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Costa Brava at christmas

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1. Posted by allie1904 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hi there
I have booked flights to Barcelona for 16th Dec 09 and will be staying 3 weeks in Blanes. I have been to Blanes twice before, and both times experienced two completely different holidays. The first time seemed more quiet, maybe because i was younger, the second I woke up midday everyday as i had been out until the early hours of the morning partying.

This time i will be going with my boyfriend. We are not afraid to 'explore' and travel around, i know it will be out of season so we are not expecting to get an awful lot from Blanes itself. We are both young.

Although i have been there twice I have not seen alot of Barcelona, so i hope to spend time here, as the public transport is really cheap. I have had a look, and a few things i have come accross are:

  • Port Aventura
  • Aquarium
  • Girona
  • Zoo?
  • La Molina Skiing

I am open to ideas and would really appreciate any ideas, also if you have eaten and drank anywhere nice, also if you have been in the Christmas season before, how was it?

Thanks

2. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 7y

Hey Allie 1904,

On Christmas 2002, I was in Barcelona with a bunch of friends from college. It was a great time. The weather was pretty mild compared to what I was used to- snow and more snow in Canada, so a nice break from Germany, where I was staying. What do you want to know? Things to do: we went to the aqarium that you are talking about, and it was fun, especially if you like sharks. Also, don't miss la sagrada de la familla, amazing archetecture by Gaudi. The site of the Olympics is an interesting and moving place to visit if you're interested in sport, as well. It's also free. Don't miss La Rhamblas, either. (My spelling might be off. I appologize) We were only there for 4 days in total, so there was a lot that we didn't see. But this should start you off.

If you will be staying in Barcelona for any time, I would definately recommend somewhere in the Old Town. There are beautiful plazas and buildings all around and it is close to many of the attractions in Barcelona.

One note of caution: beware of men offering free cover at clubs and discos in Barcelona. They get you in and then tell you that you must buy a minimum number of drinks, with prices jacked up so high its rediculous. We nearly got roped into this when we were there. You may be beyond this type of thing, but I thought I should say something, anyway.

Christmas in Barcelona was beautiful. Of course the streets were decorated with lights saying, "Faliz Navidad" and there were the Staions of the Cross set up in beautiful churches and so on. It is a beautiful time to go.

Have fun in Barcelona!

Steph

3. Posted by allie1904 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Thanks Steph :)
I am also wondering if any has taken a ride on the cable cars, how much they cost? and how high were they?!?!...

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