The dirtiest hotels in Spain

According to this list. As a popular destination, Barcelona has two in the top ten, Hostal Windsor and Hostal Abrevadero. A friend tells me that the proportion being fired in the sector substantially exceeds official figures for the drop in tourists. My money’s on the cockroaches to survive.

Etymology of Montjuïc/Mountjoy/Montjoie

“Jewish mountain” is currently hot favourite in Barcelona council offices because it is believed that this will attract well-off tourists from New York and Israel. Joan Amades says that at the end of the C19th, local sailors referred to gardens of St Bertrand as fossa del jueu, “the Jewish grave”, and indeed there were Jewish…