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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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La Geganteta – not your average kids hair salon

La Geganteta Kids Hair Salon in Gràcia, is what happens when you pair a children’s haven with hairdressers. You will never have to worry about your little one(s) getting upset about wanting to go and get their hair cut, as play is incorporated throughout the space, keeping their mini clients entertained. The waiting room is full of puzzles, toys and books and even has a Wii!

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Visit Barcelona’s New Design Museum

You might have seen us at the last two editions at Eat Street and quite possibly at Encants market looking for vintage finds. We must admit, we’ve been over Glories more than often as of late. Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is a new reason to go, acting as a pinnacle to what is fast becoming a creative hub.

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Cook like a local in Barcelona

Ok, admittedly it might not be for everyone as you are on holiday after all but there is something in meeting new people and going home with a new recipe for that next dinner party. Barcelona boasts the city, sea and mountains, giving you lots of wonderful local produce and types of dishes that you can rustle up. Let’s face it, the city is quite a magnet when it comes to gastronomy too, so why not visit a local market (stallholders are often super friendly), stock up on ingredients and learn something new. There are a variety of schools that offer cooking classes, each have their own style of cooking, interiors and flair. In this post we are going to share a few favourites.

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Barcelona views


Top 5 places to enjoy Barcelona views

Seeing Barcelona from above is a must in this city. With all the range of architecture from the Modernista buildings in Eixample, to the modern Torre Agbar, Gothic Barcelona Cathedral and the way they are sprawled across the city in a grid system before meeting the sea – it is all quite spectacular! So we have put together a few of our favourite places to enjoy the incredible vistas.

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Barcelona beaches – Gavà mar

Gavà Mar is approximately 15 km south of Barcelona just past the airport and is about 20 minutes from Barcelona by car or 40 minutes by public bus. The beach at Gavá Mar starts from near the Barcelona airport and extends to join the beach at Castelldefels.  There is no railway station at Gavá Mar, but take bus number L95 from bus stop on street Ronda de la Universitat next by Plaza Catalunya, which gets you there in about 40 minutes.

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Barcelona beaches – Ocata

Sure there’s Barcelona’s Barceloneta beach but when you feel like venturing a little further out we suggest you head over to Ocata. It is approximately 20 minutes away from Plaça Catalunya and is long stretch of golden sandy beach. Unlike the city beach, you can find a nice little space to relax, and you’re more likely to find yourself surrounded by locals. Ocata is quiet, pristine and very flat, with plenty of space.

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Plom Gallery – an art gallery for children

We just love an art gallery and Barcelona seems to be filled with plenty of independent and small gallery spaces in every nook the city seems to have. Plom gallery is one of the latest additions to the others that reside on Carrer Sèneca in the Gràcia neighbourhood, with a focus on introducing art to children.  They sell original and limited edition paintings, and some impressive colourful illustrations.

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Day trip from Barcelona – Girona and Costa Brava

Girona is a beautiful medieval town that charmingly connects the old quarters and new town. Many visit this part of Catalonia for it’s luscious green scapes where one can easily go cycling or hiking through the countryside. It is also a classic pitstop for those that intend to spend some time in the Costa Brava region to relax on sandy beaches and bask in the sun. It is also a fair medium if you wish to visit the Dalí museum in Figueres, a recommended trip whilst in Barcelona.

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Barcelona hairdresser – Scissors of LDN

Hair salons – some just love going to get their tresses trimmed and cared for, whilst  just the thought fills others with dread. Sometimes it’s the overall environment, clinical aspect of it all or the simple fact that you would just prefer to be in the comfort of your own home.

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Independent and art house films at Zumzeig Cinema

We are going to get straight to it, Zumzeig is a new cinema due to open this week. Built entirely from the ground up, this space will screen a diverse range of non-commercial films such as American independent films, documentaries, art house films, and video art all in the original languages with subtitles. The new hall, which will have 70 seats and bistro, will exhibit an average of 5 weekly movies distributed in about 20 countries.

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