Month: June 2018


The ‘balcony code’: What do the flags in Catalan buildings mean?

Once you are in Barcelona or in another Catalan city, you would probably notice that in many balconies or windows there are different kinds of flags. You would likely recognise the ‘senyera’, the official Catalan flag with its four red stripes on a yellow background. But there are many other varieties that you may not […]

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Unassisted, Barcelona´s refugee services strain under increasing arrivals

As the number of refugees seeking aid in Barcelona continues to rise, local reception services grow more and more overwhelmed. According to the Ignasi Calbó Troyano, head of the Barcelona, Refuge City Plan, numbers from these services already show a huge projection for the total number of refugees arriving in the city this year, with […]

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Low Cost Dresses For Brides

Getting married can be a fairy tale or a nightmare; it depends on many factors, including how much it costs. It seems that a pompous wedding is more expensive and how much money invested in it represents more love between the couple. Big mistake. Nowadays couples who get married do not want to spend a […]

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El Molino

El Molino (the mill) is a theatre and concert hall on Parallel Avenue in Poble Sec, a neighborhood historically known for the performing arts. It opened in 1898 under the name of Aviary Catalana. In 1910 the name to changed to Petit Moulin Rouge, but with the arrival of the Franco dictatorship in 1939, the […]

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Eating In The Dark In Barcelona

Imagine a smell, something you love from childhood. Do you remember it? Now, remember the taste. You are able to relive that with some greater clarity but others with more difficulties; however, it is clear is that it is not necessary to see the dish to enjoy a good meal. While it is true that […]

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A Rare Boat Trip to Discover the Blue Side of Barcelona

Visitors enjoying on the boat Report by Lucy Peters. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”– once said the legendary French seaman Jacques Yves Cousteau. Sailing onboard Goleta Karya in Barcelona and taking in breathtaking views of the city’s blue side, one is reinforced with the same feelings of […]

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Tibidabo Amusement Park

Tibidabo is a mountain of 512 metres (1,680 ft) overlooking Barcelona, the tallest in the Collserola range. Sagrat Cor church and Tibidabo amusement park share the top and the Torre de Collserola telecommunications tower is a short walk away. Tibidabo amusement park has existed for over a century making it one of the oldest in the […]

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Castellfollit de la Roca

With about 1,000 residents, Castellfollit de la Roca is one of the smallest towns in Catalonia. The historic center, perched on top of a cliff ledge between two rivers, dates back to the Middle Ages. The basalt cliff is over 50 meters high and about a kilometre long. It was formed by the erosive action of the […]

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