Barcelona

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona – Retirement Travel Article

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona The fantastic Palau de la Musica. See a show. It’s worth it. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a Barcelona choral society. It’s a fantastic (in the literal sense) place filled with color and whimsy. It also has stunning acoustics. See a concert there, but be sure…

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Todos los Santos in Spain – Spain Travel Article

Todos los Santos in Spain Halloween in SpainOn the 1st of November Spain celebrates Todos los Santos. In the past All Saints Day was also celebrated in England too. This festival coincided with the Celtic festival of the dead (Samhain) and was a notable date in the 8th century.In Spain this celebration has lasted through the centuries. Whereas in the Uk after changes in the religious calendar in the Anglican church, it fell into disuse. Now Halloween celebrations on the…

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By Bus, By Metro Or Your Own Two Feet! – Spain Travel Article

By Bus, By Metro Or Your Own Two Feet! Trying to make your way around a new city can be confusing. Throw in the fact that maps and signs in Barcelona use not just one, but two different languages, and figuring out the public transportation system may seem downright intimidating. However, there’s no reason to freak out just yet—getting around Barcelona is easier than you think. The city boasts an extensive network made up of more than 150 metro stations, dozens of…

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Discover Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants ~ Like the Gràcia Festival but Smaller & More Local – Spain Travel Article

Discover Barcelona’s Festa Major de Sants ~ Like the Gràcia Festival but Smaller & More Local Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia may be the most famous of the city’s rowdy neighbourhood fiestas, but the Festa Major de Sants offers a much more authentic insight into modern-day life in the Catalan capital (every August). Festa Major de Sants dates 2019: 24th August to 1st September. Understand the Fiestas de Sants Barcelona is made up of ‘barrios’, or neighbourhoods, each with their…

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My favourite places in Barcelona – Spain Travel Article

My favourite places in Barcelona Lots of people have asked me what my favourite bars, restaurants & spots are in Barcelona so here´s a list of the places I always go back to with friends and family.  Hope you get the chance to check out a few places during your stay in the city…x 1. Sant Antoni Only a 10 minute walk from the Ramblas, you can stroll around a different neighbourhood and away from the main tourist crowds in…

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GiGi Von Tapas, Barcelona ~ Where Every Day Feels Like Sunday – Spain Travel Article

GiGi Von Tapas, Barcelona ~ Where Every Day Feels Like Sunday GiGi Von Tapas is the kind of place you go to meet a friend for brunch and end up staying at for after dark drinks.  Tucked away on the blossoming boulevard of Carrer de la Marina, overlooking the ornate Museo Taurino de la Monumental and within strolling distance from La Sagrada Familia, GiGi Von Tapas is another gift from the trailblazing team behind Marmalade, Milk and Firebug. Known for…

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