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 →
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).
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.
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:
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 →
Las 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.
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.
Even though Barcelona is a big city, you can also have a good time at its parks and gardens as well. Think of all the things that you can do at a park: take a walk, have a rest, disconnect, sunbathe, learn about plants, read a good book while enjoying the nature whispering… In Barcelona, many parks will give you a good experience, and here we are going to show you the best of them. Continue reading →
After three years of building works, Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital it’s now renewed and reopened, brighter than ever.
Even though you might think that visiting a hospital is not one of your main thoughts when you visit Barcelona, visiting Sant Pau’s Hospital is different. It is unique in its kind, designed by the famous and well-known architect LluísDomènech I Montaner, who has also designed buildings known all around the world including Casa Tomas, Casa Fuster and Palau de la música catalana.
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.
Barcelona is not famous just because of it’s weather, beaches, nightlife and tapas bars, it’s also a city of art and culture. In this post we’ve made a selection of the top Museums to see during your stay in Barcelona. Romanic art, egyptian culture, industrial colonies, soccer, catalan history… discover everything about the best museums in town: Continue reading →
The modernist movement, also known as Art Nouveau, started in the end of the 19th Century, and moved a lot of money and interesting buildings. Thanks to Gaudí, Domènech i Muntaner and Puig I Cadafalch architects among others, Barcelona is one of the most important modernist cities in the world.
There’s no doubt that Park Güell is one of the most beautiful icons in Barcelona, and if you’re going to this city you must not miss the chance to visit it. It’s located in the upper side area of Barcelona, from there you’ll have a great sightseeing and extraordinary views of the city.
Futbol Club Barcelona is one of the most important football teams in the world. Its stadium, the Camp Nou, is one of the Spanish stadiums considered “Five star stadiums” by the UEFA. It’s got a current capacity 99.354 spectators, making it the biggest stadium in Europe.
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.
Barcelona 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.
You don’t have any plan for tonight? Is it summer, hot, and want to relax rith some friends? Then this is the perfect place for you. Picnic, relax on the grass with your friends, and watch good movies and short films in a friendly athmosphere.
Barcelona has been, from ancient times, a trading city. His privileged position in the Mediterranean has helped Barcelona to become a place where all kinds of merchandise can be found and also goods flow through the city (Barcelona’s dock is the third largest in Europe). We will now give you some information on the most important Barcelona markets in town for you to check them out! First of all we will have a look at the food-based markets. Continue reading →