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The Classics at MEAM

ShareThe Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (or European Museum of Modern Art in English) is one of Barcelona’s finest art museums. Housed in the hip Born district, you can see some fine examples of 20th and 21st Century art there. This … Continue reading

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ShareFleadonia is a second-hand market in the Raval and a great place to pick up some unusual bargains off the usual beaten track. You’ll find a wide range of items for sale but expect to see second-hand and vintage goods … Continue reading

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D’A Festival 2016

ShareThe D’A Festival is a festival of contemporary cinema d’auteur showcasing the best in new cinema, and showing slect films from established names as well as these new talents. This is not a festival of big names but a chance … Continue reading

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5 of the best spas in Barcelona

ShareSightseeing is well and good but if you are coming to Barcelona to relax and unwind, why not pamper yourself with a little spa treatment? Here are some suggestions for where to enjoy a spa in Barcelona. 1. Hotel 1898 … Continue reading

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Sant Jordi 2016

ShareThe 23rd of April is the Festa de Sant Jordi, when Catalunya celebrates the day of its patron saint, Saint George, and when traditionally men would give their partner a rose (with a sprig of wheat, a symbol of fertility), … Continue reading

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Barcelona Beer Garden 2016

ShareWith Sant Jordi on Saturday this weekend promises to be an exciting one in Barcelona. As if roses, books and free entertainment were not enough, the grounds of the Poble Espanyol are being transformed into a traditional German biergarten for … Continue reading

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Italian Festival of Barcelona

ShareItalians make up Barcelona’s largest EU foreign community. With their shared love of food, culture, fashion, art, design and literature, Catalunya and Italy are two cultures with a great deal in common. Barcelona is a city that historically has always … Continue reading

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10 Catalan dishes to try in Barcelona

ShareCatalan cuisine was one of the world’s best kept secrets until recently, with names such as Ferran Adria and the Roca brothers bringing it to world-wide renown. Interestingly, both of these cooks style is deeply rooted in Catalan tradition as … Continue reading

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Voces, Suite Flamenca by Sara Baras

ShareSara Baras is one of flamenco’s leading lights. Born in Cadiz in Anadaluzia, she rose to fame in the 1990s and has won a number of awards including the Madroño Flamenco of Montellano (Seville) in 1993 and the prize for … Continue reading

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Fira de la Terra – Earth Day in Barcelona

ShareThe Fira de la Terra takes place each year in Barcelona to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first held time on the 22nd of April 1970 in the United States. Originally emerging from the American hippy movement it is … Continue reading

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