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 …

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Why I Prefer to Fly EasyJet Between Barcelona and the UK

An easyjet plane connected to an air bridge at Barcelona terminal T2 section C

I’ve lived in Barcelona for almost 15 years and regularly fly from Barcelona to the UK to visit family and friends. At first I used to compare prices offered by different travel websites, but nowadays I normally go straight to easyJet.com to purchase my flight. Here’s why: Competitive Prices Value for money is always a …

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Articket – 45% Discount at Barcelona’s Best Art Museums

The Barcelona art pass or articket discount card surrounded by used tickest fro Barcelonas 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 …

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The Never Ending Tunnel at Passeig de Gracia

The dreaded tunnel at Passeig de Gracia metro station.

With eleven lines, frequent modern trains and plenty of stations Barcelona’s metro is an excellent way to move around the city. You seldom have to change lines more than once to get anywhere in Barcelona. There is however one black spot; the dreaded tunnel at Passeig de Gracia! Passeig de Gracia metro station connects 3 …

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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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The Best Views Of Barcelona – El Turó de La Rovira

Looking south from the gun emplacements you get great views of Montjuic and the Sagrada Familia

At an altitude of 257 metres in the Horta-Guinardó district, the Turó de la Rovira (aka Bunkers del Carmel) offers spectacular bird’s eye views of Barcelona. Unlike many of the city´s other viewpoints, from here you get a full 360º panoramic view. You can also see along the coast as far as Mataró to the north …

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What to Wear in Barcelona in March

Pidgeons and tourists in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona

As March draws to a close we take a look back at the month’s weather and more importantly, at what we’ve been wearing. March sees the transition from winter to spring and the changeable weather normally reflects this. This year has been no exception. The first of March was sunny with maximum temperatures of around …

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Plaça de Catalunya – More Than Just a Metro Stop!

Statues and fountains at Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square)

For many visitors Plaça de Catalunya is the first place they see when they arrive in Barcelona. If you take the Aerobus from the airport, the chances are you will get off here on the way to your hotel.  Plaça de Catalunya is also the intersection between Las Ramblas, Portal de l’Àngel, Ronda de Sant …

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