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All you need to know about the arts, culture, local fare and activities in Catalonia’s capital city. This is your guide to Barcelona.

Get a Breathtaking Bird’s-Eye View of Barcelona

Take in Barcelona from soaring heights with an unforgettable cable car or gondola ride. The Montjuïc Cable Car and Port Vell Aerial Tramway both bring a fresh new perspective to some of the city’s most renowned parks, beaches, and monuments. The Montjuïc Cable Car is perfect for groups looking for a more scenic adventure, slowly …

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Barcelona’s 5 Best Marketplaces to Shop and Eat

The best way to experience the Catalan culture is by shopping and eating in Barcelona’s famous markets, featuring everything from fresh produce and meat to artisanal finds, clothing, and one-of-a-kind antiques. There are dozens of markets to choose from so allow us to take out the guesswork. Here are Barcelona’s five must-see marketplaces: 1. St. …

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The Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival

Attention jazz fans, the Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival will once again be taking over Barcelona from October 17th – December 19th, 2017 with another stellar program. This world famous festival attracts jazz’s heaviest hitters and the most promising up-and-coming talent. Here’s a peak at the schedule for October: October 1 – November 25 Jean-Pierre …

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The Historic Streets of Barcelona

The best way to enjoy Barcelona is by foot, walking through its meandering streets and discovering what hides in the city’s tucked away corners. Experience the city the same way the locals do, passing by the many shops, browsing the markets, and taking in the world famous modernista architecture. There is so much to see and do …

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Castanyada: A Catalan Holiday

An uncommonly known fact about Halloween is that the name is a contraction, short for All Hallows’ Evening. Long before children were going door-to-door, dressed as Batman and Elsa and begging for candy, the evening was a celebration leading up to All Hallows’ Day. More commonly known today as All Saints Day, the Western Christian …

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Shakira El Dorado Tour: November 25th and 26th at Palau Sant Jordi

Shakira’s El Dorado tour is one of the most-anticipated music events of the year, celebrating the launch of the Colombian-born singer’s 11th album of the same name. After selling out her November 11th date in Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, tour managers have scheduled a second and third date at the same venue on November 25th and November …

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5 of Barcelona’s Best Cycling Routes (the Bikes Are on Us!)

Did you know on-site, complimentary bicycles are included when you book a stay with us? To kick off your expense-free adventure, we’ve mapped out the most scenic routes for you to take. 1. The Beach Route Breathe in fresh ocean air as your cycle down the coastline. We like to start off in Barceloneta, a …

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