Children will love the Les Festes de Santa Eulàlia 2012, which is held annually in Barcelona and is regarded as one of the biggest festival for the little ones. It takes place between the 11th and 12th of February and during the festival, many attractions in Barcelona are open to the public such as the Cathedral and more than 30 museums as well as … [Read more...]
The Catalan talent for splendour and magnificence in Barcelona has resulted in a city that has developed a truly unique style which can be viewed in the architecture, shops, restaurants and art galleries in every district. Once one of the most influential city’s in the Mediterranean, it sprung to life only after the dictator, General Francisco Franco, was ousted in the 1970s. His attempts to prevent the Catalan language from being spoken and stopping all festivities and events connected with Catalan means that the city has only had cultural independence over the last few decades. Find an apartment to rent in Barcelona in the Old Town or the area of Las Ramblas, or close to the city’s beaches. These days Barcelona is an energetic, thriving city with bilingual signposts, newspapers and TV programmes and has revived its individualism and magic. The city established itself as a place worth visiting after much of it was rebuilt and renovated for the 1992 Olympic Games which turned it into a beach destination with a distinct Mediterranean flamboyance. The heart of the city where every tourist wants to visit is the Barri Gòtic, a historic district loaded with architectural riches and impressive narrow, cobbled streets.
Shuut..... don't tell everyone, but October is surely one of the best month to discover Barcelona. Perfect weather, less visitors & discount prices are a perfect mix to escape the chilly Nothern Europe climate (not to say rainy!). Get a boost of sunny Vitamine D for a few days and enjoy the energy of our city: the National Geographic … [Read more...]
The 12th of October is a national holiday in Spain. It is also Saint Day for anyone called Pilar (many Spaniards, especially the older generations, celebrate their saint day more than their birthday). Pilar is the Patron Saint of Zaragoza. The origins of 12th October celebrations go back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1913 Faustino … [Read more...]
After Rio de Janeiro and Sydney Barcelona appears in the list of the 50 happiest cities of the world on number 3! This is the result of a recent survey conducted by Simon Anholt, an author and policy adviser. It is a survey of perception, not of reality he says and we also think Barcelona must be on number 1 on this list of happiest cities of … [Read more...]
Barcelona is getting ready to welcome you in June 2009 to the event that will become the Mediterranean's most important Gay Pride, Pride Barcelona’09. Between the 20th and the 28th of June 2009 the city of Barcelona offers an event with all sorts of activities, including film, culture, entertainment, sport and debates. It will end with a … [Read more...]