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Discover Barcelona’s architectural history online

ShareEveryone who comes here to Barcelona knows about Las Ramblas, La Pedrera and the Sagrada Familia. However, there are over 3,000 other sites of interest that are missed by tourists as well as locals. Now, thanks to interactive map Big … Continue reading

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5 very different but very nice bars in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona has one of the most happening bar scenes in the world. Each month a new joint opens up in the city. Design bars, traditional locals, beach bars, bars in the park, bars with terraces… you never need be far … Continue reading

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Our top 5 tapas bars in Barcelona

ShareTapas and Barcelona are two words that seem to be made for one another. Surprisingly however, the tapas and pintxo traditions are not very Catalan but belong to the Basque country, Castillo and Andalucía. In Catalunya there is a tradition … Continue reading

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The best Picnic spots in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona is the ideal city for picnicking outdoors. Year round sunshine makes any season ideal for a picnic in Barcelona, even the odd winter day! This is a city all about outdoor eating in all its forms, a city with … Continue reading

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The Barcelona Aquarium

ShareThe Barcelona Aquarium is located in the old port, next to the Mare Magnum shopping centre. Las Ramblas is just a stone’s throw away. This is one of Europe’s biggest marine leisure and education centres, with over 11,000 marine animals … Continue reading

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Poblenou past and present

ShareEl Poblenou neighbourhood is full of surprises and is missed by most visitors to the city. Poblenou is technically part of the Eixample, its layout having been drafted by Ildefons Cerdà. However the historic centre of the neighbourhood (which was … Continue reading

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The Casa Batlló makes steps into new dimensions

ShareLa Casa Batlló needs little introduction. Its sinuous and surreal art nouveau façade is one of the highlights of any trip to Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudí for the wealthy Batlló family between 1905 and 1907 and is located on … Continue reading

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The Barcelona Marathon 2014

ShareOfficially known as Zurich Marató de Barcelona, the Barcelona Marathon takes place on 16th March this year. The route runs through Barcelona’s historical city centre and Art Nouveau Eixample District. Traditionally the starting line is in front of the theatrical … Continue reading

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Mutek 2014

ShareMutek is one of those international festivals that were just made for Barcelona. This incredibly hip international festival is a combined celebration of sound, music and visual art. So no surprise that it sets up shop for its fifth edition … Continue reading

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A guide to Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

ShareHere we are going to take a look at one of Barcelona’s less known districts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. Most visitors to Barcelona visit the Gothic Old Town with Las Ramblas and the old port, or the Eixample and Gaudi’s famous modernista … Continue reading

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