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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 […]

Experience Barcelona in 360 Degrees

During the month of August, tech and internet giant Google launched a new tool. Google launches new things all the time, though, so why does this matter? Because this tool, Views, lets you use the existing maps product in a new way – a way that allows you to immerse yourself a little more in […]

Make the most of your trip to Barcelona with WePlann

Have you heard of WePlann? We met them through our recent media event Blog Night Out. WePlann  is a new website and resource for all that Barcelona has to offer for tourists: music, plays, tours, and many other activities. WePlann operates in major cities around the world including New York and San Francisco and is now welcoming […]

“Ou com balla”: Barcelona Cathedral’s “dancing egg”

If you are thinking about visiting Barcelona in the late spring, pay especially close attention: there is a tradition throughout the province of Catalonia taking place at the end of spring that is a truly unique and unforgettable sight. We present to you, ou com balla, translating literally as the “dancing egg”. Witness this cultural […]

Barcelona’s Hidden Gem Market and Its New Look

The popular market among locals and tourists alike nicknamed Los Encantes (meaning literally “the charmers”) has recently changed location moving from one side of Plaza de les Glòries to the other. This unique and charismatic flea market is one of the oldest marketplaces in the region, dating back to the 1400s. The Fira de Bellcaire (the “Fair of […]

Barcelona rated at 8.5 out of 10 by tourists

Barcelona is generally held in high esteem by tourists and this has been confirmed by a score of 8.5 out of 10. Even though competing with urban capitals throughout Europe, Barcelona holds its own according to this score, which considered tourists staying in the city for a variety of lengths. Barcelona always provides a good […]

Sant Jordi: The Barcelona Holiday of Roses and Books

The 23rd day of the month of April is highlighted in red on every calendar in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia. On that day is the festival of Sant Jordi (known to many as Saint George) and is celebrated as the day of books and roses. The vibrant, bright red is one of the hallmarks of […]

The Christopher Columbus Monument of Barcelona Reopens to Visitors

Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming an explorer at some point in their life? Or, even better, the genuine discoverer of something or somewhere previously unknown to others? To point your finger in the direction of the indefinite, the mysterious and boldly say, “Just follow me!” Ok, so maybe that kind of cavalier attitude wasn’t exactly […]

The X Games come to Barcelona!

The X Games are happening in Barcelona from the 16th to the 19th of May 2013 converting this city, at least for a few days, into the capital of extreme sports. The event brings together the best athletes in the realms of Skateboarding, BMX (motorbike), Motocross, and Rally races for a few days of acrobatics, […]

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