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 Nature of Art Nouveau Exhibition at DHUB Barcelona

Illuminated display pillars in an exhibition of Art Nouveau in Barcelona

Last year I told you that the hoardings surrounding the unusual Disseny Hub Barcelona had come down and that I looked forward to finding out more when the centre opened. Well it’s taken nearly two years but the DHUB will finally open on the 14th of December 2014. In fact the DHUB has been partially open …

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The Born Cultural Centre

The Mercat del Born which now houses The Born Cultural Centre

Designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias and inaugurated in 1876, the “Mercat del Born” was Barcelona’s first cast-iron covered market and is the largest of it’s kind in Europe. It was the city’s central food market right up-until 1971 when the new Mercabarna wholesale market opened in the Zona Franca. The abandoned market building fell …

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Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition at the Agbar Tower

2 Portraits by Spanish artist Pedro Madueño, pert of the Agua, Aguas art exhibition at the Agbar Tower, Barcelona

The Agbar Tower isn’t normally open to the general public. So when I heard about the “Agua, Aguas” exhibition I was keen to get a peek inside. The exhibition is a collection of poems, paintings and photos with a common theme – Water. The exhibits are grouped together in 5 categories: Water, the origin of …

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La Casa dels Entremesos – The Giants Museum

A line of giants on display

No Catalan festival would be complete without a procession of dancing giants. The papier mâché giants date back to the 14th century when they first appeared in Corpus Christi celebrations. Over the years they have been joined by “Capgrossos” (big heads), dragons and other animals. All of which can be seen dancing and whirling their way …

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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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