L’Ou Com Balla – Dancing Eggs !

Dancing Egg Number 5 - The Cloisters of Barcelona Cathedral

If you like quirky and unusual traditions then you’ll love “L’Ou Com Balla” aka “The Dancing Egg” which takes place every year as part of Barcelona’s Corpus Christi celebrations. Basically the idea is that an egg is placed in a fountain and dances suspended by a jet of water. There are a total of 12 eggs dancing …

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Understanding Barcelona’s Public Transport Zones (Updated 2020)

Two maps of Barcelona’s public transport zones.

Fares on Barcelona’s public transport network are based on zones, much as they are in London. Unlike London, the entire city of Barcelona and some adjoining towns are within Zone 1. Zones 2 to 6 cover surrounding towns and cities which are also included in the integrated fare system. Different maps, different zones One thing …

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Hospital de Sant Pau – Barcelona’s Other Art Nouveau Building Site

Iron gates in front of the main entrance to the Hospital de Sant Pau art nouveau site, Barcelona

Update – The Hospital de Sant Pau re-opened in 2014 as the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Full review and tips for visitors here>> The Hospital de Sant Pau was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and opened in 1930. It was financed by Barcelona city council and a substantial donation from the legacy of …

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