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What to do for Halloween in Barcelona in 2016

What to do for Halloween in Barcelona in 2016

The night of magical spirits is getting closer… yes, it’s almost Halloween! Although here in Barcelona it’s traditional to roast chestnuts and sweet potatoes at this time of year, costumes, pumpkins and other Halloween traditions are now part of the celebrations too. more ...

Rediscovering Catalan Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau

Rediscovering Catalan Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau

When people talk about Catalan Modernist art in Barcelona, everyone immediately thinks of Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia and his other dreamlike buildings with their characteristic coloured mosaics. But Barcelona is not only home to the Mozart of modernisme—we can also find its Salieri here too: Lluís Domènech i Montaner. more ...

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

San Juan, taking place during the shortest night of the year, is surrounded by legends, magic traditions and ancestral celebrations based around the summer solstice. It is also one of the largest festivals in Catalonia, thus on the 23rd and 24th of June, prepare yourself for a huge party, firecrackers and bonfires, because with all the movement in the city, you’re going to find it very difficult to sleep. more ...

How to get to Barcelona airport

How to get to Barcelona airport

Welcome to Barcelona! Do you know how to get to your apartment from Barcelona airport? No? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide to the public transport options to and from the airport so that you can decide which works best for you. more ...

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Barcelona architecture is recognised and admired across the world for being a never ending source of inspiration. The curved lines of the modernist buildings, the colourful mosaics, and the wrought iron detail in Gaudi’s works and his contemporaries are some of the defining features that make it the modernist capital of the world. However, there is much more to Barcelona than this: the sturdy walls of medieval churches, its markets and lively streets and the more trend setting recent constructions. more ...

Brands of Barcelona: Desigual and Custo Barcelona

Brands of Barcelona: Desigual and Custo Barcelona

We've talked before about unique brands that have emerged in cities such as Barcelona, London, etc. The Catalan capital is characterized by a very active creative fertility and as such it deserves more space in our blog on brands, what make us re-direct our attention to Barcelona in order to talk about two very well-known fashion brands that have catapulted the fashion scene in this city; they are Custo Barcelona and Desigual. more ...

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