Category Archives: Culture of Barcelona and Catalonia

Are you passionate about culture and discover the cultural side of the city when you travel? You are in the right place. Here is a collection of articles in which we explained the best of Catalan culture and Barcelona to enjoy your visit.

Motorbikes in Barcelona

Motorbikes in Barcelona: much more than two wheels

The city and jewel of Spain, Barcelona, attracts millions of tourists every year. Some arrive at this great city for the food, the sights, the rich history, the neighborhoods, the people and the parties. But Barcelona has many more to offer.

If you are interested in sports and especially in motorbikes and motorcycles, this is a city that is very fond of this sport and of the motorcycle culture. This is very evident through many sporting events regarding motorbikes along with the presence of several clubs. So if you are a fan of motorcycling you can come to Barcelona. You can rent an apartment in any of the areas close to the events and enjoy them as a local.

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Quick Catalan lesson for your trip to Barcelona

Quick Catalan lesson for your trip to Barcelona

If you are looking to plan the perfect trip to Barcelona and you want to have a quick Catalan lesson for your trip, this is the right place to be. We will present you with some of the basic words you can use to manage your trip while staying at the same time at an apartment that you have rented.

There are some basic phrases and sentences that you need to know in Catalan if you want to order food, ask for the nearest metro or bus or for the way to Sagrada Familia or to your apartment in Barcelona or greet the locals here you will find exactly what you need.

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Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona

Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona: all you should know

May visit Barcelona for the food, others for the architecture, the museums and the rich history and others for Las Ramblas. But some aficionados are looking forward each year to visit Barcelona for a different reason. Music lovers all over Europe and the world every year put the Primavera Sound Festival in their calendar.

When the lineup for Primavera is revealed, everyone is talking about and all rush online to buy their tickets before they run out. And after that, once you have your ticket secured, you need to search for an apartment to rent in Barcelona. An apartment that will be close to the Forum where the festival is held (El Born or Sagrada Familia), an apartment that you can share with your friends and that will give you all the comforts of a hotel along with the experience of living like a local.

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April Fair

April Fair: a piece of Seville in the tradition of Barcelona

Every year, during the last week of April and around the first days of May people flock into Barcelona to attend one of the more colorful events in Spain. The April Fair of Catalonia or in Spanish “Feria de abril de Cataluña”, considered to be one of the biggest fairs in Spain during spring, attracts a variety of tourists and people from all over the world, bringing to Barcelona a taste of Seville.

This year it will take place between April the 26th and the 04th of May and as usual it will be held in Parc del Fòrum, the same place that is held for years now. Entrance and admission are free and you can get there very easily via Metro. You can find cheap accommodation nearby and you can rent an apartment in Barcelona close to the fair so you won’t miss out.

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Details of Palau de la Musica Catalana, outdoor, Barcelona ,Spain

Music in Barcelona: a wide range of options

As one of the most powerful and lasting forms of expression, music in Barcelona has become a major tool of the people. Many residents of Barcelona will spend their weekends enjoying music old and new, taking in various musical scenes across the city. As a city that is proud of its rich musical heritage, you’ll find all manner of innovative, exciting spaces to come and check out across the Barcelona music scene.

From classic music to more modern takes, you’ll find that there is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy their music here in the city of Barcelona.

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Theatre in Barcelona

Theatre in Barcelona: art and passion

As a city known for its creative edge, you might not be shocked to find that theatre in Barcelona is very popular. Like all of the arts, Barcelona finds a space for theatre fans to truly enjoy themselves. There are many places to visit and productions to enjoy though, so you should definitely look to check out some of the most popular theaters around.

What, though, makes the theatre in Barcelona such a major part of the city? Where in history did the theater become such a prominent part of its culture and identity?

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Enjoy Sitges Carnaval from a studio in Barcelona

Enjoy Sitges Carnaval from a studio in Barcelona

Besides the food, the tapas, the museums, the rich history, the sights and the many parks and activities you can do there, Spain, Barcelona and the small town of Sitges are also known among tourists and locals alike for something else.

Every year for a whole week, just before the beginning of Lent, more than 250,000 people flock to the town to enjoy one of the biggest carnivals in the world. Taking place usually around the beginning of February it hosts a huge variety of parties, parades, festivals and many colorful and fun costumes.

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Museums in Barcelona: past and future

What is the main reason to travel and visit another country or visit? For some is the local and traditional food and recipes, for others are the sights and the monuments while for some is to get a taste of the culture and a feel of how the locals live and breathe. For some though, an integral part of a visit to another place is the museums. Those aficionados will not miss any art, history or natural museum or any other museum for that matter.

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churches you can visit in Barcelona

The best churches you can visit in Barcelona

Every aficionado and regular visitor of Spain has his own preferences and likings. Many fanatically choose its capital, Madrid for various reasons where others have a strong affinity towards its second largest city, Barcelona. Be it because of its history, its colorful streets, the food, the music, its people, its museums, its parties and its beach, there are many reasons to visit and revisit Barcelona. It is one the most vibrant cities and certainly it will not disappoint any tourist. One of the lesser known reasons to visit it is its many churches. Here follows a list of the best churches of Catalonia’s capital.

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christmas at Barcelona

Christmas is coming to Barcelona!

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Despite the cold, we take our coats to go for a walk through the streets and enjoy the incomparable Christmas atmosphere: lights, Christmas decoration, nativity scenes, Christmas markets, grilled chestnut stalls … there are few things comparable to a walk through Barcelona at Christmas.

Therefore, travelling to Barcelona in winter is an excellent plan to live an unforgettable Christmas. A skiing day from a Barcelona apartment is a great idea for those who love snow, but visiting the city is a must. In addition to the hundreds of corners, monuments and places of interest to visit in the Catalan capital, Christmas in Barcelona creates a unique environment giving each street a special magic.

That is why in the following paragraphs we present some of the best places to visit in Barcelona at Christmas. Don’t miss any of them! Continue reading Christmas is coming to Barcelona!