Arts & Culture

Don’t miss a visit to the centre de cultura contemporània in barcelona

With easy access to the masterworks of Gaudí and Picasso, contemporary creative arts are often overlooked by travelers visiting Barcelona. However, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a must during your trip to the creative capital. Its forward-thinking, modern-day work brings a new dimension to the art world you don’t want to …

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5 Different & Must-See Architectural Beauties in Barcelona

Barcelona is an architect’s Eden. Comprised of Catalan Gothic, medieval, Modernism and more, the city sets itself apart from the world with its alluring, almost impossible designs. During your visit at The Gates Hotel Diagonal, we suggest you take in all the different forms of architecture found around the city, some located as close as next …

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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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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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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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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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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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