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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Passatge de Bacardi, Placa Reial, Barcelona

Passatge de Bacardi, Placa Reial, Barcelona [enlarge]

Plaça Reial is one of the must-see squares in Barcelona by many reasons. Because of the restaurants and bars, the night life, the music, the shade offered by the wonderful archways, the magnificent architecture, the palm trees. But one of the most interesting features to enjoy is the nearby hidden passages. This one is called Passatge de Bacardi and you can find it upon entering the square turning right. It has an exit to La Rambla so it is possible to enter the passage in direction to the square instead of using the main access to Plaza Real. When you see the map you will have a better idea. The image has some noise. I did all my best to rescue it. I was worried about capturing the nuns and I couldn't control that strong light coming through the glass ceiling so the walls went too dark. Here is an interesting detail of the passage gallery on Flickr by Glop


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15 comments:

  1. very nice, how old is the architecture?

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  2. Preciosa! Te ha quedado super...
    Saludos.

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  3. -Amy, according to my research the square (Plaça Reial) was built by the architect Francesc Daniel Molina in 1848. The passage was opened in 1856.
    -Gracias Enric :)
    -Thanks so much Frank!

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  4. Such an unassuming entrance. I don't know if I would venture inside passing by on my own. . Thanks for showing us this beautiful passage way.

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  5. Thanks for the visit, comment and the buzz. You got a great site. I might steal some photos ;-) Credit and a link given of course

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  6. That's a beautiful passage and the "ladies in blue" give it a special umphh!

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  7. excellent photo! you did a great job capturing the moment

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  8. -It's been a pleasure Janie.
    -Be my guest my friend. Of course you may. I had noticed your blog about Barcelona some time ago. Let's keep in touch.
    -Thanks. I saw them and thought, "they must be in the picture". They create some mood.
    -Thanks! I have to thank the ladies for the moment. :)

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  9. At first, looking at the thumbnail, I thought of a cathedral. This is a super photo of an intriguing place. Are those women nuns?

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  10. Great photo of the nuns, probably chatting in Catalan. Fun passageway that I wouldn't have seen without your photo. I visited Barcelona back in 1987 when I visited my penpal, Carmina Vidal Vives. Regards from EAGAN, Minnesota, USA

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  11. Amazing. Good shot!

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  12. Note: The name of the author in the link at the bottom of the post, with the detail of the gallery is Josep Maria.

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  13. Thanks Jacob, Leif, Regina and Julie :)

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