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Catalan - A little different Spanish or a whole other story?

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Is Catalan really different from Spanish? Do I need to know basics of Catalan when I go to Barcelona? Will people in Barcelona understand if I speak Spanish? Is Barcelona good place to learn Spanish?

Many tourists that are planning to come to Barcelona are asking themselves these questions. That is why we will present here interesting facts about Catalan language as well as useful language tips a tourist will need while traveling to Barcelona. There first thing You need to know is that Catalan is a different, autonomic language mostly not similar to Spanish at all.

Best Things to Do in Barcelona

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

Going on a short trip or vacation is very exciting. So many things go through your mind, such as what to pack, what to bring, where to stay, how to get there, etc. Frequently you even forget to think about what you are going to do when you visit a certain place. Thus, we want to recommend you a short guide featuring best things to do in Barcelona that will help you experience the local tradition and have fun along the way.

Learn about Gaudí

One of the first things you will learn about Barcelona, regardless if you explore the city online while you prepare for the trip, or you start strolling around the city once you get there, is Antoni Gaudí. Antoni Gaudí, an architect from Barcelona, has left priceless masterpieces to the city, built in his recognizable style and designed with a unique vision that make him one of the most important architects in the world. Therefore, Barcelona is the place where you can enjoy amazing and unique architectural works which are well preserved national treasure. The most famous building designed by Gaudí is certainly the Sagrada Família, an impressive church, still under construction. Other Gaudí’s works include Park Güell, an amazing park combining natural elements with ornamental design, and La Pedrera, a one of a kind building with wavy front wall, as well as Palau Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Vicens.

These are all the places you must see in Barcelona. As you open your map of the city, make sure to mark these locations in order not to visit them as you go walking around and exploring the city.

Where to Stay in Barcelona

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

If you are visiting Barcelona for the first time, you will be in a great dilemma regarding where to stay and how to organize sightseeing tour of the city. Barcelona is a very large city offering so many possibilities for living, temporary or permanent, for entertainment, as well as professional business development.

Regardless the nature of your visit, you will have a lot of different options for renting a place to stay in Barcelona. However, plenty of opportunities that are available to you do not make things easier. In fact, it is much more difficult to choose, with all of these neighborhoods and different types of accommodation. Before you make a choice, you should use this guide to help you decide where to stay in Barcelona.

This is why, we want to focus this guide on recommending the parts of the city where you should stay, as well as the types of accommodation you can find, in order to help you choose the accommodation, and successfully plan your trip to Barcelona.

Travel Cheap to France and more destinations

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

You come to Barcelona for two weeks or more and do not want to stay here all the time? Maybe You have seen Barcelona before and want to make a little trip for 2 days somewhere, closer or further? Here we have some ideas. Ideas that will not make Your pocket empty.

We know how it usually is - we speak a lot about cheap travelling and then it turns out that we cannot find any offers or they cost usually more than expected. Now we would like to reveal some secrets of cheap travelling from Barcelona. Not all of the trips will be always 100% comfortable, we will mention some trips by bus, which may last kind of long but for traveling lovers with tight budget it should not be a problem. Here we will present just few offers, if You are interested in other destinations - do a research within mentioned below websites by yourself.

15 things You should think of before coming to Barcelona

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

Not many food stores opened on Sundays? Tipping not being very popular? Metro not always coming on time? La Rambla not being that cool in every aspect? You will not find all of this information in guidebooks.

While travelling, the easiest information to find is about places or monuments worth seeing or addresses of restaurants with tasty food. There are technical tips though that can improve your stay, but they are much harder to find.

Read the very useful hints that each tourist should know before coming to Barcelona.

Visiting Barcelona with kids - what to do and where to go

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

Travelling with children is very amazing and leaves wonderful memories, but at the same time is much harder to organize than traveling alone or in couple. If You come to Barcelona with kids, probably You are wondering where to go with them, what to see, how to make the time for them unforgettable. In this article we will recommend some places and activities that You and Your children will love. 

We want to mention also about some tips for traveling with kids to Barcelona, to make Your stay more pleasant and easier to manage.


Ghosts and haunted places of Barcelona

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

Barcelona is full of secrets and mysteries. Lots of legends and tales are spread within the city. Some places are said to be haunted and guided tours are even offered for those who want to enjoy a scary night in the small streets of the Catalan capital city. Come and discover the mysterious Gran Teatre del Liceu, the haunted Gaudí metro station, the bizarre Casa del Carrer Giner or the scary Carrer dels Mirallers. Here is our selection of the ghostly places in Barcelona! 

The 11 secrets and mysteries of Sagrada Familia

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La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece of Gaudi, is probably the most famous monument in Barcelona. Attracting 3 million visitors every year, the building –which is going to be finished only in 2026- hides many amazing secrets and mysteries behind its walls. Indeed, did you know that Sagrada Familia is funded exclusively by alms and donations?  Did you know that Gaudi planned the construction of the monument even after his death? Did you know it was the most visited monument in Spain? Here are some secrets that Gaudí brought in his tomb but which were eventually discovered.

Subcultures in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a very living city which is really open-minded. Therefore, you may encounter several cultures throughout the Catalan capital city, including gays, skaters, punks and others. Some of these subcultures have a deep history which interestingly comes from the Franco dictatorship. Others arouse due to the Spanish open-mindness. In any case, it makes the city more vibrant and enriches the Catalan culture. Here are some subcultures you can discover in Barcelona.

Extreme & adventure activities around Barcelona

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Barcelona is full of activities for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush or for those who have an adventurous spirit. The city offers plenty of sites where you may find extreme and adventure activities such as rock climbing, sky diving, mountain bike, wake board, free jump, rafting or wild excursions. Here is our selection of extreme & adventure activities to do in Barcelona.

Day trips from Barcelona

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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

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

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

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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

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

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

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

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.

Romantic Barcelona

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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!

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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.

Gaudi´s Career Was Nearly Destroyed Because of Parc Guell

Опубликовано в Культура и Туризм

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.