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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

10 Things to do in Barcelona this Summer

10 Things to do in Barcelona this Summer

Truthfully anytime of the year is a good time to visit Barcelona, but during summer the city undergoes a dramatic change. The local residents seem to take their foot of the accelerator and Barcelona really slows down, a welcome change from the normal fast pace. As a long term resident I’m going to give you 10 reasons why you should visit Barcelona in the summer. more ...

Dinner Under the Stars in Barcelona

Dinner Under the Stars in Barcelona

How do you fancy stargazing and exploring the galaxy? Well, who doesn’t….For the 8th consecutive year, the Fabra Observatory in Barcelona are offering “dinner with stars” where lucky visitors can taste some delicious dishes on one of the best look out points in the city, Tibidabo, to look at the galaxy. more ...

Discovering Barcelona on a Vermouth Tour

Discovering Barcelona on a Vermouth Tour

There is a new craze sweeping Barcelona. The only thing is, it’s not new. A drink, which was until recently banished to the top shelf to gather dust has quickly regained the prominence it enjoyed in the past. Vermouth or vermut as it is known in Catalan is back and looks set to stay. It is more than a drink it is a ritual and you’ll often hear “Fem un vermut”, enjoying a glass of vermouth and some tapas in the company of good friends. more ...

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

What is considered by many to be the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner. We know that not everyone shares the same romantic spirit whether it’s due to the fact that they don't have time or simply because they are unable to think of the perfect way of winning the heart of their partner. Thus, we have a few suggestions for those who haven’t planned the romantic day of the year down to the last detail. more ...

Christmas in Barcelona 2013

Christmas in Barcelona 2013

Christmas has finally come to Barcelona. The days are getting shorter, the air colder and Christmas decorations are beginning to take over the shops. Lights, gold and red colours, stars, presents, toys, perfume, cava, Christmas markets, turron and panettone…..All this in preparation for the festive season. Here are some ideas so that you can enjoy a wonderful Christmas in Barcelona more ...

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