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Barcelona Blog

It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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48h openhousebcn: opening doors

Barcelona has long been known for its varied pastiche of architectural offerings. Modernist prodigies rub shoulders with roman relics, art nouveau sidles up to poker-faced gothic basilicas – even taking a stroll through Eixample and the old quarter will guide you through a rich tapestry of design and styles. continue reading



Brangulí was here

Josep Brangulí (1879 – 1945) accompanied Catalunya throughout monumental socio-political changes during the first half of the twentieth century. During his impressive career as a documentary photographer, Brangulí gave equal weight to the ordinary and everyday as he did to significant historical events. continue reading

Merce Festival


Mercè Festival

If you thought the summer season was beginning to wind down in Barcelona and everyone was preparing themselves for la vuelta al cole (that’s going “back to school” to you and I), you might need to see this first. continue reading



Mindleaps and funventions at the new miBa

On March 23, the brainchild of inventor Pep Torres will see the light in a brand new museum dedicated to the small, useful, useless, absurd and brilliant inventions.



Barcelona’s experimental music events

Sònar started out as something very different to the festival that folk who flock to it today consider it to be. For years it’s been considered the leading avant-garde and experimental festival in Europe and one of the best in the world.

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The Anarchy of Silence. Untill January 10, 2010

´He’s not a composer, but an inventor of genius´. – said Arnold Schönberg of his pupil, John Cage. You can judge for yourself this winter as the MACBA
presents the largest exhibition devoted to the composer since his death. continue reading



Sonar Festival 2009. June 18, 19 and 20, 2009

The start of summer in Barcelona looks like a postcard, smells like the ocean and sounds like… Sonar. Yes folks, time flies and The International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Arts is upon us again. Major names in electronica and rising stars destined for all tomorrow’s parties will mingle with around 80 thousand partygoers. Nobody in his or her right mind could have an excuse big enough to miss it! continue reading



De Cajón Flamenco Festival. January 9 – April 3, 2009

The fourth edition of this thumping, stomping, clapping, clacking festival will see 17 days of spectacular flamenco shows to warm your cockles this winter. Featured events include La Fiesta de PRK Cajón! is a flamenco contest hosted by Rubem Dantas and Lucky Losada.

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