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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...

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

Monestir de Sant Joan de les Abadesses

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More information: http://www.santjoandelesabadesses.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_Sant_Joan_de_les_Abadesses http://www.monestirs.cat/monst/ripoll/crp14abad.htm (in Spanish) Video: © Generalit...

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...

Monestir de Pedralbes

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Barcelona's Museu-Monestir de Pedralbes (Pedralbes Monastery) is considered to be one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture and allows us to see the artistic legacy preserved by the community of nuns f...

Font de Canaletes

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In this video,  Jessica Bowler reveals the secret to getting a return trip to Barcelona - the Font de Canaletes (Canaletes Fountain in English). This fountain on La Rambla is a popular meeting spot for Barcelona resid...

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...

La Rambla

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La Rambla, one of the most emblematic and touristic boulevards in Barcelona. Plaça Catalunya in the centre of the city joins the marina to the south at El Port Vell. Famous for the many stalls selling flowers and souv...

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...

Catedral de Barcelona

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

Plaça Sant Felip Neri

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In the heart of the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona’s most romantic square keeps its ghosts. Antoni Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect, was run over by a tram at the cross of Gran Via and Carrer de Bailén on on his way here i...

Plaça Catalunya

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Plaça de Catalunya is considered the centre of Barcelona and is where the old centre meets the new. It is the starting point for Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla and Portal de l'Àngel, streets always ...

Plaça Catalunya fountains

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More information: http://www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins/fonts/EN/bessones.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_de_Catalunya,_Barcelona http://www.360cities.net/image/barcelona-placa-catalunya-fountains#323.30,...

Cloister of the Santa Eulàlia Cathedral

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The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia ("Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia"), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was co...

Passeig del Born

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Note: The name of the street to which the presenter is referring to is PASSEIG DEL BORN I will never understand this absurd stubbornness of some foreigners residing in the city of translating the names of the stree...

Plaça Reial

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_Reial Video: © SuiteLifeTVBarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFge9-WUBVI

Parc de la Ciutadella

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In the laps of Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, rests a luxuriously delightful park. The Parc de la Ciutadella enjoys a prime position in the center of the city. The Cascada, a Baroque monument, features a...

Casa Vicens

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Barcelona’s Casa Vicens (1888), a unique oasis of calm with an Oriental and Moorish flavour, stands in the peaceful neighbourhood of Gràcia. The building is covered with spectacular green and white tiles and was Gaudí...

Monestir de Poblet

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This Cistercian abbey in Catalonia is one of the largest in Spain. At its centre is a 12th-century church. The austere, majestic monastery, which has a fortified royal residence and contains the pantheon of the kings ...

Sant Pere de Rodes

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant_Pere_de_Rodes Video: © Generalitat de Catalunya Source: http://www.gencat.cat/clicat/

Arc de Triomf

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More information: Arc de Triomf fact file http://www.aviewoncities.com/barcelona/arcdetriomf.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomf Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

El Turó Park

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More information: El Turó Park Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2IabhEA5yU