Category Archives: Areas – The Old Town & Ramblas

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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The Fira de Santa Llúcia has opened

ShareThe ancient Fira de Santa Llúcia de Barcelona opens today in Barcelona. This Christmas market takes place in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral La Se and is a Christmas tradition dating back several centuries. The festival features many stallholders selling small … 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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L’alternativa 2014

ShareL’Alternativa film festival opens today in Barcelona and lasts until the 23rd of November. The festival takes place at the CCCB in Barcelona every November. The aim of L’Alternativa is to showcase interesting international independent films that usually fail to … Continue reading

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Mercat de Mercats

ShareIn Barcelona and throughout Catalunya, food markets are a feature of everyday life. Why shop in a supermarket where the food arrives on the shelf after a long process of transportation and storage when you can eat fresh and local … Continue reading

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Museum Night 2014 in Barcelona

ShareThis Saturday May the 17th is Museum Night in Barcelona, with more than 70 venues participating and offering free events. Museum Night is an initiative sponsored by the Council of Europe. Over 4,000 museums across 40 countries participate and this … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s new luxury port development

SharePort Med Barcelona (Formentera Mar) us set to invest 30 million Euros in the construction and operation of a luxury marina on the north pier of the Old Port of Barcelona , which will be named Marina Vela and will … 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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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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