Category Archives: Areas – The Eixample

Tourist information on the Eixample area of Barcelona

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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Boulevard Sou d’Art at the Casa Batllo

ShareHigh end fashion, design and gastronomy come together at Boulevard Sou d’Art in the Casa Batllo on Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona. This Christmas the iconic art nouveau building by Antoni Gaudí will open its doors once again, to celebrate … Continue reading

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Explore La Marina and eat tapas!

ShareA bargain tapas offer. Every Friday starting at seven in the evening until eleven at night 19 establishments in the neighbourhood of La Marina will offer a top quality tapa and a drink for only 1.95 euros! Given the time … Continue reading

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Cultural Events in Barcelona this weekend

ShareThis weekend, the last August, also sees the end of many cultural events that have delighted the city this month. The Mas i Mas Festival sadly comes to an end, with a closing concert by the new international folk-soul sensation … Continue reading

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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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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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Our 5 best spots for a summer drink in Barcelona

Share1) Chill out on the beach Everyone’s favourite summer spot in Barcelona – the beach. The city has over 3.6 km of golden sands stretching from the edge of the old town in Barceloneta to Poblenou in the north of … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia, the light show..

ShareMore gaudy than Gaudí, as part of the ‘La Merce’ festival this year the city of Barcelona has invited guest city Montréal to create a moving fresco on the basilica’s nativity façade. The show, entitled “Ode à la Vie” is … Continue reading

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