The Arc de Triomf

Tourists below the Arc de Triomf in summertime Barcelona

The Arc de Triomf was built in 1888 as the main entrance to the Exposición Universal de Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas and features sculptures by Josep Reynés, …

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Cardboard Carnival Car Costume

I saw this rather badly “parked” cardboard car costume on my way to work yesterday morning. The owner had obviously had one too many drinks during their Carnaval celebrations and decided that it was safer …

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Microcars in Barcelona

Another cute microcar. MUHBA museum Barcelona

The MUHBA (Barcelona History Museum) has several centres dedicated to the history of the city from Roman times to the present day. From the 21st of December 2012 until the 15th of March 2013 they are …

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Gambrinus – Barcelona’s Giant Lobster Statue

The Gambrinus giant smiling crayfish statue and the pop art style Barcelona's Head at Barcelona's Port Vell old harbour

This funky giant prawn/lobster statue was originally part of the decor at the Gambrinus seafood restaurant. The 10m long fibreglass sculpture was designed and built by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal. When the Gambrinus restaurant closed …

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Live Music in Barcelona

Barcelona band The Vacilons Project playing in Sala Monasterio

If you enjoy live music then Barcelona has a lot to offer. Pretty much any band which tours Europe stops off in Barcelona. In addition to International acts, there is a thriving local music scene …

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Lock it or lose it!

A child’s bike securely chained to a litter bin in Barcelona

It’s true that Barcelona has been getting a bit of a reputation for petty crime lately and that personal security is no laughing matter. Having said that, the sight of a child’s bike securely chained …

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What to Wear in Barcelona in January

A sunny morning in January in Barcelona

First time visitors to Barcelona often have a hard time deciding what clothes to bring with them. Especially if you’re travelling with a budget airline like Easyjet or Ryanair and are trying save money by …

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January Sales – Ganga Style!

Funny advert for the January Sales in Barcelona

This advert made me smile on my way home from work so I thought I’d share! Here in Barcelona, the January Sales started on January 7th and this advert is for the Gran Via 2 …

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