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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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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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Ice Bar Barcelona

Barcelona - a city at the Mediterranean Sea with palm trees and beaches and a temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius in summer. Can you imagine that there is a bar completely made out of ice there? No? We neither! Therefore we had to go and check after we have heard about it. ice_bar_barcelonaThe Ice Bar is located directly at the beach front next to the Olympic Port in the area of Vila Olimpica and opened in 2007. (more...)
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Cooltra – Rent a Scooter in Barcelona

Don't fancy walking nor the Metro? Why not going around the city like a local and rent a scooter?! cooltra_scootersOne of the most dificult things in Barcelona is to find a parking for a car, so that most of the people who want to be flexible and don't use the Metro, use bikes ooooor have scooters. (more...)
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L’Aquarium Barcelona

Summer is over.. and we slowly have to think about what to do when there is no sun. I know it's hard to say goodbye to tanning at the beach, Picnics in Parc de la Ciutadella and sitting on terraces while enjoying a Café con Leche in the sun.. buuuut don't drift away in an early autumn depression! I have a nice idea for you: L'Aquarium Barcelona barcelona_aquarium The Aquarium of Barcelona is located directly at the port, right next to the IMax 3D Cinema (btw another possibilty for a rainy autumn day!) and the Maremagnum Shopping  mall (look.. another one and even open on Sundays and bank holidays!!). (more...)
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