• Gràcia neighbourhood – The bohemian barrio in Barcelona

    The Gràcia neighbourhood has an undeniable “small town” feel although it is a rather big melting pot of bohemian lifestyle and hippy culture. There is one thing that really comes to mind when you think of Gràcia and that is plazas, there is an abundance in this neighbourhood.

     

    Plaça del Sol is the most central square […]

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  • Discover Barcelona’s El Born neighbourhood

    El Born neighbourhood of Barcelona offers something for everyone, from historical and architectural sights to unique and individual boutique shops, surrounded by a plethora of great cafes and restaurants it is easy to lose yourself in the winding backstreets of this old-town area.

     
    Arts and shopping in El Born neighbourhood
    Creativity is normally what comes to mind […]

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  • Sants Alive! Barcelona’s ‘undiscovered’ neighbourhood

    When visitors to Barcelona think ‘Sants’ neighbourhood they conjure up images of the city’s main train station; the departure point for the high-speed AVE train and others to the rest of Spain. But there is much more to this lively and colourful barrio.

     

    To say that Barcelona Sants is an area of contrasts in an understatement. […]

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  • Sant Antoni neighbourhood – Barcelona’s new hub!

    Sant Antoni is a neighbourhood in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Its non-official centre, the marketplace of the same name was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and built between 1872 and 1882. It is one of the oldest and most popular in the city, known for the secondhand bookstalls that surround the building on Sunday mornings.

    Sant Antoni location
    Sant Antoni is bounded by  […]

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  • Best food markets in Barcelona

    Barcelona is well known for having some of the world’s best food markets, with each city neighbourhood having its own special place where locals go to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, local cheeses and olive oils. Often housed in impressive historic buildings they are worth a visit not only to pick up some […]

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  • Cooking classes in Barcelona

    A cooking class in Barcelona on traditional Catalan and Spanish recipes is a great way to learn something new (or polish up your skills), meet new people and take a bit of local knowledge home with you. As a city alive with gastronomic delights and wonderful local produce from the land and sea Barcelona is the […]

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  • Sushi and the City – Where to eat raw fish in Barcelona

    Paella is great and who can resist a succulent hunk of salt-roasted cod? But during Barcelona’s hot and humid days (and nights) sushi better suits our seafood cravings.

     

    Sushi and Japanese food, in general, has long had a healthy presence in Barcelona’s restaurant scene. The city’s new wave of chefs are heavily influenced by Japanese techniques […]

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  • Top 5 hotel rooftop bars in Barcelona

    Hotel Omm
    Perfectly located on Paseo de Gracia by La Pedrera and Casa Batllo this rooftop bar hosts views of some of Barcelona’s main sights, including the lights of Montjuic. The pool is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel, however, the bar is open to Barcelona from 7.30pm until midnight. It makes the ideal haunt […]

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  • The riveting Raval district, Barcelona

    Located downtown, next to the gothic district, Raval is an underground district with a variety of up and coming restaurants, bars and cafes in addition to art and cultural gems such as the pivotal MACBA museum and the CCCB museum. We love this area because there is a wonderful element of surprise with pop-up places, new design […]

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  • Vintage furniture stores with charm in Barcelona

    Affordable vintage designer furniture in Barcelona can be found in a variety of specialised stores throughout the city. It is hard to believe that such finds were once a rarity, as now there is a fab selection of places to pick up gems, some of which have been restored and others at brilliant prices that […]

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  • Introducing Poble Sec – Barcelona’s New Hipster Hood

    This is how it goes: a neighbourhood, generally close to the city centre, lies off-the-radar for decades. It may have once had its glory days, but the sparkle has long since lost its sheen until a new generation see the potential in the faded grandeur, charm in the strong community spirit.

     

    Such is the case of […]

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  • Mighty mountain Montserrat

    With the drop in temperature and the beach now being a distant memory, places like Montserrat make an ideal day trip from Barcelona. The views from this beautiful and unusual mountain are simply phenomenal and make it one of Barcelona’s most quirky and striking landmarks. The summit of Montserrat is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) […]

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