Fiestas de Santa Eulalia: Barcelona’s most important Winter celebration

The Fiestas de Santa Eulalia, considered Barcelona’s biggest winter festival, will take place from February 8th -12th. Despite the Winter cold, things will heat up with all the activities and events planned for the celebration. If you like public festivals, don’t miss out on this event, which will pack the streets of the Barrio Gótico with color and tradition. Looking for a place to stay? We encourage you to stay with us at our design hotel in Barcelona city centre, where you will feel right at home.

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Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos in Barcelona: schedule and fun facts

The Christmas season is in its final days, but one of the main events is still to come: la Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings’ Parade. In Barcelona they celebrate it to the máximum and over time the area has become an obligatory tourist attraction for visitors who are in the city during the beginning of January. Don’t have plans for January 5th 2020? Come join us at our boutique hotel close to Port Vell and enjoy one of the most magical days of the year in the company of your loved ones.

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Museu Marítim de Barcelona: a journey through Catalan maritime history

On the list of must-see museums in Barcelona, the Museu Marítim is a standout. It’s a space dedicated to sea-related Catalan history, so it’s sure to be a fascinating visit, especially if you have an interest in the topic. But even if you don’t think of maritime interest as an interest of yours, be assured that this museum will surprise you. Plus, its convenient location just a few minutes’ walk from our guesthouse on Parallel will convince you that it’s worth your time. Set aside a morning or afternoon to visit the Museu Marítim de Barcelona!

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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 to stay at boutique hotel on Parallel, a hotel located in a prime section of Barcelona where you’ll have everything you need close by.

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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 middle of the Poble Sec neighborhood, just a few minutes’ walk away from our boutique hotel in Poble Sec. Without a doubt, Barcelona is full of surprises!

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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 hotel in Barcelona and we guarantee you’ll have a truly special Christmas season.

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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 the proximity to our boutique hotel in Montjuic. It’s a visit you shouldn’t neglect if you find yourself in Barcelona for a few days. Do you need to hear more?

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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 for a visit to Barcelona and get to know a festival that is a truly immersive experience. At our boutique hotel on Parallel, we will give you the welcome you deserve.

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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 break from your work, if you want to go with your friend to have parties, if you’re travelling on your own or if you are on a business trip. It is the perfect place where you can lose yourself walking through the Old Quarters, while admiring the beautiful architecture.

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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 at one of his works. Art enthusiasts and anyone interested in the artistic and cultural aspect of Barcelona should be sure to visit this world-class museum: The Joan Miró Foundation. Lucky for you, our boutique hotel on Parallel is only 20 min walk away!
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