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The Best Views in Barcelona

The Best Views in Barcelona

Whichever way you look at it, Barcelona is a beautiful city. But there’s nothing like getting a great view of it on a clear day. Especially if you want to take a photo! more ...

Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

Valentine's Day isn't typically celebrated in Spain, however if you're coming to Barcelona on a romantic break and would like to treat your partner, then here are a few ideas to get you started: more ...

Barcelona with children

Barcelona with children

Barcelona is the ideal tourist destination for families, as it has lots of activities to do and places to visit, as well as plenty of other ideas for making sure kids don’t get bored, including open-air activities and workshops, children’s festivals and museums with special activities. more ...

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 ...

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