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Whether it's and culture and cuisine, arts and tradition, history and geography or just bikes
check out our blog posts about Barcelona and Catalonia below.

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History of Barcelona – why is Barcelona so popular?

Looking for something good to read on the recent history of Barcelona? Interested in Barcelona modern architecture and urban design? Want to learn about politics in Catalonia and the financial and social history of Barcelona? Want to know why Barcelona is so popular?We have the...

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5 Reasons to go on a bike tour

Here are our top 5 reasons to go on a bike tour With many different types of bike tours available in all cities and places across the world, it’s no wonder it’s becoming an essential holiday activity. Travelling is all about seeing something new, discovering a...

My ‘Nou Camp’ experience

Despite being commonly referred to as the Nou Camp in English, the true name of the home to FC Barcelona is ‘Camp Nou’, (pronounced camp now) which literally translates from Catalan as ‘New Field’.  The first game played at Camp Nou was in 1957 replacing...

La Volta a Catalunya or selfie time with cycling stars

Have a tough Monday and then some this week? Clouds in Barcelona today upset you a little? Well, spare a thought for the riders of La Volta a Catalunya. This very Monday hundreds of men embarked on the world-famous road bicycle race around the region...

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Barcelona’s bike boom

Barcelona City Council is pushing ahead with its ambitious 2013/ 2018 Urban Mobility Plan. It is a large 5 year framework which focuses on smart, healthy and fair transportation in Barcelona. It is also, according to the City Council, very important for the quality of...

Catalonia’s climate for cycling

The region of Catalonia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. The warm months offer plenty of sunshine - more than 10 hours a day – and rainclouds only make an appearance on the blue horizon about 15 days per year....

St George’s Day with a Catalan twist

Saint George, the brave and famous dragon-slaying patron of a whopping eleven European countries and countless regions, towns and islands around the world is given a little break from his busy schedule once a year down in Catalonia. Here, his name is Sant Jordi and...

The Games of 1992 which changed Barcelona forever

The year 2017 marks 25 years since the Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona which changed the city forever. The promotional campaign of the city council was launched with such an eagerness that the number of people who volunteered to assist at the Games beat...