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

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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New Years Eve party in Barcelona 2013

ShareBarcelona wants to become a city that is famous for its New Years Eve celebrations. This year Barcelona is planning an all out New Years Eve extravaganza in a bid to project the city’s image globally and put on the … Continue reading

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Barcelona Restaurant Week 2013

ShareBarcelona and Catalunya are famed for their gastronomy, restaurants such as Ferran Adria’s Ell Bulli or the brothers Roca’s El Celler de Can Roca in Girona have held places one and two respectively in the prestigious San Pellegrino Top 10 … Continue reading

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Seat sends electric cars to Barcelona

ShareBarcelona is proud to be a green and environmentally friendly city. The city’s recycling system is a huge success, one of the finest in Europe. Public transport is excellent, and there is a city sponsored public bike scheme. In the … Continue reading

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Superyachts in Barcelona

SharePlans to turn the Marina Port Vell into the Mediterraneans next Monaco are proving controversial, despite the current economic climate in Barcelona and throughout Spain. Salamanca, a British private investment fund has taken control of much of the port area … Continue reading

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Barcelona designs its way clear of the economic crisis

ShareBarcelona Design Centre (BCD) and the Ajuntament (city council) announced a new joint project ‘€Design – Measuring Design Value’ on Tuesday. The aim of this project is to create and to promote an international reference guide for measuring design as an … Continue reading

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The next El Clasico – Eurovegas!!

ShareBarcelona and Madrid, are vying to attract a giant casino project dubbed “Eurovegas”, Las Vegas Sands. Texan tycoon Sheldon Adelson already owns Casinos in Las Vegas and Macau, this would be his first in Europe. Echoes of the kind of … Continue reading

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F1 Barcelona 2012

ShareThe Barcelona F1 2012 is staged at the Catalunya Circuit in a small town called Montmelo, just 20km North-East of Barcelona. The main race takes place on Sunday the13th of May 2012, with practice and qualifying sessions from Friday the … Continue reading

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Emirates announces direct flights to Barcelona from New Zealand

ShareGood news for New Zealanders, who will now be able to choose between two gateways into Spain when the Emirates airlines introduces direct services to Barcelona from July 3 2012, after doubling frequencies to Madrid from July 1. The airline … Continue reading

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Barcelona cruise ships now in record numbers

ShareOn the 20th of August 2011 the port of Barcelona set a new record: a staggering tally of over 31,000 cruise passengers embarked and disembarked in its terminals in just one day. This sets a new record for the largest … Continue reading

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