Free museums and fairs on the Rambla

TFree museums and fairs on the Rambla Part 1. Between chaos, sangria and tapas, the most famous street in Barcelona hides some pleasant surprises La Rambla is the epicenter of the tourist frenzy. Between souvenir shops, vendors and street artists it has become the symbol of the holidays of this city. An avenue just over 1 km long that meanders dividing two famous districts of Barcelona: the Gothic and the Raval. La Rambla The history of La Rambla begins in an ancient past. A long time ago, in place of the tiles and small kiosks, the Malla torrent flowed, into which the black waters of the center flowed. In the… Read More

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The luminous universe of Sant Pau

The luminous universe of Sant Pau

The luminous universe of Sant Pau A new light show inspired by the universe and our solar system Thanks to a draw for tickets with limited availability, the hospital of Sant Pau gave the possibility to some citizens to admire the new luminous decoration of its facade and of the internal patio. A play of lights and sculptures centered on the theme “The universe of light” that will illuminate the nights until the new year. Sant Pau hospital The Santa Creu y Sant Pau hospital has always been an emblem of decoration and art. In his project, Lluís Domènech i Montaner wanted to integrate decorative art into the hospital structure… Read More

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The gnomes hut

The gnomes hut A space dedicated to fantasy and to the typical characters of fairy tales hidden in a pine forest of La Garriga A free day can offer you different possible activities: watch a series, read a book or maybe take the R3 train, which takes 45 minutes from Barcelona to La Garriga. La Garriga La Garriga is a Spanish municipality located in the Eastern Vallès of Catalonia. A small town where the surrounding landscape is characterized by mountains and pine forests. An environment with clean air and silence, very different from the chaos of the Catalan capital. Apart from the historic center, churches and ancient villas of the… Read More

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The most sarcastic mailbox in Barcelona

The most sarcastic mailbox in Barcelona A detail immersed in the frenzy of the Gothic quarter The party mood and the frenetic crowding make its way the famous Christmas markets. Walking through the narrow streets can be a suffocating experience making it difficult to observe the beauty and the details hidden between the faces and the hasty legs of tourists. Everybody is busy for the Christmas shopping or distracted by the magic of the period. Fortunately, the city has its moments of respite from the hectic chaos. The shops don’t open before nine in the morning. The cold of these days has delayed even more the Christmas crowds. I walk… Read More

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Cofete, the border with the end of the world

Cofete, the border with the end of the world Between a raging ocean and austere mountains lies a small village In the previous article, the bay of Albarca left me speechless with its extravagantly shaped rocks. But the world is full of similar places, where nature is sovereign and man can only bow down to it. This time I am in Fuerteventura where an immense beach and a mountain range of volcanic origin leave room just to hold your breath at its sight. Fuerteventura With a history of almost 20 million years and less than 100 km from the African coast lies Fuerteventura, an island in the archipelago of the… Read More

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Trekking to the bay of Albarca

Trekking to the bay of Albarca Lost on the north coast, an ancient path bears witness to the simple life of yesteryear In the previous article I told of the surprise in admiring the bay of Albarca with its extravagant shapes exposed to the force of the elements. There are no beaches here, just rocks and cliffs overlooking the sea. My curiosity, however, does not end in front of the magnificent stone bridge, but pushes me to explore its entire coastline. So I decide to make my way between the rocks and the few shrubs to reach and skirt them where the sea breaks its waves on the rocks. Trekking… Read More

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The immense landscape of Cala d’Albarca

The immense landscape of Cala d’Albarca A corner of the island where the forces of the wind and the sea bring you back to a prehistoric past.   Ibiza In the last article I talked about the Ibizan quarry of Sa pedrera de Cala d’Hort. An area to the west of the island, now converted into a special site for lovers of the sun and posture. Unlike the other areas, the north one turns out to be very different from the stereotypes we are used to. There are no bars, chiriguitos, discos or umbrellas to shelter from the scorching summer sun. This part of the coast is a succession of… Read More

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Atlantis, the wild and fascinating Ibizan quarry

Atlantis, the wild and fascinating Ibizan quarry A unique place rich in history where you can contemplate the magic of the island Ibiza is a relatively small island, which however hides precious corners and many glimpses with views of incredible beauty such as Cala Llentia or the north coast. An ancient story In the sixteenth century, the Ottoman fleet and pirate ships constantly threatened the whole Mediterranean with countless attacks and cannon looting on the Spanish coasts, including those of Ibiza. This made it necessary to redesign the fortification of its historic center. The new military project carried out by the engineer Giovan Battista Calvi, involved the creation of several… Read More

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The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola

The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola The curious rock formation carries with it a legend of the monks of Sant Cugat del Valles On May 25, 2020 Barcelona will finally move on to the long-awaited Phase 1. However, we are on the alert for the Covid-19 pandemic. A historical event that has changed and will change the way we live and socialize. Waiting for the next steps necessary to return to normality, if we can say so, past images and sensations of my excursions resurface. This is one of those. The city of Terrassa Beyond the Collserola massif extends a vast plain el Vallès Occidental which… Read More

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The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina

The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina A 5000 year old megalithic structure near Barcelona Catalonia is not only famous for its sunny coasts, its food or its capital, Barcelona. In this region are hidden ancient structures that go back well before the Roman Empire. San Celoni Taking the R-2 train from Barcelona, you arrive at San Celoni, a Spanish municipality of just over 16,000 belonging to the Comarca of the Vallès Oriental. Coming down from the train I find in front of the station, the bus stop that will take me inside the park of Montnegre i Corredor.  And it is precisely here that begins my little excursion… Read More

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Portbou - Cadaquès a piedi

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot Two days immersed in the four elements The Idea Here I am with another little adventure or rather a two-day excursion. It all starts in a library. That of the Peu de la creu of Barcelona. It is fascinating to find a place where culture, art and education reside in one place. And it’s for free! Never underestimate the importance of books and libraries! But let’s get back to us. The travel section is the one that fascinates me most obviously. Although I have recently returned from my experience with the Bergwald project, I still want to be on the road to discover new places.… Read More

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REGATTA PUIG CLASSIC SAILING BARCELONA

REGATTA PUIG CLASSIC SAILING BARCELONA With over forty boats taking part, the classic sailing regatta of Barcelona reaches its 11th edition. Barcelona, ​​14/07/2018 In addition to the Extreme Saling Series in Barcelona another important nautical event takes place. The Regatta Puig classic sailing comes to its XI edition reconfirming event of prestige and attraction for lovers of classic sailing in the Mediterranean scenery of the Catalan capital. With over five hundred participants in the race, forty boats from seven nations have struggled to gain the victory during the three days from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14. Three categories Classic, Vintage and Big Boat, have divided the boats participating in an… Read More

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Cable Car

Cable Car Of Barcelona

CABLE CAR OF BARCELONA Cable car of Barcelona. Do you like to fly over the port area of Barcelona and reach the Montjuic? Well cable car of Barcelona is what you need. From the most famous beach of Barceloneta to the famous promontory: The Montjuic. You can ceck tickets and time table here. Few numbers to keep in mind: An architect, two important dates and three stations.   Carles Buigas designed the structure for the exhibition of 1929 but 1931 was the year of inauguration.   The three stations: the towers of St. Sebastien, St. Jaume and Miramar. In ten minutes you will arrive at Montjuic enjoying a unique panorama with… Read More

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