A Walk Before Christmas

A Walk Before Christmas

This weekend is the perfect opportunity to go for a walk in Barcelona. It might be that the weather is not that good, or the fact that this weekend is the last weekend before Christmas may do the streets a bit crowded … but either way, it could not bring ruin to our weekend: it is …

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Barcelona Christmas Shopping

Barcelona Christmas Shopping

When it comes to Christmas time, we all know how messy and tricky is to find the most perfect present. Here we have the answer: This Christmas, Barcelona is the gift. We could not agree more with this year’s Christmas Shopping campaign of Barcelona Shopping City by Turismo de Barcelona. The Barcelona Shopping Line, the …

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Christmas in Barcelona Has a Date

Christmas in Barcelona Has a Date

Despite the jumpstart of Christmas shopping with the Black Friday, no Christmas really kicks off in Barcelona until the festive lights are switched on all over the streets. This year, the lights switch on is scheduled pretty much before the couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. This is the aim of Barcelona Commerce to …

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Black Friday Barcelona 2016

Black Friday Barcelona 2016

It is a few days before we take to the streets in search of the biggest discount for Christmas gifts. Many of us will be well prepared, as if instructed to watch, scan and process price tags while pushing and pulling down either doors or humans. Some others … may someone have mercy upon them. …

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F1 testing 2017 Arrives in Barcelona With New Updates & Changes

F1 testing 2017 Arrives in Barcelona With New Updates & Changes

 “If you drive fast in Barcelona, you will drive fast in all or almost all circuits” After several days of debate, most of the Formula One teams finally agreed just like that on whether to hold the 2017 pre-season testing in Bahrain or Barcelona. Per the current regulations, the testing can only be held in …

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Time Changes Again for Winter

Time Changes Again for Winter

And 3AM will be 2AM again. Winter is around the corner and when it comes we say goodbye to long-lasting sunsets in Spain. All of a sudden, the day turns into a dark cold moment difficult to define whether is afternoon, evening or night already. To take the most of the daylight, on Sunday morning …

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It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to get to know somewhere new for holidays and experiencing on first-hand how they are celebrated differently. If you are in Barcelona in October, get yourself ready to see your blood sugar sky-rocket as a habit. (Not suitable for diabetics). We celebrate castanyada. This Catalan …

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The Largest Manga in its History

The Largest Manga in its History

Next weekend October 29, in the aftermath of Barcelona Oktoberfest, it will take place the XXII Barcelona Manga Fair. In Plaça Univers as well as in the same area known as the exhibition center of Montjuïc -one of the world’s most emblematic urban venues. From our Hotel Continental Barcelona and Continental Palacete it takes barely …

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The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

¡Prost ihr Säcke! (With love: Cheers, you pricks!) Weather is unpredictable but events must go on in rain or shine. A couple of days ago, amid the pouring rain, the Barcelona Oktoberfest 2016 ground-breaking ceremony was initiated by the tapping of the first Oktoberfest-beer-barrel. As in many other cities around the world, at the cry …

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Señorito: The Art of Andalusian Tapas in Barcelona

Señorito: The Art of Andalusian Tapas in Barcelona

Step out the district of Raval, all the way left from our two Hotels Continental in Barcelona, we find Sant Antoni neighbourhood. This area is the legacy of the former Sant Antoni Marketplace –which still exists nowadays but renovated into an open air market like the Boqueria even larger and not so crowded. After the reopening …

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