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Want to win an awesome iPad mini? Enter in our sweepstakes!

Want to win an awesome iPad mini? Enter the Hotel 1898 sweepstakes! We’re giving away an incredible iPad Mini, to one lucky sweepstakes entrants. Entering is fun and easy! To enter this sweepstakes all you need to do is:  Fill out the registration form available here and check your inbox for your confirmation email. By […]

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10th Shared Services Centers at H1898

Axiom Groupe is putting together the 10th edition of “Shared Services Centers”, next 17th & 18th of September in Barcelona Barcelona City Council sponsors this international conference, which will draw together speakers from blue chip companies. The business meeting, which will take place at the 1898 Hotel, is aimed to bring together a selected group […]

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Las Ramblas: history, culture and leisure

The streets known as las Ramblas in Barcelona are perhaps the city’s most emblematic features, connecting the central Plaza Catalunya with the old port, and establishing the formal boundary between the Gothic Neighborhood and the Raval. A pleasant stroll down its approximate 1 kilometer will bring you face to face with numerous cultural points of […]

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Flea Market in Barcelona!

Flea markets are a perfect place for finding little gems in the form of books, records, clothes, fashion accessories etc. Every second Sunday of the month will see such a market put up at Plaça Blanquerna, at Portal de Santa Madrona, just behind the Barcelona Maritime Museum. Schedule Period Days Hours From 1 May to […]

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Modernista: Palau Mornau

Palau Mornau, a 15th century building on C/ Ample that was redesigned at the start of the 20th century by the Modernista architect Manuel Raspall, reopened in 2012 as the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum of Barcelona. It was totally refurbished and you can now visit the building for the first time on the Modernisme […]

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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is a major international art centre and an essential visit if you want to find out everything concerning the Catalan artist’s work. However, it is also a place that is in close contact with the neighbourhood around it, through the history of the building, which used to be the head offices […]

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The Sants festival

Sants is decking itself out once again for its annual festival, the festa major, which takes place this August. Local residents celebrate their traditional festival together, with street parties, workshops and lots of kids’ activities. The streets will be decorated, as they are every year, for the traditional decoration competition, with a prize for the […]

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Barcelona’s ‘Modernisme’ is part of World Heritage!

Since 1984, a total of 9 architectural works in Barcelona, 7 by Gaudí, have been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approved the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Since then, 9 Barcelona buildings have been included in the […]

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Gràcia gets ready for the Festa Major

This is definitely one of the most emblematic and well-attended summertime events in Barcelona. The streets fill with color, music, and joy day and night for a week, with an infinite array of live performances for young and old alike… We’re talking about the Gràcia Festival, scheduled to take place this year from August 15-21. […]

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The world’s biggest gay festival is celebrated in Barcelona!!

This summer sees Barcelona playing host once again to the Circuit Festival, offering twelve days and numerous activities featuring international artists for the gay and lesbian community. Over 70,000 people from all over the world participate in this festival, which is established as a worldwide benchmark. The programme’s many activities notably include concerts, DJ sessions, […]

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Discover the city’s submarines!

Barcelona has a number of representations of submarines dotted around the city. Some of them pay homage to a model which was the brainchild of Narcís Monturiol in 1858. An example of the model, called ‘Ictíneo’, is the full size replica at the Museu Marítim (MMB). The replica was built for the film Monturiol, el […]