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Day trips from Barcelona

Posted in Culture & Tourism

If you want to explore the region of Catalunya, there are plenty of activities to do in terms of areas you can visit or entertaining activities that are offered outside the Catalan capital city. 
In some cases, you do not need to rent a car, you can travel by train or bus if you want to discover the surroundings of the city centre. It is a very rich region with many areas that you can visit just by skipping Barcelona for the day. On the North or the South of Barcelona, you can discover great sights, beautiful cities, museums and beaches. Here is our selection of day trips from Barcelona.

Theme parks and water parks around Barcelona

Posted in Culture & Tourism

If you want to enjoy a great, funny and refreshing day, a lot of parks are available with a radius of 100km from Barcelona. Most of them are accessible directly from the city centre by bus or train; for others, you may rent a car or take the bus/train from another city. 

Those parks include theme parks, such as the very famous Port Aventura Them Park in Salou, where you can enjoy amazing, top European attractions or water parks where you can enjoy astonishing slides or just relax into the pools. Some water parks also offer interactions with dolphins and seals such as the Aquópolis and the MarineLand water parks or with big cats or bears such as the safari offered by the Aqualeon water park.

10 things to do for free in Barcelona

Posted in Culture & Tourism

Have you ever wished to discover the Catalan capital city without paying a cent? Do not worry, here is the solution with this top 10 free things to do in Barcelona for free. Indeed, Barcelona is full of activities, sights, events, buildings, parks, markets and beaches that you can enjoy freely. From the typical districts, to the most famous beaches, also including the most secret places as well as local tips, you will enjoy your day and nights through Barcelona without paying a penny! So get on that incredible, free tour we offer you and you will discover Barcelona from another viewpoint!

Everything you ever wanted to know about FC Barcelona

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All about FC barcelona


On October 22, 1899, Hans Kamper placed an advertisement in a local newspaper claiming his wish to form a football club; a few positive
answers led to a meeting at the Gimnasio Solé on November 29th. Eleven players attended, led by Joan Gamper. FC Barcelona was created.

The club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism through the years, with the motto "Més que un club" (More than a club).

Barcelona's secret places

Posted in Culture & Tourism

When walking through the lovely Barcelona streets, you will be no stranger to the elegant charm of the Eixample. With its imposing 19th-century layout, it is the heart city's architecture. Magnificent modernist buildings gaze proudly over the tree-lined boulevards.

The Eixample's urban lattices are speckled with green. Many of these green spaces have been carved in recent years from the patios that form the center of each city block. They can be reached down narrow passageways or by cutting through a building.

Where to feel the love?

Posted in Culture & Tourism

A weekend in Barcelona with your sweetheart is a perfect opportunity to discover the most romantic places in Barcelona, taking long walks, having dinner in amazing restaurants and enjoying the time together. If you are coming to Barcelona for a romantic break with your partner, you will find some useful tips listed below that will make this trip unforgettable.

Your thirst for culture will definitely be satisfied in Barcelona!

Posted in Culture & Tourism

For many years Barcelona has been known for being one of Europe's most cultural cities. It is not too surprising to know that every year million's of people come here to experience the great culture and art that Barcelona has to offer.

Besides a lot of monuments and the known sights that are a must-see for any tourist, a lot of people also want to visit some museums during their stay. Luckily for them, Barcelona is a city that has many museums and of different kinds. So there is probably a museum worth visiting for everyone. There are over 55 museums in Barcelona, we have listed a groups of museums that are popular, special and definitely worth visiting.

The best walks in Barcelona

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The best way of discovering the city of Barcelona is by walking around. If one loves taking a stroll through the city, then take the time to do it and discover the most beautiful and hidden places. On our list, we recommend ideal areas to walk around and explore.

How Parc güell nearly destroyed Gaudìs career

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Park Güell is now one of the most spectacular sights of Barcelona, with millions of visitors flocking to see the hallucinogenic organic architectural features of architect Gaudìs creation.

In 1900, Count Eusebi Güell bought land in order to build a small, exclusive housing development. Güell planned to build dozens of houses and flip them for a profit, and hired Antonio Gaudì, the hottest architect around, to oversee the project. But it was an unmitigated disaster, and only two houses were built.

Best Bakeries in Raval

Posted in Gastronomy

Longing for warm freshly baked bread, cakes or another sort of sweets? Check out our list of the best bakeries in the Raval district, where you can find some of the most delicious pastries of the area. They might be few, but they are the best. Discover them all and pick your favorite.

Vintage and second-hand shops in Barcelona

Posted in Shopping

Like in many other European cities, Barcelona is a very fashionable urban area. People like to dress up and follow the newest trend. However what's in right now is to take grandma's clothes and go with the vintage vibe. If you don't have any vintage outfits, shoes, purses or accessories, there are many vintage shops in Barcelona that have countless retro items to offer.

Looking for a great shopping mall to spend your money?

Posted in Shopping

 

Barcelona is a great city for shopping, be it in a small or big shopping centre, in the shopping streets, or in big department stores.

So no matter what type of shopping you prefer, the Catalonian capital will have the right place for you. The malls are large and offer a great variety of big international brands, smaller individual stores, a cinema and various food outlets.

Check out the best malls in Barcelona.

Best Shopping streets in Barcelona

Posted in Shopping

Barcelona is a shopper's paradise, full of shops, enormous shopping malls. The most important shopping streets you can find around the city center are listed below.

There is a map with all further mentioned streets in the end of the article.

Best 3 clubs to visit in Barcelona

Posted in Going out

In Barcelona, there are many clubs, bars and discos, so we have devised a list of the 3 best clubs to visit.

These three locations would be recommended when going out, so don't miss out on them if you want a proper experience of Barcelona's nightlife.

Barcelona nightlife tips

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Barcelona is well-known for its nightlife and amazing parties. Every night, there is something going on in town. In fact, the city is rich with hip clubs, outdoor discotheques and relaxing lounge bars.

We offer you a few tips regarding Barcelona's nightlife, such as dresscode, drinks, prices, etc. So if are interested in partying here, there are some things you must know.

A night out in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city that never sleeps. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are widely present in the city. The Spanish have a habit of eating late, drinking late and going out until the early morning.

Dinner is around 9 pm and drinks are around 1, because of this, most bars will be open until 2/3. Afterwards, lots of people hit the clubs, especially in the weekends. However, clubs and disco's are open before midnight, but they won't be crowded until after.

To find a good places to have drinks, eat or go out in the neighborhood where you are staying, we've made a list of the best places in each area.

Gay clubs in Barcelona

Posted in G&L

In Barcelona, there are many different clubs, bars and parties only for the gay community, with alternative parties of many different themes.

Look at our list and pick your favorite clubs.

Gay Events in Barcelona

Posted in G&L

As one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, Barcelona has even got dedicated areas for its gay and lesbian communities. So much is the vibrant life in this city that there are annual events celebrated every year. Depending on the time of year, you find yourself in Barcelona experiencing one of these oustanding events.

Here are some of the events you can expect to experience during the year: