Gaudí

Colònia Güell, a Gaudí jewel outside Barcelona
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Colònia Güell, a Gaudí jewel outside Barcelona

Colònia Güell is probably one of the lesser known Gaudí projects in Barcelona, the location is not as convenient as i is outside Barcelona city, in Santa Coloma de Cervelló. If you have visited Barcelona before, so you know the most known Gaudí buildings, this might be a good place to visit if you are into architecture and Gaudí nature dream world.Eusebi Gü…

Güell Pavilions
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Güell Pavilions

The Güell Pavilions are on Avinguda Pedralbes and were incredibly innovative at the time. They are very colourful buildings and the star of it with no doubt is the  giant mythological dragon that is in the main door and it is a synthesis of Gaudí's symbolism and love for artisan materials.Eusebi Güell wanted to extend his family's holiday home and Gaudí was…

Torre Bellesguard, the lesser known Gaudí masterpiece
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Torre Bellesguard, the lesser known Gaudí masterpiece

Torre Bellesguard is probably one of the lesser known Gaudí's masterpieces, the Casa Bellesguard is located at the foot of Collserola and has magnificent views of Barcelona city. This is why the house is called Bellesguard, which in Catalan means beautiful view. The Casa Bellesguard was designed by Gaudí between 1900 and 1909 in Sarrià Sant Gervasi neighb…

Spas

Barcelona traditional chinese medicine
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Barcelona traditional chinese medicine

Barcelona will have the biggest hospital dedicated to Chinese traditional medicine in Europe, becoming the centre of this discipline in the continent. The project consists of a hospital dedicated to Traditional Chinese medicine and also a new university degree traditional Chinese medicine done in the Barcelona university and the University Pompeu Fabra. The…

Mayan Luxury spa in Barcelona
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Mayan Luxury spa in Barcelona

Mayan luxury spa is known to be one of the best spas in Europe and has won the world luxury spa awards every year since 2012. The spa is inspired by the Mayan culture, traditional treatments combined with the French exclusive cosmetics of Anne Semonin. The facilities include treatment rooms, relaxation area, the temazcal sauna, a chromotherapy/sensations sh…

Bali Spirit: massages and treatments in Barcelona
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Bali Spirit: massages and treatments in Barcelona

If you are looking for a balinese massage in Barcelona, Bali Spirit is your place, a relaxing spot in Barcelona's city center that has more than 20 different types of Balinese massages. You can feel the peace the moment you enter the place with its wooden floors, the smell of species and cinnamon and sit down in the waiting room observing what surrounds y…

Courses

Yoga in Barcelona
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Yoga in Barcelona

Barcelona is a metropolitan city and any trend that starts to be popular internationally ends up coming in Barcelona, yoga has become a popular practice in the city among other disciplines like pilates for example.Before starting with yoga, you need to know what is your purpose as different kinds of yoga help you in one way or another and it will most likel…

Fitomims DIY cosmetics: make your own facial cream!
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Fitomims DIY cosmetics: make your own facial cream!

What caught my eye first is that Fitomims, a company who sells diy cosmetic packages uses only Mediterranean plants. Sometimes, we are so corrupted by the exotism of ingredients that come from other countries when we have plenty of local resources. Since Fitomims is located in the Mediterranean in Catalonia wants their DIY cosmetic products to have this…

A macrobiotic cuisine course at Cookiteca
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A macrobiotic cuisine course at Cookiteca

I was interested in doing a cooking course in Barcelona, I love food and I have fun cooking so it is always a good idea to learn more about new recipes, different kinds of food etc... My course at cookiteca was about macrobiotic cuisine, I heard about it but I never tried it and I didn't know the basics either, so it was great to have the opportunity to lea…

FC Barcelona

Canaletes fountain: celebrate Barça victories there!
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Canaletes fountain: celebrate Barça victories there!

Canaletes fountain is a symbol in Barcelona city and famous to be the meeting place for locals and visitors to celebrate the victories of Barça, Football club Barcelona. The fountain has become one of the most visited landmarks, and when something is being celebrated for Barça you can see a huge gathering in front of it.The popular name Canaletes has direct…

How to buy tickets for the Camp Nou
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How to buy tickets for the Camp Nou

Tickets for matches at Barcelona FC is what football lovers who visit Barcelona are after. Even if you haven't plan to purchase tickets for a football match in the city, the Camp Nou has seats for more than 100k people. If you are interested in going to match it is worth it to check it out even if it is last minute as most likely you can get tickets.You can…

FCB Camp Nou Museum
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FCB Camp Nou Museum

The FC Barcelona museum opened in the Camp Nou on 1984 when Josep Lluís Nuñez was the president of the club and later on, in 2000 the Museum was renamed as Nuñez museum. On 2010 the museum went through a reorganization and opened up again with the sections that can be seen nowadays, 3D cinema, audiovisual touch screen and a part with all the information on …

Shopping

The first Free bookshop in barcelona
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The first Free bookshop in barcelona

The first free bookshop has arrived into Barcelona, they are an association with the aim to promote the culture without money, their first project is the first free bookshop in Catalonia.They get books that are donated by associations and personal donations too to give books a second life so that they can be read by others with no cost. You can find novels …

Maremagnum: shopping centre opened on Sundays
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Maremagnum: shopping centre opened on Sundays

The Maremagnum is a shopping centre located in the old harbour in Barcelona. It is the only shopping centre opened on Sundays 365 days a year, which makes it easier for foreigners to do their last buys before leaving town. Ir received allay 13 million visitors, it is probably the most visited shopping centre due to its central location.There are big nationa…

La Maquinista the biggest an open air shopping centre
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La Maquinista the biggest an open air shopping centre

The shopping centre called La Maquinista is an open-air mall, the only one of this kind in Barcelona and the biggest in Catalonia. There are more than 200 stores in this spread out complex, if you plan to go for shopping you will find concentrated a lot of shops as well as restaurants and entertainment such as a cinema.At the Maquinista you can find brands …

Activities

Barcelona sketching: see the city through sketchts
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Barcelona sketching: see the city through sketchts

Sketching has been very trendy nowadays, and artists and tourists are sketching the cities they visit, Barcelona could be no different and sketching in Barcelona has become popular. Sketching is a new way of remembering a place or a moment far fro photography but close enough to make your memories come back. A sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing, …

Hotels terrace week 2016 in Barcelona
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Hotels terrace week 2016 in Barcelona

Every year the hotel terrace week in Barcelona offers a wide variety of activities to do in the city in the hotel terraces. This year 2016, the hotel terrace week is from 3rd June until 10th June, and you will be able to participate in free activities such as magic shows, live music bands, wine tastings, The hotel terraces are the perfect place to experienc…

Liceu, enjoy Opera in Barcelona
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Liceu, enjoy Opera in Barcelona

The Liceu in Barcelona is the Opera house  in the city, it is also called the Gran Teatre del Liceu and it is located in La Rambla in Barcelona. It has been opened for some centuries now, it was inaugurated on 4th April 1897.In 1837 the Philodramatic Lyceum of Montesión was founded in Barcelona and this is when all started, their objective was to promote mu…

Festivals

Gay Pride 2016 in Barcelona
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Gay Pride 2016 in Barcelona

The Gay pride in Barcelona in 2016 starts on 8th July and finishes on 10th July. The pride starts with a parade on Saturday afternoon from 17:00h, in Avinguda Paral·lel and Passeig Colom and the Pride Village at Moll de la Fusta.Barcelona's Gay Pride is one of the main gay pride festivals in Europe that attracts more than 150k people a year.  Apart from the…

Liceu, enjoy Opera in Barcelona
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Liceu, enjoy Opera in Barcelona

The Liceu in Barcelona is the Opera house  in the city, it is also called the Gran Teatre del Liceu and it is located in La Rambla in Barcelona. It has been opened for some centuries now, it was inaugurated on 4th April 1897.In 1837 the Philodramatic Lyceum of Montesión was founded in Barcelona and this is when all started, their objective was to promote mu…

BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical)
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BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical)

Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) is a music festival that is celebrated at the same time as La Mercè, gathers different artists from all over the world. The BAM was born in 1993, and since then year after year have offered 60 concerts in each edition with an audience of 168k people.BAM is mainly about dance, electronic, rock or pop music in Catalonia an…

Monuments

Casa de les Punxes: Modernism by Puig i Cadafalch
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Casa de les Punxes: Modernism by Puig i Cadafalch

Casa de les Punxes or also called Casa Terradas is a building design by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The house is located right in the Diagonal Avenue, one of the most important ones in the city.In 1905, Mr Terradas gave the job to Cadafalch to design a house for his three sisters. The result was Casa Terradas, a building that reminds you…

Venetian towers Plaça Espanya
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Venetian towers Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya is one of the main squares in the city, although is not a pedestrian is in the Sants city center, with Las Arenas shopping Centre, the MNAC and the Barcelona Fair all in the same square space.One of the things that take your attention are the Venetian Towers that guard the entrance of the Reina Maria Cristina Avenue, there is one tower on eith…

Arc de triomf: a triumphal arch in Barcelona!
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Arc de triomf: a triumphal arch in Barcelona!

The Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, is a triumphal arch in Barcelona that was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.The arch is built in reddish brickwork following the Neo-Mudéjar style, the friezes at the front and at the back has sculptures, one of them  from Josep Llimona, an important artist…

Museums

MNAC: the National Museum of Art!
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MNAC: the National Museum of Art!

The MNAC, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia is a museum that groups together the most important Catalan art in the world going from the Romanic to nowadays art.The museum is located in the National Palace in Montjuïc and it was inaugurated in 1929 due to the International Exhibition. There are also three different institutions that are part of the mus…

Design museum in Barcelona
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Design museum in Barcelona

The design museum in Barcelona, is an independent museum dedicated to the decorative arts, ceramic, and textile as well as graphic arts. The Museum is located in the Design Hub Building in Plaça les Glòries and brings together under one roof, the collections of The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona brings together, under one roof, the collections of the Museu …

Wax Musem in Barcelona
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Wax Musem in Barcelona

Barcelona's wax museum called Museu de Cera is located at the end of La Rambla in Barcelona since the 19th century in an incredible palace and inside there are the most important figures of history in wax.You can see more than 300 personalities, real or fictitious from all periods of history. The waxworks come to life you explain tragic lives, fictitious ch…

Free things to do

Ciutadella Park: discover the green lung of Barcelona
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Ciutadella Park: discover the green lung of Barcelona

Ciutadella Park is the lung of Barcelona, but it is definitely not as any other park in the city. The Ciutadella used to be a military facility that was built in XVII century by Felip V but it was demolished right before the Universal Exhibition of 1888.Nowadays the park has still buildings and facilities that were built in the Universal exhibition: the thr…

The most beautiful Barcelona floors: tiles and colors!
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The most beautiful Barcelona floors: tiles and colors!

When we walk through a city we normally look up to see the buildings and what surrounds you but what about looking down? A new phenomenon called selffeet has appeared, a selfie of your own feet but not only to show off about your new shoes but also to show those floors that we don't see in our daily basis.When visitors come to Barcelona they are looking up …

Beaches in Barcelona: guide of beaches in the city
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Beaches in Barcelona: guide of beaches in the city

Barcelona is a city opened to the sea, there are almost 5km of beach with fine sand and not very deep waters. It is important to note that Barcelona beaches are accessible by people with reduced mobility.The beach in Barcelona has many activities to chose from, there are bars at the beach where to sit down and relax while tasting some tapas, you can walk or…