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Eusebio Guell portraits

WHO WAS EUSEBIO GÜELL (GAUDI’S PATRON)

THE COUNT GUELL AND ANTONI GAUDI Eusebio Guell y Bacigalupi, known as the Count Guell, was the second richest person in Spain in the early 1900’s. He was a Renaissance man interested in art, science and business. Never afraid of sticking to his choices even if they went against the social thinking. The became the …

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Keith Haring graffiti in El Raval district

BARCELONA RAVAL DISTRICT: SAFETY & SITES TO VISIT

Raval Barcelona wild district El Raval is the district of the Barcelona Old Town located East of La Rambla, mainly between La Rambla and the Poblesec and Sant Antoni districts. Originally it was a land of farming and facilities that didn’t fit in a tight walled city (and that locals preferred away from them), such …

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Spanish musicians

TOP CATALAN MUSICIANS AND SINGERS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Most gifted classical music Catalan singers & musicians Catalonia has a long musical tradition, considered one of the oldest in Europe. Ever since the medieval times, our land has provided gifted musicians and singers that have enriched the music scene of Spain. And classical music has been an important part of that. For some reason, …

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vegan food in barcelona

VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA

Where to eat vegan in Barcelona Spain is not a meat and fish country anymore, and Barcelona is the perfect Spanish destination for vegans. The number of vegan restaurants in Barcelona is only growing, and even “normal” restaurants often offer vegan friendly options. I’ve been vegetarian (no-meat, no-fish) since 2010 so I’ve been a witness …

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Ruins of Roman Barcino

THE BARCELONA ROMAN RUINS

WHAT’S LEFT FROM THE ROMAN IN BARCELONA? 2000 years ago, the Romans arrived to our land and founded what was going to become the city of Barcelona. They interacted with the local Iberian tribes, but those were nomad and hadn’t created a city of their own. Or at least it hasn’t been found yet. The …

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tapas bars near magic fountain barcelona

GOOD RESTAURANTS NEAR MAGIC FOUNTAIN

Places to eat near Magic Fountain One of my favorite things I recommend my guests to do at night in Barcelona is going to the Magic Fountain Show. If you haven’t heard of, it’s like the Bellagio in Vegas, the European way. I admit there was a time I thought it was too “touristy”. But …

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Authentic Barcelona Esmorzar de Forquilla

ESMORZAR DE FORQUILLA – THE PLENTIFUL CATALAN BREAKFAST

WHERE TO EAT A TRUE FORK BREAKFAST Fork Breakfast – esmorzar de forquilla in Catalan, is the breakfast of champions. In general, Spaniards eat continental breakfast: a cup of coffee and a bakery or toast. A sandwich to the most. Most jobs are quite sedentary and we don’t need many calories to survive until lunchtime. …

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Medieval Castles near Barcelona

GREAT CASTLES NEAR BARCELONA

The Catalonia castles you need to see Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia. Our history dates back from the Roman times 2000 year ago and older. But it started defining its identity specially during the middle ages. In those times, Christians fought to push back the attacks of the moors, of Muslim …

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All the Dali Museums in the World

SALVADOR DALI MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD

Do you know how many Salvador Dali Museums are there? Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, just about 2 hours drive from Barcelona, Spain. He had a fearful and obsessive spirit that was also extremely curious and creative. And would turn him into one of the most intriguing artists in Art History. Inspired …

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Best medieval towns near Barcelona: strolling around old alleys

BEST MEDIEVAL TOWNS NEAR BARCELONA

Medieval Towns in Catalonia worth visiting In the early 1000”s, the unification of several Franc counties gave place to Catalonia. And before that, the early Medieval times had already been a period of splendor for our land. A good prove are the many Catalonia medieval villages that you can visit in a short drive from …

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London vs Barcelona Travel and Sites

LONDON VS BARCELONA TRAVEL COMPARISON

Which is better, Barcelona or London? It’s time for another episode of our blog series Barcelona vs the World! And today it’s David vs Goliath: because how can Barcelona compete against London? Let’s explore that! The capital of the UK is easy to reach from most large cities in the world by plane. Actually, many …

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Best stained glass Barcelona

WHERE TO SEE THE BEST BARCELONA STAINED GLASS

Be mesmerized by stained glass in Barcelona As a tour guide, I love those “wow” moments that happen in certain stops. And if there’s one type of craft that guarantees to get the most “oooooh”, that’s stained glass. The beauty of sunlight filtering through colored glass is special. And for some reason it makes people …

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