Arenas de Barcelona: a bullfighting ring converted into a mall

Just a few minutes’ walk from our boutique hotel near Plaza España down Avenida del Paralelo, you’ll find an unusual mall. You may need to look twice before you realize it’s not actually the bullfighting ring it appears to be on first glance, but rather one of the most interesting commercial centers in the capital

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How they Celebrate the Festival of San Juan in Barcelona

The countdown has started for the festival of San Juan, one of the most-anticipated celebrations of the year in Barcelona, which marks the beginning of the summer.  The festivities take place on the eve of San Juan’s day (June 24th), which means that it’s best not to make plans for the 23rd. This is a

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Plaça Reial de Barcelona: What to Know before You Go

One of the not to be missed places in Barcelona is the Plaça Reial. Thanks to its central location, just steps away from La Rambla, it’s not unusual to end up there. In fact, stumbling across this plaza in the middle of any walk is a wonderful surprise thanks to its consistently animated atmosphere. The

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Mercado de La Boquería: Barcelona’s Most Iconic Spot

The Mercado de La Boquería is one of the places on every list of recommendations for Barcelona. It is a spot beloved by both locals and tourists alike, a space that delights your sense of sight and smell, not to mention taste. It is strategically located in La Rambla, so there’s no excuse not to

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Museum Night in Barcelona: When it is and What to Do

One night a year you can visit Barcelona’s museums. We’re talking abut the event known as la Noche de los Museos, or Museum night, which is celebrated every year on May 18th. It’s an ideal plan for people looking for a more cultural way to spend their free time. If you’re planning to visit the

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How they Celebrate Sant Jordi’s Day in Barcelona

Every April 23rd, Barcelona has a party. They celebrate Sant Jordi’s day, an event that is deeply rooted in Catalan culture. Flowers and books are the stars of the day and everyone floods the streets to enjoy the activities they put on. Since it isn’t technically a holiday, all the businesses are open, contributing to

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5 Reasons to Visit Barcelona’s Olympic and Sports Museum

Barcelona is a destination that offers multiple appealing options for sport enthusiasts. A visit to the Catalan capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Palau Sant Jordi, the Camp Nou, or the Olympic Stadium, but don’t forget the Olympic and Sports Museum. This museum is a space that pays homage to sports in all forms:

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Semana Santa 2020: how they celebrate in Barcelona

There are still a few weeks left before Semana Santa (Holy Week) 2020 officially kicks off. However, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for this holiday. In Barcelona, as in many cities throughout Spain, Semana Santa is an intense festival experience that occurs, above all, in the streets. We invite you to enjoy your

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Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña: A must-see in Barcelona

At the top of the iconic Fuentes del Montjuïc fountains, you can find one of the most significant museums in not just Barcelona, but in all of Spain. The Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Catalan Art, or MNAC) starts surprising you even from the outside, as it is housed in the

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Carnaval de Barcelona 2020: Your Guide so you Don’t Miss a Thing

The most joyful, colorful festival of the year is coming to Barcelona. In 2020 Carnaval will be celebrated February 20-26, which will become a week filled with costumed parades, music, tastings, and so many more activities. If you’re planning a trip to the catalan city during this time period, we’ll tell you everything you need

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