Category Archives: Areas – The Eixample

Tourist information on the Eixample area of Barcelona

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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Hidden Art Nouveau treasures in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona is synonymous with art nouveau and Gaudi. The Sagrada Familia is no less than Spain’s most visited monument, which along with the Casa Battlo and the Pedrera make up Barcelona’s holy trinity of Gaudi art nouveau monuments. These are … Continue reading

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Barcelona Gallery Weekend

ShareBarcelona Gallery Weekend is an exciting new event for art lovers and a great introduction to the Barcelona art world. This weekend some 40 venues across the city, including 21 art galleries and several museums, will showcase work from an … Continue reading

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Nits d’estui 2015

ShareNits d’estiu, or Summer Nights, takes place at the Caixa Forum. Events are subsidised and therefore affordable, ranging in price from free to 6 euros. An original and eclectic array of shows and performances from all around the world are … Continue reading

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Summer Nights at La Pedrera 2015

ShareFor a truly memorable night out in Barcelona, La Pedrera is set to launch its iconic rooftop summer jazz concert series. Known affectionately to locals as ‘La Pedrera’,the Casa Mila was designed by Gaudí between 1906 and 1910 for businessman … Continue reading

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German film in Barcelona

ShareUntil May, The Goethe Film Club will be hosting a series exciting recent German films at the Goethe-Institut in Barcelona. A social event will take place after every film at the Berlin Eixample Bar on Diagonal, offering you the chance … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Sundays

ShareBarcelona pedestrian Sundays are a fun new weekend event organised by the Ajuntament de Barcelona (council). Staring at the end of the month, on March the 29th, the event is to run on six consecutive Sundays up until April the … Continue reading

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The Tapies foundation

ShareAntoni Tàpies is one of Barcelona’s most celebrated artists. Tápies arrived on the International and Catalan art scenes in the 1950s, after some time living and working in Paris. Influenced by the abstract impressionism of the time, Tàpies incorporated waste … 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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