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Barcelona is a restless city, whatever the day of the week the city offers a range of activities and places to visit that reflect its vibrant cultural life by day and by night. The following recommendations represent a great place to start to get to grips with what can sometimes be an overwhelming choice, places unique to Barcelona, experiences that are inextricably linked with life here.

Cloister of the Pedralbes Monastery

19 June 2019 Cloister of the Pedralbes Monastery

Founded in 1327 by Queen Elisenda de Montcada, the gothic cloister at the Pedralbes Monastery is considered to be the biggest in the world. Elisenda’s ornately carved tomb stands guard at one end of it, and many of its original features have survived intact as a magnificent example of how, with the right synergy, strong architectural features and generous vegetation can exist in complete harmony to create a place of exquisite peace and tranquillity.

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Festival Grec

19 June 2019  Festival Grec

Of all Barcelona’s summer festivals, Grec is one of the best loved thanks, in no small part, to the fairy tale setting – a stone amphitheatre set amid swirling rose gardens and covered walkways dripping with jasmine and wisteria. The views over the city from the north side are stunning too, even more so at night – when most of the events take place - with stars up above and a glass of cava in hand.

 

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The Bach Project: Yo-Yo Ma at the Palau de la Música

02 May 2019 The Bach Project: Yo-Yo Ma at the Palau de la Música

Contemporary virtuoso, Baroque composer and timeless architectural masterpiece

 

Music lovers visiting Barcelona this spring have an extraordinary opportunity to experience a one-off performance, Yo-Yo Ma the Chinese-American cellist will be performing Bach at the Palau de la Música on May 24th, a golden opportunity to combine music and sightseeing in what is undoubtedly one of the city’s architectural highlights.

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Walks through the Gothic Quarter arriving at the Federico Marés Museum

29 April 2019 Walks through the Gothic Quarter arriving at the Federico Marés Museum

Walking though the Gothic Quarter between its historical wall and squares that guard surprising stories is one of the main attractions of this area. We propose discovering the secrets of one of the its most romantic and photographed neighbourhoods, step by step.

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City Bar

01 January 2019 City Bar

Barcelona’s cocktail scene is constantly evolving, given the fascination with gastronomy in the city it’s only to be expected that the world of mixology should be equally varied and rich.

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Sala Razzmatazz

01 March 2018 Sala Razzmatazz

For clubbers and lovers of live music this is the Barcelona venue, a multi-space club that has been at the vanguard of the music scene not only in the city but in Spain.

 

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Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

01 March 2018 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

The complex of buildings that form the Recinto Modernista Sant Pau was constructed between 1901 and 1930, designed by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, a contemporary of Gaudí. Laid out at 45° to the surrounding Eixample the site occupies 9 city blocks with 27 separate pavilions and was considered by its architect a protest against the strictures of the rigid Cerdá city master plan.

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Casa Vicens

01 March 2018 Casa Vicens

The first important commission for modernisme master Antoni Gaudí was a summer house for the Vicens family completed between 1883 and 1885 in an area of the city that was open fields at that time.

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