The Roman Empire founded "Barcino" in the 1st century BC and the city has been a meeting point for different cultures ever since. Barcelona saw the rise and fall of the Visigoths, Moors and Franks, eventually becoming a part of Castile in 1714.
From the Barcelona Travel Guide
23 June 2013
Also called "La revetlla de Sant Joan", this lively solstice festival celebrates Saint John and takes place on the beautiful beaches of Barcelona. On this day, parties can be found in Barcelona night clubs and restaurants; there are also multiple firework displays and bonfires held around town. Note: The event's website is helpful when info is available, but it's only active and updated a few weeks prior to the event.
we found this place to be great...not far from las ramblas...clean very nice staff very helpful...clean comfortable bed.shower ect free map..nice kitchen everything that was promised...would recomend this place to anyone on a budget...we thought it delivered more than other places....id stay there again. ... more
The apartment was located centrally so that we could walk to most of the areas of Barcelona. Alternatively a metro was nearby that got us to the other parts. We also hired bikes and were able to see the sites on the outskirts. ... more
way. By now it was dark (about 19:30) and so we just nailed it on the motorway up towards Barcelona, stopping briefly at 10ish for dinner before arriving in Barcelona just after midnight. We met up with Lucy ...
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