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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.
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La Caseta de Migdia – the secret refuge of Barcelona’s population

The ´Casa de Migdia’ is a secret chiringuito for Barcelona’s residents. Here you can spend relaxing evenings far from the frenzy of the Catalan capital. Be advised that there is no special treatment for tourists!

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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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.