Barcelona La Merce Festival

Posted on 23 Sep 2013 in barcelona events | 0 comments

Here we go again La Merce Festival is upon us. First celebrated in 1902 it is an event that takes place in September to say good-bye to the summer and welcome autumn. Well officially we have now autumn but it is really still summer here! Anyway another excuse for another party is always welcome! So […]

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Teatre Grec Festival Barcelona

Posted on 02 Jul 2013 in barcelona events | 0 comments

Once more the ‘Teatre Grec’ has opened its doors for Barcelona’s summertime outdoor cultural event throughout the month of July 2013. It is located on the foot of Montjuic mountain with some amazing views over Barcelona, a fabulous restaurant and a garden for a little stroll too. Highly recommended.

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Sant Joan Celebrations

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 in barcelona events | 0 comments

Yes it’s Sant Joan again the most magical fiesta of them all in Barcelona to celebrate the longest day of the year. The skies will come alive with fireworks and there will be some crazy beach parties not to be missed! The bars and clubs in Barcelona will be hosting special parties too. And of […]

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Posted on 04 Apr 2013 in Barcelona, Rental, The Apartment | 0 comments

In the past, visitors used to book themselves into hotels but times have changed in recent years. There is now also a pretty good choice of rented holiday apartments available in most international cities including Barcelona where tourism is flourishing and an industry that is beating the current recession against all odds. Barcelona has seen […]

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From London to Barcelona by train

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 in Barcelona, high speed train, London To Barcelona | 0 comments

Sometimes travelling by air can be a nerve-wrecking experience. Often there are massive check-in queues, security is a hassle, you get crammed into tiny seats and at times you can’t even take your hand luggage on board as I recently experienced. Travelling by train may be just a far better option worth considering. Only last […]

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Love Is In The Air

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 in Catalonia, Sant Jordi, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

The Barcelona or Catalan version of Valentine’s Day is called Sant Jordi and takes place on 23 April. It is a day for all the friends and lovers. Traditionally men give women roses and women give men books. As we now live in modern times anybody can be given a little present, even between friends […]

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Barcelona Marathon 2013

Posted on 15 Mar 2013 in Barcelona Marathon | 0 comments

The Barcelona or Marato de Barcelona takes place again in just over 2 weeks time on 17 March 2013. The start and finish are in Avinguda de la Reina Cristina near Plaza Espanya. Last year some 15,000 runners took part. This year an estimate 17,000 are expected as this marathon is now one of the most […]

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Rain in Spain?

Posted on 07 Mar 2013 in Barcelona, Rain, weather | 0 comments

It does not often rain in Spain or in Barcelona. Though it has been raining in recent days which is very welcome for mother nature before the long summer season is upon us again. So what can we do when visiting Barcelona and it happens to rain a bit? There is so much more to […]

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School of Sagrada Familia

Posted on 04 Mar 2013 in Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia | 0 comments

Antoni Gaudi constructed a school for the sons of the workers on the famous Sagrada Familia church in 1908 and 1909. It is now considered as one of the most important works by Gaudi. Sadly during the Spanish Civil War the building was burned down twice – in 1936 and again towards the end of the […]

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Easter Chicken Barcelona

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 in Barcelona, Easter | 0 comments

Very shortly Semana Santa or holy week is upon us again. Easter is very important in Spain as it is a quite catholic country. Barcelona, however, is a very modern and cosmopolitan city and celebrations are not quite the same as in other Spanish cities. Still it is important and there is a lot going […]

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