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If you are coming to visit this fantastic city for sure you will find some interesting articles in the following!

Things to do in Barcelona in the rain

Stuck for ideas on what to do in Barcelona on a rainy day? Don't worry, there are plenty of options - including cultural visits, shopping and day trips out of the city.

Barcelona in summer – activities, advice & accommodation

It’s what we’ve been waiting for all year round…summer has finally arrived in Barcelona! Beaches, festivals, nightclubs and more...here are a few of the best bits the city has to offer during the summer season.

Barcelona in spring – advice, accommodation and activities

Barcelona in spring provides the perfect blend of sun, sea, sand and must- see events. Find out how the city comes into full bloom, with excellent dining, culture, weather and shopping.

Rent a scooter and get the real Barcelona experience

Rent a moped with Cooltra and experience Barcelona as the locals do. Enjoy the freedom a Barcelona scooter rental gives you to discover the places a conventional tourist can’t easily find.
Barcelona waterfront by Carlos Lorenzo

All about Barcelona’s new tourism tax

Have you heard about the new tourism tax in Barcelona? Introduced on 1 November 2012, it hasn't been without controversy. Read our article to understand all the whys and wherefores before you book your holiday accommodation in the city.
Tarragona Aquaduct by gerardagudo

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.

Hospital Sant Pau – a visionary wonder

Designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the series of buildings that made up this complex are considered some of his best work. A functioning hospital until 2009, it has attracted many visitors purely because of the splendor of its Modernista architecture.
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.
pickpocket by stevendepolo

Beating the Barcelona tricksters – common scams and how to avoid them

There really is no end to the ingenuity of some of the professional pickpockets of Barcelona. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of some of the common tricks of the trade to help you steer clear of dodgy situations.
MNAC

MNAC – delving into Montjuïc’s artistic treasure trove

Perched on the side of Montjuïc, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) contains 1,000 years of artistic treasure under one roof. It offers a rich tapestry of art forms and eras to satisfy the keenest art lover.