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A beautiful time lapse of the mountain of Montserrat

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Montserrat (Catalan for "serrated mountain", like the common handsaw) is the name of a peculiar and very beautiful mountain range near Barcelona were the famous monastery and art museums are located and which is one o...

Modernisme, a local version of Art Nouveau

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In the late 19th century, at the time of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, Barcelona was a bustling city in which architecture played a major role as an indicator of the social status of the then flourishing bourgeois...

Natural Park of the mountain of Montserrat

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Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona where a Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which host the Virgin Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian...

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation

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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the ex...

Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau

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Art from one of Catalonia’s most important art movements, the Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT) is the only museum that is dedicated exclusively to Catalan Art Nouveau. The museum, which opened in March 2011, is loc...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

CosmoCaixa (Science Museum)

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If you’re visiting Barcelona in the company of youngsters – say, between the ages of 4 and 14 – then a visit to CosmoCaixa is a must-do. And you’ll enjoy it too. In terms of both educational and entertainment value it...

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...

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...

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 ...

Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum)

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Since 1929, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona has built up a major collection of exhibits which are illustrative of Catalan seafaring culture and make it easier to understand the factors that influenced the country’s mar...

Museu de Cera (Wax Museum)

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The Museu de Cera de Barcelona (Wax Museum) provides an opportunity to meet over 300 personalities, both real and fictitious, from all periods of history. Against a backdrop of authentic sets, audiovisuals and realist...

Aeri del Port (cable car)

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The Aeri del Port (cable car) was designed to link the 1929 Universal Exhibition in Montjuïc with its seafaring section. However, works were not completed until 1931.During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), it was shut...

Zoo de Barcelona

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Over 7,000 animals from 400 different species live in Zoo de Barcelona located in Parc de la Ciutadella, south east of the Barri Gòtic area. A visit to the zoo becomes a living spectacle with inhabitants from around t...

Plaça del Rei

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Plaça del Rei (Spanish: Plaza del Rey, meaning "King's Square") is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona. The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major, the Saló del Tinell, the Pal...

Columbus Monument

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The Columbus Monument ("Colom" in Catalan, "Colón" in Spanish) which was dedicated in 1888 as part of the ceremonies marking the Universal Exhibition, stands at the end of La Rambla of Barcelona, near the sea. Take th...

Gaudí House-Museum at Parc Güell

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At the end of the 19th century, Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, after a stay in England, returned to Barcelona with the intention to build a garden city for the Catalan bourgeoisie, on the grounds of ...

Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta and the miniature steam train

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For grown-ups, the Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta is an area of urban woodland between Collserola hills and the city, a place where they can lose themselves and observe the wide variety of Mediterranean vegetation. Ore...

El Call (Jewish area)

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Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to ancient times. After 1391, Barcelona's Jewish community technically ceased to exist and its members were dispersed. The Catalan word "call" refers to the area where the Jews ...

A peek into Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

Aquàrium de Barcelona

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The Aquàrium de Barcelona  is an aquarium located in Port Vell, a harbor in Barcelona. The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species, and an 80-meter (260 ft) underwater tunnel. ...

Casa Milà (a.k.a. La Pedrera)

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Casa Milà (Catalan pronunciation: ['cah-sa mee-lah]), better known as La Pedrera (pronounced: [lah peh-dre-rah], meaning the 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during...

El Born Centre for Culture and Memory

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More information: El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria (or El Born Centre for Culture and Memory in English) is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our history. Below the cast-iron...

Palau Nacional

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The Palau Nacional, situated in Montjuïc, is a palace constructed between the years 1926 and 1929 for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia...

A tourist view of Parc Güell

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Parc Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 19...

Palau de la Virreina

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The Barcelona Culture Institute is a public body set up by Barcelona City Council to support and promote cultural activities in the city, including the programme of events at La Virreina Image Centre at Palau de la Vi...

Castell de Montjuïc

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Montjuïc Castle is a municipal facility located on a rocky terrace more than 170 metres above sea level, on top of Barcelona’s Montjuïc Mountain. Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress with a long history clos...

The Olympic and Sports Museum

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More information: http://www.museuolimpicbcn.cat/eng/home.asp Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6fMn4Ygtkg

Museu Blau of natural sciences

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More information: Museu Blau fact file Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbhOMxRfmpo

Fundació Joan Miró

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More information: http://www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org/?idioma=2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundaci%C3%B3_Joan_Mir%C3%B3 Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vaayenk9meY

Palau de la Música Catalana

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The Palau de la Música Catalana (Catalan Music Palace) Note the background singing of El Cant de la Senyera ("Song of the Senyera flag"), a composition for mixed chorus with music by composer Lluís Millet, lyrics b...

MACBA contemporary art museum

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More information: http://www.macba.cat/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Museum_of_Contemporary_Art https://vimeo.com/macba Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsKZSdGfrcM

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