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Time is passing quickly having a structured day. My Spanish is already improving again with four hours of classes per day. In the meantime we have celebrated La Mercé – the cities major festivities. Also we have discovered new restaurants and bars that are definitely to be recommended: Platja Ca La Nuri, Pg.Marítim de la Barceloneta (platja del Somorrostro) This is the perfect spot to have lunch or dinner on the beach. You are literally Read More
 Categories : Barcelona, Beach, Drinks, Eating, Restaurant, sabbatical Posted by Christian Heide  ,  No Comments
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 Posted by Christian Heide  , , , ,  4 Comments
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 Posted by Christian Heide  ,  No Comments
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
 Categories : Barcelona, festivals, sabbatical Posted by Christian Heide  ,  No Comments
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
 Categories : Barcelona, Eating, Restaurant, sabbatical Posted by Christian Heide  ,  No Comments
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