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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Grec Festival de Barcelona: 5 Reasons the 43rd Edition is not to be Missed

2019 will mark the 43rd Grec Festival de Barcelona. Every summer this event, which brings together theater, music, dance, and the circus, once again dominates the calendars of both locals and visitors. The foremost cultural event for the capital city is coming once again to bring a breath of fresh air with its original offerings

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Barcelona’s Teatre Grec: an unexpected open-air theater on a mountain in Montjuïc

The best thing about Barcelona is that it is full of unexpected treasures. You can find these lesser-known corners just by keeping your eyes open, but they are nevertheless surprising. This is the case for the Teatre Grec, located on the top of Mount Montjuïc. This theater is a true discovery, especially on summer nights

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Font Màgica de Montjuïc): an unmissable spectacle of water and light

Now that summer is just around the corner, it seems that people are more inclined to be out and about on the streets. This is even more likely when we’re talking about a dynamic city like Barcelona that’s always buzzing. The Ciudad Condal, another name by which Barcelona is known in Spanish, offers an unlimited

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The ultimate guide to go for Tapas and Vermut in Poble Sec

The fondness to go for tapas and accompany them with a vermouth has settled permanently in many neighbourhoods of Barcelona. One of them is Poble Sec, so you do not have to go far from our design boutique hotel on Parallel to be able to join this tradition. In this increasingly dynamic district, it is

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Mirador de Montjuïc: the best panoramic view of Barcelona

To enjoy Barcelona from the heights, nothing better than going to one of the many viewpoints that are in the Catalan capital. From any of them, it is possible to admire the city from a bird’s-eye view and its main monuments, as if they were pieces of a perfect model. One of the most special

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Coni’s Favourite Places in Barcelona

This month, Coni, collaborator at our boutique hotel in Poble Sec, is sharing her favorite spots in Barcelona. Some great tips from our lovely team!

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