Barcelona History

Poble Espanyol – a town within a city

Poble Espanyol – a town within a city

Travel through Spain without leaving Poble Espanyol! This “town within a town” is a life-size model of a typical pueblo and is a great place to spend the day. Whether you are looking for the best in modern art, some Flamenco dancing, or some great shopping, Poble Espanyol has it all.

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Barcelona’s best 100-year-old shops

Barcelona’s best 100-year-old shops

Barcelona is a unique shopping destination. If you’re heading here to hit the shops, it’s a good idea to venture off the high street and discover some of the city’s fascinating and ancient boutiques. Here’s our guide to some of Barcelona’s oldest independent shops and their wares.

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Tarragona – Roman history in a corner of Catalonia

Tarragona – Roman history in a corner of Catalonia

Just one hour on the train from Barcelona, Tarragona sits invitingly on the Costa Dorada, and makes for a convenient day trip from the Catalan capital. An ideal destination for history buffs and sunseekers alike, the city is worth taking the time to visit if you find you’re at a loose end in Barcelona.

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All about the Catalan language

All about the Catalan language

There’s no doubt that the Catalan people are extremely proud of their language and the history it represents. Catalan is thriving and you’ll come across it everywhere in Barcelona, making it worth your while checking out this article about its difficult past and modern-day position in Spain.

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The museum that uncovers Catalan history

The museum that uncovers Catalan history

Often overlooked by visitors to Barcelona, the Museum of Catalan History offers an interesting perspective on the events and influences that helped make the region what it is today. From the sea to the industrial revolution to the Franco dictatorship, the museum’s hands-on exhibits and multimedia presentations leave no stone uncovered.

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Montserrat – the mystical mountain at the heart of Catalonia

Montserrat – the mystical mountain at the heart of Catalonia

Within easy reach of Barcelona, Montserrat, the mountain at the heart of Catalonia, offers an excellent day trip from the city. A visit to Montserrat monastery and a walk among its steep crags is an unforgettable experience.

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