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TV Documentary: Costa Barcelona

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Technically Costa del Maresme, as referred to by locals, albeit the popularity of the city Barcelona nearby has ultimately transformed its name in the tourism circuits and it's internationally now better known as Cost...

Bagà

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Bagà is a small village in the Catalan Pyrenees. The village has a medieval origin and retains its old charm. Bagà is located in the north of the Alt Bergueda comarca (county), and is considered to be the historical c...

Baixada de Torxes at the ski slopes

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Tradition says that the first San Silvestre race was held in 1925 in São Paulo. It was inspired on an old French custom which consisted of races celebrated on the night of New Year, and that's why participants used to...

Baixada de Falles at the Pyrenees

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The popular tradition of the baixada de falles (running of the falles), a sort of march from the mountains to the town carrying a flaming torch, is a traditional festival of many towns at the Alta Ribagorça, Pallars J...

Andorra, the Pyrenean Country

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While Andorra is not in Catalonia, we thought it might be also interesting to consider when visiting Catalonia as its proximity and beauty makes it a very compelling place to visit. Andorra is a small country in so...

Winter Festival in Castelldefels

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The Festa Major Hivern i Fira Medieval Castrum Fidelis is celebrated in Castelldefels, a small coastal town 15km. (12mi.) from Barcelona, very easily reachable by commuter train. During the festa major (town festival)...

A private visit to singular buildings in Barcelona

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You have the opportunity to visit singular buildings in the city, ie. Palau Moxó, a palace built in 1770, on the bases of an ancient palace from the 13th Century. It was the most important private residency in Barcelo...

Visiting the mussels’ farms at the delta of the Ebre river

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If you're looking for a different experience on your next trip to Catalonia, put on your list a visit to the seafood farms at the Ebre river delta. The industry of harvesting mussels, clams and oysters in the south of...

Manresa, a over a thousand years of history

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Manresa, located in the geographic centre of Catalonia, is an industrial area with textile, metallurgical, and glass industries. The houses of Manresa are arranged around the basilica of Santa Maria de la Seo. Saint I...

Montblanc & Medieval Week of Sant Jordi

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Montblanc is the capital of the comarca (county) of Conca de Barberà, 40km north of Tarragona. Its name, White Mountain in English, was originally due to a lack of green vegetation, the town today, set amidst lush vin...

Museu del Ferrocarril in Vilanova i la Geltrú

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The Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway Museum) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (50' train ride from Barcelona) is one of the most important centres devoted to trains in the South of Europe. A museum showing...

L’Ametlla de Mar

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L’Ametlla de Mar is located on the southern end of  the Costa Daurada, near the Terres de l'Ebre about 45 minutes drive from Reus airport and it's also reachable by train from Barcelona (1h45'). The principal industry...

The pyromusical of La Mercè 2014

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La Mercè is Barcelona's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city's patroness saint, Mercè: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won't want to miss. It's celebrated for five days nearly at the end...

“Festa del Cel” Airshow

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La Festa al Cel (Catalan for 'sky festival') is a show of speed, expertise, and technology that brings together more than 300.000 people every year to the beaches of the city. It marks the closing act to the city fest...

La Mercè Festival 2014

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La Mercè is Barcelona’s biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city’s patron saint: concerts, traditions and family activities that you won’t want to miss. This year (2014) is celebrated between September 19th and...

La Diada, 11 sept 2014: Catalan National Day

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Sept. 11th marks a far older tragedy for Catalans -- the day in 1714, amid the War of Spanish Succession, when Catalan forces holding out in Barcelona succumbed to the Franco-Spanish (Castilian) forces of the Bourbon ...

What Catalan National Day means?

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On September 11th, 1714, after a thirteen-month siege, the city of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, fell into the hands of French and Spanish (Castilian) troops in what would be the final episode in the Spanish War of...

Catalonia: The future is another country

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Matthew Tree conference celebrated in 2010, intended to explain Catalonia to a group of American students: how he discovered Catalonia and the experiences he had while living with Catalans. He also reviews the main fa...

Why does Catalonia want to become independent?

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Have you heard of a place called Catalonia?... maybe Barcelona does ring a bell. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a small nation over 1000 years old located in the north east of Spain. In 711, the Muslim army...

Training to become a ‘casteller’

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We're in Barcelona to learn about the art of human castles. In this video, we meet the Castellers de Barcelona who explain the culture and tradition behind the sport and why it has become a passion for so many in the ...

The gardens at Palau Robert: a little oasis in the city

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This is a really good year-round spot to chill out. Given its location at the junction of Passeig de Gracìa and Diagonal it’s surprisingly quiet and peaceful. In the cooler months it’s a good place to check out an exh...

Gaudí Experience in 4D

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Take an interactive and 4D journey through the creative universe of this genius of Modernist Architecture at Gaudí Experiència  and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language. Gaudí ...

The Gaudí Centre, interpreting the genius mind in Reus

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Reus, near Tarragona, is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of Brandy. Today it is a bustling town that spans 59km2 and has 100,537 inhabitants. It's also the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, the ge...

Ave Maria sung by L’Escolania de Montserrat (boys choir)

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More information: http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/montserrat/ Video: © EscolaniaMontserrat Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Vaasx4r_s

Fundació Fran Daurel

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The Fran Daurel private collection focuses mainly on Catalan art, comprising works by major artists such as Dalí, Guinovart, Ràfols-Casamada, Cuixart, Tàpies, Barceló, Plensa, Millares and Picasso. The latest addit...

If you like art museums, Articket is your pass

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The Articket BCN is a single ticket to visit several art museums in Barcelona. It is valid for three months after first use; within this time you can visit any of the participating museums once. The ticket is also val...

The Train of the Lakes

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Come to see the unspoiled less touristy side of Catalonia! Between the months of April and October a vintage train plies the route through the loveliest natural landscapes in the area of Lleida: El Tren dels Llacs ...

Club Atlàntida Barcelona Beach Club

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The biggest club in town, with two dance floors and a big swimming pool. Full programme of summer parties and events with resident and guest DJs. Info for clubbing: 18yo is the legal age to be considered a full...

Plaça Sant Jaume

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_Sant_Jaume Tourist information Centre Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJAvJhpWFag

Barcelona, a DIY walking tour

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A walking tour around the city of Barcelona during a period of a few days. I hope that you enjoy this virtual trip of lovely Barcelona. I highly recommended this travel destination! Video: © GlobeTrotterAlpha Sour...

Sonia’s Travels: Vespa Babes

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Video: © soniastravels Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKmr6Ruz1kg

Sant Pau in Barcelona, Europe’s largest Art Nouveau Site

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The former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) in the neighborhood of El Guinardó, Barcelona, is a complex built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan modernist ar...

Aqualeon: a safari tour and a water park, all in one!

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Aqualeon has a wide variety of water park rides for the whole family, as well as a safari, the latter can be enjoyed on the Safari Bus from which you can see up close: lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, bears and jagu...

Active tourism at Terres de l’Ebre: a nature lover’s paradise

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At Terres de l'Ebre, south of Catalonia, there are a variety of natural areas suitable for active tourism and adventure trekking, canyoning, climbing and observation, among others. The idea of discovery which is al...

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia

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The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC) features a permanent exhibition of archaeological relics which illustrate the evolution of Catalonia and its surrounding area from prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages. ...

Barcelona GO!

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Barcelona, in a privileged position at the shores of the Mediterranean, it is the capital of Catalonia, a small nation over 1000 years old which is now part of Spain. Two languages are spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, th...

Poble Espanyol

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The Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuïc, in the city of Barcelona. It was constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona...

Catifes de Flors (floral carpets) in Sitges

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The Corpus Christi Festival is one of the prettiest events in Sitges. The streets of the town covered in murals made from flower petals as part of a long standing tradition. On Saturday evening the preparations begin....

European Balloon Festival in Igualada

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The European Balloon Festival takes place during the first fortnight of July in Igualada, 60km west from Barcelona, for four days (Thursday to Sunday) more than fifty hot air balloons fly the skies of this rural area ...

Dinner under the stars at the space observatory

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The Dinners at the Fabra Observatory are one of the unmissable events in Barcelona’s summer season. The activity takes place at the Fabra Observatory during summer months and combines scientific outreach, astronomical...