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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.

Jardins de Ca’n Altamira

Take to Jardins de Ca’n Altimira on a sunny day to enjoy lush vegetation, historic architecture, and plenty of fresh air. Here’s everything you need to know to plan for your visit. History The gardens originally belonged to Josep Altimira, a millionaire who had returned to Barcelona after one of his many treks to Cuba …

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Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana is a must-see sight for music and architectural buffs. Over a century old, this concert hall boasts modernist design work and impeccable acoustics that stand the test of time. History Palau de la Música Catalana was built by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1906 and 1908 for Orfeó Català, a …

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The Best Tapas Bars in Barcelona

Here in Barcelona, we’re experts when it comes to tapas. These five locations live up to our high expectations and are an easy walk, bike ride, or train ride from the hotel. El 58 Rambla Poblenou, 58 Want a bang for your buck? El 58 dishes out quality ingredients at an unbeatable price. In addition to traditional …

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On Bended Knee: 5 Romantic Places to Propose in Barcelona

Paris may be the city of love, but it’s our position here at the Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona that the city we call home has just as much romance on offer! With 23 Michelin-starred restaurants, dozens of upscale wine bars, and a whole lot of old world charm, Barcelona is fertile ground for romantic moments. …

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Bottoms Up: The 6th Annual Barcelona Beer Festival

Barcelona starts to heat up in March, with an average high of 17 degrees Celsius. In a climate like this, you’re bound to get thirsty. Might we suggest one of the more than 300 craft beers being served at the 6th annual Barcelona Beer Festival? Taking place 16-18 March in La Farga D’Hospitalet, the Barcelona Beer …

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Family Style: The Guide to the Perfect Day in Barcelona

There’s something unique about parenthood that makes time feel like it’s moving at the speed of light, when years at a time feel like a single moment. If you have school-aged children, it probably feels like it was only yesterday that you were changing their diapers. There’s only one anecdote for this phenomenon, one thing …

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The 4 Best Places to Enjoy a Craft Beer in Barcelona

The inertia of the craft beer craze sweeping the world is undeniable. From the beer-drinking apps to the brewery tours, beer culture is taking root in every major city in Europe and the Americas. Our home city of Barcelona is no exception! Barcelona has rapidly gained a reputation among the world’s beer-drinking enthusiasts for being …

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Pedal Around Barcelona with Our Martone Bikes

Back in 1995, there were no bicycle lanes in Barcelona. Today, it’s regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, with lanes and trails that afford views of the Mediterranean Sea and more. At The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, our custom Martone Bicycles are available for guests to rent and explore the city. Here …

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Don’t Miss These Incredible Summer Music Festivals in Barcelona

Summer is the busiest season in Barcelona, and music festivals make June through August all the more sweet. At The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, we’ve made a list of the best upcoming music festivals this summer you don’t want to miss. Primavera Sound This internationally-acclaimed festival is known throughout Europe for its top-notch performers and big …

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5 Must-Try Foods in Barcelona

If you’re traveling to Barcelona, a trip to the beach, checking out the city’s modernista architecture and tasting local cuisine should be at the top of your list. Not sure what makes the food of Barcelona special? No worries, we at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona are here to help. ¡Bon profit! Escalivada Like a Catalan ratatouille, escalivada …

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