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Cable Car Ride: Discover Barcelona from above

Barcelona is famous for its Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, beautiful beaches, Sangria and Co. But whoever visits the city will definitely recognize another landmark of the town pretty fast: Barcelona’s famous cable car. Where it is? Just look up towards the harbor and you will spot it right away. The cable car connects the beach with Montjuic, two of the city’s most essential locations. bcn_cablecar This around seven-minute journey is really a nice idea for everybody who wants to enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona from the bird’s eye view – something that really can’t be provided by a “simple” bus-sightseeing-tour. BUT be warned: this trip is nothing for the faint of the heart! Just the elevator run up to the tower’s top is a bit of an excitement already and within the cabins it can be slightly crowded, since up to 20 (!) people should fit in – allegedly… But if you are not scared of height, a bit of an adventurer and looking to breath in Barcelona from every possible perspective – go for it! Fast Facts Start: Torre Sant Sébastian / Port Vell Price: 11€ for a single ticket; 16€ for a round trip Opening Hours: 11.00am to 8.00pm (times change seasonally) bcn_cablecar2 For more information feel free to visit the official website.
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Barcelona vive México 2013

Reminder for the hightlight on Sunday

barcelona vive mexico 2013 Every year Barcelona celebrates the Mexican “mes patria”. Before 2011 the Independence was celebrated with the “semana de mexico”. In 2011 it was then replaced by the new celebration “Barcelona vive Mexico”. Various events and institutions are included. They take place on different dates at various locations. There are special diners, concerts and film days organized. To get an overview of the whole program go to BcnViveMexico. The peak level of this month is the celebration of the independence day at Sunday, 15/09/2013 from 12:00 o’clock on. The setting of the whole event is the Plaça l’Univers in Montjuïc. There is no fee for participation, so if you are interested in the spectacle, just go there! The important ceremony starts at 8 p.m. To get the detailed program of this day go to the Webpage of the consulate in Barcelona.
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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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Las Arenas – Shopping with historic value

Shopping in a bull fighting ring? Sounds impossible?! In Barcelona (almost) everything is possible!! In the newest shopping center Las Arenas de Barcelona you will find yourself in an old bull fighting ring, which is located in Plaza España, just in front of Montjuic  with the MNAC (Museum of National Art of Catalonia) and the Magic Fountain. (more...)
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