Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

The Barcelona Feeling: Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived and so has the new guided walking tour of The Barcelona Feeling: Poble Sec & Montjuic. Poble Sec is a multicultural, working class neighbourhood of Barcelona located between the sea, the old town and the hill of Montjuic. Its chaotic lay-out along the slopes of the Montjuic with many 19th century houses gives the quarter a distinctive atmosphere that is nowadays very popular among young people. The tour starts with a discovery

The grand final of La Mercé

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

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