Barcelona

Gothic-style main façade of the Barcelona Cathedral, in northeastern Spain

Be mesmerized by the medieval Barcelona Cathedral

Occupying the focal point of the medieval Barri Gòtic in Barcelona, find a unique place of worship that acts as the city’s main Catholic see. Certainly, once you’ve reached the Placita de la Seu, you’ll be mesmerized by the front façade of the Barcelona Cathedral. Richly decorated, it attests to medieval religious architecture in a …

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Take part in cultural rebirth at Nau Bostik in Barcelona

La Sagrera, a neighborhood in northeast Barcelona, is home to an institution that aims to culturally revitalize this area of the Catalan capital. Indeed, formed as a reference spot, La Nau Bostik is a center where different participants of the artistic and leisure process can feel free to express themselves. Above all, a visit to …

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View of the interior of a chapel dedicated to Saint Agatha

Learn and explore the historical evolution of Barcelona

At the heart of Barcelona’s medieval center, a stone building facing an old square is home to an institution dedicated to the history of the city. Surely, since being established as a Roman town called Barcino, the Catalan capital has lived through the ages. Above all, you can explore this evolution through the exhibitions of …

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Sail on a vintage boat around the shores of Barcelona

Barcelona, the second largest Spanish city, is a coastal metropolis. As such, most of its prosperity has been related to the Mediterranean Sea, to which it has faced during its long history. Moreover, you can enjoy a different view of the Catalan capital from the blue waters that define the horizon, aboard an experience meant …

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Relax and enjoy a rooftop pool in ILUNION Auditori, Barcelona

Standing on a corner of an Eixample block, find one of Barcelona’s best-kept lodging secrets. Certainly, as you reach the intersection between the carrers of Sicília and Ausiàs Marc, be greeted by the ILUNION Auditori, a modern hotel. In other words, to stay at this unique place is to be able to relax, chill out …

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Admire the world through photographs by Foto Colectania

One of the best ways to store memories and share the beauty of the world is through the art of photography. Certainly, this is the premise under which Foto Colectania, a not-for-profit organization, was created in Barcelona in 2002. Moreover, as you visit its installations, just in front of the Parc de la Ciutadella in …

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Gaze at sculptures exhibited at the Museu Frederic Marès

The historical center of Barcelona is home to a sculpture collection you can gaze while inside a former palace. Interestingly enough, what used to be the residence of the Counts of Barcelona, among the highest Catalan nobles, nowadays hosts the Museu Frederic Marès. Certainly, as you visit this unique institution, be able to wonder at …

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A sample of Iberian pottery is exhibited behind glass panels

Discover the past at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Reach the old port of Barcelona and you’ll find a three-nave warehouse, the sole remaining building of the city’s former industrial port. Over there, an institution that focuses on Catalan culture through time, will allow you to discover the past. Certainly, a visit to the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, located inside the Magatzems Generals de …

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Lodge casually at Break N’ Bed Hostel in Barcelona

For every type of budget, traveling is possible around the world. Moreover, a city like Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists each year, offers a wide array of options to stay. Above all, the Poble-sec neighborhood, centrally located between the Montjuïc hill and the Avinguda del Paral·lel, is home to a hostel where you can …

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Reach Sant Pau in Barcelona and behold cultural riches

One of the focal points of Barcelona is a former hospital that attests to Modernist architecture of the early 20th century. Certainly, what used to be until 2009 a functioning health center, nowadays moved to a modern facility next door, Sant Pau is a spot you definitely must visit when in the Catalan city. Moreover, …

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Enjoy the flavors of Veneto at Xemei in Barcelona

Barcelona, in northeastern Spain, is a truly cosmopolitan city. Above all, its roads are an open invitation to a gastronomic journey to one of the most incredible locations in Europe. In other words, travel to Veneto, in northern Italy, by arriving at Xemei, a restaurant with a curious and chilled approach to cuisine. So, don’t …

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Gaze at the richly-decorated Casa Vicens in Gràcia, Barcelona

For many, Barcelona is synonymous with the name of Antoni Gaudí. Surely, some of the city’s best-known landmarks are buildings produced by his creativity, sometimes catalogued as eccentric and unusual. However, to truly discover Gaudí’s work, you’ll have to dwell into his origins, and experience the sight of what was the first building he designed. …

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