Parc de Les Aigües

The main entrance to the Parc de les Aigües park in Barcelona's Horta / Guinardo neighbourhood

Whether you are looking for a place to let your children play, somewhere to walk your dog, have a picnic or escape the heat of the August sun, El Parc de Les Aigües in Barcelona’s …

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Tourists filming the Magic fountain with their mobile phones

I have to admit that the first time I visited the Magic Fountain I was pretty sceptical. Let’s face it, an illuminated fountain that changes colour in time to music sounds pretty cheesy! All I …

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Laribal Gardens – Montjuïc

The Estival statue in the Laribal Gardens of Montjuic. The photo was taken from behind the statue looking out at the gardens

The Laribal gardens (Jardines de Laribal) are located on the lower slopes of Montjuic between the MNAC and the Miró foundation. Tranquil and shady, the park is made up of a series of terraces linked …

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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 …

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Poblenou Cemetery

Photo taken in the Cemetery of Poblenou with the kiss of death in the foreground

Poblenou’s Cemetery (Cementiri de Poblenou / Cementiri de l’Este) was built in the mid 18th Century and then rebuilt and extended during the 19th Century. It is divided into 3 sections. The first of which …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Roman Temple of Augustus

The Roman Temple of Augustus

Tucked away inside a medieval building in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, these 9m high Corinthian style columns are nearly as old as the city itself. The Temple of Augustus dates back to the first …

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