Interview with travel blogger Pruden Rodriguez from Apuntes del Viajero (Travellers’ Notes)

As we always like to offer the cream of the cream in Barcelona, amongst all our other destinations, this week we are continuing with our series of interviews with the most outstanding internet travel bloggers who stand out thanks to their dedication and passion for the world of travel; something that faithful followers appreciate with regards to the sincerity of their opinions and for their veracity. Thus, today we will be passing on the advice of Pruden Rodríguez, who is telling us about his favourite places in the city and given that he is actually from the Catalan capital there is nothing better than him giving his view on Barcelona.

Interview with travel blogger Pruden Rodriguez from Apuntes del Viajero

1. Biography

I’m Pruden Rodriguez from Barcelona, and my mum is from Granada and my dad from León. I owe my passion for travel and my insatiable interest in anything and everything to them as they took me travelling through Europe before I could barely walk. I’m 28 now and I still don’t know what I want to do career wise: I quit sociology studies half way through and I’m now preparing myself (emotionally) for a career in journalism some day. I’ve done a couple of documentaries for TV3, I write scripts occasionally and I dream about starting a career in literature “when I grow up”. Meanwhile, I take IT jobs and write in my blog, Los apuntes del Viajero, dreaming about where I’ve travelled and where I’m going to go next.

2. My Barcelona top 3

Before going to Barcelona for the first time many travellers already know more about the Sagrada Familia than me, so I’ll try not to repeat what they already know. In any case, I’m going to use some of the recommendations that I made in my article ´Qué ver en Barcelona, 10 visitas imprescindibles` (10 must-see attractions in Barcelona).

Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music): our legendary auditorium, designed by Domènech and Montaner, a world heritage site. I’ve seen singer-authors like Ismael Serrano and the famous “Chicos del Corro”, amongst others there.

Plaça del Rei (King’s Square): a little place in the Gothic District where violin music takes you back to Medieval Times.

Parc de la Ciutadella (Park Cuitadella): Park Güell isn’t the only pretty park, Park Cuitadella is another. An ideal place for going for a walk during the week and it is usually full at the weekends with performances, festivals, dance groups, bohemian music, street jugglers….

3. Your secret place in BCN

A place that really comes as a surprise to people from Barcelona themselves is the Sant Andreu del Palomar district. Just over 100 years ago it was a town independent from Barcelona and it still has that little village feel today much to the pride of the people who come from there, like me. Plaça Orfila, the legendary Versalles Bar (1929), the market, narrow streets and alleys, street trade and other small little things make it, in my opinion, one of the most pleasant places in the city. And you won’t find that in travel guides ;).

Claudia – Marketing Team


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