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Horta neighbourhood: a little town in Barcelona

Horta is nowadays a neighbourhood belonging to Barcelona, but until 1904 it was an independent town called Sant Joan d'Horta and it was located 6km far from the old Barcelona. Horta has always been rich in water and that is why it had in roman times its own town, there were many "masies" -Catalan rural houses- due to its main activity in the area that it wa…

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Plaça Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya is a large square in the city centre in Barcelona, it is considered to be the city centre and where the old city and the Eixample area starts. the square is the centre for any barceloní of origin or expat living in the city, is the place of gathering and is where most of people meet.Some of the city's most important streets meet in Plaça …

Plaça Sant Felip Neri
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Plaça Sant Felip Neri

La Plaça Sant Felip Neri is a square in Barcelona with a very special story behind it, the square got the same name as the church that is placed in the square. Sant Felip Neri is located in Gothic area and the square is on top of the ancient medieval cemetery of MontjuIc del Bisbe that was destroyed during the Civil War.Right in the centre of the square the…

El born neighbourhood in Barcelona
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El born neighbourhood in Barcelona

El Born area used to be the place where fishermen lived for centuries. Actually, I can tell you that for sure as my family lived in the Born area from the 19th century until 20th century. They sold fish around Santa Maria del Mar church in little stalls, my grandma used to sell fish when she was young as well as my great grandma and they had a family st…

Sant Antoni is the trendy neighbourhood in Barcelona
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Sant Antoni is the trendy neighbourhood in Barcelona

The small neighbourhood of Sant Antoni is in L'Eixample Esquerra district, and has the same typical grid layout as other parts of L'Eixample. The neighbourhood has become very popular with locals and also foreigners due to the kind of shops and restaurants that recently opened. All the new trends in Barcelona such as the gin and tonic culture, the diy ham…

A day in Montjuïc, best views in Barcelona
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A day in Montjuïc, best views in Barcelona

Montjuïc is a beautiful part of town, sometimes forgotten by visitors, so today I want to show you around the area and see everything you can do in this part of town. I love visiting my own city so once in a while I take some time to rediscover a different Barcelona. You can get up to Montjuïc with the Funicular of Montjuïc and we will walk towards the…

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Raval is no longer Ravalkistan but Cultural Raval

Raval is an area of Barcelona near the city center, as a nick name most locals call it Ravalkistan due to the foreign immigration leaving in the neighbourhood. The truth is that the area has changed a lot in the past years and it is no longer the Ravalkistan we used to know with streets that looked very different from the Barcelona we are used to see. A new…

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Getting to know Gràcia area in Barcelona

I have lived most of my life in Barcelona at l'Eixample, it is a great are to live and you have everything you need very near. That is a bad thing actually in the sense that you don't move a lot, people from l'Eixample in general, we are a bit lazy and we move around the area as it is plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and cocktail bars. Eixample is grea…