Barcelona Mercé race

Barcelona Mercé Race 2016

Barcelona Mercé  Race   The Barcelona Mercé  Race is back with its traditional10-kilometre circuit that will pass through some of the city’s iconic sights during one of the city’s classic and most joyful sporting events that was first held more than three decades ago. The starting and finishing line are on the Avinguda Maria Cristina. Once again, the Barcelona Mercé race…

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La Diada, September 11th: Catalonia’s National Day

La Diada, September 11th: Catalonia’s National Day On September 11th 1714 the city of Barcelona fell after a long siege by the duke of Berwick in the War of the Spanish Succession. The French Bourbons were fighting against the Austrian Habsburgs to obtain the control of the Spanish Crown. This date also represented the abolition of the Catalan civil institutions…

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The Gràcia Festa Major in Barcelona

The Gràcia Festa Major a Must See in Barcelona

The Gràcia Festa Major in Barcelona is back again with decorated streets and activities for people of all ages. Monday started Barcelona’s most iconic summer festival. From 15 August, the Gràcia Festa Major in Barcelona will see the neighbourhood’s streets garlanded while its squares will resound to music of all types. There will also be activities for the whole family, fairs, dances and folklore parades…

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Excellent time to rent Barcelona apartment, as pound may soon rise

Excellent time to rent Barcelona apartment, as pound may soon rise. Are you thinking of renting an apartment in Barcelona this year? If so, whether you’ve got your eye on a 5-bedroom penthouse with a swimming pool and a garden for €140 a night, or a 2-bedroom apartment with monumental views of the Plaza de Toros for €50 a night,…

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The 10-Step Guide to Buying a Property in Barcelona

Buying a Property in Barcelona Buying a property in Barcelona may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, we’ve broken it down into 10 straightforward steps: 1. Are you ready to become a homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a property is a financial and emotional decision that requires…

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Penthouse for rent in Barcelona

Penthouse for rent in Barcelona Wonderful 3 bedrooms penthouse for rent in Barcelona is the perfect holiday accommodation when visiting the city. The penthouse offers a  great terrace  has a luminous and spacious living room with convertible sofa bed, comfortable armchairs, a large TV flat screen, a fully equipped kitchen with sophisticated appliances, 2 double bedrooms with 2 individual beds,…

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Barcelona Shopping

Barcelona Shopping Days 2016, Come Get Your free bag!

Barcelona Shopping Days Enjoy the springtime and  Barcelona shopping days strolling the pedestrian streets of Barcelona. Opened shopping zones   On Sunday 8, 15 and 22 May, you can’t stay at home! From 12 noon to 8 pm, there is a large variety of shops open for you. Visit any shop to get a  free ‘Barcelona Shopping Days’ bag and other…

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4 Bedroom penthouse for sale Eixample Terrace

4 Bedroom penthouse for sale in Eixample with Terrace. 4 Bedroom penthouse for sale in Eixample with Terrace. This is a 250 m² wonderful property, built with the highest quality materials and designed by the architect Carles Ferrater. The penthouse provides 2 terraces located on each sides of the building, 3 double rooms and 2 complete bathrooms.    4 Bedroom…

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Roses, books and lovers: Sant Jordi 2016

Sant Jordi 2016 in Barcelona Roses, books and lovers: Sant Jordi in Barcelona is full of them on 23 April. In Catalonia the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition. If you want to know what it’s about, its origin and how…

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Save money for a downpayment

Resolve to Give Up These 7 Money Wasters for a Down Payment Before 2017

Give Up These 7 Money Wasters for a Down Payment!   presents are unwrapped, the holiday decorations are packed up (or not, we won’t tell), and the ball has dropped on the end of 2015. It’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions—homeowner-style. You can make 2017 the year of the down payment. Really. By cutting a few things from your…

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Where to live in Barcelona?

Where to live in Barcelona? ChicRoom Properties gives the low-down on the best areas to buy or rent property in Spain’s cosmopolitan Catalan capital.   Sea, beaches, art, cathedral, museums, ancient and modern architecture, street life and Mediterranean chic: Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city after Madrid, has something for everyone, in abundance. With a population of 1.6 million in the city…

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Sell your Barcelona Home

So You Wanna Sell Your Barcelona Home? Step 6: Strike the Right Deal

So You Wanna Sell Your Barcelona Home?     Once your Barcelona home is finally on the market and listed, it’s showtime. Will you be deluged with offers, or will your home be pervaded by the lulling but ever-so-unnerving sound of crickets? And if you do get just one or two offers, and they’re not as high as you’d hoped, what do…

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Barcelona Trencadis

Be Gaudi for a day!

Be Gaudi for a day!   Be Gaudi for a day and learn the art of ‘trencadís’ mosaic devised by Antoni Gaudí and discover all the secrets as you create your own mosaics. Come and enjoy the Gaudí experience on these workshops for adults, families and children… in the centre of Barcelona.   Trencadís is a type of mosaic made…

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080 Barcelona fashion week

080 Barcelona Fashion Week AW17

080 Barcelona Fashion week! Starts on 01/02/16.   The first of this year’s showcases for Catalan fashion sees up-and-coming designers rub shoulders with established local names. With a growing profile on the international circuit (last year’s summer edition was championed by New York fashion icon Iris Apfel), the event includes a market, street food and music as well as catwalk…

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La Fontaine’s fables in Barcelona-Family activities

La Fontaine’s fables a wonderful family activity! 01/09/2016 – 01/31/2016 Come enjoy La Fontaine’s fables in Barcelona, this multidisciplinary performance combines narration, music and images. Through notes struck from the instruments of various soloists of Orquestra de Cadaqués, girls and boys can approach the most well-known fables of La Fontaine in a different way. It is a story with animals…

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