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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

Avinguda Paral·lel

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Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPKP52gBP6s

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...

Areas: Sarrià

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Note that Sarrià is a neighbourhood located within the Sant Gervasi-Bonanova district. Hidden in the back of Barcelona city is Sarrià [pronounced "sah-ree-ah". A gorgeous old town not too many foreigners know about...

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...

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 ...

Barcelona: curiosities, legends and nooks

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these curiosities and nooks are about. More information: http://www.barcelonaoculta.com Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtub...

Barcelona: little gems in the neighbourhoods

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The overlapped text is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what these little gems are about. Tips: carrer = street, casa = house/building, plaça=square Video: © EPIPAL Source: http://www.youtube.com...

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

Areas: El Raval

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More information: El Raval fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/the-raval http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Raval Video: © SuiteLifeTVBarcelona Source: http://www.you...

Areas: Poble Nou

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More information: Poble Nou fact file Map of neighbourhoods La Rambla del Poble Nou http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Poblenou Video: © SuiteLifeTVBarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN8UVs0eDww

Areas: Vil·la Olímpica (Olympic Village)

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More information: Vil·la Olímpica (Olympic Village) fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Vila_Ol%C3%ADmpica_del_Poblenou Video: © SuiteLifeTVBarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.c...

Areas: Diagonal Mar

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Note that Diagonal Mar is an area located within Sant Marti neighbourhood. More information: Diagonal Mar fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_Mar_i_el_Front_Mar%C3%ADtim_del...

Areas: L’Eixample

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More information: L'Eixample fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/the-eixample http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eixample Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www...

Areas: Montjuïc

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The district of Montjuïc in Barcelona is composed of several areas: Parc de Montjuïc, Poble-Sec, Sants and Hostafrancs and El Paral·lel. Appearing in the video: Miramar, Joan Miro Foundation, Montjuic Castle, MNAC ...

Plaça Espanya

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla%C3%A7a_d'Espanya,_Barcelona Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88pKw_6M-4

Areas: Port Vell

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Note that El Port Vell is an area located within La Barceloneta neighbourhood. More information: El Port Vell (the old harbour) fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/b...

Areas: La Barceloneta

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More information: La Barceloneta fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/barceloneta-and-the-ports http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Barceloneta,_Barcelona Video: © video...

Areas: El Born

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Note that El Born is an area located within the Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i  La Ribera neighbourhood. More information: La Ribera fact file Sant Pere i Santa Caterina fact file Map of neighbourhoods http://...

La Diagonal

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More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avinguda_Diagonal Video: © videosfrombarcelona Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4HvsgX67mQ

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

Areas: Gràcia

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No other neighbourhood in Barcelona better encapsulates traditional charm and vibrant modernity than Gràcia. Formerly a separate village, it now forms the core of the Barcelona’s 6th district, which also includes othe...