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Primavera Sound 2014 – One of world’s biggest independent festivals

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Definitely the number one festival in Barcelona if you like independent music for 1, 2, 3 or even 4 days. The Primavera Sound festival has music styles as; electronic, pop, dance, rock, etc. and takes place from 28-31 May. The event has a great line-up with artist names as, Pixies, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Stromae and much more.

Tapas in Barcelona

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Tapas are an attraction for gourmet and tourists who, without any doubt, will taste some of them during their stay in Barcelona. But why are these small plates so popular? Where do they come from? Where to find the best tapas in Barcelona? Here you can discover the history of tapas as well as our selection of the best dishes and restaurants in the Catalan capital city if you want to enjoy tapas!

Catalan cuisine - the best cuisine you have ever heard of

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Traveling to the place without trying its food is making the trip lack of something very important. Coming to Barcelona You are probably wondering what to try, but do not get misled that Catalan cuisine is the same as Spanish. It is not. What is more, it is one of world's best cuisines with several restaurants with Michelin stars and worldwide known chefs.

Best Bakeries in Raval

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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

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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.

Great Shopping Malls

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

Gay Barcelona - A Short Guide

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Barcelona is known as one of the most famous gay places in the world. The Catalan capital is very gay-friendly offering many annual events. Plus the local Spanish community accepts gay families, since Spain is on the list of countries where they allow gay marriage.

The main gay area in Barcelona is Eixample where gay clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants are located. Also, there are many vacation apartments in Barcelona, which are perfectly suited for gay couples and have a great location in the beautiful and modern part of the city.

Places to See in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, welcoming over a million visitors each year. The reason for such great popularity of the city is a great number of places to see in Barcelona. Therefore, we want to recommend what to visit while you are in the city.

Here are some of the most popular places in Barcelona.

Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família a large Roman Catholic Church is certainly the most famous place in Barcelona, a symbol of the city that is well known outside the borders of Spain. The construction of the church started in 1882, with the most famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, being involved into the design of the church. The design was established on a remarkable project with a distinctive style that combines Gothic and Art Nouveau forms, and it is considered quite ambitions and complex project, that has yet not been finished.

The construction was interrupted several times in the 20th century, and according to the current plans, the complete project will be finished by 2026. Despite the fact that the church is not completely finished, it has already been included into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is a place visited by a lot of tourists in Barcelona.

What to do if you are sick in Barcelona

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Being ill during your holidays can be very irritating. A little illness can be a real obstacle for you to discover the city and a simple lack of information may become a real source of trouble. Here are some advice to take into consideration before coming to Barcelona and others to consider while you are in Barcelona in order not to ruin your amazing stay in the Catalan capital city. You can also encounter some english-speaking doctors in this article in order to help you the quickest possible! 

Financial and Mortgage Procedures for Foreigners

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Ever since the economical crisis hit Spain, it has been hard for banks to hand out any loans or mortgages, especially to foreigners. In case of non payment, it is virtually impossible to repossess goods from abroad, so the bank’s only guarantee is the financed property in Spain. Due to this, the procedures are more strict with foreign clients. However, it is possible to solicit a mortgage through some specific steps that can vary depending on the bank.

Rent a Car in Barcelona

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Although Barcelona's Public Transportation functions almost perfectly, sometimes it is easier to rent a car to ride around and also to escape from the fanfare of the city.

So we have prepared a list of the places that you can rent a car.

Get connected: WiFi Hotspots in Barcelona

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When you are walking around in Barcelona, it would be nice to just sit down somewhere, relax and go online. However, this can sometimes be more difficult than expected. Even though, there are a lot of places with WiFi in Barcelona, paying 4 € for a coffee just to get internet access might be a bit too much.

That's why Barcelona city council came up with a plan, a Program of Free WiFi. This program has WiFi hot-spots that allow people with mobile devices such as a Blackberry, iPhone, Tablets or Laptop to go online for free all over the center of Barcelona.

Safety tips

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First of all it is worthwhile to mention that Barcelona is a relatively safe city. Although the city has experienced a huge boom during the last decade it has remained a calm city, still very friendly to the millions of visitors that come from all over the world.

However, there are some things that you should be aware of when you arrive for the first time to Barcelona: