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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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El Palau de la Música Catalana

14/09/2011

El Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exquisite Modernist tribute to Cataluña. Built by Lluís Doménech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908, the Palace opened on February 9th 1908 and was heralded as a triumph of Cataluñan Modernista Style. The building was originally created as the residence of the Orfeó Catalana, an important choral society dedicated to the preservation of native Catalan folk music, and now hosts concerts of all genres and styles as well as conferences, congresses and exhibitions.
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cinema

14/03/2011

Upload Cinema: Taking web videos to the big screen…

Upload Cinema is a film club that brings the best videos of the web to the big screen. Each month there’s is a new theme. The audience can submit films; an editorial team selects the best and compiles a ninety minutes program, which is screened at movie theatres and special venues. continue reading

pampering

10/03/2009

Because I’m worth it!

I have a hard life as a writer. (Cue violin sonata…) I woke up on Monday morning, put the cat on and the kettle out, and was rudely interrupted while reading the paper by a call from my boss demanding that I go investigate the city’s best Spas.

So I did.

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yoga

01/03/2009

Tense? Stressed out? Creaky?

Feel like indulging in a little tactile healing? Help is at hand: Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references to it cited in medical texts as far back as 4,000 years ago. Some of the recognized benefits of massage include: relaxation, soothing, healing, eased tension, stiffness, and pain, improved breathing, circulation and enhanced well-being. At its best, massage is widely accepted to restore and rejuvenate physical, mental and spiritual health.Barcelona has a great selection of highly-trained, affordable Engish-speaking massage practitioners.

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cine

10/02/2009

Look who’s talking. Original version cinemas in Barcelona

You never know, you might get bored wondering through all that history, exploring the many galleries or original clothes shops; you might get tired of drinking cortados and watching the world and its weirdos and wonderfuls go by; you never know, it might even rain. Fear not, Barcelona has an alternative pastime, and fortunately, it’s an alternative to watching beautiful films on the big screen doblado-ed badly into Spanish. The city has VO (version original) cinemas to suit all tastes, and many languages (but mostly English).

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