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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.

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.

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.
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The Real Meaning of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world, but what does Barcelona mean for you? We look at the origin of the name 'Barcelona' and what it has meant and inspired in people throughout the years

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.

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.
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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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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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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.