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Barcelona boutique design stores – 5 of the best

ShareBarcelona is synonymous with creativity and design. This is something that visitors will quickly come to realise as they stroll its ancient narrow streets, from the architecture, the way people dress, the small boutique stores, laid back cafes, not to … Continue reading

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Norma at the Liceu

ShareBellini’s Norma is on the stage in Barcelona at the Liceu on Tuesday the 17th of Feb. Norma is an opera in two acts based on Norma, ossia L’infanticidio (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet was first produced at … Continue reading

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Carnival 2015

ShareCarnival is here once again! Barcelona celebrates carnival party from the 12th to the 18th of February, with dancing, music, costume parties, traditions and general merrymaking. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 Traditionally the festival begins with ‘Fat Thursday’ when local high calorie … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

ShareBarcelona is a cosmopolitan, international city with many ethnic communities. In the last decade the Chinese population has increased dramatically, bringing many new restaurants, festivals, shops and welcome new faces to a city that has always thrived on immigration. The … Continue reading

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Correfocs

ShareA Catalan correfoc is a stunning visual extravaganza. The name translates as “fire run” so as the name suggests, health and safety are not on the menu, medieval style pyrotechnics are. Basically a street level, hand-held firework display, the correfoc … Continue reading

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Festa Major de Sant Antoni 2015

ShareIf you are coming to Barcelona experiencing a case of the January blues, be prepared to shake them off at the Festa Major de Sant Antoni. Sant Antoni is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood nestled between the raval on the edge of … Continue reading

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New Flagship Stores in Barcelona

ShareAs you may well notice when you visit Barcelona, it is fast becoming a city of “flagship stores” for large brands and for fashion chains. Brands are attracted by the many tourists who the visit the city, as well as … Continue reading

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Gran Gala Española 2015

ShareGran Gala Española captures the essence of Andalucia. From classical to flamenco, all the traditional sounds of southern Spain are represented in this classic guitar show. Enjoy the sounds of such classics as El Amor Brujo, La vida Breve and … Continue reading

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Sílvia Pérez Cruz + Raül Fernández Miró

ShareSilvia Pérez Cruz has one of the freshest musical talents to have come out of Catalonia in recent times. Renowned for her impressive voice, Pérez Cruz was she was raised on pop music and educated at Barcelona College of Music … Continue reading

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Eva Fernandez and The Original Jazz Orchestra

ShareFor a big band version of classic carols, checkout the Jamboree Jazz club on the 28th of December where singer and saxophonist Eva Fernandez will be joined by The Original Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of David Pastor. Eva Fernández … Continue reading

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