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 city. We’re talking about Arenas de Barcelona, where you’ll find some of the leading brands in fashion, accessories, and services. If you like shopping or simply would like to see an an unusual mall, this is the place for you! 

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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 festival full of tradition, in which bonfires, the beach, and sweets all play starring roles. We encourage you to come stay at our central boutique hotel in Barcelona to experience this event a little differently, but of course unforgettably.

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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 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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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 an even more festive atmosphere. Planning to visit Barcelona around then? We encourage you to stay with us at our hotel close to Ciutat Vella that allows you to comfortable reach all the events.

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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 stay at our central boutique hotel in Barcelona, a stupendous place to stay located in the perfect place to get a deeper understanding of the traditions connected to this celebration.

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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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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 to know so you don’t miss out. From Casa Vaganto, welcome to Barcelona and we hope you have a magical Carnaval!

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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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