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Barcelona cable cars

The first meaning of Cable Car in the dictionary of the Collins says: "A cable car is a vehicle for taking people up mountains or steep hills. It is pulled by a moving cable". But in the present context we want to define it otherwise, "a transportation system that offers panoramic views and in which people float in the air in a vehicle that seems to move very slowly, providing pleasant sensations, mixed with astonishment and a relaxed and slightly euphoric feeling".

Other peculiar transports of Barcelona

Las Golondrinas

.It is one of the most emblematic transports of the city. Las Golondrinas  are motor-driven boats, located in the Moll de les Drassanes, at the end of the Ramblas and take short-trip cruises through the port of Barcelona.

The Funiculars of Barcelona

Within the transport classified as peculiar and antique we find the funiculars. In Barcelona, we present here three of them...

Barcelona public holidays and local festivals

Barcelona is a city with a lot of tradition and celebrates a great number of fiestas, some are catalan traditions, some are traditions of the city of Barcelona and others are quarter traditions. Each quarter (barrio) celebrates its own festival every year with music, dance and eating and drinking in the streets.

Where to eat patatas bravas in Barcelona

The art of "tapear" is a widespread practice in Barcelona. Octopuses, ham, croquettes ... and "patatas bravas", the traditional bravas of bars and restaurants, prepared with secret recipes, which are always served with a special sauce. Let's find out where to eat the best patatas bravas in the city of Barcelona.

The Barcelona of Miró: after the footsteps of the artist

If something defines Barcelona is its most artistic aspect. Something that can be seen throughout the city, thanks to the number of painters, sculptors and architects who have lived in it and have left their mark in the quarters and squares.

Centennial shops in Barcelona: History and Tradition

Although some hundred-year-old shops in the city have already seen a better life,  Barcelona is fortunate to have emblematic establishments, located in historic buildings, now run by other generations of the founding families.  

In addition to preserving their most traditional trait, they have been able to adapt to the new times and offer artisan products, always different and worth knowing it. The centennial businesses of the city have a distinctive plaque at the entrance, which catalogs them as unique and important shops, from the historical, commercial and patrimonial point of view of the city.

The Three Kings parade

The Three Kings brought to baby Jesus after his birth gifts: incense, gold and myrrh (the incense for god, the gold for king and the myrrh for man), nowadays these have become toys and the baby Jesus are all the children

Ciutat Vella (part 3): Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera + la Barceloneta

In the Middle Ages, the center of Ciutat Vella, the Gothic, was widened when the wall that enclosed it, was opened, and reached the quarter of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera, which is one of the four quarters of the district of Ciutat Vella. This quarter is formed, as its names indicates, by three zones: La Ribera, that occupies much of the now called Born; Santa Caterina, named after the convent that bears his name; and by Sant Pere, known as the monastery of Sant Pere de les Puel·les or Puelles.

Barcelona Card

The Barcelona Card is the Swiss knife of the cards for  Barcelona. It's the most functional  multi-card that exists: we open one tool and we have the free public transport (metro, bus, tram and train), with another tool we find free tickets to some museums and other discounts, we open the scissors and we cut the price of admission to visit important cultural centers...

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