Tag: Barcelona tourism

Barcelona Sónar Festival of Progressive Music and Multimedia Arts

| February 7, 2012

The Sónar Festival, held in Barcelona, is the not-to-be-missed date for all lovers of progressive sounds, with new generation artists and the latest in music and multimedia arts. From Jun 14, 2012 to Jun 16, 2012
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Barcelona Port Vell

| January 27, 2012

Barcelona is a city by the sea, the Mediterranean Sea to be exact. Like most coastal towns its history and ambiance are affected by that fact. For centuries the harbor was the scene of seafarers and townspeople bustling about on the traditional business that takes place at any port. Continue Reading

Barcelona Catalan National Art Museum

| January 24, 2012

The Catalan National Art Museum offers a complete history of native art from the Romanesque period through the 1940s. In between are hundreds of samples of the finest art Barcelona has to offer. Continue Reading

Barcelona Montjuic

| January 20, 2012

At the base of Montjuic in Barcelona, while standing in the Placa d’Espanya, visitors see before them two majestic towers. Constructed in 1929 as part of the Palau Nacional for the World Exhibition, they form the entrance to this Spanish city’s magnificent hilltop park. Continue Reading

Barcelona Parc Guell

| January 16, 2012

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc Guell is yet another of architect Antonio Gaudi’s great gifts to the city of Barcelona. Built between 1900-1914, this 20-hectare park sits on the hills to the north of Barcelona’s main areas. It provides a peaceful oasis of lush greenery and outstanding architectural elements. Continue Reading

Barcelona Las Ramblas

| January 12, 2012

Once exclusively a flower market, the bustling Las Ramblas area of Barcelona is the perfect place for shopping and people watching. Once lined with convents and churches, the streets are now thronged with performers, magazine vendors and a hundred other things. The convents and monasteries were all closed by 1830. Continue Reading

Barcelona La Boqueria

| January 8, 2012

La Boqueria, Mercat de Sant Josep, St. Joseph’s Market. Whatever name you use to describe it the sights and smells will be the same. This bustling conglomeration of food stalls, restaurants and tapas bars is one of Barcelona’s most often visited attractions. That last fact is all the more interesting since relatively few tourists seek fresh produce on their wanderings. But here one can find that and a great deal more. Continue Reading

Barcelona Cathedral

| January 1, 2012

In the center of Barri Gotic, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, is one of the most outstanding examples of medieval architecture in Europe: La Seu. Officially known as Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia. Continue Reading

Barcelona Barbier-Mueller Museum

| December 17, 2011

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

| December 14, 2011

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

Barcelona apartment rentals

| December 8, 2011

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

| December 7, 2011

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

| December 3, 2011

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

| November 29, 2011

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

| November 27, 2011

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

| November 25, 2011

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

| November 24, 2011

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

| November 18, 2011

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

| November 15, 2011

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

| November 4, 2011

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