches|
|Lunch at a Restaurant by Sitges Beach|
|Estofado and a Caña|
The.Best.Sandwich.Ever. Mark Bittman totally got it right on his article.
|Flauta D'Iberico d.o. Jabugo|
Photo from here
|Watched the Magic Fountain of Montjuic show...|
|one Summer night. AWESOME!!!|
My feet are itching to go back!
Cafe VienaC/ La Rambla, 115
08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 171 492
PinotxoMercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla
+34 933 171 731
Hostal Opera RamblasC/ Sant Pau 20
08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 188 201
Sagrada FamiliaPlaça de la Sagrada Família, Mallorca, 401,
+34 932 073 031
For ticket info and opening hours, visit the Sacred Destinations page.