Barcelona is een overzichtelijke stad en ideaal om op de fiets te ontdekken. Met de komst van Bicing ( Barcelona´s witte fietsenplan) zijn er meer fietspaden aangelegd en daarmee is fietsen in Barcelona veel veiliger geworden. Bicing is niet voor iedereen te gebruiken, maar er zijn vele fietsverhuur bedrijven waar je een fiets per uur of per dag … [Read more...]
Famous for being one of the most beautiful parts of Spain Catalonia attracts thousands of visitors every year to its beaches and sunny shores, cultural activities, architecture and historical sights, and diverse range of interesting and unique highlights. There’s a lot going on in Barcelona and it has much to offer for those keen on spending a few days, or weeks, in a Mediterranean climate - dine outdoors on the cool terrace and watch the starry nightsky of the city in any number of fine restaurants. For choice and convenience why not book into rental apartments Barcelona? They range from luxourious and trendy apartments with prices to match to simple basic accommodation at cheap rates. Barcelona is a city with a troubled past and on a number of occasions the Catalan language was actually banned from being spoken, and traditions prevented from taking place - most recently by the dictator General Franco. After Franco’s death in 1975 the country embraced democracy and with the Spanish Constitution of 1978 allowing each region to be more independent the Catalan language and culture is once again thriving, the Catalans are proud of theor heritage and this can be seen all over the area in the festivities, cuisine and cultural sights.
The 24th of June is the celebration of Sant Juan ( or San Joan in Spanish) in Catalunya and in some other places like Valencia. It´s a bank holiday, but more important is the "Magic Night"of the 23rd of June when the beginning of the summer is celebrated. People have dinner at home or in a restaurant with afterwards a special desert which is … [Read more...]
Boqueria Market or Sant Josep market at the Rambla Address : on the Ramblas number 91 Website Boqueria Market Video of the Boqueria market It’s the most popular market in town. The market of St. Joseph is best know as Boqueria and its a world into itself. It’s very interesting for both its architecture and its atmosphere where you can … [Read more...]
Sea Food restaurant SALAMANCA carrer Almirall Cervera 34, 27 08003 Barcelona 93 221 50 33 Seafood, paella … and also country food like spanish cheese and ham, solemillo meat … The ham comes from one of their farm in the Salamanca area, at 800 m of altitude. Big terrace on the Paseo Maritimo, view on the beach. Typical spanish … [Read more...]
The Grec Festival of Barcelona takes place ever summer since 1976. It´s organized by the Institute of Culture of the townhall of Barcelona and this year the opening is on the 24th of June. The Grec Festival brings together big stars of music, dance and theatre. The main stage is in the beautiful and open Grec Theatre in Montjuic. This theatre … [Read more...]