Lost in translation in Barcelona

August 16, 2012

A man wearing a costume of Antoni Gaudi’s creation, Ceramic Dragon. This character can be seen across the city.

EVERY note, every word sung by Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe about Barcelona is true.

The city is, putting it simply, gorgeous.

Home to architectural and other masterpieces created by Antoni Gaudí, captivating parks and narrow streets with the spirit of the past still inhabiting them.

The capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists annually and it does a great job, but…and there’s always a “but”…

Here are a few “buts” Dmitry Dmitriev of Booked.net and his girlfriend Marina Solonnikova discovered in thier travels around Europe’s fourth most visited city – Barcelona:

When it comes to describing those “buts” it’s easiest to make a list.

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