Barcelona is worldly known thanks to its beaches, its beautiful modernistic buildings, its cosmopolitan environment and its multiculturality. But the capital of Catalonia is much more than that.
In fact, mountains and parks in Barcelona are also a really important part of its landscape. This city gathers together sea and mountain, and that fact provides some landscapes and viewings unique in the world.
In this post, we will talk about Collserola Park, one of the beautiful group of mountains that surrender the city of Barcelona. Continue reading A sport experience across the Collserola park
La Mercé is the greater annual city festival in Barcelona and it’s celebrated since 1868 to honour the Virgin of Grace (Mare de Déu de la Mercé in Catalan) who is Barcelona’s patroness.
This city festival take place all around the streets of Barcelona from the 22nd to 24th September, but since this year 24th September is Sunday, Monday 25th will also be celebrated. That’s right! La Mercé 2017 is one day longer!
In this post, we’ll give some tips to enjoy La Mercé and we’ll present 10 plans you can’t miss during the celebration of this amazing festival full of Mediterranean culture and Catalan tradition.
Additionally, Reykjavík is the invited city of La Mercé 2017, so there will be many concerts and cultural activities performed by Icelandic artists. Continue reading 10 plans you shouldn’t miss on La Mercé 2017
Barcelona is worldly known by its Mediterranean beaches and its cosmopolitan architecture. But the Catalan capital is much more than that. In fact, one of the most beautiful things of this city is the combination of sea and mountain in the same area. You heard right! You can visit the hills of Barcelona without leaving the city.
Among the hills of Barcelona, there’s one that you probably already know: Montjuïc. One of its sides is located just next to the sea, while the other one is next to Plaza España, a beautiful square where you can find a shopping centre built in an old bullring, a great classic fountain and two big towers inspired by St. Marco’s Tower in Venice.
In the next paragraphs, we’ll talk about the best plans to enjoy Montjuïc. Continue reading Best plans to enjoy Montjuïc
Sagrada Familia is probably one of the most famous buildings not only in Barcelona, but also in the world. Designed by Antonio Gaudí, this huge basilica is still under construction and it’s expected to be finished in 2026: the centenary of Gaudi’s death.
Every year, this monument is visited by more than 4 million tourists and, probably, most of them are so excited with Sagrada Familia and forget that around this temple there’s a wonderful neighbourhood to discover. We’re talking about Sagrada Familia neighbourhood.
In this post, we’ll talk about beautiful places you can discover while you stroll around Sagrada Familia.
Continue reading Best places to stroll around Sagrada Familia
Barcelona is a wonderful city to visit, no matter if you travel alone, with friends, with your partner or even the whole family. This Mediterranean city has such a wide offer of tourism and entertainment, so it’s almost impossible having a quiet day.
If you’re travelling with children, the possibilities are infinite. The offer of family plans in Barcelona is huge: from a visit to Camp Nou where children can feel like their idols Messi or Iniesta to discovering and learning about aquatic fauna in the Aquarium.
In this post, we’ll talk about Ciutadella Park, a huge park with a zoo where children can run, play and learn. Continue reading Family plans in Barcelona? Zoo & Ciutadella Park
In the lasts weeks of August, we usually think about coming back to our jobs again. Our holidays are almost over and the routine is just around the corner. This could be a difficult time, but it’s not if you are in Barcelona.
We’ve just enjoyed the party of Festes de Gràcia, but now it’s time to celebrate Festes de Sants! Festes de Sants take place from 19th to 27th August, and they are considered as a great summer party in Barcelona.
In this post, we’ll talk about Festes de Sants: the other summer party in Barcelona. Continue reading Festes de Sants: the other summer party in Barcelona
Festes de Gràcia are a traditional celebration whose beginning date from 1817. Its origins were related to catholic celebrations. In those times, Gràcia wasn’t a neighbourhood of Barcelona, but an independent small village. Most of the people there were peasants and farmers, that’s why they celebrated Saint Isidore’s day. Isidore the Labourer is the patron saint of peasants.
Nowadays, Festes de Gràcia take place from 15th to 21st August and are a wonderful opportunity to live the popular parties in Barcelona. Festes de Gràcia are one of the best-known neighbourhood festivals of Barcelona and thousands of people visit and enjoy this traditional and cultural event every year.
In the next lines, we’ll give some advises to make the most of this wonderful party. Continue reading Festes de Gràcia: how to enjoy the party
The coast of Girona, also known as Costa Brava, is one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the world. From Blanes to Portbou, we’ll find breath-taking small bays, precious little villages with fishing tradition and old Greek and medieval ruins.
So, don’t hesitate to travel from Barcelona to Costa Brava. It’s a short drive and the effort is totally worth.
Here we provide a 3-4 days guide to visit the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Continue reading A guide for visiting the Costa Brava from Barcelona
When in Barcelona, there’s so much to visit and see. That’s why if you don’t plan thoroughly your stay, your expenses could be higher than expected. Buses, metros, trains, museums, restaurants, clubs… How could we control our budget?
This question has a simple answer: Discounts for tourists in Barcelona. You can find plenty of discount cards for tourists including public transport and museums passes together. This fact is one of the many reasons to visit Barcelona.
In the next paragraphs, we recommend you some discounts for tourists offered by the city of Barcelona. Continue reading Travel Card and other discounts for tourists in Barcelona
The Ramblas of Barcelona are one of the most iconic areas not only in Barcelona, but also in Europe. Ramblas are a long promenade from Plaza Catalunya, the heart of the city of Barcelona, to the port area.
Among this beautiful walk you can find atypical museums, glamourous theatres, charming squares… All those are easily reachable from this chic bohemian apartment in Gothic neighbourhood.
Here we suggest 10 things to do in The Ramblas of Barcelona.
Continue reading 10 Things to do in the Ramblas of Barcelona