Monthly Archives: May 2011

Las Arenas opens in the former Plaça Espanya bullring

ShareAfter many years of planning and construction, the conversion of Barcelona’s 19th century bullring in Plaça Espanya has been completed, featuring commercial, gastronomic and leisure premises, with the original façade completely intact. The new mall ‘Las Arenas de Barcelona’ opens … Continue reading

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Plaça Sant Felip Neri – A hidden gem in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

ShareThe Gothic Quarter is one of Barcelona’s most popular places to visit. Home to Las Ramblas and to countless medieval streets, plaças and historical sites and monuments, it is no surprise that the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter can … Continue reading

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AskMen Magazine votes Barcelona the world’s best city to visit

ShareAskMen Magazine has chosen Barcelona as the world’s top city to visit out of some 29 destinations including. AskMen is a UK bases online magazine with some 15 million readers worldwide. Barcelona was the clear winner in a poll of … Continue reading

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The Financial Times’ Nicolas Lander’s choice of best new Barcelona eateries

ShareLast weekend Nicholas Lander, the FT’s food writer and a famous restauranteur, wrote a review of 5 tapas bars and restaurants in Barcelona. His trip through Barcelona focused on new and cutting edge places that have just recently opened, emphasising … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice – Barcelona in Top Ten for 2011

ShareTripAdvisor has published its list of the top ten cities of 2011, based on the feedback of travellers who have used their site. You can see the full list here. It came as no surprise to us here in Feelathomeinbarcelona … Continue reading

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Beach V City: Barcelona to fine bikini-wearers in the city center

ShareNew legislation passed this week means that tourists in Barcelona who wander off the beach onto the streets in bikinis, swimming costumes or in the nude can be fined if caught. On Friday the city council voted to ban “nudity … Continue reading

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A Michelin starred charity dinner at the Hotel Arts

ShareHotels Arts’ chef Paco Pérez offers a tasting menu paired with a selection of fine international wines at the Enoteca restaurant. Barcelona skyline views with a glass of champagne in hand accompanying a morel cream with foie gras ice cream … Continue reading

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Experience the gastronomy of Girona in the Sagrada Familia Market

ShareBetween the 6th and 7th of May the gastronomy of Girona can be sampled in the Sagrada Familia Market in Barcelona. Tastings and produce from the region will be offered as well as information on touristic, cultural and sporting activities … Continue reading

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