Category: Barcelona

Barcelona apartment rentals

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Barcelona is a fascinating city, with a buzzing rhythm reigning in this cosmopolitan heart of the Mediterranean. There are always lots of things to explore and to visit: the Roman origins, the great medieval old city, fishing quarters, the newer modernist district, the impressive urban architecture that arrived with the Olympic Games, the design shops, the parks, the beaches, the markets. And if you suffer of a culture overdose, just enjoy Barcelona’s rich gastronomy, one of its many terraces or look for a live concert in one of its many bars, theatre halls or churches. The last thing you should have to worry about is your accommodation. Continue Reading

Barcelona bike tour

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There’s no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and be entertained by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This enjoyable and informative outdoor experience also gives you the chance to meet other travelers. There’s no doubt it will be the best day youll spend in Barcelona! Continue Reading

Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

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The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue Reading

Barcelona Casa Mila

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In the ultra-fashionable neighborhood along Passeig de Gràcia stands one of the most unusual examples of Barcelona architecture – or anywhere else in the world: Casa Milà, otherwise known as La Pedrera. Continue Reading

Barcelona Gothic Quarter

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Between Las Ramblas and the Passeig de Picasso lies one of Barcelona’s most famous areas: Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter. Its fame is well deserved. For, here, visitors can find streets and buildings from the Middle Ages that will provide hours of fascinating exploration. There are small winding alleyways where tourists can find all manner of Gothic-era buildings, shops housed in centuries-old structures, cafes and much more. Continue Reading

Five-star hotels in Barcelona

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Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the largest cities in Spain. It is second only to Madrid and is one of the most influential European cities. It enjoys a globally acknowledged trendsetting image. Additionally, it has a very diverse art and cultural scene. Continue Reading

Poble Espanyol Barcelona

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One of the most popular shopping areas of Barcelona, the Poble Espanyol is an array of houses, shops and other buildings done in every style seen across Spain. Enter through the gateway simulated to look like the great walled city of Avila and experience the many sights within. Continue Reading

Arc de Triomf Barcelona

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Though it carries the same name as its French cousin, the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona is quite different, both architecturally and historically. The famous one in Paris (though France actually has several that go by that name) was initiated by Napoleon to memorialize his victories. The Barcelona Arc de Triomf was erected for the 1888 Universal Exposition held at the Parc de la Ciutadella, where it served as the entrance to the event. Continue Reading

Tourist attractions in Barcelona

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Barcelona is an ancient city, born of the Roman Empire. But like many great cities around the world, it flowered in the late Middle Ages and blossomed in the mid-19th century. Yet there are many exciting elements of the modern period there, as well. These periods are all evident in this northeastern Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Continue Reading

What to do in Barcelona

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Barcelona, a happy mix of culture, tapas and the future.  A week-end – or why not a week – in Barcelona will bring you in contact with some of the worlds most amazing architecture. Continue Reading