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Barcelona’s authorities have broadened the city’s transportation map to satisfy every single person's needs. As any other comsopolitan city that wants to live up to the title of “one of the best tourist city in the world”, Barcelona provides its visitors and residents with one of the most developed transportation areas in Europe.

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Barcelona 2010 Mobile World Congress

The Barcelona 2010 World Mobile Congress

During the 15th and 18th of February Barcelona will become the place where all technology lovers and business professionals gather. The 2010 Mobile World Congress will reunite the main mobile leaders in the world under the “Vision in Action” slogan. The event has a long history and this year the announced guests promise to live up to the standards settled in the previous editions and lift the bar even higher.


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Bouzu Japanese Restaurant

Great Japanese food in Barcelona

Visiting Barcelona represents a unique experience and we are sure that this phrase doesn't emphasises all the feelings we have when stating this. What is most surprising about Barcelona is its diversity, its combined influences, its variety of shapes, colours and people. Barcelona has a place for everyone. This city could be easily compared to an international mother of all nations.


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Barcelona Live Guide

Introduction to the Catalan spirit of Barcelona

It’s hard to write about Barcelona. Between Picasso and Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, Spanish guitars, sangria and paella, Barcelona casts over its visitors a spell that no one can ever break. We have let ourselves flow with the Barcelona wave and plan on exposing our guide about Barcelona’s beauties.

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080 Barcelona Fashion Show

Young designers at 080 Barcelona Fashion Show

Barcelona is commonly known for its free fashion spirit, its rebellious attitude and of course its magical views. If you are interested in fashion’s latest news and visiting Barcelona between the 26 and 29 of January we recommend you visit the Barcelona 080 Fashion Show.


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Weekend sugli sci - Barcellona Andorra

Skiing in Andorra

Weekend sugli sci, Barcellona Andorra in meno di tre ore

Sapevi che da Barcellona si può andare a sciare in meno di tre ore? Se vivi a Barcellona e hai voglia di un weekend sulla neve l’Andorra ti può offrire un bianco paesaggio, ideale sia per gli appassionati di sci sia per chi vuole passare qualche giorno di relax in un ambiente romantico e dimenticare lo stress della città...

 


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De paso por el Born

Passeig de Born

De paso por el Born

El Born, considerado hoy día como uno de los lugares imprescindibles para los más modernos de la ciudad de Barcelona no sólo por contar con una variedad de tiendas fashion, galerías de arte, bares de tapas y restaurantes minimalistas, es un punto de referencia urbano, bohemio y a la vez chic para diseñadores y conocedores de la moda.


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Palladio in Barcelona

Palladio in BarceionaPalladio Exhibition Barcelona

La CaixaForum in Barcelona is running an excellent Palladio exhibition with examples, drawings and models covering the whole of Palladio's architectural career.  The scale of Palladio's influence on architecture is well known and this exhibition shows many examples of some of his greatest works, such as the Villa Rotonda.

 


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Barcelona Asian Film Festival

Barcelona Asian Film FestivalBAFF Barcelona

The 2009 is the 11th edition of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival (BAFF). This cool event is on from 30th April to 10th May with a selection of this year's award-winning Asian films from Japan, China, and Korea to the new discoveries from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia amongst others. This is one the best film festivals of the year in Barcelona and a great opportunity to take a peep through an open window on Oriental cultures -all the films are projected in the original version with subtitles in English and Spanish. 


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Suñol Exhibition Barcelona

Sunol Foundation art collections BarcelonaArt Dialogues Barcelona

We have decided to focus on the more obscure exhibition scene in this post: The Suñol Foundation, which is showing an small collection entitled 'Dialogues' with art items ranging from re-known artists such as Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.  The exhibition aims to highlight concept shifts that occurred during the 20th century using a series of combined works from these artists and more.  The Suñol Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation with a collection of contemporary and avant-garde pieces.  Exhibit runs until 3rd October 2009.


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Architecture in Caixa Forum

Richard Rogers and Architecture at Caixa Forum BarcelonaRichard Rogers Barcelona

La Caixa Forum is currently hosting a three month exhibition based on the architecture of Richard Rogers - who began his career working with Norman Foster in the Sixties.  Often dubbed as humanist style architecture, the interest of Richard Rogers with regard to architecture, that of social inclusion through environment building design, is a common one among modern architects.  This theme can be combined nicely with the "Impurity" exhibition currently showing in the CCCB (article also on this site) about the human condition.


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Barcelona Salsa

Salsa BarcelonaSalsa Barcelona

Even though Catalonia claims not to be Spain, that doesn't mean we don't want (or expect) to be able to enjoy Salsa around the calid coastline - which is the perfect place to enjoy it.  In fact, there are some great places for salsa lovers (salseros) in Barcelona, and there are several small groups dedicated to roaming these clubs on a regular basis (See meetup.com).  So, we'd just like to give you a run-down of the salsotecas you can expect to find yourself in once you have arrived in BCN.  Azucarrr!


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Exhibitions Barcelona CCCB

Impurity Exhibition BarcelonaImpurity Exhibition CCCB

The CCCB (Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) is currently presenting some interesting works as part of an ongoing series into the condition of the human species - at this point in time particularly poignant as global statesmen currently ponder the state of affairs in terms of political economy and it's effects on society (at least, we hope that's what they are thinking about).


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