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 capital city on those dates, it’s an event not to be missed! Come stay at boutique hotel in Barcelona’s centre and you can easily quite a few of the museums.

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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: from those that are purely for recreation and entertainment to the most competitive. If you choose to stay at our hotel in Poble Sec, you can get to the museum via an easy walk through the neighborhood.

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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 impressive Palacio Nacional de Montjuïc. But wait until you see inside. From our boutique hotel on Parallel, this museum is just a pleasant walk away. We’re waiting for you!

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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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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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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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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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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 when you can see the various shows in the open air. Still haven’t been there? When you stay at our boutique hotel close to Montjuic you will have this and many other prime Barcelona locations within reach.

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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 number of outdoor venues to enjoy once the good weather arrives. The Font Màgica de Montjuïc is one of those unmissable spots from which to enjoy a unique spectacle. If you are staying at our boutique hotel on Parallel, you will be just a stone’s throw away from this magical “must see.”

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