Monthly Archives: July 2011

Barcelona – the perfect city to see by bicycle

ShareWith its year round sunshine and low rainfall, Barcelona is the perfect city to explore on bicycle thanks to an extensive network of cycle lanes as well as numerous pedestrian streets and broad ramblas in the city centre. Barcelona is … Continue reading

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Water Sports in Barcelona – Surfing and Gaudí

ShareAmong the many activities on offer in Barcelona, water sports are a great option. These offer a fun-packed day, the perfect way to escape the summer heat and enjoy the ocean in-between swimming, sunbathing and topping up your tan. Water … Continue reading

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A street party in Barcelona this August – Festes de Gràcia

ShareBarcelona’s biggest street party is just round the corner! The Fiestas de Gràcia involve 8 days (and nights) of pretty much solid partying. Each August the usually tranquil Gràcia village district erupts into a carnival-like display of decorated streets. Residents … Continue reading

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Summer Jazz in Barcelona – Keith Jarret & Wynton Marsalis

ShareThe Festival Grec this summer offers jazz lovers concerts from some huge names in the world of jazz – none other than Keith Jarret (23rd of July) and Wynton Marsalis (14th of July). Keith Jarret came to fame in the … Continue reading

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Cesc Fabregas – will he, won’t he?

ShareFC Barcelona fans are still on tenterhooks over Cesc Fabregas’s transfer. A sense of deja-vu perhaps? Endless rounds of transfer negotiations with no resolution have become a recurrent feature of summer in Barcelona, as certain as the extreme heat. Although … Continue reading

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El Bulli to close but its legacy is assured

ShareEl Bulli needs little introduction, now probably the world’s most famous and most successful restaurant. On the 30th of July this year El Bulli will close its doors for good to the public, leaving food-lovers in mourning. The good news? … Continue reading

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