Tag Archives: City tours / sightseeing in Barcelona

Day-time in the great metropolis and resting by night in deep nature, very close to Barcelona.

Hotel MasferrerCan you imagine visiting the big city of Barcelona, as well as other interesting places in the region, while staying in a beautiful hotel located in the middle of nature? Continue reading

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Tour of different, special, peculiar, unusual shops…

Special shopping tour in BarcelonaThe opportunities to go shopping in such a metropolis as Barcelona are simply huge. We can find everything in Barcelona, whether it be big stores, international brands, traditional businesses, or shops which offer something special, different, unusual and unconventional. The only question is where you’d like to go. Continue reading

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Medieval Barcelona’s Jewish community.

Jewish Quarter El CallThere were Jews in Barcelona before the Jewish quarter came to exist, although it is not known whether they already formed a community. We know, that towards the year 850 the head of the rabbinic academy of Sura in Babylonia sent a letter to the Jews of Barcelona. Continue reading

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Modernisme (Art Noveau) in Barcelona, not just Gaudí…

Art Noveau (Modernisme) in BarcelonaThe world renowned ‘modernist’ (art noveau) architect, Antoni Gaudí – who built amongst other edifices the Sagrada Familia temple, the Park Güell, or the incredibly well- known Barcelonese houses, La Pedrera, and the Casa Batlló – was truly a genius and nowadays is venerated as such. But he wasn’t the only one! Continue reading

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An outing using the metro!

Barcelona, seen from CollserolaSome 20 minutes by metro from the centre of Barcelona, you can breathe deeply again and enjoy the tranquillity and calm of nature. A great contrast! Continue reading

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Stroll through Montjuic, the Olympic mountain and biggest green zone of Barcelona.

Barcelona seen from the Palau NacionalIn 1992, the 25th Olympic Games were held on this mountain, which is situated directly above the port of Barcelona. They are still very well remembered, besides which the Olympic Stadium and all the other interesting buildings and sports facilities bear witness to that culminating moment in the city of Barcelona. But Montjuic isn’t just an Olympic area: Continue reading

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Sarrià, an old village within the city.

Sarrià, an old village in BarcelonaAt the beginning of the 20th century, when Barcelona was growing rapidly, various villages which were once on the outskirts became incorporated into the city. In some cases these villages, which nowadays have become districts in the city, have maintained a very special physiognomy. Continue reading

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The tranquil side of Barcelona.

The blue tram at the slope of the hill TibidaboI’d like to suggest a two hour stroll around the tranquil districts of detached houses and mansions at the foot of Tibidabo. At the beginning of the 20th century many important members of the local bourgeoisie built their villas here, many of which are in the Modernist style, pertaining to Catalonia. Continue reading

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Girona, the great unknown.

Girona and river Onyar

It seems incomprehensible that the incredibly old city of Girona is so little visited, when compared to the Costa Brava nearby or the great metropolis of Barcelona, only 100km away. Furthermore, when one considers that it has one of the oldest, best conserved and most attractive medieval centres of the entire peninsular. Continue reading

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Montserrat from on high.

MontserratAn alternative to the usual tourist excursion to Montserrat is to take a trip around the mountain’s heights, and so appreciate the massif’s impressive geological structure, thereby seeing the ‘needles’ closer to hand, perched high up, usually reached by climbers. Continue reading

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