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Fast rail link from El Prat?

ShareMinister of Development Ana Pastor, has today announced a proposal to build a rail shuttle service between Barcelona centre and El Prat airport, stressing the need to improve the connection between the airport and Barcelona “so that even people who … Continue reading

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The re-opening of the Güell Pavilions

ShareBarcelona City Council has announced plans to invest 900,000 Euros in restoring to restore the Güell Pavilions in the Sarrià district of the city. This is great news for the city’s heritage, as Gaudi´s architecture forms a huge part of … Continue reading

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La Merce 2014

ShareAs summer draws to a close here in Barcelona, as kids return to school and the holidays come to an end, the city prepares to celebrate its annual festival, La Merce. This year locals and visitors alike will be able … Continue reading

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Sun, Sea and Ski in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona, sun, sea, tapas, design, fashion, football. And skiing. Well not yet, but hopefully you will be able to soon. Barcelona’s claim to be a city with everything will soon be bolstered by the arrival of an indoor ski slope. … Continue reading

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Craft Beer in Barcelona

ShareSpain has not traditionally been a big beer producing country. Beers such as San Miguel and Estrella Damm tend to be cheap and strong; Spain has always been more of a wine producing country. However the recent global hipster craze … Continue reading

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Tomatina 2014

ShareThis week some 22,000 people and some 140 tonnes of tomatoes came head to head at the Tomatina in Buñol. The Tomatina festival is now famous worldwide, and people travel to this small village 30km from the Mediterranean to take … Continue reading

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Cultural Events in Barcelona this weekend

ShareThis weekend, the last August, also sees the end of many cultural events that have delighted the city this month. The Mas i Mas Festival sadly comes to an end, with a closing concert by the new international folk-soul sensation … Continue reading

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The 5 best parks offering shade in Barcelona

ShareUniversity Central The University Central Garden is a fine emergency shelter when it gets hot in the downtown. This is a green island in the middle of an urban area where the Ciutat Vella and Eixample meet. The garden of … Continue reading

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Autumn Art

ShareThe summer sun is still here in Barcelona but our minds are starting to turn towards autumn and hopefully some respite from the heat! This autumn Barcelona will be hosting some interesting exhibitions and cultural happenings, just in time for … Continue reading

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Running tours of Barcelona

ShareExercise is a great way to relax and a novel new way to see Barcelona has just been launched in the form of running tours. These guided running tours are in many ways like the traditional walking tours, stops are … Continue reading

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