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Wallsend Boys Club take on Barcelona – and win – Tyneside youngsters…

Wallsend Boys Club take on Barcelona – and win – Tyneside youngsters… There aren’t many schoolboys who can boast they’ve played Barcelona FC and won but one North East club came back from Spain with the bragging rights of a lifetime. Wallsend Boys Club, based in Newcastle, traveled to Spain to take part in the… …

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Barcelona Golf Tour

Make the most of your stay in Barcelona and take time to enjoy your favorite sport. Barcelona golf gives you the opportunity to play a round of golf with a professional player, on one of the courses around Barcelona. Barcelona golf includes a four-ball game with one. two or three players accompanied by a professional …

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Barcelona Hotels

Hotel Arts Barcelona ***** – Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, Barcelona, 8005 Spain – 5 Stars – 455 Rooms – Tel.: +34 93 221 1000 Fax: +34 93 221 10 70 – website: Hotel Arts Barcelona – On the shores of the Mediterranean and overlooking Port Olimpic, the striking contemporary hotel enjoys a spectacular location near Barcelona’s …

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Barcelona Photo Tour

  Sagrada Familia The Port of Barcelona Visit Barcelona differently with Barcelona Bici, a bicycle-hire service that offers you the possibility of getting around the city and discovering it as you pedal. Barcelona Bici service allows you to rent bikes by the hour, for half a day, a full day, or an entire week. There …

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The old quarter

This is the area within the antique walls and presently bordered by Les Rondes which circle the oldest part of Barcelona, including the Barri Gotic. To the North is Plaga Catalunya, which is the center of connection with this part and the L’Eixample. The Placa is one of the city’s important centers and one of …

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The ciutadella

Another point where we can find many artistic demonstrations in the park, La Cuitadella. The demolition of the old fortress, built in the old Ribera district after the War of Succession, made it possible to convert this space into a beautiful area of museums, gardens, and a zoological park for the Universal Exhibition in 1888. …

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La font magica

In front of the Palau Nacional and at the top of Maria Cristina avenue we find the illuminated fountain, la Font Magica. A masterpiece of engineering applied to every possible combination of water and light. The work of Carlos Buigas, the central basin is 1.8m deep, oval in shape, 65m long, and 50m wide. It …

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El poble Espanol

The Poble Espanyol is a great tourist attraction, it was the project of the artists Xavier Nogues, Miguel Utrillo, and Ramon Raventos. Built-in 1927 for the 1929 World Exhibition, it is a unique project which groups the different architectural styles of all Spain, together in a special area. The village is entered through San Vicents …

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Anella Olimpica

In reality, the transformation of Barcelona, motivated by the Olympic Games, began with the demolition of the Estadi de Montjuic, 17th October 1986, to build the Olympic Stadium in the same place, conserving the old facade. The new stadium retained the old Marathon Gate and the bronze horses, by the sculptor Pau Gargallo, above the …

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The gothic quarter

Of the many beautiful places in Barcelona, a great part are to be found in the Barri Gotic. We can see authentic jewels of Roman and Gothic styles, dispersed among large buildings of later construction but no less beautiful. We can go there through the Gothic-style church of Santa Anna continuing through Villa de Madrid’with …

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Museum and city art

Besides the stamp Gaudi left on Barcelona, other artists have also been important to this city whether for their Catalan origin or for their love of the magnificent atmosphere of the exhibitions of art to be found in Barcelona. This can be seen in different museums, statues, and buildings scattered throughout the city. This is …

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Around the rambles

Beginning our walk in the Plaga Catalunya down Les Rambles towards the sea. First, on the right hand, we come to the Font de Canaletas. The legend says that “whosoever drinks from the fountain of Caneletas will always live in Barcelona”. Further down, the first important building is the Academia de les Ciencies and later …

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The city through the ages

Barcino was founded as a Roman colony more than two thousand years ago. They chose to build the city in a sandy enclave on the northeastern Iberian coast, situated between the mouths of the Llobregat and the Besos rivers and protected by the Collserola mountain range. The strategic position of the first settlement, well communicated …

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The city of the arts

Pablo Picasso spent many of his formative years in Barcelona, the city that also gave birth to Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. These great artistic figures of the twentieth century have prolonged the ancestral link between Barcelona and the plastic arts. The beauty of the city lies in both the refined talent of artists and …

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Environs of Barcelona

Huge range of popular Catalan traditions. The one that most accurately reflects local character – working together, tenacity, and daring – is probably the castles or human towers. Other traditions have more of a festive character, among these the gegants or giants, present in many places, from villages to cities, and the correfoc, a celebration …

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The Eixample and Modernisme

Fourteenth-century and which the municipal authorities still use today for meetings of special relevance. The Placa de Sant Jaume, flanked by the seats of these two institutions, is the scene of many kinds of demonstrations and gatherings: from fervent manifestations of patriotism to the celebration of sporting victories by local teams, organized dancing of sardanes …

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The Olympic city

Just after nightfall on the evening of 25th July 1992, a flaming arrow left its wake in the sky over Barcelona. Hundreds of millions of viewers all over the world held their breath for an instant until it arrived at its target and lit the flame over the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. This moment marked, not …

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The port and the Rambla

Christopher Columbus, from his pedestal 50 meters above street level and one of the best-known monuments in Barcelona, points seawards forever with a gesture of stone. In a sense, Columbus personifies Barcelona’s own gesture of gratitude to the sea. For it was by sea that the founders of Barcino arrived, and by the sea that …

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