The Mercat Galvany in Barcelona – A Barcelona Market with History

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Barcelona is one of the few European cities to have such a strong tradition of food markets, with extensive municipal markets in all its neighbourhoods. Many of these began as farmers markets and evolved through the centuries. Those renovated by … Continue reading

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Sónar 2014 in Barcelona

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Get ready for the ultimate electronic music experience right here in Barcelona! This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Sónar Festival, also known as the International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art. Taking the city by storm for … Continue reading

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Discover Barcino: Roman Barcelona in the heart of the Gothic district

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Did you know the Roman city of Barcelona was called Barcino? It was one of the most important urban municipalities on the Iberian Peninsula. But today what was once Roman Barcelona is now the Ciutat Vella or Barri Gòtic. The … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s Olympic Legacy

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Barcelona’s 1992 Olympics went down in history as a real milestone for the city. One of its most defining aspects was the creation of kilometres of artificial beaches, that stretch from Barceloneta Beach to Nova Mar Bella. The organizers of … Continue reading

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Urban Spas in Barcelona – The Best Places for Rest and Relaxation

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After a hard day’s sightseeing in Barcelona you might like to take a moment to yourself and have a relaxing afternoon of indulgence in a Barcelona urban spa. There are many options, which range from a fish pedicure, to hot … Continue reading

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10 of the Most Popular Tapas in Barcelona

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Perhaps you are the type that’s comfortable with constantly trying different foods, or perhaps not. Either way, the tapas experience is an essential part of any Barcelona holiday. Catalan cuisine is both delicious and varied, and these bite-sized portions are … Continue reading

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The Legends of Barcelona

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Many different civilizations have lived on the land that we now call Barcelona, and have each left their own distinctive traces. From Pre-Christian settlements, to Roman Barcelona and the medieval walled city, layer upon layer of history has grown and … Continue reading

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Urban Street Art in Barcelona

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Barcelona has a well-earned reputation for its thriving graffiti and urban art scene. If you’re here on holiday why limit yourself to just visiting the galleries and museums when you can see stunning Barcelona street art in virtually every neighborhood? … Continue reading

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A Taste of Diversity – 5 Non-Spanish Restaurants in Barcelona

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Sometimes when traveling far from home, you can get a sense of longing for the food you’re used to, or the opposite, to try something completely different. When coming to Barcelona, something you can be appreciative of is the diversity … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Successful Souvenir Shopping in Barcelona

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After visiting Barcelona, it’s nearly impossible to return home without having bought a souvenir. Shopping in Barcelona can be as hard or easy, and as entertaining or boring as you make it. Nearly every street in Barcelona is equipped with … Continue reading

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