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The Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola forms one of the natural borders of Barcelona. Most famous is the Tibidabo from where you have an amazing view over the city towards the sea. Quite often we already went up the mountain and then walked back to Barcelona, however, two weeks ago Michael and I finally walked to the other side as we had talked about so many times before. Panoramic view over Barcelona On a Read More
Categories : Barcelona, Eating, festivals, hiking, nature, Restaurant, sabbatical
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Last Monday Michael and I went to see the grand final of La Mercé. Traditionally, this takes place by the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc close to Plaza España. The fountain was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition and is the biggest ornamental fountain in Barcelona. The closing event is a Piromusical combining music, lights, water acrobatic and fireworks into a great spectacle. We decided to leave the house early and walk over Montjuic to Read More
Categories : Barcelona, festivals, sabbatical
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26 September

Celebrating La Mercé

Last weekend we have celebrated Barcelona´s major festivities: La Mercé (September 24th). La Mercé is the Virgin of Grace and has become the cities´patron saint in 1687 after a plague of locusts where the local population asked for her assistance in fighting the pestilence. Though La Mercé has religious origins it has nowadays grown into a festival lasting for four days with hundreds of music, cultural, artistic and culinary events. Michael and I have joined Read More
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Today I have started my personal restaurant guide – check out the page! And while I am writing I am enjoying the view from my desk. I will add new entries to the guide as we try all the places. Restaurants with outside terrace / patio: Santaugustina, Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell, 9, 08003 Barcelona This is a lovely restaurant with a small terrace in the beautiful born area. The terrace is situated in a small Read More
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16 September

Having settled!

Finally we are having internet again at home – it does not matter in which country you are but if you have a technical problem with a telecom company it can be quite a nightmare! As Orange was not able to fix the problem we had to change to Movistar. But getting us connected again was also a challenge for them and cost us a lot of (waiting) time. So from now on I can Read More
Categories : Barcelona, Beach, sabbatical, Spanish, Swimming
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