A Quick Peek into the History of Barcelona’s Street Names

A Quick Peek into the History of Barcelona’s Street Names

For centuries, Barcelona has boasted a vast and fascinating history. Although the city known today as 'Barcelona' was founded in 1899, the historic site that this beautiful metropolis is built upon dates back to as early as 5000 BC. As a center of commerce, trade,...

3 Hidden Gems in Barcelona

3 Hidden Gems in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing architecture and vast selection of traditional and foreign cuisine. There are a million things to see and do here, however, sometimes it may seem as though the entire city is waiting for the same table or spot at...

Celebrating Galentine’s Day in Barcelona

Celebrating Galentine’s Day in Barcelona

Valentine's Day in Catalunya is massively overshadowed by Sant Jordi, which comes just two months later in April. So save the romantic gestures for the 23rd of April, and instead celebrate Galentine's Day this week! This non-official holiday on February 13th is a...

Four free things to do in Barcelona in October

Four free things to do in Barcelona in October

October is almost here and summer is fading away. It's time to unpack your winter jumpers and put away your swimming costume. But even though Barcelona is an amazing summer city, there's still plenty going on this month, so put these events in your diary!  48H Open...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in September

Five free things to do in Barcelona in September

The holidays are over for most people, but that doesn't mean September has to be all work and no play! Check out our list of five free things to do in the city this month - perfect if you're feeling the post-holiday pinch! Love Come Down The Love Come Down DJs are...

The ten most important English phrases to know when travelling

The ten most important English phrases to know when travelling

The holidays are coming up! Even if you're not travelling to an English speaking country, English is the lingua franca across the world and people who work in airports, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions usually speak English. With that in mind, we've put...

Four free things to do in Barcelona in August

Four free things to do in Barcelona in August

August is the month of holidays, but there's still lots to do if you're staying in town for the summer. Check out our pick of four free events happening this month! Barcelona Vegan Fair This monthly vegan fair hosts stalls selling natural cosmetics and toiletries,...

The best beaches near Barcelona

The best beaches near Barcelona

Barcelona has been voted the best beach city in the world, and it's amazing to live somewhere you can pop down to the beach for a swim after work! But at the weekend it's nice to escape the crowds of Barceloneta and head for a quieter beach. Luckily, there are loads...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in July

Five free things to do in Barcelona in July

Summer is in full swing, and in Barcelona that means there are tons of cool events on that are absolutely free! We've rounded up our pick for this month, so get your diary out! Cinema Lliure a la Platja  There's a international programme of films on throughout July,...

Celebrating Pride in Barcelona

Celebrating Pride in Barcelona

Every year since 2008 Barcelona has hosted one of the most popular Pride celebrations in Europe, attracting over 250,000 attendees every year from all over the world. The 9th edition of Barcelona Pride has a whole host of wonderful events programmed over the next...

How to celebrate Sant Joan in Barcelona

How to celebrate Sant Joan in Barcelona

The 24th of June is the birthday of St John the Baptist, and as such is widely celebrated in lots of Catholic countries. It coincides with the older, pagan tradition of celebrating the summer solstice, and in Catalunya it is known as Nit de Foc - "night of fire". A...

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