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Opera house: Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. In contrast...

A visit to Casa Amatller

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This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by architect Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block kno...

Human statues in La Rambla

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La Rambla (or Les Rambles in plural in Catalan) is one of the landmark streets of Barcelona although not all visitors know that is actually five different streets: Rambla de Canaletes - the site of the Font de Canalet...

Calella de Palafrugell

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Calella de Palafrugell consists of a series of pretty coves strung out like pearls behind a fishing village, with whitewashed arches on the promenade providing a very relaxing holiday environment. Fishing boats are pu...

Bateau Lune: more than a toystore

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In a world where kids are growing up quickly Bateau Lune offers a range of natural wooden and creative toys that inspire children to experiment with their creativity and imaginations. Bateau Lune invites you to come i...

Food tours – Finding Oriol Llavina’s Penedès

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We like good food and we like good drink. A lot. And we also want you to enjoy the gastronomy of Barcelona and Catalonia in a vibrant, passionate manner. That’s why we suggest non-touristic food tours, wine tastings, ...

Mercat de Santa Caterina

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From the Barcelona Cathedral, an undulating, brightly coloured roof catches our eye. Attracted like insects to a colourful flower, we approach to discover a food market below the roof: the Santa Caterina Market. The o...

The food markets in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the few cities in the world to have a network of markets distributed in such a way that every neighbourhood has a market. Beyond the contribution they make to the quality of life of citizens as pro...

Recipes: xocolata amb xurros

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Xurros (Catalan, churros in Spanish), pronounced "shoe-roos"  is a fried-dough pastry— predominantly choux—based snack. Xurros are popular in Catalonia, in some other regions of Spain, France, the Philippines, Portuga...

DeliShop: world cooking basics

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This place great tip if you love cooking international recipes at home, but can’t seem to find some of the ingredients because they are odd here (never mind how popular they are in other latitudes). I’m talking about ...

Barceloneta Bikes: sunshine, the beach and… Fixie!

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Barceloneta Bikes: Sunshine, the beach and... Fixie! The neighbourhood of Barceloneta has a shop-workshop specialising in these types of bicycles. Liven up and create your own vehicle! More information: http://w...

Kimök: at tea time, yoghourt with blackberries and…

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It's natural, contains little pieces of kiwi, toasted cereal flakes and crushed peanuts, and is finished off with a thin layer of cocoa cream. Kimök yoghourts are a vice! Valeria and Maria test out the imaginative ski...

Lukumas: Greek-style doughnuts, glazed and infused!

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Ring-shaped or the Berlin option, filled with raspberry jam or a chocolate topping. Choose what you like but for sure you will be surprised by the taste of lukumas, what we know as doughnuts here. That's because Petro...

Ramonas Barcelona: gadgets and cycle chic things

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Saddlebags marked the beginning of Ramonas Barcelona, a little shop in the Born dedicated to urban cycling. Here you’ll find almost anything you can think of to make riding on two wheels more comfortable, such as the ...

Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum)

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Once upon a time, the whole of Catalonia reeked of motorbike factories! The Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum) houses 70 of the most distinctive models produced in Catalonia from the 1920s to the present day. Mor...

Restaurant La Paradeta

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A popular seafood restaurant with a unique way of ordering food. I’m a seafood monster – mussels, crab, clams, prawns, lobster, octopus, squid – I love it all. You won’t find a better place to enjoy well-prepared seaf...

Torre Bellesguard

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The Casa Bellesguard stands at the foot of the Collserola Ridge, on a site which boasts magnificent views of Barcelona. The building’s medieval past inspired Gaudí when he designed this innovative, but essentially neo...

You can’t leave without trying it once!

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Mark Bittman (NYTimes) travels to Barcelona, where he bites into one of the greatest sandwiches in the world: an Iberian cured ham sandwich. Although he specifically talks about Café Viena (there are several establish...

Parc de l’Estació del Nord

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Apart from being large and sunny, the Estació del Nord (North station) park is also a notable piece of land-art, which has been designed around an enormous blue ceramic sculpture that stands upright in the middle of a...

Over 100 years offering knives in the Plaça del Pí

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"Solingen, Paris, Barcelona". As its label suggests, the famous Ganiveteria Roca, located in the Plaça del Pí at the heart of the old town in Barcelona, has brought together for over 100 years the finest cutting tools...

Touring… like a local

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There is no video for this post but we wanted to present this magnificent website maintained by people who live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favorite spots, and ke...

The Three Kings Parade

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The Three Kings Parade ('Cavalcada del Reis Mags' in Catalan, or 'Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos' in Spanish) is a special event for children celebrated in January. Every year, Their Majesties get together and make a gr...

Neichel Restaurant

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A local favorite for the past 30 years, this French/Mediterranean fusion restaurant serves up the finest cuisine using only fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. With meals slow cooked and perfected by owner/head ch...

Shopping in Gràcia

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Gràcia is indeed a special neighbourhood in Barcelona, no other neighbourhood better encapsulates traditional charm and vibrant modernity. Formerly a separate village, it now forms the core of the Barcelona’s 6th dist...

El Tramvia Blau (the Blue Tram)

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Discover the last romantic tram in the city. The Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram) is the most beautiful and natural way to access Tibidabo, whether the amusement park or the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Tibidabo. Su...

Los Caracoles

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One of Barcelona's most cherished and celebrated restaurants: Los Caracoles. Founded in 1835, this family-run establishment located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter started out as a specialty market, selling...

48H Open House Barcelona: the Torre Girona

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The 48H Open House Festival represents a unique opportunity to enjoy architectural experiences related to a city's history. The event, started some years ago in London, is now celebrated in over 15 cities around the w...

Foooooooood!

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Yummy!.... where at?... at Mercat de la Boqueria, the single best "open air" market I've ever been to. Located at La Rambla 89, it is easy to find. Ask anyone or just follow the buzz. The path is well worn - the marke...

Museum of the History of Catalonia: the memory of a country

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The aim of the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia) is to showcase the history of Catalonia as a shared heritage, to preserve key objects from the history of Catalonia, and to help the co...

Cantada d’Havaneres in Calella de Palafrugell

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The Cantada d'Havaneres (Singing of Havaneres Festival) in the picturesque coastal town of Calella de Palafrugell, in La Costa Brava, is a festival of traditional sea shanties brought back from Cuba by Catalan sailors...

How to prepare Rom Cremat

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On July 16th, many Catalan coastal towns celebrate the Virgin Carme festivity. This video shows the celebration at Port d'Aiguadolç in Sitges. This virgin is the protector of fishermen and sailors from the harshness o...

Relaxing at Nova Mar Bella Beach: music and sun

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A wonderful afternoon at the Chiringuito Mochima Bar in Nova Mar Bella Beach in Barcelona! Chiringuito Mochima hosts a free beach party every Sunday from June to November. It's also the place where labels such as Minu...

Things to do at late evening in Barcelona

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One thing you will soon learn about Barcelona is it's a city that doesn't sleep. Catalans eat late, drink late and go out very late. At the weekend don't be surprised if night clubs are pretty much empty until at leas...

A traveller’s view of Girona

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Welcome to Girona. This charming Catalan city is barely an hour from Barcelona and the Costa Brava, yet it receives nowhere near the number of tourists these busy centres draw. If you're traveling here, good for you; ...

Welcome to Barcelona!

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More information: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/ http://www.bcn.cat/english/laciutat/barcelona/welcome.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona http://wikitravel.org/en/Barcelona http://www.flickr.com/photo...

Miniature Catalonia Park

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Catalunya en miniatura is a miniature park inaugurated in 1983 in Torrelles de Llobregat, 17 km from Barcelona. With 60.000 square meters, 35.000 of them devoted to the scale models, it is one of the largest miniature...

Towns and villages of the Costa Brava

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A photo tour by several towns and villages of the Costa Brava. How to get there from Barcelona Video: © chaya1331 Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eezGHNv0hwg

El Bosc Animat in Torrelles de Llobregat

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Live the amazing experience of discovering the forest in a different way, the incomparable adventure of moving between the trees using ropes and other apparatus. A place where you can enjoy yourself without risks and ...

Vic

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Located right in the center of Catalonia, Vic represents the spirit of Catalan rural life. The central square of Vic is one of the most famous symbols of the Catalan imaginary, while the Vic Cathedral is placed at the...

Mercat Medieval in Vic

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Mercat Medieval de Vic is a medieval fair, one of the biggest in Catalonia. The streets of the old town travel back in time to the Middle Ages, getting crowded by artisans, merchants and some theatre play that will su...