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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...

A private visit to singular buildings in Barcelona

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You have the opportunity to visit singular buildings in the city, ie. Palau Moxó, a palace built in 1770, on the bases of an ancient palace from the 13th Century. It was the most important private residency in Barcelo...

Dinner under the stars at the space observatory

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The Dinners at the Fabra Observatory are one of the unmissable events in Barcelona’s summer season. The activity takes place at the Fabra Observatory during summer months and combines scientific outreach, astronomical...

Guided literary and thematic walk tours

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Creating tours that are interesting and educational for visitors and locals alike is a challenge every city, historic site or landmark faces. In every city there are plenty of typical tours showing the neighbourhoods,...

Air-raid shelter 307

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On 13th February 1937, Barcelona was subjected to the first of the 192 bombing raids by Franco’s rebel army. This attack made the civilian population the unwitting protagonists of the war. In Catalonia, the Passiv...

A really off-the-beaten path spot in Barcelona

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Palo Alto is an industrial complex foun­ded in 1875 by entrepreneurs Ramon Gal and Joan Puigsech, designed by architect Antoni Vila i Bruguera. In the 1970s it was divided up into small work­shops and in the 1990s var...

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...