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Progress is made on the Sagrada Famila’s Passion Facade

ShareGaudi’s Sagrada Familia is Spain’s most visited monument. Not only is this towering modernist masterpiece famed for its breathtaking eccentricity, it is also famed for still not being finished after nearly 150 years of construction! Well there is a popular … Continue reading

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Tapa Solidaria 2014

ShareTickets is one of Barcelona’s most famous tapas bars thanks in no small part to its connection with the Adrià family. This Thursday Tickets was the stage for the opening of “Tapa Solidaria” for the fourth year running. Tapa Solidaria … Continue reading

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Barcelona Yewellery Week 2014

ShareBarcelona Yewellery Week takes place from today until the 13th of October and during this time will convert Barcelona into the jewellery capital of the world. In case you were wondering, “yewellery” is how Spanish speakers pronounce the English word … Continue reading

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Douglas Duncan at the Picasso Museum

ShareThe Picasso Museum in Barcelona is opening a new exhibition of the American photojournalist Douglas Duncan, featuring 87 of his works. Duncan was a close frond of Picasso and took many photographs of that artist. These pictures have been chosen … Continue reading

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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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