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Barcelona is a famed hip world city drawing visitors from all across the globe to sample its cosmopolitan lifestyle

Barcelona, one of the world’s safest cities says the Economist

ShareThe fact that Barcelona is such a safe and peaceful city earned it a top ranking in this week’s Economist Magazine’s study ‘The Safe Cities Index 2015′, ranking 15th in the world, and beating the Spanish capital Madrid which came … Continue reading

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Earth Markets in Barcelona

ShareOn Saturday June the 13th Slow Food Barcelona will kick off the cities first “Mercat de la Terra”, or Earth Market; it is to take place in the Three Chimneys Park at the foot of the Parallel in Poble-sec. The … Continue reading

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International Day of Dance in Barcelona

ShareApril the 29th is International Day of Dance. The UNESCO International Dance Committee established this event in 1982, picking this day in order to commemorate the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (April 29, 1727), who is generally considered to be the … Continue reading

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Van Van food market

ShareVan Van, Barcelona’s food truck market would be equally at home in Melbourne, East London, San Francisco or Berlin. Come along and enjoy some high quality, healthy, locally and ethically sourced organic street food at this global village food market … Continue reading

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Awwwards Conference & Prize Giving

ShareBarcelona is one of the most important centres in Spain for technology and hi-tech business start ups. On the 24th and 25th of February, over 600 experts from tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and Spotify will meet at “Awwwards … Continue reading

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Fast rail link from El Prat?

ShareMinister of Development Ana Pastor, has today announced a proposal to build a rail shuttle service between Barcelona centre and El Prat airport, stressing the need to improve the connection between the airport and Barcelona “so that even people who … Continue reading

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Craft Beer in Barcelona

ShareSpain has not traditionally been a big beer producing country. Beers such as San Miguel and Estrella Damm tend to be cheap and strong; Spain has always been more of a wine producing country. However the recent global hipster craze … Continue reading

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Bread & Butter meets Pan con Tomate

ShareBarcelona is a city and a brand synonymous with style and fashion, and so it is good news that the urban fashion fair Bread & Butter Barcelona will return to Barcelona from the 8th to the 10th of January next … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s bid for UNESCO 2014 City of Literature

ShareLast week Jaume Ciurana, deputy mayor for culture for Barcelona, announced that Barcelona was making a bid for the 2014 City of Literature Title. Barcelona has long been a city associated with literature. Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, Juan … Continue reading

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The Barcelona Marathon 2014

ShareOfficially known as Zurich Marató de Barcelona, the Barcelona Marathon takes place on 16th March this year. The route runs through Barcelona’s historical city centre and Art Nouveau Eixample District. Traditionally the starting line is in front of the theatrical … Continue reading

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