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andrewh

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When in Barcelona!
« on: June 01, 2009, 12:32:20 PM »

VISIT the DRASSANES!

Barcelona still has its original boat building sheds - the Drassanes -  which are now a Maritime Museum.  They include a replica of Don John (of Austrias) galley as used at Lepanto
Located at the bottom of Las Ramblas next to the harbour (funnily enuf) with a Metro station (Drassanes) right next door.

No, I didn't manage to see them - lost a day to police procedures after being pick-pocketed - twice
http://www.mmb.cat/default.asp?idApartado=103
And I see they have some plans for modellers - PlÓnols de modelisme -  in Publicccations

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Re: When in Barcelona!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 03:28:12 AM »

Pick pockets and muggers are a real problem in Madrid as well. :(( {:-{

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Don't go out alone. <*<
Don't go out in two's, even couples get mugged. <*<

Sorry you had to discover this Andy
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Roger in France

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Re: When in Barcelona!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 07:18:07 AM »

Sadly my wife and I were mugged in Madrid and I ended up in hospital!

We had gone there for my 50th. Birthday (16 years ago) and were out strolling on our first evening, choosing a restaurant. We were jumped by 3 young men who used a knife to slash our bags off our shoulders. Unfortunately in trying to fight them off I was stabbed through my hand.

Mind you, the trip to the hospital in a police van was more hazardous!

The hospital was filthy and so I did a runner treating my wound myself as it was not too serious.

Still managed to enjoy the beautiful city.

My travel insurance company were first class.

Roger in France.
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barryfoote

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Re: When in Barcelona!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 07:35:26 AM »

Barcelona ,particularly in the summer, is notorious for pick pockets......A wonderful city, being spoiled by poor policing!!


The link for the site in English..

http://www.mmb.cat/default.asp?idApartado=103&idIdioma=3
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Re: When in Barcelona!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 09:54:46 AM »

No, I didn't manage to see them - lost a day to police procedures after being pick-pocketed - twice
My misses was there for a hen weekend a couple of years ago, a pair of the ladies arrived early and one had her bag snatched, the guy ran around the block and right into her friend who with some help got the guy nicked. They also lost a day with the questioning and court appearance, only for the guy to get let of with a meagre fine and then to add insult to injury the next day they found him sat outside their hotel laughing at them with his mates.

Apperently crime does pay!!!
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