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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 ...

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...

What exactly is a Festa Major -the town’s craziest block party- ?

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A Festa Major (roughly translated as The Major Festival) is a sort of annual street party celebrated in most cities, neighbourhoods, towns and villages throughout Catalonia. Each one of them has its own festa major an...

NatuPark, an adventure park for the whole family

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Natupark is situated in 3 hectares of pine forest in Cerdanyola del Vallès, 20 km. (12 mi.) from Barcelona and is reachable by train (plus a short walk!). It  also features 4 swimming pools and a restaurant. With wood...

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...

Port Aventura amusement park

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Port Aventura is a theme park and a resort located 100 km. (62 mi.) south of Barcelona, in Salou, on the Costa Daurada. It attracts around 4 million visitors per year making it the most visited theme park in Spain and...

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...

MIBA, museum of inventions

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The Miba (Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona, the Barcelona Museum of Ideas and Inventions) is conveniently located at the heart of the city, in the centre of the Barri Gòtic, near Plaça Sant Jaume. Don't expect ...

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...

Nit dels Museus (Museum Night)

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La Nit dels Museus (Museum Night) is an initiative promoted by the European Council in which more than 3000 museums from over 40 countries participate. Initially originated in France. It has been held in Barcelona ...

Saló del Manga, an anime and manga convention

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The Saló del Manga de Barcelona is an international exhibition featuring, as always, the best and most representative pieces from the world of Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture in general. For the second year runn...

Grec Arts and Music Festival

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The Grec Arts and Music Festival of Barcelona is an international theatre, dance, music and circus festival celebrated in July. Over the course of its history, the festival has become not only the major summer att...

Piknic Electronic Barcelona Festival

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Piknic Electronic is about enjoying  a day at the park listening to great DJ music on Sunday afternoons and evenings in Barcelona. Piknic Electronic is an outdoor open air electronic music and picnic festival for the ...

Recipes: homemade Catalan Easter cake

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The Mona de Pasqua (Easter cake) is a sweet pastry typical of Catalonia, generally decorated with hard-boiled eggs. This pastry is called "mona" - monkey in Catalan- because it's said the first ones had the shape of t...

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...

IMAX, the highest-resolution in the world!

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If you’re looking for leisure and to live a unique, fascinating experience in the heart of Barcelona’s old harbour district, the Port Vell, visit the IMAX: the ultimate large-screen cinema. Let yourself be carried awa...

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...

Castell de Miravet

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Miravet is a municipality in the comarca (county) of Ribera d'Ebre in the province of Tarragona. The village and the well-conserved medieval castle is Arab in origin and later belonged to the Order of the Knights Tem...

The youngest jazz band you’ve ever seen!

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Yeah, 'youngest' as in that the musicians are all under 20, in fact most ranging from 10 to 17 years old although some as young as 6 or 7! The SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND is a jazz music band from the district of Sant Andre...

Diada de la Rumba Catalana

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The Rumba Catalana is a genre of music that developed in Barcelona's Romani community beginning in the 1950s. Its rhythms are derived from the flamenco rumba, with influences from Cuban music and rock and roll. The Ca...

Sitges, the Catalan answer to St. Tropez

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Sitges is located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites. While the roots of Sitges' artsy reputation date back to the late 19th century, when painter Sant...

Route of the Castles of Sió

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The Catalan county of La Segarra is the quintessential land of castles. Its fortresses, towers, walls and enclosed villages spearhead its immense potential for tourism and heritage and makes it a primary tourist and c...

Lleida

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Lleida is one of the oldest towns in Catalonia, with recorded settlements dating back to the Bronze Age period. Until the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the area served as a settlement for an Iberian people,...

Barcelona from the air with Telefèric!

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Note... no longer Military Museum, sorry! More information: Telefèric fact file http://www.tmb.cat/en/teleferic-de-montjuic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montju%C3%AFc_Cable_Car Other videos: Mirador de l...

La castanyada

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La Castanyada (Catalan pronunciation: [kas-tah-nee-ah-dah]) is a popular festival celebrated in Catalonia mainly on All Saints' Day. In Occitania, the similar festival Castanhada is celebrated, but not on All Saints' ...

Barcelona Bosc Urbà

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Barcelona Bosc Urbà is a new concept in adventure; an urban adventure park. From now on, there is no need to leave the city to enjoy sports and adventure: zip wires, nets, creepers, bungee jumping, suspension bridges ...

Climbing at La Foixarda

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La Foixarda, located in Montjuïc in Barcelona,  is a climbing area perfect for climbing in Barcelona. It's an indoor climbing wall where you can rent equipment (harness and climbing shoes). It also has an outdoor a...

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...

Mercat de la Boqueria

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The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district and one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla,...

Relaxing at La Ciutadella

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The Parc de la Ciutadella was built on the former grounds of the fortress city. It is located in the district of Ciutat Vella, and has an area of ​​17 hectares, has become one of the most iconic parks in the city. Wit...

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...

Sardanes in front of the Cathedral

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A very typical tradition in Barcelona is to gather in front of the Catedral to dance sardanes on Sunday morning. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà...

Barcelona town hall facade lit-up during La Merce Festival

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**WARNING** This video contains flash photography Barcelona town hall facade lit-up during a lights show at La Mercè Festival, the city's biggest festival, celebrated to honour the city’s patron saint: concerts, tr...

Mirador de l’Alcalde

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The Mirador de l'Alcalde ('The Mayor's Viewing Point') garden, located on the mountain of Montjuïc very near the castle at the top, honours its name by the exceptional views of Barcelona it provides. This is possibly ...

Jardins de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer

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The Jardins (gardens) de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer are by far some of the most beautiful in Barcelona. The combination of the different flowering periods and seasonal changes of the leaves on the trees grant exceptional ...

Jardins Joan Brossa

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What was the Montjuïc Fun fair for over 30 years is now a large green space covered with abundant and very Mediterranean vegetation. The  Jardins (gardens) Joan Brossa invite you to stroll, rest and play. It is well w...

Jardins del Turó del Putxet

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The Jardins (gardens) of Turó del Putxet, high above it all and nestled on Putxet hill, these spacious and open gardens offer one of the most privileged viewing points of Barcelona. The lush vegetation with an astound...

Parc de les Heures

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From the top of the neighbourhood of Montbau, at the foot of the Collserola mountains, we can find one of the most singular buildings in Barcelona. It is the Palau de les Heures (Heures' Palace) built at the end of th...