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Passadis del Pep Restaurant

Staying in Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to Passadis del Pep restaurant, espensive but good fine food.

Tucked away at the end of the passage, beside a cash machine, you can find EL PASSADÍS DEL PEP, exactly where it has been for more than 30 years, at number 2, Pla de Palau.

Our restaurant, decorated with a combination of stonework reminiscent of the old inns, adorned with paintings by respected artists, offers a relaxed atmosphere created to a large extent by the personalised, friendly treatment given to our customers, most of whom regularly dine with us.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try a different kind of cuisine, whose simplicity and good taste are based on fresh, top-quality products; no menu, no rush.

Passadis del Pep

Pla del Palau, 2, 08003 Barcelona, Tel. +0034 933101021

Passadis del Pep restaurant

Nice japanese cuisine in Barcelona

Today enjoying arround Hostal Residencia Australia nice and japanese cuisine with train of abundant sishes with fix price! TOYO Japanesse restaurant “Sushi train”,Since 2002 Toyo offers you a wide selection of delicious and authentic Japanese food, prepared on the spot.

Among the youth it´s the most sought Sushi Train Restaurant in Barcelona.

It´s the absolute place to be if you´re in with the in crowd and always packed five minutes after opening.

It has a quality buffet with super fresh food prepared daily, Toyo is the place to go.
Not only Toyo have a huge amount of different type of dishes, but you can also eat as much as your heart desires.

Toyo Restaurant Japones
c/ Torrent de l´Olla, 10
08012 Barcelona

Barcelona famous and excellent seafood restaurant, near to barcelona port

Staying in Hostal Residencia Australia we went to famous and excellent seafood restaurant, near to barcelona port( Barceloneta)

Originally called “Cafè de les 7 Portes“, this establishment opened in 1836. Today is the most classic of Barcelona’s eating-places.

This is certainly the city’s most famous paella, which is always perfect. Try also seafood and rice dishes prepared in traditional way like Fideuà with prawns, Barcelona rice with ham and cheese, assorted grilled inshore fish or the Zarzuela with lobster…

Very large place but regularly full. 

http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/restaurants/fish_and_seafood/7_portes

Restaurant 7 Portes

Address : Passeig d’ Isabel II, 14
Zip code : 08003
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Ciutat Vella
Email : reserves@7portes.com
Website : 7 portes – Barcelona 
Opening hours : from 1pm to 1am
Prices : 35 €
Phone : 93.319.30.33
Metro/Bus : Barceloneta (L4)

 

barcelona seafood restaurant

Barcelona Ginger Bar

GINGER BAR
from Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to Ginger Bar, nice and special place, very good service and food!
With its hanging disco ball, plush leather seats and wooden tables, many Ginger fans have coined this trendy wine and cocktail bar as an ‘airport lounge’. It is however, rather known for it’s innovative cocktails, wide selection of amazing wine and high quality tapas. This is a Barcelona gem, ideal for weekend adventures, intimate drinks and lively evenings on the town. Ginger is nestled behind Plaza Sant Jaume, in Plaza San Jus a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look, but once you stumble upon it you’ll be sure to mark the spot; if you’re up for dinner after a few drinks, check out Pla restaurant which is right around the corner. 
 
C/Palma de Sant Just, 1, 
C/Lledó, 2, Barcelona
Phone: 933 10 53 09
Barcelona Ginger Bar

Quimet i Quimet, nice barcelona tapas bar !

From Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia I went to looking for good beer and have good food, I found Quimet i Quimet, nice tapas bar !
Quimet i Quimet
Lined from floor to ceiling with wines and spirits from across the globe, this lively bodega is justly famed for its unique and exquisite montaditosmodelled from wicked combinations of salmon with truffled honey, tuna dotted with caviar and balsamic syrup, and plates of pungent cheeses served with transparent fruit jelly, glazed chestnuts and pickles arranged like artworks. And, there’s mojama (salt-cured, air-dried tuna), canned seafood and croquetas. Can’t make up your mind? Ask the maestro behind the bar to assemble you a plate. Intense flavours create an unforgettable experience. Don’t expect fried fish, or fried anything. Blonde, brown and black beers on tap. They serve their own-label Belgian beer, excellent wines and cavas. Standing room only.

• Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes 25, Barcelona

 Tel+34 93 442 3142

Open Mon-Fri noon-4pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat noon-4pm, closed August

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/jun/08/top-10-tapas-bars-barcelona

Quimet i Quimet

 

Los Toreros Barcelona Tapas bar

From Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia I went to Los Toreros bar nice and spanish typical place.
Bullfighting is just about over in Catalonia. The current season will be the very last. Then, finally, this quirky throwback will become more of a museum than it already is, with its very traditional offerings served in faded 1960s splendour. Hidden along a side street, this cheap and cheerful spot is replete with old photos, posters, bulls’ heads and Cordobes hats on the peeling walls of connected dining rooms. Tapas, including rabo de toro (bull’s tail, but usually actually oxtail, stew) and full meals served with carafes of house red and sangría. Just off the Ramblas. Very family friendly. Open Sunday evenings. Don’t forget your sombrero. ¡Olé!
• Carrer d’en Xuclà 3-5, Raval/Ramblas, Barcelona
Open Mon-Wed, Sun 6pm-midnight, Thurs-Sat 6pm-1am
Los Toreros Barcelona Tapas bar

Barcelona TOSSA Restaurant

While Staying in Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to have a nice lunch in Tossa Restaurant, very good food and service !
Given that it’s such a short stroll from the Sagrada Família church, and the quality of the food, I’m always surprised there aren’t more tourists here. Reasonably priced and with very friendly service, it has a terrace usually filled with families, but there’s plenty of room inside. You’ll find a chilled family atmosphere. Try their delicious homemade croquetas, probably the best in the city: mushroom, foie gras, chicken, cheese and vegetable. Extensive range of very fresh tapas, including stuffed eggs, jacket potatoes filled with tuna and topped with cheese, baby clams,navajas (razor clams), salpicón de marisco (seafood salad), chocos (strips of squid in oil and parsley), sausages and cold meats.
• Carrer de Nàpols 291, Barcelona tel +34 93 457 6510www.tossabcn.com. Open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 7am-5pm
Barcelona TOSSA Restaurant

Barcelona Restaurant Paco Meralgo

Restaurant Paco Meralgo

Near Hostal Residencia Australia i found a nice and good seafood restaurant, The contemporary establishment located in the Eixample District doles out some of the freshest tapas in Barcelona. Locals flock to the restaurant’s wooden tables for both lunch and dinner to try the seafood-focused cuisine: a seat at the counter will give you a close-up view of the day’s catches. The bombas (meat and potato balls with peppers) and tuna carpaccio are must-tries. 

Barcelona Restaurant Paco MeralgoCalle Muntaner 171, 934 309 027

www.restaurantpacomeralgo.com/

Have a nice barcelona walk, tapa’s bar and flamenco dance !

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommends you to take a nice Barcelona Walk, nice tapa’s bar, and flamenco dance !
Get a “taste of Spain” while you delight yourself with some excellent local tapas, before end up with a live Flamenco show This foodie experience start in an modern & authentic Tapas Bar
 
Once you arrive, our guide will explain about local costumes to get a real understanding about Catalonian way of life and cuisine. During the walk to the Flamenco show the guide also explain you some secrets about the Gothic quarter.
 
Finally and after a short walk we will marvel with a live Flamenco show, our passionate dance!
 
We would like you to have a plenty time, relaxing and tasting exquisites tapas in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. 
 
Price: 38 €
Phone: (34)93 318 10 23
Barcelona Tapas & Flamenco

Barcelona Flamenco Tablao Cordobes

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is

Flamenco Tablao Cordobes

I enjoy  near Hostal Residencia Australia! nice flamenco show and very good dinner in their nice restaurant, all fantastic !
The intimate and intense language, needed by the pure flamenco, requires a tablao with the ideal settings and dimensions, and Tablao Cordobes offers that in Barcelona. On its stages sensations are guaranteed, caused by an art that has been recognized as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Its restaurant, since 1970 located in the heart of the Ramblas in Barcelona, is a precious jewel of the craftmanship inspired by the art of the Nasrid, decorated under the supervision of restorers and craftsmen of the Board of Trustees of the Alhambra in Granada. The restaurant is passionately directed by a family of flamenco artists and one of the most important flamenco restaurants in the world.
Flamenco Tablao Cordobes
La Rambla 35
Barcelona
T +34 93 317.57.11

Ciclo Tour Barcelona by bike !

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is

Ciclo Tour Barcelona by bike !

Barcelona’s charm is famous around the world making it the 16th most visited city on the planet. Barcelona Ciclo Tours are designed to show Barcelona in all its glory to visitors, catering to their needs and demands while also serving the city and its inhabitants. There is so much to see in Barcelona: 2000 years of history, urban stories, beautiful streets and squares, golden beaches, boutiques, markets, people and cultures…all contributing to a vibrant city, rich in diversity and experiences.

Visitors to Barcelona discover so much more by bike in 3.5 hours than in 3 days on foot or from the seat of a tourist bus. The Barcelona Ciclo Tour team of trained guides are well versed in the history and the workings of the city and with fascinating anecdotes and memorable stories they show the authentic truth and uncover the secrets to Barcelona, while visitors ride relaxed and free around the city by bike.

Barcelona is a very bike friendly city with more than a 158km of cycle lanes. The city’s mild and sunny climate allow for all-year-long outdoor activities.

All Barcelona Ciclo Tour routes stick to bike lanes and pedestrian streets avoiding traffic wherever possible and always follow the flattest ground. Our tours are designed for all ages to enjoy and stops are frequent and every hundred meters, to discuss the sights or have a drink. Child seats and helmets are available on request for free.

Barcelona Ciclo Tour
C/ Tallers 45 (only 50 mts from Plaça Catalunya)
08001 Barcelona

 

www.barcelonaciclotour.com

Ciclo Tour

 

 

 

10 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australiabarcelona tapa informs that You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats, cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared with a toothpick – hence the name pintxo, which means spike. Order a drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot pintxo – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each pintxo costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and Almogàver beer on tap.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/jun/08/top-10-tapas-bars-barcelona

My experience visiting of Barcelona Sagrada Familia temple

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australiasagrada familia today´s recommendation is if you plan to visit La Sagrada Familia there is no need to wait in line for tickets inside, as we did. It is much easier to buy your tickets for an appointed time at any la Caixa bank ATM machine (these are all over Barcelona). The cost at the door is 18 euros and I believe la Caixa charges the same.

Construction on this building began in 1882. Gaudi got involved a year later. It is expected, with the use of stone-carving machinery and computers to be completed in 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death. If work were to continue as it was going in the early 1900′s, without computers and modern machinery, it would not be completed for several hundred more years. When the tallest spire is added, it will be the tallest church in the world.
Gaudi was deeply religious. Somehow he expanded his mind so far outside the realm of normal it could only be described as genius. The fact that he put in motion a plan that was so entirely outrageous and difficult and that it has been followed by thousands of people to create what I saw today is what blows me away. Every tiny detail, and there are thousands and thousands, is so thoughtfully designed. And the intricacy and science behind the construction – it is inconceivable. The last time I felt that sense of awe and total amazement about the ingenuity of man, was when I saw Machu Picchu for the first time.
If you ever have a chance to visit, do not pass it up. It will change you as it did me. Promise
for further information:
http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/

Barcelona Marina Port Vell

barcelona marina port vell

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Australia today´s recommendation is to visit , nice gastronomic and funny Barcelona area, next to” Marina Port Vell” near the see.. enjoy !

Food and drink

The diverse neighbourhoods offer an array of local and international cuisine. In close proximity to Marina Port Vell, you encounter the Gothic Quarter, where medieval streets reveal traditional taverns and contemporary tapas bars infused with Catalan charm. A brief stroll in the opposite direction and you’ll discover Barceloneta, lined with sandy beaches and seafront restaurants. Barcelona also has more than its fair share of Michelin awarded restaurants located throughout the city, many of which can be found a taxi ride away in the trendy neighbourhood of Eixample.

For further information:

www.marinaportvell.com/en/content/food-and-drink

Barcelona Port & Beach

Barcelona Flamenco-Tablao del Carmen

barcelona tablao del carmen

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is:

Flamenco! Tablao del Carmen
Flamenco Show Only (35€) Includes the show and a drink. The price for a child of 4-12 years is 17.50€. Children from 0-3 years go free.
Tablao Menu (69€) Includes the show, 4 course meal, coffee and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Tapas Menu (45€) Includes the show, tapas, dessert, coffees and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Children’s Menu (35€) Includes the show and the children’s menu
Notes: Formal attire is not required. Groups of more than 15 people will need to request their meal choices at least one week in advance.

El Tablao is located inside Poble Espanyol in the Montjuic area. Exact address: Avenida Marques de Comillas, Montjuic, Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 93 325 68 95
Fax: (+34) 93 425 46 16

How to get there
Metro: Plaça Espanya It is then a 5-10 minute walk to the entrance.
Bus: Take number 13 or 50 to right outside Poble Espanyol, from Gran Via or Plaça Espanya. Tourist bus: Get off at Poble Espanyol stop Car: There is a car park located close to Poble Espanyol but you have to pay. For more information on access time and prices, call Iglesias on (+34) 934 250 031.

barcelona flamenco show

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is to visit: Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Opposite the statue Christopher Columbus, in the bottom of Ramblas, the maritime museum is one of the most imaginative museum of the city and one of the most visited too.

Installed in the royal arsenals- date from 1378 and are the biggest and most complete Medieval dockyards in the world- it exposes animated presentations and houses a big exhibition including model ships, drawings, replicas, paintings, figureheads and an interactive exhibition, “The Great Adventure of the Sea”.

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Address : Av. de les Drassanes
Zip code : 08001
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : El Raval
Website : Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Opening hours : Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Closed 25-26 December and 1st and 6 January
Prices : 2,50€
Phone : +34 93 342 9920
Phone 2 : Fax +34 933 187 876
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Drassanes / Bus: 120
http://www.bcn.cat

Antoni Tapies foundation of Barcelona (art museum)

Antoni Tapies foundation

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit: Antoni Tapies foundation (art museum).

Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012)
He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles; the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Serpentine and
Hayward Galleries, London; the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; the
Kunstahaus, Zurich: the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the
Jeu de Paume and the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern,
Valencia; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among many
other prestigious institutions.

The Building
The Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the
former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the
Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i MontanerRestored and refurbished
by the architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau. Constructed
between 1880 and 1881 or 1882, at an early stage of the evolution of
Catalan Modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district
to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed
brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.

Hours and general information
www.fundaciotapies.org
C/Aragó 255
08007 Barcelona
(t) +34 934 870 315
Opening hours:Museum Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays closed.

Admission to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies until 15 minutes before closing.
Admission:
General entrance: 7.00 €
Reduced entrance: 5.60 €

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

MACBA (MACBA)

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit the great :

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Combining straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the light outside, the building, inaugurated in 1995, is a work by Richard Meier. It’s about what is more interesting in this museum.

Macba – Barcelona In1959 the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer believed in the need to create a Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. There are few works in the permanent collection and once in a while interesting temporary exhibitions.
Between 1960 and 1963, Cirici and Cesáreo Rodriguez Aguilera headeed a group of individuals who began to put together a collection with the objective of constituting the basis for the future museum. In February 1963, the opening of the exhibition El arte y la paz, with a clear political commitment, exposed the narrow limits of what was then permissible.

In 1986 Barcelona City Council, invited the North American architect Richard Meierto take charge of the project for the new museum. The City Council’s Department of Culture commissioned the art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt to draw up a report which would serve to define the philosophy of the future museum. In 1987 theMACBA Foundation brought private enterprise into the project. The MACBA was officially inaugurated on the 28th of November of 1995.

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Address : Pl. dels Angels, 1.
Zip code : 08001
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : El Raval
Website : Macba
Opening hours : From 25 September – 26 June: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am – 7.30pm; Tuesday (not holidays) closed; Saturday: 10am – 8pm; Sundays & holidays: 10am – 3pm; 25th Desember and 1st January closed.
Prices : General: 7,5 euros (check for reductions)
Phone : +34 93 412 08 10
Phone 2 : Fax +34 93 412 46 02
Metro/Bus : Catalunya Pl. Universitat

The Joan Miro Foundation museum

joan miro

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is to visit The Joan Miro Foundation museum, enjoy it !

The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on 10 June 1975. It had its origins in Miró’s first large exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu. Several figures from the world of the arts saw the opportunity to have a space in Barcelona dedicated to the artist’s work. However, in accordance with his wishes, the new institution was also to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects.At a time when artistic and cultural life was certainly minimal, the Foundation brought a refreshing vitality, together with a new, more dynamic concept of an art museum in which Miró’s art was shown alongside a wide variety of creative works by other artists – a fact that is reflected in the Foundation’s full name of Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art.

Opening hours:
X-mas holidays: 25 and 26 December and 1rst January, closed.

Friday 6th January: open from 10 to 2,30 pm

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 19.00
(October – June)
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 20.00
(July – September)
Thursdays, 10.00 – 21.30
Sundays and public holidays,
10.00 – 14.30
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

Admission charges:
Permanent collection + temporary exhibition
Adults: €11
Students aged 15-30, persons over 65
and unemployed persons
(proof must be provided): €7.00
School groups: 6€
Adults groups: 7€

Espai 13: €2,5

Audioguide: €5.00

Temporary Exhibition
Adults: € 7,00
Groups: € 5,00
Web site: www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org

Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí architect

Sagrada Familia

Today´s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is to visit the great Sagrada Family temple

The architecture of Barcelona has been most influenced by the work of Antoni Gaudí. One of Gaudí’s greatest creations is the Sagrada Familia a giant Temple that has been under construction since 1882. This building is the number one most visited attraction in Barcelona catering to over 2,000,000 visitors per year.
Once you enter the Sagrada Familia you can visit the museum which is housed in the building. The museum details the history and development of the Sagrada Familia and also gives fascinating insights into Gaudí himself.
This museum offers a truly fascinating visit because you will see photos of the development of the Sagrada Familia from the present day back to its early beginnings. There’s also a model of the Sagrada Familia depicting what it will look like once it’s completed (predicted to happen in the next 30 years).
Due to the very high numbers of people that visit the Sagrada Familia this museum is one of the most visited and popular museums in Barcelona.

Official web site: http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/index.php

Address: La Sagrada Familia

Calle Mallorca, Barcelona, España
Opening hours:
October - March: 09:00 - 18:00
April - September: 09:00 - 20:00;
25 and 26 December, 01 January and 06 January: 09:00 - 14:00.

Museu Picaso of Barcelona

museu picasso of Barcelona

Today´s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is:

The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the training periods in the life of the artist; we could say that it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period, of which the Museum has a priceless group of works. Furthermore, the Museum houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series, Las Meninas (1957) and a very large Picasso’s prints collection, now displayed in the rooms opened in the beginning of 2008.

The Museum has undergone successive renovations and expansions, and it’s currently starting to develop new programmes, activities and services to become a reference place, envisaged to spreading knowledge and to fostering the visitor’s participation and critical views. The Museum wishes to be a dialogue space, exploring new approaches to Picasso’s work and influence and offering new perspectives on the Museum Collection.

The history of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the chronicle of the artist’s firm wish to leave the imprint of his art in our city. Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend and personal secretary, Jaume Sabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists.
Museu Picaso of Barcelona

Address: Montcada 15-23

08003 Barcelona

Telf:+34- 93 256 30 00
museupicasso@bcn.cat

web page: http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en/

evedet museu picasso of Barcelona

Barcelona Bike Tours

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is:Barcelona Ciclo tour

You could enjoy Barcelona riding bike! Hostal Residencia Australia will provide you further information about this fantastic city tour mode.

Barcelona bike tour every day from Plaza Catalunya.
Barcelona CicloTour is the perfect way for all ages to get to know the city through a relaxed bike tour, listening to the fascinating anecdotes from your personal guide discovering more sights in 3 hours than by walking or with a tourist bus.

Barcelona bike Route: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Rambla del Raval, Plaça Reial, Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona City Hall, Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Cathedral, Roman walls, Plaça del Rei, beaches, Port Vell, the Barceloneta district, Olympic Marina, Olympic Village, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Plaça Catalunya. Stops will be made during the tour to allow the guides to tell you about the landmarks and sights. The tour goes along bicycle lanes and through pedestrianised streets.

11am Morning Ciclo Tour Every day of the year except for December 25 and January 1

4.30pm Afternoon Ciclo Tour Every day From April 15 to October 31 and every Saturday and Sunday of November

7.30pm CicloTour at Night Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 1 until September 30 and every Friday and Saturday from October 5 until October 27

RESERVATIONS NOT NECESSARY
Just come to the departure point 10 minutes before the bike tour

DEPARTURE POINT
All ours Barcelona bike tours departure from Pza. Catalunya, at the door of Hard Rock Café
Watch out for our guides in their red Ciclo Tour t-shirts
Best to arrive 10 minutes before departure time.

THE BARCELONA BIKE TOUR INCLUDES:
A bike for each person.
English speaking guide
Bottle of water.
Front bikebag for storage of personal belongings.
1 drink at the beach.(Helmets and child seats are available upon request)

Discounts for students, Hostel reservation etc..

www.barcelonaciclotour.com, /Tallers 45 ( near pl.Cataluńa),

+34 93 317 19 70

Barcelona free walking tour

barcelona free walking tourDear friends, Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommend to join Barcelona free walking tour:

FEEL FREE TOURS organize free walking tours in walking distance from Hostal Residencia Australia in Barcelona where guides work for tips (gratuities), meaning you may pay what you feel the tour was worth after the tour is completed. Our funny and motivated guides will offer you an unforgettable experience. Tours start every day in front of Hard Rock Café (Plaza Catalunya) at 11.15 am The tour guides will use our FEEL FREE TOURS shirt so you will recognize them easily.

The team is composed by tourism professionals, also with a deep feeling and knowledge about Barcelona We think that showing our city to independents travelers will be a superb option….just for free! Because of that we are completely sure that, in a different economy context, offer free tours in Barcelona will give you an unique option to discover this multicultural city and make the most of your time & money.

Do I need you book in advance?

Reservations are not mandatory, you can just show up 10 minutes before the tour start . Anyway if you want to be sure to enjoy our tours, we recommend you reserve your place.

www.feelfreetours.combarcelona free walking tour

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium

Dear friends, Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommend to visit :

Barcelona Acuarium which is only 20 minutes walking distance to our hostal, nice and interesting place to enjoying with family and friends.

Aquarium Barcelona is an aquarium located in Port Vell, a harbor in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species, and an 80-meter underwater tunnel.

Metro: Drassanes (GreenLine)
Address: L’Aquarium Barcelona
Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell
08039 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 221 7474

Official web site: http://www.aquariumbcn.com

Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour

Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is:

Barcelona sight seeing by touristic bus

From 26.00€
Check Availability
Join the most convenient way to discover Barcelona. Board a double-decker bus that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 20 stops.
Latest booking 1 day ago
Highlights
Hop on Hop off as often as you please and see Barcelona in your own time and at your own pace
Stops at Placa Catalunya where some of the city’s most important streets and avenues meet
Choose from 1 or 2 day passes
Includes map and guide with all the stops of each of the routes plus and discounts for different establishments
Double-decker buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain

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Type: Day Tours in Barcelona
Departs From: Barcelona
Meeting Point: Will be indicated on voucher
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Available Languages:
Available: daily at 8 to 15 minute intervals from 09:00 to 19:00/20:00 (depending on the season)

Barcelona Tapas

Have a good moments in *Moments*!

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation,is:

In the brand new and beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the table on
everyone’s lips is with no doubt: Moments.

The Chef Carme Ruscalleda and her son Raül Balam are revisiting Catalan
recipes and even inventing the first anti-aging menu of Barcelona..

On the Catalan side of the menu you will discover totally renewed classical
dishes like Arroz caldoso de gamba con picada de pescador (rice dish with
broth) – Fricandó (veal stew) and suquet (fish stew) – Shrimp Tartar-
Seabass with fig chutney and hibiscus salt – Veal Cheeks with turnip
vegetable ravioli and red fruits..

A delight and lot of imagination!!

But even more visionary and trendy: a “anti-aging” menuwhere the food
chosen by Carme Ruscalleda and Dr. Manuel Sanchez – head of the Anti-aging
Unit Clinic Planas- , specialist in the anti-age treatments, conceal only
the most miraculous properties to preserve an “iron constitution”

In this menu, mini pizza pies with artichokes and the Joselito ham, or
macaroni with buckwheat accompanied by scallops and vegetables… a great
idea!

*Moments*
*Address :* Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
Opening hours : Lunch: 1:30pm-3:30pm Tuesday-Saturday // Dinner:
8:30pm-10:30pm Tuesday-Saturday // Closed Sundays and Mondays
Phone : 93 151 87 81
Metro/Bus : Passeig de Gràcia,

tapa

Tapa´s bar of Barcelona recommendation by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, our today tapas bar recommendation is:

Morryssom
Saturday, 4.20pm, the lunchtime rush has died down. Most local customers
are taking coffee and *licores*. “Paella for Pablo,” the call goes out.
And, at 4.23pm Pablo has his paella, done the way he wants it – with a
whole *butifarra*(sausage) on the side. This very popular, well-organised,
local standby, its pavement tables set to catch the best of the afternoon
sunshine, is always busy. For good reason – they serve a reliably good
range of tapas including *pescadito frito *(whitebait) *gambas rebozadas*(prawns in a light batter)

mussels, sausages and the whole kaboodle.

Vegetarians will be pleased to note that they serve a wonderful vegetable paella with

goat’s cheese. The terrace is a good spot in the evening.
*Carrer de Girona 162, +34 93 458 4817. Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-1am*

tapa

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today’s recomendation-Maitea tapas bar

 

Maitea tapas bar by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia:

You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and
overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats,
cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared
with a toothpick – hence the name *pintxo*, which means spike. Order a
drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain
how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot *
pintxo* – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the
toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each *
pintxo *costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and
Almogàver beer on tap.
•Carrer de Casanova 157, +34 93 439 5107,
*http://www.maitea.es/indexangles.html
*.Open Mon-Sat 11am-midnight*

barcelona tapas bar

COVA FUMADA(My best local seafood restaurant in Barcelona)

Dear friends, our today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is “Cova Fumada”
nice place to enjoy seafood.

This old hole in the wall serves simple dishes bursting with flavor. It’s
a small, busy, friendly place – you may have to prop yourselves at the bar
before sharing a table with a couple of locals, like dining in a large
family kitchen. They’re famed for their *bombas *(meat-filled mashed-potato
balls rolled in breadcrumbs) served with a choice of three sauces, graded
by spiciness – *salsa del diablo *being the hottest. And then there’s the
bread – try the *pa amb all i oli *– huge slices of grilled bread slathered
with fresh, homemade garlic mayonnaise. Simple, but it works. Try the
marinaded sardines, the fried artichokes, squid and the *bacallà *(salt
cod) with a tomato salad.

*Carrer Baluard 56,** BARCELONA, *

*TELF+34 93 221 4061. Open Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thurs,
Fri 9am-3pm, 6pm-8.15pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

Barcelona Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso of Barcelona by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia

Dear friends :

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia culture recommendation for this week is for visiting:

Museu Picasso of Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the
formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is
revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent
collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals
his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that
was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

Address: Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
museupicasso@bcn.cat