Culture

Beyond the Circuit – Barcelona’s LGBT scene is teeming with life year-round!

Bursting with life, beauty, history and culture, Barcelona truly has a lot of must-see sights and attractions that will keep you busy for days on. But if you’re also interested in the lesbian, gay. bisexual and transgender scene and nightlife – your nights might just prove even busier than those days!

Casa Batllo – Gaudi’s enchanting masterpiece

Occupying a prime position along the famous Passieg de Gracia, within the popular Eixample district of the city, Casa Batllo is one of Barcelona’s most incredible examples of modernist architecture. Designed by the renowned, local architect Antoni Gaudi, this magnificent building offers an unforgettable experience to everyone who visits.

Circuit Festival –  Barcelona’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Festival

Barcelona Pride, taking place in June, is indeed huge and a lot of fun, but despite its international reputation and visitors coming from across the world it is in fact only the second largest LGBT event in Barcelona! It is the Circuit Festival in August that has managed to surpass Barcelona’s Pride festival and position itself as Spain’s main gay event of the summer and one of the biggest international LGBT festivals!

Getting Around Is Easy in Bike-Friendly Barcelona

Barcelona’s network of bike lanes and quiet side streets, along with a newfound collective bike-o-phelia, make it one of the world’s best cities for cycling. Dozens of unique bike tours and unforgettable rides guarantee that once you get started you won’t want to leave the saddle. When you visit Barcelona, take advantage of the bike-friendly atmosphere and get your exploring done on a two-wheeler.

Casa Mila  or ‘La Pedrera’ – A visit to one of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings

Conveniently situated within Barcelona’s modern Eixample district, along the bustling Passieg de Gracia, Casa Mila or La Pedrera as it is also known showcases some truly exceptional modernist architecture. Designed by the city’s famous architect Antoni Gaudi in the early 1900s, this fascinating structure is a sight definitely worthy of a visit.

Barcelona’s Fantastic Modern Architecture

Barcelona embraces its architecture and isn’t afraid of new architectural styles. In this city buildings are as dynamic as the culture where old and new sit side by side or combine to form a new hybrid.

The beautiful and inspiring Park Güell, also known as Gaudi Park

Park Güell is a place which seems to reflect the spirit of Barcelona’s modernist heritage in the best way possible – after all, it was created by the one and only Antoni Gaudi and that’s why it exudes a magical, stimulating and a bit surreal atmosphere, making you feel as if you were a character of a fairy tale. Still, apart from the plenty of amazing sights found all over the place, the park offers also an additional attraction in the form a breathtaking view of the city available at its highest point – a true reward for all those willing to accept the climbing challenge.

Barcelona’s La Mercé Festival – Towers of Men, Streets of Fire

If you’re in Barcelona in the third week of September, you won’t have much choice than to take part in La Mercé, the city’s biggest, most chaotic, entertaining and outright strangest street festival. La Mercé brings the Barri Gòtic’s medieval streets to life with unique spectacles.

Park Güell – Gaudi’s perfect harmony of nature and architecture

Designed by Catalonia’s most famous architect Antoni Gaudi, and located within the enchanting district of Gracia, Parc Güell is truly one of the most impressive public parks in the world! Though it was never fully completed, the park remains one of Gaudi’s greatest works still mesmerizing visitors with its colorful and playful design.

Barcelona – A city you can’t help falling in love with!

For the last two decades Barcelona has been steadily climbing the list of Europe’s top tourist and traveler destinations, attracting more and more visitors each year. Recently, it has managed to find its way among the likes of London, New York, Rome and Paris and was included in the Forbes top 20 most visited cities in the world for 2012. This, of course, is not without a reason.