Barcelona recommendations?

As posted here earlier, I will be in Barcelona next week to deliver a session on sqlcmd for PASS 2006 European conference. I have some time for sight-seeing. So I am seeking comments and recommendations on anything you can provide: must-see, food, places of interest, etc.. I may even do some geocaching, if possible. So recommendation on good and easy caches is also appreciated.

I will blog and post pictures when possible.

Here are some details of my itenarary:
Arriving at Barcelona airport at 10:10am on 2006/02/20, Iberia Flight 6274
Staying at Hotel Fira Palace, Av. de Rius i Taulet, 1-3. 08004 Barcelona. Spain
Leaving Barcelona at 9:30am on 2006/02/26, Iberia Flight 6275


2 responses to “Barcelona recommendations?”

  1. Not sure if you know about the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, but there are several of his creations that are worth visiting. La Sagrada Familia ( is definitely a must-see. Parc Guell is also very nice, but I am not sure how it is at this time of year. There is also a house called Casa Mila which is open for visitors and is another example of his great (and weird) architecture.

    You will not be able to miss Las Ramblas, the main street in the town center. Watch out for pickpockets though. From there you can move to El Raval, the old town, which has a very nice Gothic architecture (the cathedral is really cool). The port and huge stretches of beach is also close.

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