Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona

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  • Located on the Plaza San Jaume. Like Civic Center area around the Town Hall and the Municipal Tourist Office. This is the City Hall as well as the high art of building.
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  • It is one of the many Barcelona platies, with cafes and shops for food. What makes it special is the Town Hall.
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  • As it is traditional at this time almost of "obligation" stroll through the old part and the Center to see the illuminated streets for the holidays and not, see the Plaza Sant Jaume, with the pessebre, than almost anyone else and like every year, is not understood by its "modernity".
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  • America and Europe refuse to accept the democratic vote of the Crimean electorate for peaceful reunification with Russia, following the Kiev putsch. Will the decision of the good Catalan people to decide their own future also be rejected by Brussels and Washington? Will the electoral results of the Catalan democratic vote be accepted by Russia? Will Catalunya also suffer from boycotts and economic sanctions if they vote for independence? If the Catalan vote is indeed recognised, will Crimea's vote for self-determination also be accepted? Or will Europe apply different legal and moral standards to democratic voters in Catalunya and Crimea? Catalunya and Crimea: both courageously dare to exercise self-determination and vote democratically to peacefully decide their own future, despite threats from Big Brother
  • Building with great political and historical importance. Only open for visitors at special occasions like the Catalan independence day. Very much worth a visit.
  • Seat of one of the oldest democratic institutions in the World. From 1359.
  • This palace situated right in the heart of Catalonia and symbolic for their ambition for independence.
  • A great plaza in the middle if the Gothic section of Barcelona. While not overly crowded, it is busy from the morning to the middle of the night. Friday evenings you'll see a stream of weddings going in and out if the city hall. Often the wedding couple walk around after with their photographer to get some wedding pictures. It's central to all the shopping and restaurants in the Gothic quarter.

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Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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