Hotel Continental – Barcelona

Sure enough, Hotel Continental in Barcelona has a video advertising its historical significance as a residence for George Orwell during the Spanish Civil War. This hotel was also where Orwell met John Dos Passos for a brief political discussion. “We didn’t talk very long,” wrote Dos Passos in The Theme Is Freedom (1956), “but I can still remember the sense of assuagement, of relief from strain I felt at last to be talking to an honest man.” I look forward to visiting this hotel someday!