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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

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.