Barcelona’s Fantastic Modern Architecture

Barcelona embraces its architecture and isn’t afraid of new architectural styles. In this city buildings are as dynamic as the culture where old and new sit side by side or combine to form a new hybrid.

Casa Mila  or ‘La Pedrera’ – A visit to one of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings

Conveniently situated within Barcelona’s modern Eixample district, along the bustling Passieg de Gracia, Casa Mila or La Pedrera as it is also known showcases some truly exceptional modernist architecture. Designed by the city’s famous architect Antoni Gaudi in the early 1900s, this fascinating structure is a sight definitely worthy of a visit.

Getting Around Is Easy in Bike-Friendly Barcelona

Barcelona’s network of bike lanes and quiet side streets, along with a newfound collective bike-o-phelia, make it one of the world’s best cities for cycling. Dozens of unique bike tours and unforgettable rides guarantee that once you get started you won’t want to leave the saddle. When you visit Barcelona, take advantage of the bike-friendly atmosphere and get your exploring done on a two-wheeler.

Circuit Festival –  Barcelona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Festival

Barcelona Pride, taking place in June, is indeed huge and a lot of fun, but despite its international reputation and visitors coming from across the world it is in fact only the second largest LGBT event in Barcelona! It is the Circuit Festival in August that has managed to surpass Barcelona’s Pride festival and position itself as Spain’s main gay event of the summer and one of the biggest international LGBT festivals!

Casa Batllo – Gaudi’s enchanting masterpiece

Occupying a prime position along the famous Passieg de Gracia, within the popular Eixample district of the city, Casa Batllo is one of Barcelona’s most incredible examples of modernist architecture. Designed by the renowned, local architect Antoni Gaudi, this magnificent building offers an unforgettable experience to everyone who visits.

The Camp Nou Experience, F.C. Barcelona – A morning of football, history and fun

Conveniently situated within easy reach of Barcelona’s city centre, the impressive Camp Nou Stadium is not only the home of the world famous F.C. Barcelona, but is a true paradise for football fans. Offering an interactive, fun filled experience and exhibiting a wealth of fascinating history, the Camp Nou is an attraction not to be missed.

Big Sound in Barcelona – Primavera Sound and Sónar Music Festivals

Barcelona has a lot to celebrate, so it’s no surprise that the city hosts two major music festivals every spring/ summer. The first is Primavera, which exhibits a wide variety of genres and draws more than 100,000 fans. The second is Sónar, which leans toward eccentric sounds (but who doesn’t, these days?) and New Media performances.

Barcelona Is Film Festival Heaven

Film festivals in Barcelona are as ubiquitous as cafes in Paris or cobblestones in Prague. A true cinephile’s paradise, the city keeps an ever-revolving guest list of A-listers, indie filmmakers, journalists and gawkers glued to their seats year-round with a multitude of festivals ranging from the niche to the mainstream. If you’re in Barcelona, don’t miss your chance to bask in the celluloid glow of one of the world’s most enthusiastic cinema cities.

Barcelona – Capital of Catalonia

Barcelona is not only Spain’s second-largest city, but it’s also the capital (and first-largest city) of the autonomous region of Catalonia. While Barcelona is more Spanish than other parts of the region, it’s still a great place to experience Catalan history and culture.

Barcelona Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival – Sea, Sun, Fun and Partying!

Barcelona Pride is a major lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival that is not-for-profit, packed with both cultural and entertainment content, and showcases the best of this wonderful city. It is a great time to visit Barcelona and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast together with the cheerfulness and solidarity displayed during this 10 day festival. It is also the perfect time to visit if you like to party hard!