Category Archives: Barcelona City Guide

In 2023 Barcelona welcomes some of the greatest singers

Today we would like to share with you three of the most significant performances happening this year in Barcelona! These are the ones by Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Madonna. The great events don’t stop here, though. There are music festivals held every year in Barcelona – Primavera Sound and Sónar. You can discover all there is to know by reading the material below.

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Two of Barcelona´s most popular running marathons

The IAAF has recognized the Barcelona Half Marathon, also known as the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona, as the best Half Marathon in Spain for 2020. This year 2023, it will be held on the 19th of February. People from all over the world come to Barcelona to take part in it. On the other hand, there is another and surely not less exciting marathon in March, which will be happening on the 19th in 2023 – Zurich Marató Barcelona. In comparison to the half-marathon it is a two times longer competition. You will now discover what you need to know about these two outstanding events!

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Скидки в Барселоне

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Начало января в Барселоне это не только праздники , развлечения, архитектура и музеи, но и конечно же скидки! В этой статье мы расскажем Вам, в чем заключаются плюсы шоппинг тура в Барселоне, а также укажем  лучшие торговые центры города и шоппинг зоны.

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Consejos para alquilar un apartamento en Barcelona.

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Alquilar un apartamento por meses o años en Barcelona se ha convertido en un proceso farragoso. Es difícil, lleva tiempo y en algún momento puede llegar a ser un poco estresante.

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Some tips to rent an apartment in Barcelona

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To rent an apartment for mid or long term in Barcelona is not a simple thing, it is difficult, it takes time and can be at some point a bit stressful.

Below we will give you some clues that wish will help you in this tough process:

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Black Friday in Barcelona

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For already six years thousands of Barcelona citizens prefer to go for Christmas shopping on the last Friday of November. Why? Because it’s not just a Friday, but “Black Friday”.  It is a day when a lot of online and some offline stores announce sales on all types of products.

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Casa Vicens, Gaudi´s first project opened for public

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The creative heritage of Antoni Gaudi became the hallmark of Barcelona a long time ago. Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell, Casa Milà and other constructions are very well-known around the world. Starting from 16th of November, Barcelona citizens and visitors have one more point in their list of things to see: Gaudi´s first project as an architect, Casa Vicens.

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Christmas time in Barcelona

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Christmas in Barcelona is one of the most popular time to come and enjoy Barcelona. Preparation begins approximately a month in advance. The most important sign of approaching Christmas is the opening of the central Christmas fair in Barcelona. It passes in the downtown, on the square in front of the cathedral. This fair is called Fair de Santa Lucia.

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The Born-La Ribera district – the oldest neighborhood in Barcelona

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El Born is one of the neighborhoods that form, along with the Gothic, Raval and Barceloneta, the historic center (Ciudad Vella) of Barcelona. It consists of two distinct areas, Ribera and El Born, but the latter has taken on such importance in recent years that its name is often used as a synonym for the entire neighborhood. The word Born means enclosure and indicates the place where the tournaments between knights took place.

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10 must-do plans to enjoy Barcelona during summer

enjoy summerYou’ll always find something to do in Barcelona, even in mid November, but during summer the possibilities are absolutely countless. Open-air cinema, breathtaking viewpoints, gorgeous parks and so on. A long list of free or very cheap activities for you to enjoy your holiday in Barcelona. To help you choose between them, we hereby recommend you our Staff Pick of the top 10 activities to experience 100% the city of Barcelona in summer!

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La Barceloneta district – Barcelona

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La Barceloneta is one of the neighborhoods that form, together with Gothic, Born and Raval, the historical center (Ciutat Vella) of Barcelona. It has a triangular shape and an area of ​​71 hectares, going from the hotel W beach to the Olympic Port, and up to the Ciutadella Parc.

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A quick look over Gracia district.

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History

Until the XIX century, before joining to Barcelona, Gràcia was born as a separate village. The locals are very proud of their roots and have a bohemian spirit. There lives a cluster of people from all around the world, artists and families with old traditions. Nowadays, Gràcia is very close to Barcelona city center, but walking through its streets gives the impression of being in a small Catalan village.
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FC Barcelona Museum – Camp Nou experience

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The Camp Nou Experience, the most visited museum in Catalonia in 2013, is the best place to know the history of probably the best soccer club in the world. The experience is divided in 4 parts:

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Top 10 best Shopping areas in Barcelona

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Are you ready for a shopping spree? Barcelona has a lot to offer! Most Spanish brands are based here, and offer you better prices than back home. You will find better deals and prices in Spanish brands, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Custo, Desigual…

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The iconic Ramblas of Barcelona

las ramblasLas Ramblas are the most popular and crowded avenue in Barcelona and one of the most famous over the world. Las Ramblas is now a very iconic place in Barcelona, and you will have a great time there, walking along the street and enjoying the smell of flowers and fresh paintings while watching the human statues.

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Best places to learn Spanish in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; the city attracts a lot of tourists who are curious to know everything about this magnificent city. And, what better way to learn everything about a place than mingling with locals and speaking their language?

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La Mercè Festival, the annual Barcelona festivity

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La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.

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Top 10 activities to enjoy Barcelona with kids!

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If you are planning on coming to Barcelona with the whole family, little ones included, don’t worry, because there are many activities for little kids to have the best time in Barcelona. In this post, we will tell you the top 10 activities to enjoy a holiday with kids in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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Discover the emerging Sant Antoni area

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The Sant Antoni Market (Mercat de Sant Antoni), is a market located in the neighborhood of the same name, in the Eixample district of Barcelona, and one of the most popular markets of the city. It is the most ancient market in Barcelona, it was built between 1872 and 1882 and was designed by Antoni Rovira I Trias, a local urban planner who also made other markets and buildings in Barcelona.

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Gran teatre Liceu, the Barcelona opera house

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Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, also known as Barcelona Opera House, was founded in 1847, and it has become a symbol of the city through the years.

The Liceu was founded by private shareholders that made a trading company, organized in a trade society (Great Liceu Theater Society). By that time, Barcelona was a growing city which needed to offer its citizens a music conservatory and theater. That’s why the Liceu was planned and built.

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