23 Alternative Means of Transport in Barcelona. #17 is the Most Romantic for Sure!

23 coolest alternative transport means in Barcelona

 

Barcelona street

In major big cities such as Barcelona, we have to move a lot around the city to visit the most famous places! If you get tired of basic (and boring) means of transport like metro, bus, cars, taxi or even by foot, here are 23 alternative means of transport you can find in BCN!

Here are the 23 coolest alternative transport means in Barcelona:

Air:

#1 Helicopters:

If you don’t get dizzy easily and have the “sense of adventure” then try the helicopter tour of Barcelona to have an out of the ordinary visit !

*Tourist Routes: To enjoy a dream trip of Barcelona which give visitors alike excellent sight lines ! 

*Helitaxi: 

Round-trip or one-way trip, practical and quick, passengers can go to aiports, hotels, cultural places, etc. with  an amazing view of Barcelona !

Cable car:

 

You want to enjoy the Barcelona’s paronamic view ?

Cable car Barcelona

#2 *The port cable Car: The Transbordador Aeri del Port: crosses Barcelona port with two small red and white cabins from the Montjuic hill station to the San Sebastian beach near Barceloneta with, on the mid-way, a central tower: the Torre de Jaume (20 persons and about 7 minutes)
#3 *The Teleferico de Montjuic: You can move back and forth between Estacio Funicular on Avenida Miramar and Montjuic’s castle with the intermediate point, the mirador, thanks to the Barcelona’s cable car ! (4 persons)

Sea:

#4 Boat:

Barcelona Gonlodrinas

“Las Golondrinas de Barcelona” a Harbour tour and boat trip along the beaches of Barcelona from a different perspective.You can chose your ride, short (35min) or long (90min)

All the coolest water activities:

#5 Flyboard, #6 Parasailing, #7 Kayak, #8 Banana, #9Water Ski, #10 Windsurfing, #11 Jet Ski, #12 Yachting, #13 Catamaran experience

Earth:

#14 Bicycles:

Ecological, cheap and fun means of transport !

Bicing Barcelona

*Bicing: this famous red self-service bicycles in Bcn are really practical because we can find them everywhere. But the rub is that it’s only available for residents of Barcelona…If you’re not, read the on !
*Bicycles rental: if you really want to enjoy Bcn cycling (and you’re right), there are plenty of companies dedicated to both hourly bike rentals as well as organised bicycle tours to help you get to know the city.

#15 *Pedicabs: a fun, friendly and original taxi for a relaxing tour of Baracelona. They are driven by knowledgeable tour guides offering insight into the city and most of them speak several languages, from English to German.


Pedicab Barcelona

#16 Inline skating:

For a sportive visit you also have the opportunity to rent Rollerblades on your feet and feel free to slide on old cobblestone. Check out this event.

#17 Horses:

You can see the sights in style from your very own horse and carriage, they can usually be found at the bottom of Las Ramblas. Why do not enjoy a traditional ballad ?

Carriage Barcelona

#18  Segway:

You will love this new and futuristic mean of transport !

#19 Scooter and #20 Motorcycles:

A little ordinary but useful and handy to get around the city !

#21 Gocar:

This is a mix between a car and a scooter, it includes a GPS system that guides you around the streets like a local and the integrated audio guide tells you all about this fabulous city and its sights as it would your personal tour guide.

Barcelona Gocar


#22 Electric car:

An environmentally friendly way to drive in BCN for example you can rent this Twizy:

Twizy

#23 Limousine:

We finish with a touch of luxury with limousine rentals if you wish to treat yourself to the rock star life!

Barcelona limousine

 

Any other alternative means of transportation you can recommend in Barcelona? Let us know in the comments!

Free Secret Gigs in Barcelona: Check out Sofar Sounds!

Secret Concerts in Barcelona by Sofar Sounds

sofar sounds barcelona secret concerts free

You know all of the best live music venues in Barcelona but you fancy some secret free gigs in Barcelona? Sofar Sounds is a company that is doing something so cool, you simply cannot miss it!

Gigs in Barcelona Sofar Sounds

With Sofar Sounds you can enjoy live music in Barcelona on every last Friday of the month as well as in 50 other towns around the world such as London, New-York…

The principle is pretty easy: You have to subscribe on sofarsounds.com in order to get tickets. If you have a pretty big house or flat in Barcelona, you can even offer your house to host the gig! Finally if you’re a musician in need of some exposure, you can also subscribe on their website! Then through a random draw, you might be one of the lucky ones to attend to the live music concert in some great house!
It’s a win-win situation, the tickets are free, musicians get exposure, and if you have a big house but no friends, you’ll get tons thanks to this event ;)

If you want to know when is the next gig, check out their Facebook page, they post a link at the beginning of each month for every city it’s hosted!

Last week-end, the gig was hosted in a huge mansion in the posh neighbourhood of Bonanova in Barcelona. About 80 people were invited for an amazing night of music. Some of them brought food and beverages but everyone could buy some drinks in the mansion.

Live music Barcelona Sofar Sounds

Interested in these awesome secret free gigs in Barcelona? Then start subscribing now for the next event!

If you’d rather see something more official in some famous live music venues, check out our top 5 best live music venues in barcelona!

Cheers

Florian

How to Flirt with a Spanish Girl (in Spanish)

Want some vocab to flirt with a Spanish girl !?

heart spain

 

You’re coming to Spain for visit or just moved here,  and then… all of a sudden this beautiful Spanish   girl (or guy!) comes out of nowhere and takes your breath away. You want to flirt with this Spanish girl ?
Don’t be discouraged by your language barrier and try your luck with our great flirting tips below!

 

how to flirt in spanish

Start your conversation with something like:

-¿ Hola, cómo te llamas?      this means   Hi, what’s your name?
-Soy Peter.                                 this means   I’m Peter.
-¿Te puedo invitar a una copa?  this means   Can I buy you a drink?

Then go on with a real compliment that makes girls smile.

Pleasant compliments for beginners:

-Eres guay             means “You’re cool”
-Eres simpática   means “You’re nice or friendly”
-Eres mona           means “You’re cute”
-Eres guapa          means “You’re pretty”
-Eres atractiva    means “You’re good looking” a nice compliment !
-Eres preciosa     means “You’re beautiful”
-Eres hermosa     means “You’re very beautiful”
-Eres deslumbrante  means “You’re stunningly beautiful”

how to pick up girls in spanish

If you’re pretty well-versed with Spanish, or getting the hang of this quickly, let’s try some more complicated pickup lines with full sentences (but take care to not portray yourself as a womanizer!)

-Tienes una sonrisa muy bonita.
Means: You have a beautiful smile

-¿Cómo se siente al ser la más bella chica en esta sala?
Means: What does it feel like to be the most beautiful girl in this room?

-Hola Acabo de darme cuenta, pero pareces mucho a mi próxima novia.
Means: Hi, I just realized this, but you look a lot like my next girlfriend.

-Si la belleza fuera delito, yo te hubiera dado cadena perpetua.
Means: If beauty was a crime, I would give you a sentence of life in prison.

-Crees en amor a primera vista, o debo pasarte otra vez?
Means: Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by you again?

-No hay emociones que puedan describir como me siento cuando estoy contigo.
Means: There aren’t emotions that can describe how I feel when I’m in your presence.

and even more slang ones:

- Estas muy bueno/buena!
Means: You’re hot!

- Estas para mojar pan.
Means: You are ready to wet bread (non literal meaning: You’re hot!)

- “Cuántas curvas, y Yo sin frenos!”
Means: So many curves and me without breaks!

 

Good luck with your future love ! Tell us your best Spanish pickup lines and let us know in the comments if you have any other great ones!

 

~Lucie

Passeig de Gràcia: A Photographic Tour

Paseo de Gracia Barcelona

 

Passeig de Gràcia in Catalan or Paseo de Gracia, is one of the most famous and expensive streets in Barcelona. The Spanish “Champs Elysées” is an open-air museum of modern architecture, this is a unavoidable place to have a stroll during you stay in Barcelona! Luxurious shopping or just normal shopping, enjoy a break at a local coffee bar or restaurant, go to the cinema, etc. We can do a lot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The street starts at Plaza Cataluña and finishes where Carrer Gran de Gracia stars, at Casa Fustler Hotel, over 1.5km.

 

Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça catalunya

 

 

tile passeig de gracia

The first kind of art that we can find in Paseo de Gracia is -lower your eyes- the ground! With this orignal type of tile which was created by Antoni Gaudi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s discover Paseo de Gracia more and more with the # street number.

At the very beginning of Paseo de Gracia, #1, there is a beautiful Apple store and #4 Catalana Occidente, an insurance company.

Passeig de gracia barcelona

 

8# Then, on your right, there is Casa Antoni Rocamora designed in 1914 by two brothers, Joaquim and Bonaventura Bassegoda,  this building looks to renaissance gothic with lots of ornamentation.

Casa Antoni Rocamora paseo de gracia

 

#13 Comedia, a cinema with 5 auditoriums.

comedia paseo de gracia

 

#16 Zara home, a nice furnishing store where you can smell a pleasant interior fragrance which creates a family atmosphere and provides a feeling of well-being. It helps you transform your ideas into reality to decorate your dream home.

 

#19 Borsa de Barcelona, The Stock exchange of Barcelona has a privileged location but nowadays the street is more filled with tourists than with businessmen; times are changing.

Borsa de Barcelona paseo de gracia

 

#35 Casa Lleó Morera created by Lluis Domenech i Montaner.

Casa Lleó Morero paseo de gracia

 

#41-43 y #35 are  ”Illa de la Discòrdia”  (Block of Discord).
#35 La Casa Lleó Morera,  #41 La casa Amatller  designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and  #43 Casa Batlló designed by Antoni Gaudi, (part of the “World Heritage Site”) constitute the Block of the Discord. The name “Illa de la Discòrdia” was given because the buildings are very closely constructed, all at the beginning of the 20th Century and designed by three of the most important architects of the Catalan Modernism whose styles were very different.

Passeig de gracia barcelona block of discord

 

#66 Casa Vídua Marfà.

casa maria paseo de gracia

 

#68 Hotel Majestic 5 stars.

hotel majestic paseo de gracia

 

#96 Vinçon opened its doors to the public in 1941, founded by Enrique Leviand Hugo Vinçon. During this period the business’ main activity was the wholesale of porcelain, fine china and glassware. Between 1967 and 1990 they decided to venture and explore the emerging industry of the contemporary design of household objects. From this point onwards innovation happened at all levels and the foundation was laid for what eventually would become one of the most exclusive and representative stores in Barcelona. Today their brand enjoys international prestige.

vinçon paseo de gracia

 

#102 Hotel Paseo de Gracia 1 star.

Hotel passeig de gracia

 

Junction between Passeig de Gràcia and Avenida Diagonal.

Junction between Passeig de Gàcia and Avenida Diagonal

Junction between Passeig de Gàcia and Avenida Diagonal

 

Luxury shops, don’t go too hard on the credit card !

luxury shops paseo de gracia

 

#115 Cine Casablanca Kaplan with 3 auditoriums. The Cine Casablanca opened on 13th December 1980. The cinema was named Casablanca in homage to the 1942 Michael Curtiz film “Casablanca”. Unfortunately  it was closed in 2011.

Cine Casablanca Kaplan paseo de gracia

 

 

#132 Casa Fuster, a luxurious  5 star hotel classified as a monument hotel ends Passeig de Gràcia on a high note ! With 96 rooms and suites, gymnasium, panoramic terrace, etc., Casa Fuster proposes a distinguished service and is an excellent place for visitors or businessmen. It’s also where Woody Allen always stays when in BCN.

casa fuster passeig de gracia

 

 

Map:

 

Have you checked out all of these sites yet? What’s your favourite part of Passeig de Gracia? Let us know in the comments!

~ Lucie

A Hidden Cheap Bar in Barcelona: The Antic Teatre

The Antic Teatre: A Cheap Hidden and Local Bar in Barcelona

Today we show you an amazing hidden bar in Barcelona in El Born neighborhood. If you’re looking for alternative cultural events/shows, a hidden place for locals and cheap drinks, then The Antic Teatre is gonna be your favorite place ever.

Antic Teatre cheap Bar in Barcelona

 

The Antic Theatre can be found next to the Palau de la Musica Catalana (Urquinaona Metro Station), in a narrow street which doesn’t let you believe that an awesome place might be hidden right there. To access the theater/bar, you have to enter through a small door, then take the stairs. As you go up the stairs, you will hear, little by little, more and more noise, which will lead you to the discovery of a parallel world. Perched upon the terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the garden below, often crowded with locals, artists, young hipsters…

 

Antic Teatre Barcelona

 

You can sit on the terrace or in the garden enjoying your 2€ beer or 3€ glass of wine – that’s right I didn’t lie about cheap drinks – and participate in all kinds of alternative shows: music, dance, poetry readings, exhibitions, etc…

 

Show Antic Teatre Barcelona

 

The best time is obviously Spring and the Summer but the shows take place inside during the winter and it’s not as if Barcelona is a cold city, so you’ll still survive in the garden year round.

Don’t wait any longer, run for it! Check out more information about L’Antic Teatre.

Have you been there? Do you have any other suggestions for secret bars in Barcelona? Let us know in the comments!

Cheers

Florian

Foradada Waterfall in Catalunya : Welcome to Heaven

Day Trip from Barcelona: Foradada Waterfall in Cataluña

Looking for some new day trips from Barcelona? Want to discover Catalunya? Can you believe that this photo below is not actually taken in some East Asian paradise but right here in our own backyard? Check out our secret spot in Cantonigros, Cataluña, Spain!

Foradada Waterfall in Cantonigos, Catalunya

The Foradada Waterfall is one of these awesome secret places everybody loves to hear about. Just looking at this photo above leaves me speechless. A haven of peace in a secret forest, a small water fall that goes into a grotto surrounded by rocks. Plus, the sun goes through a natural hole made in a rock in certain periods of the day: a postcard moment before your very eyes.

How to get there

It is not that easy to get there, but come on, it wouldn’t be a secret after all if it was too easy to reach the place ;) If you go by car, from Barcelona you have to go north and take the C-153 until Cantonigros, which is the next village after Santa Maria de Corco. When you arrive in Cantonigros, you’ll see almost immediately a football field on your right, you’ll be able to park your car right next to it. Then you’ll have to follow the main track which is yellow-marked and walk for about 20 minutes. You will start hearing the beautiful sound of the water fall (and maybe the locals swimming/refreshing themselves because of the heat during the summer), you’re arrived to heaven! Taking public transportation is a bit of a trek, to say the least, but you can do it like this:


 

Location Foradada Waterfall Cantonigros in Catalunya

If you don’t want run into other people, you better go during the Spring as you might know this place is kind of awesome during the summer, and you might not be the only one to think that.

SuiteLife tips: You can also go there during the winter, and if it’s cold enough you’ll have the privilege to see the fall frozen: magical!

Foradada Waterfall frozen in Winter

Have you been to the Foradada Waterfall? We’d love to hear any additional tips you might have in the comments. Let us know!

Enjoy!

Florian

Barcelona Street Profile: Carrer Joaquin Costa

Joaquin Costa: Barcelona Street Profile

El Raval is famous for being kind of an infamous neighborhood and we feel like that is total bullsh*t! This is an amazing, eccentric and eclectic neighborhood with many awesome things to do and today we take a look at one of its emblematic streets, Carrer Joaquin Costa.

Carrer Joaquin Costa Street Barcelona

History

The street name came from the Catalán politician, lawyer, historian and economist who was known to be the major representative of the “Regenerationism”, which was an intellectual movement that searched for the causes of Spain’s (as a State) decadence. The street is located in the Raval neighborhood, part of the old town. It starts from the metro station “Universitat” and goes down until reaching the center of Raval at equal distance from ”San Antoni” and “Liceu” metro stations.

As many other streets of this neighborhood, Joaquin Costa is a narrow, charming street full of shops, bars or restaurants, but also public buildings such as the Goya Theatre and the Centre Aragonés.

Shops on Joaquin Costa

 

- Fusta’m

 

Workshop Barcelona Fusta'm Joaquin Costa

Looking for a unique workshop? Then you’ll love Fusta’m! It all started almost 4 years ago with an idea of a couple, which was to restore old pieces of furniture from the 50′s, 60′s or even 70′s styles. You’ll find only authentic furniture, lighting and different decorative trinkets. Not only is it possible to buy these awesome pieces but you can also rent them for special occasions, events.

P.S : Entering the shop, if you’re curious enough, you’ll see behind the seller an old tapissery which is of origin.
Fore more info, check out Fusta Website


- A la Premsa d’Aquell Dia: The one-of-a-kind shop in Barcelona

A La Premsa d'Aquell Dia Barcelona Joaquin Costa

The story begins 20 years ago when, after a few trips around Europe (more precisely to Belgium, France and England) seeing a few shops selling unique old newspapers and magazines, a couple and their daughter decided to create their own shop back in Barcelona. They first settled in Carrer del Tigre in the Raval Neighborhood before moving to the next and current street Joaquin Costa 4 years ago because the shop was getting too small to stock all the newspapers and magazines they wanted. Even if one can think they also sell French magazines (because of the few “Paris Match” in the window display), they actually only sell Spanish newspapers. But if you’re interested in old newspapers in other languages they might help you find it by contacting some colleagues around Europe. The best example the couple told me was this time where a client wanted an english newspaper talking about the  titanic as it was not famous enough to talk about it in the Spanish newspapers. They finally found one that they bought for 12500 Pesetas (75€)!

A la premsa d'aquel Dia Barcelona Joaquin Costa

According to the couple, the two kinds of articles most wanted are the newspapers first step on the moon and the World Wars.

When going out of the shop, you can stop by the ”Lletraferit” Library Café just accross the street and grab a café con leche while reading a book! This place was actually funded by Diego Gary, son of famous French writer Romain Gary and American Actress of the 60′s Jean Seberg.

Fore more info check out A la Premsa D’aquell Dia Website

- Bubub

Bubub also caught our attention because of its old sign representing a cartoon dog, bringing back its past of Toy shop. Nowadays it is a small Greengrocer with great fresh products for a decent price! Vegetarians are gonna love it.

Bubub Greengrocer Barcelona in Joaquin Costa

 

Bars

 

Betty Fords Bar is a pretty famous bar located in this street, known for hosting hipsters but also for their good cocktails and burgers! Excellent place to start your parties!

Betty Ford's Bar Barcelona in Joaquin Costa

 

If you’re interested in a completely different kind of bar, we recommend you to go to Granja de Gava, a unique centenary bar which, as its name suggests, was a farm originally (Granja means Farm). It also saw the birth of a famous Catalán writer Terenci Moix in 1942. When you enter the bar, you can hear a soft jazz music and see an astonishing statue in papier-mâché of a giant fat lady decorated by a huge slice of pizza on her head. There are also art exhibitions, for example there is currently oil paintings of the local Marta Cino which are actually for sale.

Granja de Gava Bar Barcelona Joaquin Costa

 

Olimpic bar will be for people who don’t want to spend much money or beat about the bush: 1€20 a beer, 3€50 a Mojito, Caipirinha or Spritz, that’s right. And if you don’t believe me, check this out:

 

Olimpic Bar Barcelona Joaquin Costa

 

No wonder it is always packed…

Finally for the story, this awesome street once hosted one of the most famous Serial killer of the city, Enriqueta Marti who was called “La Vampira del carrer de Ponent” (Ponent street being the former name of Joaquin Costa street). So that you understand why she earned this name, she used to kidnapp dozens of children, make them prostitute and/or kill them. And with the rests (skin, blood, fat, hair, bones…), she’d make potions, balsams, etc. What a lovely person she was! :)

Enriqueta Marti Barcelona Joaquin Costa

 

Cheers,

 

Florian

PACO DE LUCIA : SPAIN’S SAD LOSS

The world of flamenco deeply affected by Paco de Lucia’s death

Paco de Lucia playing the guitar

 

Paco de Lucia is a world-reknown Spanish flamenco guitarist who recently passed away at the age of 66 of a heart attack.
Francisco Sanchez Gomez, his given name, was born on December 21st, 1947 in Algeciras, Andalusia, Spain.

His early stages

Thanks to his family, music was part of his everyday life and it was said that he began playing the guitar at the age of 5, which suggested that we were dealing with a future artist !He said: “I learned the guitar like a child learns to speak” and “I knew the feeling and the meaning of music”. What a gift! Paco de Lucia is famous for his fast fingerstyle runs.He did his first performance on radio Algeciras when he was only 11and was awarded one year later a special prize in the Jerez flamenco competition. When he was 18, he recorded his first album.Afterwards, he succeeded in everything he accomplished and played with the greatest artists.

The highlights of his career

Flamenco Paco de Lucia

  • He toured with the Flamenco troupe of dancer Jose Greco.
  • He composed music for some films like a different version of “Carmen”, “The Hit”, etc.
  • He went into partnership with Camaron de la Isla and made 10 records.
  • His rumba “Entre dos aguas” became one of the most popular recording in Spain
  • He was awarded the Spanish Culture Ministry’s Fine Arts Gold Medal in 1992.
  • He was awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize for the Arts in 2004.
  • He was granted a Doctor Honoris Causa degree by Berklee College of Music in 2010
  • Discography: 27 albums

 

He knew how to modernise Flamenco particularly by associating it with Jazz and by being inspired by many musical styles. Paco de Lucia influenced and will continue to have a powerful impact on guitarists.

 

Memories

Dennis Koster: “One of history’s greatest guitarists”

George Benson:”The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish.”

Your Favorite Paco de Lucia Song?

Pco de Lucia played in Barcelona, almost one year ago exactly as the final act of the annual Festival de Guitarra festival in 2013. Here’s a wonderful 22 minutes of the legendary master in Barcelona in La Casa de Almeria in 1974. R.I.P

~Lucie

Devil’s Kitchen: Awesome German Bar in Barcelona

A German Bar in Barcelona

Being a German guy (or girl!) in Barcelona do you ever miss Germany in a moment of weakness? Or you’re just living in Barcelona but you’ve actually been to Germany and you miss the particular atmosphere, the German beer and – ok, this is gonna sound weird – the German food? Or you have no idea what a German atmosphere looks like and you want to discover it without having to spend money and time to actually go the country? Don’t you worry, you’ll find some true Germans in Devil’s Kitchen Bar!

You’ll taste some delicious Currywurst (German sausages with tomato-currysauce), some special grilled sausages from Thüringen, the classic sauerkraut for the bravest of you all! Regarding the beers, it is only natural to get some true Germans beers, Becks for a more commercialised taste or Maisel’s for the real taste of Germany.

german bar barcelona

Ok but that doesn’t sound so special, you tell me. Just a minute, I’m coming to the interesting part.
Here is the thing, not only do we eat German and we drink German, but we also speak German and watch German games in German. German (I had to say one more time “German”). This is why this bar is really just a few more square meters that should be added to the German territory. It is authentic to the max and so you will feel totally at home here, every foreigner can tell their friends the day after: “I’ve been to Germany yesterday, ‘was fun!”

So whenever you Germans are in Barcelona (or anyone who appreciates a good weisbeer) are feeling homesick, or you have a craving for German food/beer/atmosphere/people, then run to Devil’s Kitchen.

Its location :

If one German bar is not enough for you, here is a second: Don Bratwurst

You’re welcome.

Florian

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona and Can Now Impress Your Friends With

You’ve been living in Barcelona for a few months or even years and you think you know everything about Barcelona? Stop being so cocky and check out the 8 things you didn’t know about Barcelona:

 

#1 Why did Gaudi only work for private clients?

 

Gaudi First Work : The street Lamp
As a matter of fact, he did not only work for private clients. He first worked for the City Council and was asked to create a special street lamp in Plaza Reial. But when the masterpiece was finished, the City Council finally paid only the half of the original price to Gaudi. From that moment, Gaudi swear to not work for the public sector again. And he kept his word. Read more about Gaudi’s Life or about our special 1 day Gaudi tour.

 

#2 More than a street

 

La Rambla in Barcelona

One of the most famous streets in Barcelona, if not the most famous one, Las Ramblas, is actually as its plural form suggests, composed of many streets, 5 to be precise:- Rambla de Canaletes- Rambla dels estudis- Rambla de Sant Josep- Rambla dels Caputxins- Rambla del Mar.

 

#3 An Eiffel Tower in Barcelona?

 

The Eiffel Tower in Paris could have been in Barcelona

All of you know the famous metallic tower in Paris that attracts millions of people every year. Well actually, this very tower was proposed by Gustave Eiffel during the Universal Exposition of 1888 that took place in Barcelona. However the Catalan Government of that time was not interested in this weird and expensive architecture and refused to have it in Barcelona. And, you know, it was only supposed to be erected for the period of a year and then dismantled. Well, that was quite a mistake, wasn’t it?

 

#4 Portal de l’Àngel Avenue: Busiest Street in Spain

 

Porta del Angel Avenue in Barcelona, most crowded street in Spain

This famous shopping street of Barcelona, that hosts about 3500 passers by per hour, is the busiest street in all Spain. Quite impressive, isn’t it?

 

#5 Barcelona Beach is a Baby

 

The Barcelona Beach in the summer

Everybody loves to go to the beautiful beach of Barcelona but did you know it only appeared about 20 years ago? Indeed, before that, the seaside was “invaded” by industries. But when Barcelona was chosen to host the Olympic Games of 1992, they created these awesome beaches and from now on it is one of the places to be for all the tourists and locals all year long. Take a look at our Barcelona Beaches Free Ebook.

 

#6 Blind Restaurant

 

Blind Restaurant Dans le Noir, Barcelona

If you think it is out of fashion to see what you eat in a restaurant, then “Dans le noir” is gonna become your headquarters. One of the few Blind Restaurants in the world, you’ll experience eating without seeing anything which will enable you to enhance 2 of your other senses that are the taste and the smell. Blind guides help you to completely enjoy this unique experience. Check out our Dans le Noir blog here for more info.

For more information just check out Dans Le Noir Website!

 

#7 The mysterious origins of Barcelona

 

The mysterious origins of Barcelona

Nobody really knows, that’s the reality. But some say the city was founded 400 years before Rome by Hercules and other say that it was founded by the father of the famous Carthagenian General Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, who named the city Barcino. All that we know is that the Romans founded a city next to the mount Taber in 100 BC and we found wall ruins in the current Barrio Gotico. Read about how Barcelona got it’s name here.

#8 Fancy a Mammoth?

 

Mammoth Museum in Barcelona

Do you like mammoths as much as we do? Have you always wanted to meet Manny from the Ice Age? Then check out the Mammoth Museum in Barcelona, a museum as rare as its subject! You’ll find real mammoth skeletons but also a life-sized reconstructions that you can touch, photograph and even hug. Everything short of  bringing one home for your kid(s). I know, some kids (even big ones) are gonna cry here.

 

That’s all for now, and this is more than enough!

Florian

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