Montjuic Castle

The Montjuic Castle, or Castell de Montjuïc as it is said in Catalan, is an important figure in the Catalan history. It lies on top of Montjuic hill, a mountain that offers a great variety of sights and activities to do in Montjuic. Around and on the mountain, you can find as well restaurants, bars, beautiful gardens, informative museums, and different accommodation options like the beautiful Casa Vaganto boutique hotel. If you are curious about the great castle, then keep reading and be allured. Read More

El Molino Barcelona, the Moulin Rouge Theatre on Parallel

El Molino is a well-known art space concept in Barcelona. It is a wonderful venue full of joy, laughter, and spectacles from the many events and concerts hosted there. Located right in front of our Boutique Hotel on Parallel Avenue, in the quarter of Poble Sec, a bustling neighbourhood full of cafes, restaurants, viewpoints, and offers many things to do. In short, El Molino is a great way to spend the afternoons and evenings in Barcelona. If you are interested and want to know more, then keep reading and scroll down below. Read More

Botanical Gardens Barcelona

The mountain of Montjuic offers many beautiful gardens, full of fresh air, flowers, cacti, and much more. Because of these gardens that you can find in Montjuic, including the Botanical Gardens of Barcelona, the mountain is referred to as the green lung of the city of Barcelona. From our boutique hotel Casa Vaganto, it is only an approximate 10-minute walk to the Botanical garden! What more could someone want? 

If you are curious about the botanical garden and what they offer, then keep reading to find out more.

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Montjuic Museums Barcelona

On the Montjuic Hill in the wonderful city of Barcelona, there are many museums. In this article, we take a look at all of those different museums you can visit while strolling in the hill. If you happen to stay close to the area, like our Casa Vaganto boutique hotel, which is very conveniently located in the Poble Sec neighborhood, you will find many of these museums at a very short walk distance. See below for the list of museums and all other things that are in this blog. 
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What to do in Montjuic

Being the birthplace of the city Barcelona, Montjuic Mountain is one of the most important places in the city that offer a great diversity of activities you can do, being delighted with the breathtaking panoramic views of the city. At our beautiful boutique hotel, we’re very lucky to be located at its foot in ParallelPoble Sec, with direct access to the teleferic or a short stroll to the main sites this mountain offers.

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Poble Sec Bars

Feel like grabbing a drink?

When wanting to go to good bars, the lively quarter of Poble Sec is the place to be. At our Boutique Hotel Casa Vaganto we are lucky to be placed in the trendiest neighbourhood of the city. Whether you are searching for a bar to have a quick drink, have a bite at a restaurant, appreciate some live music, or just have a pause from wandering around the surroundings of Barcelona, you have come to this neighbourhood. In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about the most popular Poble Sec bars.

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Activities in Parallel

The Avinguda Parallel, also called the little Broadway Avenue and Avenue of the Theatres, as you can find many theatres and some clubs where to attend a play, a concert or party all night long, is one of the main arteries of the city. Officially opened in 1894, it is a big multicultural avenue where you find great entertainment, cultural and gastronomical offers for its citizens and Barcelona’s visitors. And the best part is that you won’t have to walk very far from our beautiful boutique hotel since we’re conveniently located in its avenue’s heart.

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Poble Sec Restaurants

Undecided on where to eat in Poble Sec? We’re lucky that our beautiful hotel boutique is right in the trendiest neighborhood of the city, where you can find multiple varieties of delicious edible options. In this blog post, we present you with our best restaurant picks to suggest you ideas on where to grab a bite in our area.

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Carrer Blai Tapas and Restaurants

Perhaps the most famous dishes from Spanish cuisine, there is no place like Carrer Blai for Tapas and Pintxos, a must-try when visiting Barcelona. Just one minute away from our beautiful boutique hotel, the tapas and pintxos street, Carrer Blai is a street where you find so many tapas restaurants where they serve you these delicious meals. You know when it’s good when it’s full of local people that go there and have an aperitif with a drink or vermouth at a really cheap price!

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Christmas at Poble Espanyol

Right after the Halloween holidays, the Christmas spirit starts to invade us, with stores putting up the decorations and offering the traditional seasonal sweets. At the same time, the street lights are hanging, waiting to lighten up the cold winter nights. Some people think every year comes earlier and should go one holiday at a time. If you love the most magical season of the year, you’re probably in the best city to spend this year’s holidays. Poble Espanyol will become a giant advent calendar to make this year’s the most magical Christmas of all!

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