Gala-Dalí Castle, Púbol

The main entrance to Gala and Salvador Dalí's castle in Púbol

The Gala-Dalí Castle at Púbol is one of the three vertices of the so-called Dalinian triangle. More sombre and austere than the couple’s home in Portlligat. The castle was Gala’s private refuge and contains a collection of her dresses, personal belongings and works of art which Dalí painted for her. History of the Gala-Dalí Castle …

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21 Most Instagrammable Locations in Barcelona (With Map)

A group of people taking a selfie in front of the Palau Nacional in Barcelona. They probably uploaded it to Instagram and Facebook to show their friends back home what a good time they were having.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most photogenic cities with plenty of opportunities to fill your Instagram feed and Facebook timeline with images that will turn your friends back home green with envy. In fact, there are so many Instagram worthy sights that if you’re not careful you might end up missing out on some of …

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Barcelona Sightseeing Passes and Discount Cards

Photo of the Sagrada Familia - One of the best spots for instagram photographs in Barcelona

Barcelona offers visitors good value for money when compared to other popular European cities such as London, Paris, Berlin or Rome. Having said that, the city is packed with attractions and with entry fees generally between €5 and €25, the cost can quickly add up. Luckily there are several discount cards and sightseeing passes which …

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The Wounded Star Sculpture by Rebecca Horn (L’Estel Ferit)

The wounded star statue at sunrise by Rebecca Horn. Photo of Barcelona beach, the early morning sunshine is shining through windows of thye rusty iron block statue staining them yellow. A lone paddlesurfer is walking across the sand carring their board towards the sea for an early morning surf session,

The Wounded Star (Catalan: L’Estel Ferit) by Rebecca Horn is one of several contemporary sculptures which were installed on Barcelona’s waterfront in preparation for the 1992 Olympics. The rusty iron tower is a homage to the rundown chiringuitos (beach bars) and seafood stalls which stood here before the area was refurbished and gentrified in the …

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Barcelona Balconies by Cité Création

Close up photo of 2 balconies from the mural Balcons de Barcelona including Antoni Gaudi, Ildefons Cerda and Pablo Picasso

Balcons de Barcelona (Barcelona Balconies) is a large scale trompe l’oil style mural painted on the south-west elevation of an apartment building in the l’Eixample neighbourhood, near the Sagrada Familia. Part of a campaign called Barcelona posa’t guapa (Barcelona get pretty) the mural was painted in 1992 during the in the run up to the …

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Manresa’s Medieval Fair : La Fira de l’Aixada

Manresa Town Hall during the anual medieval fayre la Fira de l'Aixada

Every year, at the end of February, Manresa celebrates La Fira de l’Aixada (festival of the mysterious light) which dates back to 1686 and sees the town step back in time to the 14th Century. In addition to the medieval market, there is a busy schedule of theatrical performances, processions, music and dance commemorating events …

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Barcelona Light Festival : LLum BCN Poblenou

People watching the animated projections on the side of the DHUB Barcelona design museum durin Llum BCN. Barcelona festival of light.

Barcelona’s Festival of light Llum BCN takes place during February in the Poblenou neighbourhood. When darkness falls, buildings, streets and plazas are transformed by large scale projections and audio-visual displays created by local and international artists, as well as students from Barcelona’s art, architecture and design schools. The festival started out as part of the …

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Keith Haring’s Mural: Todos Juntos Podemos Parar el SIDA

Todos juntos podemos parar el SIDA (Together we can stop aids) written in blood red letters in a mural by Keith Haring in Barcelona

One of Barcelona’s best known pieces of public art is a 30m long blood red mural intended to raise awareness to HIV and AIDS. The mural was painted in 1989 by American artist Keith Haring who had been diagnosed HIV positive three years earlier. Famous for his graffiti-inspired artwork on the New York Metro, Haring …

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