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La Sagrada Família, the full name in Catalan “Expiatorio Sagrada Familia” (atonement of Sagrada Familia), is a Catholic basilica, still under construction, the masterpiece of architect Antoni Gaudi, leader of the Catalan Modernism.

Summer and its multitude of neighbourhood festivals are swiftly disappearing into the sunset. Fortunately, the end of summer brings Barcelona’s biggest yearly festival, La Mercè.

Every September 11 marks the National Day of Catalonia, a festival popularly known by the name of Diada.

La Sagrada Familia, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí is one of the symbols of the city of Barcelona and Spain’s most visited monument in 2011. Its impressive size and high towers, despite showing unfinished work, attract thousands of tourists fascinated by the modernist architecture began in 1882.

In Barcelona arrive feast days dedicated to Santa Eulalia, holy martyr and co-patron of the city. The history of Santa Eulalia is very significant, an example of will and strong belief in their own ideas.

Barcelona offers many places where you can attend flamenco shows, live the passion to learn to sing and dance. In this article I want to highlight five places to enjoy a flamenco espetáculo Barcelona. First, a little history.

The Hispanic community is made up of all peoples and nations who share a language and Hispanic culture. Every October 12 is celebrated Columbus Day with the celebration of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. In Spain it is a national holiday called National Day of Spain.

Port Vell will host the next edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show, which this year will be from 26 to 30 September 2012. The new idea, developed by the organizers (Feria de Barcelona and the National Association of Boating Spain, Anen) intends to concentrate all the supply in one place to facilitate visits.

Next Tuesday, September 11th will be the National Day of Catalonia. This commemorates the fall of Barcelona in the hands of the Bourbon troops under the Duke of Berwick during the War of the Spanish Succession September 11 1714, after 14 months of siege.

The Festival Grec in Barcelona is an international festival of dance, music and theater. Throughout its history this festival, which this year reaches 36 editions, has become not only the main attraction of the summer in Barcelona, but also a reference to the European calendar of performing arts.

When viewed from the top of the hill of Montjuic in Barcelona you can enjoy a majestic panorama, and you can see the tallest buildings in the city: the two towers of the Olympic Port, the Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar. The Agbar Tower is a skyscraper near the Plaça de les Glories Catalanes. It […]

What is the most important festival in Barcelona or Spain? Definitely a spanish will respond: St. Juan! This is the festival that begins the summer season, people gather in the streets and especially on the beach to dance, drink and have a barbecue. At least once in your life you have to experience this atmosphere, […]

Do you want to know how was Barcelona in 1950? I bet you will be amazed to discover that his charm has always been the same.

Start Gratacós’ hat week, one of the oldest textile shops in Barcelona. We are already at the third round, and this year will run from May 3 to May 8, 2012. The windows of the store will be a tribute to the movie “The Artist”, the winner of Academy Awards last year. Inside you can […]

The Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor de Barcelona will screen an international panorama of the finest contemporary auteur cinema, combining the discovery of emerging new talents and cinematographies with internationally established directors and films that have traditionally received rough treatment from our country’s commercial distributors. Structured into different sections, the Festival will screen more than […]

In Barcelona there are many monuments to visit, but fortunately for us, some of them are free. I leave a list of top 5 free monuments in Barcelona: >> Park Güell <

Not all cities can offer that Barcelona has. One of the hottest destinations in Europe, with its unique architecture which can be seen throughout the city, with lots to do and a fantastic climate is the perfect destination for your summer vacation. If this summer you will spend your holidays here in Barcelona I want […]

One of the most popular shows that you can see in Barcelona is offered by the Magic Fountain. This is a spectacular display of color sets, light, movement, music and water – if you mix all these elements in the right combination, you get pure magic! The first show of the Magic Fountain of Montjuic […]

From March 23 until September 30 in Barcelona you can see the exhibition Titanic: The Exhibition. About 200 real objects that were aboard the Titanic when it sank, recreations of the cabins and even explanations of their design and construction are shown now in the Maritime Museum. So visitors can be transported back in time […]

The May 19th will be The Nits dels Museus (Museum Night). More than 50 museums remain open all night. So you can visit for free the most important cultural sites in Barcelona and participate in numerous events such as concerts, conferences and exhibitions. I leave the link: >> La nit dels museus

A few years ago, the Government of Barcelona launched this commercial to promote the city of Barcelona and its beauties. It was a great success, thanks to the song Fufu, a real hit of the summer! >> Itunes – Fufü-ai, BCN

I found this very nice video that summarizes in a few minutes all attractions in Barcelona. It starts from the old harbor of Barcelona, Port Vell, through the Ramblas to stop and eat at the Boqueria Market. The video shows little by little all the most popular of the modernist city: the most important symbol, […]

Like many European cities, Barcelona has also started a way to skate. The Catalan capital is recognized as a paradise for rollerblading and skateboarding. You can find groups of kids with their skater for the whole city, but these are the most popular: