New Year’s Eve in Barcelona: ideas to ring in 2020!

Although the holidays are still a few weeks away, it’s not a bad time to start thinking about where you will spend them. Barcelona is always an excellent choice! The capital city is an appealing option for New Year’s Eve due to its vibrant atmosphere, food scene, Christmas traditions, and leisure options. We encourage you

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Refugio 307: a symbol of the Spanish Civil War you won’t want to miss on your visit to Barcelona

If you’re looking to include something a little different in your trip to Barcelona, we recommend visiting the enigmatic Refugio 307 bomb shelter. It is a place filled with history that will instantly transport you to one of the most turbulent times in our recent history: the Spanish Civil War. It is located in the

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Christmas Traditions in Catalonia: Learn all about them when you visit Barcelona!

Although there’s still some time until Christmas, it’s not too early to start planning your holiday. Especially if you’re planning to visit Barcelona for the holidays, you’ll definitely want to find out how Catalonia celebrates! Let’s learn about some of the stand-out Christmas traditions so you can celebrate 2019 differently. Come stay at central boutique

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Catalan Museum of Archeology: An Indispensable part of your Visit to Barcelona

The Catalan Museum of Archeology (MAC according to its Spanish acronym) may not be the most visited museum in Barcelona. However, it is an indispensable place to visit to learn about how Catalan civilization has developed from the very beginning. It houses the most important archaeological collection in the region. And that’s not to mention

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La Castanyada, or How to Celebrate Halloween a Little Bit Differently

Although Halloween is the most visible face of the night of October 31st, in Catalonia they still continue their own traditions for this special night. We’re talking about La Castanyada, an event where Catalan traditions take pride of place. Would you like to experience All Saint’s Day a little differently? Then set aside October 31st

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Roberta’s Favourite Places in Barcelona

This month, our collaborator at our guesthouse on Parallel, Roberta is sharing her favorite places in the city. Barcelona is the perfect getaway in Europe: it is an amazing city full of people and events. There are different attractions and there is always something for everyone! You can choose this city if you need two-day

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The Joan Miró Foundation: the World-Renowned Museum Showcasing the Catalan Painter’s Work

Barcelona has always been a cradle for well-known artists. One of the best-known is painter Joan Miró, who was born in the capital city in 1893. He is considered done of the major proponents of surrealism. His personal seal is clear in his paintings, leaving no doubt about the artist’s identity when you are looking

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Fiestas de La Mercè 2019: Main Highlights of Barcelona’s Celebration

Few events generate universal excitement like the Fiestas de La Mercè. And with good reason, because it is arguably the greatest festival in Barcelona. The festival takes place every year starting September 24th, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. It is only 4 days long, but the intensity of those days is unmatched. A

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August means Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc

August is here, when many Barcelonans take their long-awaited vacations. But it is also the month when certain Barcelona neighborhoods celebrate their largest festivals. This is the case for the Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc, an event which echoes through the entire city and attracts more visitors every year. It is not to be missed in 2019!

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Sant Antoni Market, a place with something new to offer every day

If there’s a place in Barcelona that has something new on offer every day, then that’s Sant Antoni Market. With renovations recently completed after a decade of works, this market is off the beaten ‘tourist track’, and always a great idea. Conveniently located just steps from Sant Antoni metro station, you can comfortably walk here

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