Arts & Culture

Human Castell Towers: A Barcelona Tradition

In addition to the breathtaking towers of La Sagrada Família and Torre Agbar, did you know that Barcelona is also celebrated for its…human towers? Yes, you read that correctly! These time-honored structures, known as castells, are impressively formed by locals who climb one another’s shoulders to create layers of human infrastructure. As whimsical as it …

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5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Barcelona

Sure, you’ve done your research, and are excited to visit Barcelona’s famous monuments, museums, parks, and beaches upon arrival. But did you there’s more to Barcelona’s rich history than meets the eye? Take a peek at five mind-blowing facts about one of the world’s most-sought-after cities. 1. The Beaches Are Artificial Yep, each of Barcelona’s …

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A Taste of Barcelona’s Famous Chocolate Museum

Itching to satisfy your sweet tooth? Take a trip to Barcelona’s famous chocolate museum, Museu de la Xocolata, located just outside the city’s lush Ciutadella Park. Through an interactive experience that sparks all five senses, the museum celebrates chocolate as not only a delicious treat, but a masterful confectionary art and driving force in European …

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See 4,251 Pieces of Art by Pablo Picasso in a Day

Celebrate the life and work of famed artist Pablo Picasso at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, which boasts 4,251 of his paintings in one of the world’s largest permanent Picasso collections. The majority of pieces date back to his famous “Blue Period,” notable for moody monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green. Common subjects include beggars, …

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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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An Evening in Barcelona

When night falls, the romance of Barcelona takes full effect. We’ve gathered up our favorite nighttime activities for an unforgettable evening in the city, whether you’re sharing a date or hitting the streets with friends. Tapas: Pan & Oil; Carrer de Galileu, 30, 08028 Barcelona, Spain   Don’t start the night on an empty stomach. …

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Our Favorite Barcelona Holiday Markets

Visiting Barcelona this winter? Be sure to stop by our famous holiday markets, full of gifts, food, entertainment, light shows, and parades the whole family will love. We’re here to help you get into the holiday spirit with five of our favorites. 1. Fira Santa Llúcia Christmas Market Perhaps Barcelona’s most-popular market, Fira de Santa Llúcia provides …

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