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This is a guest post by blogger Harriet Freeman
If you have any knowledge at all about Barcelona, then when someone asks you “What should I see when I visit Barcelona?” you would probably answer without hesitation “La Sagrada Familia, it’s so beautiful… Oh! Don’t forget to see the buildings and the park from Gaudí”. Of course, it goes without saying that these attractions are a must, but what if you want to make your trip to Barcelona a little more unique? If you’re looking for a guide to the best places off of the beaten path, you’ve come to the right place.
Parc Laberint D’Horta
For the thousands of people that flock to Parc Guell every day, there will only ever be a few hundred that come to this wonderful park. Sure, Parc Laberint D’Horta doesn’t have the same modernist quirkiness as Gaudí’s landscaping project, but it does have it’s charm in other ways. This neoclassical garden is the oldest in the city and also one of the most romantic. If there was one spot in the entire city to take a loving stroll with your partner, it’s here. With a limit of 750 people at a time, it’s also a great place to take photos. Entry is only €2.23, but is free on Wednesday and Sunday.
Barcelona is the perfect place for a short holiday thanks to its climate, culture and cuisine. We’ve found the top hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants for families, romantics and those on a shoestring. Have a browse and let us know what you think – have we missed anything?
With Gaudí’s colourful designs on almost every street corner, exploring Barcelona is like walking through a work of art. Although Gaudí is without doubt one of the most famous Spanish artists, there’s a lot more to discover and enjoy. I was lucky enough to visit Barcelona myself and I love to share amazing things – so join me on a short introductory trip around the city’s best museums.
Remember those fantastic time-lapse vids we posted? Maaan…what an an effective way to capture the ambience of a city.
Last time we had an inspiring look at some major cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. This time we show you some more great images from the waterways of Venice, Barcelona’s Parc Guell, and stunning sights Down Under.
Grab yourself a Fair Trade coffee, slip your headphones on and slide out of Pomodoro mode for a few minutes to enjoy these impressive creations. We hope you like them as much as we do.
Known as the Night of Fire, Sant Joan (San Juan in Spanish) coincides with the summer solstice, which marks the turning of the calendar. It’s a hugely popular event in Barcelona, celebrated with lots of merriment, fireworks, bonfires and music.
Parties rage well into the morning, in all corners of the city as well as on the beach. This is a time when the Spanish hold festivities to rival the Dutch Queen’s Day. Personally I’ve been part of it, so I can say from experience that it’s pretty nuts.
I’d definitely love to go again, but this isn’t about me; it’s about you. Thanks to the fabulous generosity of Andante Hotel we’re offering you the chance to win 2 nights for 2 people in Barcelona over Sant Joan.
Europe might be full of foreigners, small hotel rooms and questionable border security, but one thing it really does have going for it is the depth and breadth of history throughout the continent. Like tropical rainforest is for plant and animal species, Europe is an area of immense cultural richness.
What follows is an introduction to UNESCO-listed attractions in Europe. In this post I’ll concentrate on the most famous ones. However, it’s definitely worth looking beyond the obvious to uncover less well-known destinations.
Let’s move from west to east, so it will feel a bit like we’re travelling forward in time.
As promised, today we are going to announce the winner of our latest contest: win a 2-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Barcelona Universal on Las Ramblas!
Thanks to all our fans who participated to this contest; we had more than 400 comments. It was really difficult for us to pick up the winner and, as always, I asked all my colleagues in Easytobook to help me pick the best answer to our question: why do you deserve a 2-night stay in a 4-star hotel in Barcelona?
Here we are folks, time for another contest! Due to the incredible success of our last contest we have decided to find another hotel in Barcelona to give away and thanks to the Hotel Barcelona Universal this is now possible!
The Hotel Barcelona Universal is one of our top hotels in Barcelona, located just 5 minutes away from the famous ‘Las Ramblas’, the heart of Barcelona. The prize is a 2-night stay in this amazing hotel, including breakfast and access to the rooftop swimming pool!
This is the time, my friends, to close our latest contest: Win a 2 nights stay in a 4 star hotel in Barcelona. Judging by the awesome response, it looks like Barcelona inspires you like no other city. Okay, maybe it was also because the prize this time, thanks to the Hotel Diagonal Zero, was amazing, but you definitely surprised us with more than 300 comments on our blog and more than 300 comments on our Facebook page.
This time it was really hard to pick the winner. After a few days digging through all your comments I realised that I needed help, so I asked my colleagues at easytobook.com to vote for their favourite comment.