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Tourist city guide for 72 hours in Barcelona

What to do on a 3 days trip

City trips become more and more popular. A lot of people fly to big cities of the world for only 3 days. In such a short time span, every hour at every day has to be used fully to get the most out of this vacation. Barcelona has a lot to explore. Here is a city guide for 72 hours in Barcelona, so that you get the most out of your trip. Day one Morning:   barcelona beaches

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The flight and your arrival certainly were exhausting. To don’t overcharge your energy, you should relax and enjoy your first day. Not in your room – no! The beach is the perfect surrounding to spend some recreational hours, to gain new energy. For sightseeing and shopping is more than enough time. Moreover, if you arrive within the week, the beach won't be that crowed as on the weekend. So you should use the chance. Barcelona offers varying, beautiful beaches. The most central one is Platja de la Barcelona, directly next to the Port Olimpic. The other 4 beaches are located easterly to Barceloneta. Platja de la Nova is the beach to right of the Port Olimpica. (Point of view to the sea) The next one is Bogatell beach, and the ones more to the east are Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella. Mar Bella has a nudist area on the beach. Another beach more to the outside of Barcelona is the Sitges beach. The location is a plus point for this beach, as it isn’t that overcrowded and very lovely. A train brings you there from Sants station in about 30 minutes. (more...)
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Barcelona Shopping Night 2013 – La noche de compras

4th edition of Barcelona's shopping night

You are shopping addicted? Then you shouldn’t miss the 4th edition of Barcelona’s legendary shopping night this year! Again, over 80 shops in Passeig de Gracia open their doors for fashion lovers in the evening. Not only shops, but also restaurants and hotels extend their open hours until 01:00h for the kick-off Christmas shopping. Last years it was a great success and many people from everywhere joined this huge event. As always, it will take place at the end of November. The exact date is not fixed yet, so keep your eyes open for news. Participating shops are for example: Mango, Intimissimi, Michael Kors, Guess and H&M. To see which shops participated last year click here. Barcelona shopping night But the extended open hours aren’t the only amazing thing about this shopping night: Every year there are special activities within the shops for clients and potential customers. In many shops you get discounts, like last year at Mango : amazing 20% off. For those of you who want a makeover: One year ago Bershka offered an express hairdressing and make-up, but several other shops do so, too. Some shops even include a gift per purchase. There are many more exciting activities, so if you want to learn about last year’s activities go to this page. Barcelona Shopping Night Pic1 Here are again the most important details for you: What: Barcelona’s 4th shopping night When: End of November 2013 20:00h – 01:00h Where: Passeig de Gracia
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Sitges celebrates 46th Filmfestival

World's Fantasy film festival presents the new form of film creation of 2013

sitges festival Since 1968 Sites gets ready every year for the International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies. Year by year, more and more movie lovers and audiences are coming to Sitges to discover the new technologies in the world of the film and audiovisual. In this week Catalonia gets the most media impact from all over the world. Also this year for the 46th Film festival Sitges will welcome Top Stars like it did in the past. Quentin Tarentino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fiennes and a lot of other stars enjoyed the atmosphere at the Costa Brava. The focus this year will be on the latest works from the filmmakers like Takashi Miike or Johnnie To. Meanwhile new fantastic genre talents will be introduced in 2013. The info for the complete program, the celebrities and the tickets will come up soon. We will inform you! Just save the date, this year the festivals are from the 11 - 20 October.  
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High celebrity in Barcelona Sutton Club

The Scotish DJ Calvin Harris is playing this weekend in Barcelona

calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles or better known as Calvin Harris will play in the Sutton Club in Barcelona on the 19 June. The DJ who is known all over Europe for a long time became more and more popluar thanks to his work with big stars like Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Example. The most popular song was with Rihanna: We found love About the location Everyone who likes a glamorous party in Barcelona should make The Sutton Club their first stop. One of the most exclusive and fashionable nightspots in town, the club is popular with a beautiful and sophisticated Spanish clientele that spends the early part of the night Later, as the cocktails and sexy house music weave their magic, the spacious dance floor becomes a showcase. For the concerts of Calvin Harris it will different than the normal nights in Sutton. So even the dress code is more casual than glamorous. It is up to you. If you interested in this party check out www.wantickets.com and buy your tickets.
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Barcelona:San Francisco (1:1)

New family member for Barcelona- sister city San Francisco

Since 2010 Barcelona and San Francisco are twin cities and colloborate together in terms of culture, innovation and economic. Barcelona Picturesanfrancisco Pic 1, Pic 2 San Francisco and Barcelona are both important cities which are seen as modern and economically strong in their region. For this reason it was a good choice to combine somehow this two cities altough they are so far away from each other. The aim of this "fusion" and the establishment of a sister city relationship, is to father existing collaborative ties between the two cities as well as to cultivate new economic, scientific, and cultural exchanges in future. (more...)
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Made in Barcelona

Plaza_de_sant_felip_neri Windy and narrow streets, hidden squares, beautiful roman walls, breath taking architecture and this special magic in the air - this is the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Not a surprise that a lot of movies and music videos were made here. (more...)
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Festes de la Mercè 2012


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You thought the summer is over? You are wrong! In a couple of days the most important festival of Barcelona, “Festes de la Mercè” starts and will show you again that the Catalans know how to celebrate life, the summer and Barcelonas Patron Saint Mercè. (more...)
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La Terrrazza Club in Barcelona


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La Terrrazza is a breath-taking open-air club inside a beautiful walled replica village (Pueblo Español), which is to be found at the side of Barcelona’s famous Montjuic Hill. When you enter the Pueblo Español, you walk along white little houses and orange trees - it seems like a pretty little village up there. The club itself is in a beautiful building and 90 % of it outdoor. 
 

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Top 5 attractions in Barcelona


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Here is some help if you are wondering, which are the Top 5 things to see in Barcelona. Number 1 - Sagrada Familia Barcelonas is famous for La Sagrada Familia, a huuuuge church built by Antoni Gaudi. They are building on this church now  for more than 120 years and it is still, yes STILL, under construction. 55 % are finished, which include the Nativity Facade and the Passion facade and as well 8 towers (at the end 12 - one for each apostel). You can't really describe this incredible church with word, so you better watch the video :) Metro: Sagrada Familia Price: 13 € adults, 11 € students Number 2 - La Fontana Magica The Magic Fountain makes you feel like in Disneyland. It is located between the MNAC, the Museum of National Art of Catalunya and Plaza España with its "Las Arenas" Shoppingmall and 2 big towers. The Magic Fountain consists first of all, goes without saying" of a looot of water. Apart from that it is illuminated and the colors are changing PLUS there is music as well. Sometimes there is also a music theme, such as Walt Diney movies, Christmas songs, Rock songs, classical music etc. So sit there on the stairs, enjoy a cold spanish beer and watch this great show of water, light and music. Metro: Espanya Price: for free :) Open: in Summer from Thu to Sun from 20:00 until 24:00 (you better don't go before 22:00, otherwise you will still have daylight) Number 3 - Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is more or less the tourist avenue of Barcelona and one of the most famous symbols of the city. They reach from Plaza Catalunya all the way down to the Columbus Statue at the port and Las Ramblas consist of six avenues, each one with a name and its own history: together they form a one kilometer walk around a continuous show of street performers, mimes, jugglers, musicians and sellers, framed by a large number of shops, bars and restaurants. Life on the Ramblas never stops, night and day. The central part of the avenues is pedestrian, always full of tourists attracted by the colorful and lively atmosphere. Metro: Catalunya, Liceu or Drassanes Number 4 - Casa Mila Casa Milà or also known asLa Pedrerais a building on Passeig de Gracia (#92) and was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It was built between 1905–1910 and was officially completed in 1912. It is constructed entirely in natural stones, and lacking all the colors and ornamentation design. The UNESCO declared Casa Milà in 1984 as a World Heritage Site (as all teh Gaudi buildings). The building is made open to the public by the Catalunya Caixa Foundation, which manages the various exhibitions and activities and visits to the interior and roof. Metro: Passeig de Gracia or Diagonal Price: 14 € adults, 10 € students Number 5 - Stadium Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) This 5 Star Stadium has been the FC Barcelona stadium since the date of it's inauguration - the 24th of September 1957. With a capacity of 99.354 it is now the biggest stadium in Europe. There is even a chapel in the stadium. Some tours through the stadium are offered. In case you are interested, click here. In case you want to get some tickets for the next Barca match in Camp Nou, clickhere. Metro: Maria Cristina or Collblanc Price Tour: 23 € adults, 17 € students Price Match: starting at 17 €  
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