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Santa Maria del Mar – Barcelona’s Cathedral of the Sea

The Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar was built during the 14th century on a site which was once occupied by a Roman Amphitheatre. The church took 55 years to build and is a rare example of pure Catalan Gothic architecture (most churches and cathedrals are a combination of styles). The simplicity of design and MORE»

 

Articket – 51% Discount at Barcelona’s Best Art Museums

Barcelona is a fantastic holiday destination for art lovers. In addition to world famous architecture and works of public art, the city has excellent museums and art galleries. Most of the museums charge between €5 and €15 per person and it can soon add up. This is where the Articket Barcelona discount card (aka Barcelona Art MORE»



Hay Fever Season in Barcelona

Since moving to Barcelona I have found that I suffer less from hay fever than when I lived in the UK. I believe that this is because Barcelona is a large coastal city and there is generally less airborne pollen than in smaller cities or towns surrounded by countryside. The only time of year that MORE»

 

L’Ou Com Balla – Dancing Eggs !

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 MORE»