• Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

    Barcelona Bemoans the Benefits of Tourism

    by  • June 30, 2015 • Barcelona, City Breaks

    Is Barcelona beginning to buckle under the weight of its tourist influx? Barcelona has for many years been a staple favourite on the city break and cruise circuits, a rite of passage for many a young adult experiencing their first overseas short break without the parents in tow or, for the empty nesters, a...

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    Barcelona City Break

    by  • December 16, 2014 • Barcelona, City Breaks

    Barcelona – FREE four star upgrade & airport transfers. There are many reasons to visit Barcelona.  Culturally rich from a history spanning 2000 years, blessed with an impressive location by the sea and with a hedonistic vibe pulsating from the profusion of cafes and bars, the city is more than well enough equipped to...

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    Enjoy the buzz of Barcelona…

    by  • March 19, 2014 • Barcelona, City Breaks

    Visit Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, the Picasso Museum, Parc de la Ciutadella, Montjuïc, Parc Güell or head down to Port Vell and the harbour. Shop in the Gothic Quarter with its small boutiques & antique shops or head for El Poble Espanyol situated in the Montjuïc park where you will...

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    Breathtakingly beautiful Barcelona…

    by  • October 15, 2013 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Food & Drink

     …where culture, nightlife, shopping & architecture, are carefully blended and set against a wonderful coastal location. Visit Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, the Picasso Museum, Parc de la Ciutadella, Montjuïc, Parc Güell or head down to Port Vell and the harbour… Eat wonderful Catalan cuisine, which combines the best of French and...

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    Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona

    by  • August 11, 2013 • Art, Barcelona, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions • 0 Comments

    Asked to name a famous ‘Antoni’ associated with the city of Barcelona, chances are that Gaudí would be the first person to spring to mind, after all his iconic and thoroughly surreal architectural creations, best exemplified through the Sagrada Família, Parc Guell, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, are as synonymous with the Catalan capital...

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    The Weird and Wonderful Architecture of Europe

    by  • July 15, 2013 • Architecture, Brussels, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Nice, Prague, Reykjavik • 0 Comments

    A short while ago, we took a look at some of Europe’s most famous examples of modernist architecture, from Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the colourful pipes adorning the exterior of Paris’ Centre Pompidou. And yet, our research threw up so many striking, original and simply fabulous pieces of architectural genius, we...

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    Pick of the Parks

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Madrid, Munich, Nature, Paris, Rome • 0 Comments

    Think of Paris and your touristic checklist would undoubtedly include the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. A trip to Rome meanwhile would undoubtedly incorporate the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Yet, the cities of Europe play host to some truly beautiful and often overlooked parks, hidden gems...

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    A Break from Tradition – Europe’s Modernist Architecture

    by  • June 13, 2013 • Architecture, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, City Breaks, Oslo, Paris • 0 Comments

    Think of European architecture and the mind immediately conjures up romantic, sepia-infused images of majestic buildings steeped in history, resplendent centuries-old landmarks that have withstood the test of time and borne witness to a wealth of political, cultural and economical change. And yet, the cities of Europe plays host to an increasing number of...

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    Picasso across Europe

    by  • June 9, 2013 • Art, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Malaga, Paris • 0 Comments

    This weekend sees the grand reopening of Berlin’s Berggruen Museum, whose newly extended collection contains some of the finest examples of classic modern art featuring works by modernist masters including Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti and Paul Klee. Pride of place however goes to Picasso and some 100 of his works are on display here....

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