Category: Catalonia

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

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History may have given way to high-rise hotels, and fishing to foam parties in this former Catalonian trading port, but the region’s fiery spirit is still evident, which is why Lloret de Mar is regarded as the liveliest holiday spot on the Costa Brava. Continue Reading

Barcelona Barbier-Mueller Museum

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Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a picturesque city. Also the capital of Catalonia, it is Spain’s second largest city after Madrid. The origins of the city go back to 4,000 years and it was later a part of the Roman Colony and finally under the Moorish rule. Barcelona has witnessed huge amount of turmoil in the form of sieges, wars, occupations, destructions and finally in the year 1975 it became an autonomous democracy. Barcelona city has always held a prestigious place in the political and cultural arena of Spain and it boasts of some finest quality historical buildings, museums and places of interest for tourists. Continue Reading

Barcelona Zoo

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Barcelona Zoo receives over a million visitors per year. It isn’t hard to see why, once you know about all the things it has to offer animal lovers. Built in 1892 these 13 hectares located in Ciutadella Park house thousands of animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other conservation facilities. Continue Reading

Aigua Blava Hotel, Costa Brava

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If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquility in one of the most spectacular settings anywhere on the Spanish coastline, then look no further than the renowned Aigua Blava Hotel. Continue Reading

Visiting Girona, Figueras and Dali Museum from Barcelona

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On this day trip from Barcelona, you will explore the historical city of Girona and see the hometown of renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali including a visit to the Teatre-Museu Dali. Continue Reading

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