Category Archives: Trips

Ski resorts close to Barcelona

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Did you think that combining a trip to Barcelona and a skiing trip is not possible? Well, is not like that. Not everybody knows that just in a 2 hours ride from Barcelona you can get to a few skiing resorts.

If you are willing to make the best out of your winter trip then you can dedicate a day to ski at the Pyrenees Mountains and make your vacation even more diversified.
Next to Barcelona there are 4 most popular skiing tracks that are visited by thousands of people each season: Masella, La Molina, Port del Comte and Grand Valira (Andorra).

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La Roca Village – The chic fashion shopping outlet

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Ever felt like staying forever in a Duty Free Zone? Then you just found the definition of paradise for shoppers. La Roca Village is one of the nine villages of the Chic Outlet Shopping ® collection owned by Value Retail. Luxury shops and high quality restaurants go hand in hand in this Village, only 30 minutes away from Barcelona.  Continue reading

Costa Brava, a must see place.

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La Costa Brava (which means “Rough coast”) is the coastal region located in the north-east of Spain, from Blanes (the last city of Barcelona) to the French Border. It is a very touristic area and a holiday destination because of its fantastic sunny weather, nature, peace, excellent beaches and amazing views. It hosts tourists from all over the world, but mainly from Northern Europe, United Kingdom, France, Italy and lately also from Russia. For this reason, you can see lots of hotels and apartments in seaside resorts like Blanes, Lloret de mar and Tossa de Mar.

In this post we’ll show you the best places to go in La Costa Brava:

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The magic fountain show of Montjuïc

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Barcelona’s biggest fountain, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers at night a spectacular display of music, lights and water acrobatics which generates over 50 kinds of diferent shapes.

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Penedès, a matter of taste

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Located only one hour south of Barcelona, the Penedès can be divided into three sub-regions: the Baix-Penedès (Lower Penedes), the Garraf, a coastal zone dominated by the homonymous massif, and the Alt-Penedes, the area where the majority of the regional wines are produced.

This picturesque region is one of the most famous in all Spain for wine producing, and the world’s largest producer of Cava, a naturally sparkling wine which is considered as the Spanish version of the French Champagne.

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Barcelona cruise trip

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In recent years, more and more people have decided to spend their holidays on a cruise that departs, stops or finishes in Barcelona.. One of the appeals of take a cruise is that you only have to unpack once, so you can take it all easier, enjoy your time and relax. There are lots of people who love cruises, for both short and long trips, in couple, family, etc, and that’s why this is becoming a huge industry.

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Discover Montserrat

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Montserrat, the first National Park in Spain, is a multi-peaked mountain located on the Catalan Pre-coastal range. The word Montserrat literally means “sawed mountain” refering to its rocks figures and shape. The Montserrat massif was declared Natural Park in 1987 and, due to its unique geological characteristics, it a real open air museum.

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Barcelona beaches at a glance.

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Barcelona has 9 different beaches to offer, with over 6 km of sand for you to suntan and enjoy a refreshing break during your stay in this beautiful city. It is not only about the area, each Barcelona beach is known for something different and has a different athmosphere. Do you want surfing? nudism? beachvolley? skateparks? Check out our Beaches review to know where to go if you come in summer to Barcelona.

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Sitges, the queen of Barcelona south coast.

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Sitges is located on the Mediterranean coast, only 35 km south of Barcelona, at the southern edge of the Garraf Massif, a rock mountain who represents the natural barrier between Barcelona and Sitges. 

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A visit to mount Tibidabo

tibidaboBarcelona is delimited by sea at South and by Rivers at East and West; but also at North, we find Mount Tibidabo (part of Collserola mountains), which has served over centuries as the Northern limit of the city. In the Mountain, besides the breathtaking sights of the city, you will also find 4 popular attractions of the city.

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A day in Montjuic

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Montjuic stands as Mount of Jewish in Medieval Catalan language, due to the belief that there was a sacred Jewish cemetery in the mountain during that time. It was a reference point in the 18th Century, as the measure from Dunkerque (France) to Montjuic (Barcelona) helped establish the decimal metric system, and at 173 meters tall over the sea, it is the highest mountain in Barcelona.

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