Category Archives: Places to go

The Museum of Design of Barcelona

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Barcelona is known for being a lover of design in all its forms, with famous architectural master pieces such as the Sagrada Familia or the Agbar Tower, hosting fashion events like the Bread&Butter or the M80 show, and with a very active artistic and cultural life. The Museum of Design of Barcelona (Museu del Disseny) is located in the Glories neighborhood, precisely in the Design Hub Building. It’s a building commonly known as “The Stapler”, build in metal and glass and highly environmentally friendly. Continue reading

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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The zoo of Barcelona – A great experience for parents and kids!

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Barcelona Zoo opened its doors in 1892 inside the perimeter of the Ciutadella Park, during the Universal Exhibition organized at that time in Barcelona. You will find a very wide variety of animals, such as amphibians (frogs), birds (penguins, flamingos, vultures, ostriches), mammals (dolphins, elephants, gazelles, bears …) and reptiles (crocodiles, iguanas, pythons are found, turtles).

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The Botanical Gardens of Barcelona

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Barcelona’s botanical gardens are located in Montjuic, close to the 1992 Olympic Gams stadium. Jardi Botanic de Barcelona opened in 1999, after the construction of the Olympic sites damaged the Historical Botanical Garden of Montjuic, established in 1930. Both botanical gardens continue to thrive and are commonly referred to as the old and new botanical garden.

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Best skate spots in Barcelona

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Barcelona is known as the world capital of sktaboarding, due to its high number of skate spots. It’s sunny weather, big wide sidewalks (Diagonal Avenue, Passeig de Gracia, beach promenade…) and km of bike lane make Barcelona one of the most skateable cities in the world. If you bring your board to Barcelona, you cannot miss these 5 top skate spots in the city:

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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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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