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5 quirky sites in Barcelona that most tourists never see

5 quirky sites in Barcelona that most tourists never see

Around the world, Barcelona is famous for tourist attractions like the Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou. But the Catalan capital is also home to a variety of unique attractions that few visitors — and even locals — have ever heard of. From supercomputers hidden in churches...
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Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Gracia the great: A guide to the Barcelona barrio

Ditch the tourist map, forget the sand (for a minute) and head to a place in Barcelona that really captures the Catalan way of life. Beyond its famed beaches, tucked inside the heart of this buzzing city lies the halcyon barrio Gracia. Entering this quaint neighbourhood provides a snippet of...
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Where to find the best tapas (and more!) in Barcelona

Where to find the best tapas (and more!) in Barcelona

Barcelona is hot in more ways than one. The city may be filled with flamboyant colours of all sorts but there is only one that is burning bright — the devilishly delicious colour red. Think sangria, chorizo, fresh tomato bread, grilled peppers, and everything in between. Barcelona is a food...
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Travel Advice: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Barcelona Before I Moved There

Travel Advice: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Barcelona Before I Moved There

When you visit a city as a tourist, it’s not often that you encounter the daily habits of the locals. You’re in your own little blissful world of vacation, unaware of those little quirks that make living in the city what it really is. Before I moved to Barcelona, the...
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My Neighbourhood: Barcelona’s Gràcia

My Neighbourhood: Barcelona’s Gràcia

I’ve been to Barcelona a total of five times in my life, so it’s safe to say that I’m a complete BCN addict. As an avid traveller hungry to see all corners of the globe, it’s not often that I go back to the same place twice. However, when it...
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24 hours in: Valencia

24 hours in: Valencia

Valencia might not be the first city that springs to mind when you think of Spain, but we’ve got just as much street cred as Madrid or Barcelona. We’ve got the second narrowest house in Europe, the largest oceanarium in Europe, a monstrous church bell, the largest toy soldier collection… should...
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Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

There’s more than chocolate treats and egg-hiding bunnies to Easter — and in many Christian European countries, Holy Week and Easter weekend are the biggest celebrations of the year. From pagan traditions celebrating spring, to throwing water on your crush to secure her affections, to holy processions honouring the resurrection,...
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The complete guide to: Valencia travel

The complete guide to: Valencia travel

So you’re off to Valencia — good choice! Navigating any new city can be difficult, so let us make it easier for you. We’ve created a guide to the city — everything you need to know about getting there, getting around the city, the best things to do, what to...
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The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

A legend says that in Mallorca, at the beginning of time, the land was petrified by the snake-haired Medusa of Greek mythology. Since then, time has stood still in Mallorca, traditions never changing. As far as damnations go, this was a pretty good one, as Mallorcan traditions are beautiful and...
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6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

6 dishes you must eat in Madrid

The rich history of Spanish cuisine dates back thousands of years. With each region of the country having its own ‘claim to fame,’ Madrid offers visitors a taste of the best dishes Spain has to offer, all in one chaotic, quintessentially Spanish foodie playground. Madrid’s food scene is in constant...
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