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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…

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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…

Free Museums night in Barcelona
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Free Museums night in Barcelona

Every year there is a day to celebrate the International Day of Museums, in 2016 is on 21st May 2016 from 19h to 1h in Barcelona you have different museums with free access and activities organized on them too. You will be able to enjoy the permanent and temporary collections at the museum, there will be concerts and performances, workshops and guided tours…

Graffitti in Barcelona
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Graffitti in Barcelona

Barcelona has been and it is one of the epicentres of European street art, inspired by many worldwide artists. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, but you will see that there are many subcultures and street art or graffiti is certainly a way of expression, no different than writing or painting on a piece of paper. Right in the city centre, near plaça Catalun…

Barcelona viewpoint El Mirador del migdia
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Barcelona viewpoint El Mirador del migdia

Walking through Montjuïc is a magic experience, you have the chance to see the coastal path and Barcelona from the top of the hill. You can visit many 1992 Olympics monuments that are in the area and the magnificent Montjuïc Castle as well. You can walk along what is called the path of the sea -Camí del Mar- that is a path that goes along the fortress in M…

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Rambla del Raval

The Rambla del Raval is a street that is the centre of Raval area and the youngest of Ramblas in Barcelona. As you know if you have read our Las Ramblas article, a Rambla is a wide street that looks like a boulevardwhre you can find people going up and down up la Rambla. It is a trendy street full of restaurants and cafés, if you are around lunch time I w…

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Free Museums in Barcelona

In Barcelona, all museums have an entrance fee but as a local I know all the tricks, and every first Sunday of the month there is a group of museums that have free entrance. If you are visiting Barcelona on the first weekend of the month, it is good to know as you can plan your museum route around that.Every first Sunday of the month from 15 hours until clo…

Plaça St Jaume
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Plaça St Jaume

Plaça Sant Jaume is the heart of Barcelona administration, right in the same square fagin to each other we can find Catalonia's government and on the other side Barcelona city hall. Funny enough, in the same square is where the main roman streets of the old Barcino -the name of the city in Roman times-, the Cardo and the Decumanus meet. Nowadays the Cardo w…

The best views of Barcelona el Turó de la Rovira
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The best views of Barcelona el Turó de la Rovira

 The best views of Barcelona can be seen from Turó de la Rovira, standing at 262 metres above the sea level, the Turó has incredible 360º views of the city. The place was a strategic site for the defense of Barcelona during the Civil War in Spain. It is interesting to mention that 15 years ago no one outside from the neighbourhood would go to Turó de la Rov…

Free things to do in Barcelona
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Free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a great city and what about visiting it for free, this post is about free things to do in Barcelona, isn't that cool? As in most of the European capitals if you want to move around you might have to spend some money if you want to visit the city and do some activities. Barcelona is no exception on that and save some pennies is always good, wi…