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Ciutat Vella (part 2): The Gothic Quarter

Coming to Barcelona Barcelona it is not possible to avoid the Ciutat Vella (old part). It is the center, the historic district, there where cultures mix, and that includes also the famous Gothic Quarter, with streets and buildings from different eras. This quarter hosts monuments and areas of vital importance, and consists of different neighborhoods: el call (or Jewish quarter), Sant Just i Pastor, Santa María del Pi, la Catedral, Santa Ana, La Mercè and Palau.

Ciutat Vella (part 1)

Many years ago the Romans came to Barcelona. After trying several locations, and after several battles with the inhabitants of those lands they thought it was best to settle between the Las Ramblas and the Via Laietana which at that time were brooks, and there was neither the Opera Café or the Post Office building.

Cheap gas stations in Barcelona | Gasoline, diesel and biodiesel prices

Finding a gas station cheaper than another in Barcelona will save us more than a few cents. The difference, filling a tank with 50 liters, can be € 11 for gasoline, € 10 for diesel and € 7 for biodiesel. Resources to compare and list fuel prices by cities there are many. What we want to explain in this article has to do with the other important variable at the time of refueling: the location of cheap gas stations.

Tattoos in Barcelona

Any time of year is good to visit Barcelona and enjoy all the possibilities offered by the city. To remember your time in the city you can find a great variety of souvenirs: shirts, magnets, figures ... but a way to take a unique and unforgettable memory of the holidays is to get a tattoo in Barcelona!

Rent a boat in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city in which the Mediterranean Sea is a great protagonist in its past and present history. In fact, Barcelona is located touching the sea because the Romans arrived through the Mediterranean and founded a military camp that ended up being the city we know today.

Cinema on demand in movie theaters of Barcelona - Crowdticketing

When it seems that everything is over, when a change in a certain sector causes a jolt that shakes its operating principles sometimes arises a hope that is supported, in part, in the new rules of the game. Perhaps it is a too epic description of what Screenly means, the cinema platform on demand based on the crowdticketing that was born in Barcelona in 2015 and that directs its trip from Barcelona and Madrid, but no, it is not.

A walk on the Montjuïc mountain – Views of Barcelona at dawn

The name of the mountain is Montjuïc, but Wikipedia says that a mountain is usually defined as any summit at least of 700 metres high above sea level and the Montjuïc "mountain" has only 173 metres above sea level.

To get to Barcelona by car from France

If you are using a GPS or you like to get lost (get lost is an adventure) because you are using a worn out plan, which a friend who has been in Barcelona 5 years ago, has given to you just before you started your trip or you use an Online route planner, you don´t need to read this article which opens our blog, somehow late.

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.

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