Category Archives: Areas – The Eixample

Tourist information on the Eixample area of Barcelona

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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Summer Nights at La Pedrera

ShareSummer Nights at La Pedrera is a very special summer event that takes place on the roof of Gaudí’s magical Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (the quarry), situated on Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s finest thoroughfares, and … Continue reading

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Description of a typical Barcelona apartment

ShareThe classic Barcelona apartment building, in which most of its inhabitants live, was built at the the end of the 19th or start of the 20th century in the art nouveau architectural style for which Barcelona is world-renowned. The Eixample … Continue reading

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Tour Barcelona by Bus

ShareBus tours are a great way to see the sites of Barcelona without tiring yourself and for those on a tight schedule they offer a way to pack in all those sites. Barcelona’s Hop-on hop-off buses visit all of the … Continue reading

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Las Arenas opens in the former Plaça Espanya bullring

ShareAfter many years of planning and construction, the conversion of Barcelona’s 19th century bullring in Plaça Espanya has been completed, featuring commercial, gastronomic and leisure premises, with the original façade completely intact. The new mall ‘Las Arenas de Barcelona’ opens … Continue reading

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Rooftop bars and cocktails in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona offers many rooftop bars and restaurants, the ideal place to spend a pleasant day enjoying the views whilst eating and drinking. Here we review some of the best. Visit Up is the terrace of the Hotel Pulitzer (Bergara, 8, next … Continue reading

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