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Did someone say Sangria?

Day One: Barcelona ...

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Maybe the Food Fest isn't ALL about Food.

In the past, we've always stayed at Le Meridien which is located conveniently on La Rambla, the busy boulevard through the heart of Barcelona.
La Rambla is a tree-lined pedestrian street, it stretches for 1.2 km connecting the Plaça de Catalunya in its center with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Veil. According to Wikipedia, the course of La Rambla was originally a sewage-filled stream, usually dry but an important drain for the heavy rainwater flowing from the Collserola hills during spring and autumn. In 1440, the stream was diverted to run outside the new walls, and La Rambla gradually started turning into a street. It is heavily populated today with tourists and locals alike.

And our hotel, is right in the heart of everything - meaning we have easy access to the subway system, the local market, the Mediterranean Sea shore and all the sites in between.

It has become our custom to enjoy a refreshing glass of Sangria upon our arrival. The earliest versions of sangria believed to have originated more than 2,000 years ago when Romans, making their way through the Iberian Peninsula, planted vineyards along the way. We think some of the best Sangria we've tasted in Spain was right there in the lobby of Le Meridien. It's nicely chilled and made with the freshest ingredients, consisting of these very tasty items:


I've heard that far more Sangria is served to tourists than the locals ... but just like the Romans traveling through the Iberian Peninsula, we too enjoy a little refreshment after a long day "on the road".

Posted by Where2FromHere 22:08 Archived in Spain Tagged barcelona sangria larambla

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