Montserrat by Howard

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.

Girona – a confluence of cultures

Step back from the Costa Brava coastline to wander through Girona. Discover the mix of influences that has shaped this beautiful and historic city and explore the impressive attractions before relaxing by the river with drink or enjoying tapas in one of the squares.
Montjuic by goodmami

Montjuïc Castle – see the city from a different perspective

Up on the hill of Montjuïc, sits an 18th-century castle overlooking Barcelona. Take in the views of the city and then stroll around this historic fortress which now hosts some of the city’s main calendar events.
Barcelona by Moyan_Brenn

Barcelona – capital of Catalonia

Many people who visit Barcelona arrive thinking they're in for an authentically Spanish experience. But the city also has a very distinct role as the capital of Catalonia - a proud region with a separate history and culture all of its own. Learn how Barcelona differs from other parts of Spain, and what to expect on your stay in the Catalan capital.

Arqueo-ticket Barcelona – five great museums in one

With a Ticketbar ticket you’ll have access to five of Barcelona’s top history museums. Travel back in time and discover Barcelona’s history, maritime, archaeology, Colombian art and Egyptian museums.

Bohemian Barcelona – counter-culture in the Catalan capital

The bohemian side of Barcelona continues to be an attraction for visitors to the city. This spirit influenced great artists, including Pablo Picasso, and there are still numerous cafes and restaurants in the city that retain this atmosphere. Our guide will reveal some of the best.

Salvador Dalí – a genius inspired by Barcelona

Salvador Dali spent an important period of his formative years in the city of Barcelona; however, his links with the Catalan capital are not particularly well known. In our article we explore the influence of Barcelona on his artistic development and look at some interesting facts about this self-proclaimed genius.

Reminders of the Civil War in Barcelona: San Felip Neri Square

A small but fascinating corner of Barcelona, San Felipe Neri square holds the key to many great tales and secrets of the Spanish Civil War. Full of history and cultural significance that resonates even today, this plaza is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Catalonian capital.

The Revolution of La Semana Tragica – when Barcelona burned

Barricades, the sacking of tombs, the burning of religious grounds and the death of many: the events marking the day of strikes which descended into one of the most tragic and transcendental weeks in Spanish history, ‘la semana tragica’ (tragic week).

From journalist to soldier, what brought George Orwell to Barcelona?

Barcelona today is miles away from the civil war of 1936, we look back at George Orwells' Homage to Catalonia, on his time spent in the city during the Civil War between communists, socialists and Franco's fascist regime.