Category Archives: Areas – The Old Town & Ramblas

Santa Eulália and Llum BCN

ShareSanta Eulália is Barcelona’s patron saint. On February the 12th celebrations, and a public holiday, are to be held in her honour (Santa Eulália was a 13-year-old martyr who was tortured on the orders of the emperor Diocletian, and she … Continue reading

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A magical realist tour of Barcelona’s Latin American literary heritage

ShareThere are numerous tourist routes of Barcelona’s cultural wide heritage – modernism, Zafon, Rodoreda, Miró, The Cathedral of the sea. Now, forty years after Garcia Marquez was first published, La Casa America Catalunya recently launched a tour of places that … 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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Barcelona Duo de Guitarra

ShareBarcelona Duo de Guitarra made their debut in Barcelona’s Palau de la Música in 2001 performing Concierto Madrigal de J. Rodrigo. The duo will return to their roots for 11 nights at the Esglèsia de Santa Ana, just a stone’s … Continue reading

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Our 5 favourite paella and rice restaurants in Barcelona

SharePaella comes from Valencia and is not a native Catalan dish. Here we prefer our rice dishes more soupy, slowly cooked in a rich Catalan fumet fish stock, and full of mouth watering shell fish such as clams, prawns and … Continue reading

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Plans for a Woody Allen museum in Barcelona

ShareMaybe you weren’t aware of it, but the Catalans are huge fans of Woody Allen. The respect is mutual. Woody Allen’s relationship with Barcelona has grown over the years and he is known to love the city. In 2008 he … Continue reading

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La Barceloneta – a favourite neighbourhood

ShareLa Barceloneta is built on reclaimed land between the old town the former Maians Island, and is where Barcelona’s most central beach is found. An evocative name, La Barceloneta, this is Barcelona’s much loved neighbourhood by the sea, where the … Continue reading

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Museum of World Cultures in Barcelona

ShareThe Museum of World Cultures is a fascinating and unique ethnological collection of artistic and cultural artefacts from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. The collection is made up of nearly 529 pieces from the private Folch collection and is on … 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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