Month: March 2017


Where to find ice cream with no sugar in Barcelona

Spring has already arrived and it’s finally getting warm enough to star eating ice cream again. However, there are people who can not have just any ice cream, due to health issues or dietary restrictions that do not allow them to have sugar. Luckily, there are more and more ice cream shops in Barcelona that offer sugar-free ice […]

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Best hairdressers in the center of Barcelona

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of the hairdresser with a fresh new look, when you are looking and feeling your best. With so many salons in Barcelona it may be hard to choose the right one, but here are some of the best hairdressers in the center that can help you […]

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How to go to the movies in Barcelona for a cheaper price

Going to the movies is one of the great pleasures of life. Watching a gut-busting comedy or a drama that makes you reach for the tissues can really be a fantastic experience to be enjoyed with others or by yourself. Unfortunately, going to the movies in Barcelona is not exactly cheap. To be able to make the most […]

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Top modernista buildings by Puig i Cadafalch

If you ever planned to visit Barcelona in 2017, this is the year of Puig i Cadafalch, one of Barcelona’s favourite architects. It’s a year where many institutions around the world, from Harvard to la Sorbone, commemorate a hundred and fifty years since the birth of this prolific architect, historian and politician. We first talked […]

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Happy Birthyear, Mr Puig i Cadafalch! A hundred and fifty years enjoying an outstanding “modernista” artist

Josep Puig i Cadafalch, famous portrait by Ramón Casas (1906) Source: MNAC Take a glass of Codorníu, 2017 has been declared the year of Josep Puig i Cadafalch due to his century-and-a-half anniversary. This year, many institutions are offering several events to commemorate the birthday of this master architect, archeologist and politician. In addition, it’s […]

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Etsuro Sotoo, escultor expert en Gaudí

Etsuro Sotoo escultor de la Sagrada Familia Etsuro Sotoo, escultor japonès col·labora en el Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família des de 1978. A l’arribar a Barcelona, impressionat pel temple va demanar feina com a picapedrer i superant una prova va entrar a formar part de l’equip d’escultors de la Sagrada Família. Es diu que […]

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Turó de la Rovira and Bunkers del Carmel

An Ancient Settlement In the 4th centrury BC, Turó de la Rovira (Rovira Hill) was occupied by the Laietani, an ancient Iberian tribe. Further north, the Laietani also occupied another hill peak at Puig Castellar, where remains of the settlement can still be seen. Historians believe that the settlements were abandoned because of the Second Punic War, fought between […]

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Fascinating facts about Antoni Gaudí

The great artist Antoni Gaudí Like most geniuses, the personality of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926) was complex and captivating at the same time. A man marked by his talent, his fervent religious faith and his fascination with nature translated into masterpieces of unforgettable architecture: buildings, churches or parks that are probably easier to understand […]

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