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March in Barcelona

You are travelling to Barcelona in March but you don’t know what to do there? Whether there are events or concerts you should visit? We reveal some insider tips to you of what to do in Barcelona this March. Barcelona Sitges Rally 2014 - Vintage Car Rally: On the Second of March, the 56th Vintage Car Rally will be taking place. The real name of this rally is “El Rallye Internacional de Coches de Época Barcelona-Sitges 2014”. This event will start at Plaza Sant Jaume in Barcelona and end at Port d’Aiguadolç in Sidges, which is about 45 kilometers away. Only cars, which have been manufactured before 1928, are taking part in the rally and race together until Sidges – the oldest car taking part is from 1905, which means it is 109 years old. To make the rally even more special, the drivers and their companions dress up in period costumes to make it seem as if it was back in the 20th century. rally sitges The Rally attracts a lot of tourists - especially when it’s sunny - and thus is a lovely event you should visit. Find more information here. FC Barcelona vs. Manchester City: On the 12th of March, an important football match is being held in Camp Nou in Barcelona: FC Barcelona is playing Manchester City. If you are a football fan, you should definitely visit this match. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, seating almost 100,000 people. The atmosphere is unique as all the Barça fans are coming to support their club. Tickets can be bought here. fc barca Marathon Catalunya: As every year, the Marathon Catalunya will be hold in Barcelona. This year, it is taking place on Sunday, the 16th of March, starting at 8:30am. More than 17,000 runners are being expected to participate. The race is very flat, not passing many hills, which makes it easy to reach a good time. The marathon goes throughout the city, passing wonderful sights like the Camp Nou stadium, the La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia, sights built by Antoni Gaudí. The entrance fee depends on the number of participants, it can be between 61,50 and 84 Euros. The race starts at the Magic Fountain at the Montjuïc hill where it also ends. marathon barcelona If you are interested in running a marathon, this is the perfect event for you. You’re not only running, but also seeing a lot of Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. Find more information on marathonrunnersdiary.com. Beyoncé: This month, a very special event will be taking place in Barcelona - Beyoncé will give a concert at Palau Sant Jordi. Beyoncé Knowles became famous in 1997 as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child.  In 2003, she started her career as solo artist with her debut album Dangerously in Love. Today, she is one of the most famous singers in the world. beyonce Find more information and tickets here. We wish you a pleasant stay in Barcelona; we hope you liked are insider tips :)
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Tibidabo

tibidabo churchA couple of days ago, I was on my way from Cadaqués (nice little village in the North of Catalunya - highly recommended) to Barcelona at night. Getting closer and closer to the city, one of the first things I saw, was the beautifully illuminated church of the Tibidabo - one of the main sights of Barcelona. And I made up my mind that my last time up there was way too long ago, so "Hello Tibidabo - I am coming over next weekend!" :) (more...)
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Lost and Found in Barcelona


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Welcome to Barcelona, welcome to one of the most creative cities in Europe. Museums of some of the most famous artists can be found here, such as Picasso and Miró. But in our new section "Lost and Found in Barcelona" we don't want to present you these sights of Barcelona ... we want to take you on a little journey through the streets, parks, galleries and to places which are not primary to be found in the tourist guides of Barcelona. (more...)
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Barcelona: 5th best city in the world for nightlife!


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Hoteles.com asked 27,000 tourists from all over the world for the best city for nightlife and got a great result! Barcelona is the fifth best city in the world for nightlife! Opium_MarThe ranking, which was published today is headed by New York and on the eigth place, three behind the Catalan capital is Madrid. Next to the Big Apple on the podium is Las Vegas, the paradise of the players as second and London on the third place. (more...)
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Christmas Harbour Swim 2012


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Here is another crazy tradition of Barcelona: The Christmas Day harbour swim Again this year - on Christmas day -  hundreds of brave men (and women) will dive into the freezing sea in Barcelona's port at la Rambla del Mar. Having a swim in the around 13 degrees cold water sounds quite crazy - but it is one of Barcelona's oldest sporting traditions (and also one of the oldest in whole Europe). Every year on the 25th of December a 200 m open water swimming race takes place in the harbour of Barcelona, called "Copa Nadal". christmas_swim_barcelona (more...)
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Lost in Barcelona?


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In the times of smartphones, apps and sometimes even free WiFi in cities - like in many places in Barcelona ;) - why not using some very helpful apps to make your stay easier?! Our very popular local resident and visitor guide "Barcelona Connect" is presenting this month 10 of the most useful apps for your stay in Barcelona. We checked them and want to introduce you to our favourites. (more...)
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Parc del Laberint d’Horta – Hide and Seek?

The Parc del Laberint d’Horta in the north west of Barcelona is the oldest surviving Labyrinth_parkpark of the city. In 2005 some scenes of the movie "The Perfume - Story of a Murderer" by Tom Tykwer were filmed in the park. And even now - 200 years after building the park it invites its visitors for a little hide and seek. (more...)
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Songs made in Barcelona


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Els_catarresAfter our first "Made in Barcelona" song, which was Evanescence with "My Immortal" on Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, we have another one for you: The catalan band Els Catarres with the song "Jenifer". The song itself is in catalan, but we searched for the version with spanish subtitles for you ;) So exercise your spanish a bit ;) (more...)
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Panorama view: Turó de la Rovira

turo_de_rovira This spot, I am going to present you today, is one of the best and most unknown in Barcelona. You barely meet tourists here - and even most of the people living in Barcelona have no idea that this wonderful spot exists. You get exactly there the best 360° view of the wonderful city of Barcelona. THE BEST SPOT for taking some unique panorama pictures of the city. (more...)
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TMB – Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona


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Using the public transportation system in another country or sometimes even just in another city can be quite confusing. Therefore I will give you today a little overview of the very modern and efficient Metro system in Barcelona and I give you a hand on the decision "Which is actually the best ticket to get". metro_barcelonaBut first some general info about the TMB: - The very first Metro line opened on the 30th of December in 1924, called the "Gran Metropolitano de Barcelona" and it ran between Plaza Lesseps and Plaza Catalunya. (more...)
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