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Barcelona Zoo

ShareBarcelona Zoo enthrals children and adults alike. Featuring over 7,000 animals from over 400 different species, a visit offers primates, felines, tropical birds, elephants, giraffes and dolphins to name a few, making this a perfect day out for all the … Continue reading

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Ropes and Knots

ShareA novel attraction in Barcelona, Ropes and Knots is the brainchild of José Antonio Portillo, an art installation aimed at children from age 6 to 12. It consists of a circular wooden space containing shelves jostling with fragments of everyday … Continue reading

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Bryan Adams live in Barcelona

ShareIt is over 30 years since Canadian artist Bryan Adams gained fame with his debut album Reckless. After a career spanning 4 decades, numerous awards, and a successful parallel career as a photographer, Adams is still banging out records like … Continue reading

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Xavier Gosé at the MNAC

ShareAs part of a series by the MNAC dedicated to highlighting the work of the region’s most revered artists, an exciting new exhibition in Barcelona showcases the work of Xavier Gosé (1876-1915). One of the most influential Catalan artists of … Continue reading

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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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