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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Gothic Quarter Bed and Breakfast - Seven Balconies
Seven Balconies has been Natalia´s family house for over a century. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, it is built on top of a Roman ruins. A walk through the Old Town, the site of palaces, churches, museums, art galleries, craft and antique shops, offers you a romantic atmosphere accentuated by street artists playing classical music.
In the last years new designers, fashion shops and all kind of trendy bussineses have taken over the area giving to the neighborhood a personality comparable to the Soho. You will also find bohemian cafes, bars where you can taste delicious tapas, restaurants with exquisit international cuisine and, of course, ourfamous paella.
Seven Balconies takes its name from the seven balconies that frame each one of the rooms. The charm and the warmth of the cozy place: tiled floors, old furniture, cotton linen and comfortable beds, will turn your stay into something special.
To get to Seven Balconies is very easy. All public transportation is nearby. The Ramblas, the most popular street in the city, with the Plaza Catalunya on one side and the sea on the other, is five minutes away.
Hello B&B Travelers -
I've been thinking about putting a blog up on ibbp.com for awhile. I started ibbp back in 1995 because I love staying at bed and breakfasts and traveling. Hotels are great, but I have found that B&Bs offer visitors a unique view of the location that they are exploring. When traveling to England, I found great pubs and historical sites that were not posted in the travel books. When traveling locally in the US, I have found the great local eateries and activities that may not be posted anywhere else. How about you? I'd love to hear your bed and breakfast experiences and any travel tips for locations that you have visited. Did you stumble upon a castle that many people would not know about? Did you visit a city that we might overlook? Let us know. I'll also post places I've visited and interesting sites that we all may overlook. Happy travels.