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New Year’s Eve party in Barcelona 2016

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Our city might not be as big as London, New York or Paris, nor our fireworks as spectacular as Singapore, Beijing or Tokyo, nor will they break any Guinness records like Dubai's, nor are we the first one to celebrate ...

Some say Catalans are cold and distant and far too serious…

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Catalans, who banned in disgust bullfighting in 2012 and whose sedate national dance, the sardana, is unruffled by passion, are serious, hardworking people. Some associate them with northern Europeans rather than with...

New Year’s Eve party in Barcelona 2013

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Our city might not be as big as London, New York or Paris, nor our fireworks as spectacular as Singapore, Beijing or Tokyo, nor will they break any Guinness records like Dubai's, nor are we the first one to celebrate ...

Sail on a historical vessel

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The Museum Marítim de Barcelona (Maritime Museum) is located by the waterfront in one of Barcelona’s finest landmark buildings: the Reials Drassanes, the medieval shipyards which are a unique example of civic Gothic a...

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...

Sonia’s Travels: Vespa Babes

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

Sonia’s Travels: Bikes, Beaches, and Beautiful People

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Video: © soniastravels Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iiwuPKQuSA

Sonia’s Travels: People Watching

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Join Sonia Gil for some great people watching at a hillside music festival in beautiful Barcelona. This city was a favorite of Dalí and Picasso, and their rebellious artistic spirit remains to this day. Video: © so...

Arabic baths & spa at El Born

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Do you feel stressed, tense or desire a total disconnection from the modern world? These ancient baths of Aire de Barcelona are the perfect relief for your mind, body and soul. Aire de Barcelona is an amazingly res...

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...

A typical calçotada in Valls

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What are many of your Catalan friends doing next Sunday? From November to April, chances are they are meeting for a calçotada, a traditional party consisting mainly of eating calçots, that is, sweet onions typical fro...

Catalan-English: language lesson one!

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Catalan is a Romance language spoken by about 12 million people. It is the official language of Andorra and an official language, along with Spanish, in Catalonia (Catalunya), Valencia (Comunitat Valenciana) and the B...

Running at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona

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Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiAhijf234E

Moving around Barcelona

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This is a video from 2009, mind the prices mentioned are obsolete. More information: Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (TMB) Metro network Zones Tickets and fares Other videos: Getting your bea...

Summer clothes in Barcelona

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Barcelona's clothes to wear (and not to wear) for you to blend with the locals -if you want to! There are clear advantages to respecting the dress code here in Barcelona, namely improved safety (not easy to single ...

Etiquette tips for Barcelona

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More information: Video: © geobeats Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8IaZRp8nt8

Shopping with style at Passeig de Gràcia

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More information: Passeig de Gràcia fact file http://www.paseodegracia.com/en/shopping-en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passeig_de_Gr%C3%A0cia,_Barcelona http://www.02b.com/en/notices/2012/12/barcelona_s_golden_...

How to make pa amb tomàquet

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Pa amb tomàquet (Catalan pronunciation: [pam-two-mah-cat], literally in English: "Bread with tomato") is a simple and typical recipe in Catalonia, Aragon and Majorca. Pa amb tomàquet consists of bread — optionally ...

Summer arts and music festivals

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More information: http://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en (around end of May) http://static.sonar.es/sonar-around-the-world.html (in June) http://grec.bcn.cat/en (July and August) http://www.theproject.es/en/fest...

From the airport to the city

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This is a video from 2009, mind the prices mentioned are obsolete. There's also a third alternative, which is taking public transportation, either train from Terminal 2 to Sants or Passeig de Gràcia stations or bus...

Weather in winter in Barcelona

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Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wMg_URky54

Fer el pica-pica

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Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xOBwntOKc4

Getting your bearings in Barcelona

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For more information: Neighbourhoods Metro network Map of the city Public transportation in Barcelona Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqxvkm-V5yg

Beach manual for tourists

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More information: Practical map of the beaches Other videos: Beaches in Barcelona La Barceloneta beach Nudist beach in Barcelona Life's a beach Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.c...

How to purchase a T-10 travelcard in the metro

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Buying tickets from an automated vending machine located in any metro station. NOTE that if you pay with a credit card, the machine requires a PIN. You're better off choosing the T-10 travelcard (a single physical ...