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Running in Barcelona: A Great Way to Discover the City!

One of Barcelona’s greatest asset as a city is its connection with Sports and athleticism. It is something that has always been a part of the city and, of course, was augmented greatly by the hosting of the 1992 Olympic Games here. Those who live here and those who come here for the international sport […]

The city from a new angle: Hidden City Tours

I sat down with Lisa Grace, founder of Hidden City Tours, a provider of walking tours of the Old Town of Barcelona with those formerly living on its streets. Julia Bürgi (JB): Lisa, tell us a little more about how this project started. Lisa Grace (LG): I used to live on Escudellers, which has lots […]

Barcelona’s Hidden Gardens in the Eixample

The rectangular grid of Barcelona´s area known as the “Extention”, or Eixample in Catalan, was the idea of forward-thinking urban planner Ildefonso Cerdá.  In the neighbourhoods that make up this area, the city´s iconic modernist buildings, both world-famous and lesser known, can be found. Among the best known homes are Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and […]

Christmas Markets in Barcelona

When Christmas Season starts in the Catalan capital, the city dons a festive atmosphere. With the holiday spirit in mind, squares all around Barcelona fill with vendors to create Christmas markets.  The most famous of these markets is the Christmas Market of Santa Llúcia, which we mentioned in our article about New Year’s Eve 2013 […]

New Years Eve 2013 in Barcelona

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Barcelona is an experience on par with other iconic, cosmopolitan cities around the world. Such is the picture painted by the Barcelona City Council and its Tourism Office, who are putting forward new details to cater to Barcelona’s growing appeal and presence on travellers radar. Many European travellers, for example, […]

Looking at Barcelona Through the Eyes of Photographers

Marta Fábregas and Marc Vidal have held the reins of photography studio La Fotogràfica since 1998. Throughout the years, this duo has honed their skills and run the gamut of photographic subjects and techniques, with experience in photographing people, interior design, architecture, still life, and fashion. Despite the range of subjects, they have developed a […]

How to Prepare for a Trip to Barcelona: The Barcelona Vacation

Barcelona is a destination for many people doing many different things, the most fun of which is the Barcelona vacation just for fun. With the right planning, you can enjoy your trip to Barcelona to the fullest in just 5 steps! 1. Book a place for fun! If this is your first trip to Barcelona, […]

It’s Autumn and Mushroom Season is Here!

Autumn is already here and mushroom season is in! As we mentioned in our article on November in Barcelona, we spoke about panellets and chestnuts, seasonal foods here, as well as Halloween, but now we’d like to share with you about local cuisine Catalonia’s favourite mushrooms! Rovellones or níscalos here, known in English as Saffron […]

La Mercè: Barcelona´s City Festival & Biggest Street Party in 2013

Barcelona is always the stage for a bustling street scene, but near the end of September every year, you can find Barcelona residents and tourists from around the world enjoying the city’s most traditional activities side by side in celebration at La Mercè. While religious in its roots, the festival is more focused on local […]

Fall in Barcelona: A November Holiday

Travelling to Barcelona is a great option any time of year, between the wide variety of activities, sights and local culture. Year-round there are unique events and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, so the hardest part is sometimes when is best to come to the city. If you catch some of these events fall but miss Sant Juan […]

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