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Drawing Barcelona

ShareArt Nouveau, city streets, people, tourists and taxis, lots of taxis. These are some of the popular subjects drawn by illustrators participating in the ‘Barcelona Illustrated’ exhibition, running until the 16th of January in Gràcia at the fashion gallery Las … Continue reading

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Distinction. A century of fashion photography

ShareThis fascinating new exhibition at the Museu del Disseny features photographs from the museum’s fashion photography collection, which comprises over 460 images. Though the world of fashion and marketing has changed considerably in the past two decades thanks to the … Continue reading

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The Ethnological Museum

ShareDiscover the new Ethnological Museum of Barcelona on Montjuic, next to the MNAC and the old botanical garden. From November the 15th you can enjoy free guided tours every Sunday, up until the 3rd of January. The newly renovated Museum … Continue reading

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OFF-FRINGE Barcelona

ShareIf you have attended the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival then you’ll no doubt be familiar with the hilarity that goes with it. But you don’t need to suffer the downpours and chill winds of a Midlothian summer. This year … Continue reading

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A magical realist tour of Barcelona’s Latin American literary heritage

ShareThere are numerous tourist routes of Barcelona’s cultural wide heritage – modernism, Zafon, Rodoreda, Miró, The Cathedral of the sea. Now, forty years after Garcia Marquez was first published, La Casa America Catalunya recently launched a tour of places that … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2015 in Barcelona – what to expect?

ShareWith Autumn in full swing and Christmas shopping under way, thoughts turn to New Year. Barcelona’s New Year celebration ritual began two years ago by the local government, in response to a barrage of requests from hoteliers of the city … Continue reading

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The best brunch in Barcelona

ShareEveryone loves a good brunch. Here are our top 3 in Barcelona. Enjoy! Federal Cafe Based on an informal Australian eatery, Federal cafe looks like it up sticks from Melbourne and landed in the Eixample in Barcelona. Featuring exceedingly tasteful … Continue reading

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Cara a Cara

ShareCara a Cara (Face to Face) is a thought-provoking new exhibition at the Fundació Foto Colectania showcasing over 100 works by Spanish and Portuguese photographers, with works dating from the early 1950s right through to the present day. The exhibition … Continue reading

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Las Casas Cerda

Share The Generalitat of Barcelona (local government) has declared las Casas Cerdà in Barcelona to be Bien cultural de interés nacional (BCIN) , which means that they are buildings of historical and cultural interest and as such are protected from … Continue reading

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Madonna in Barcelona

ShareMadonna’s ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ will arrive in Barcelona this November for two nights only. Madonna will play at the beautiful art nouveau Palau Sant Jordi on the 25th and 26th of November. Building on the success of Rebel Heart (2014), … Continue reading

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