Barcelona Tours Blog

Barcelona Architecture - A Hidden Gem: Casa Višens

Casa Vicens Barcelona - Antoni Gaudi Maybe it is a bit odd to refer to a building by Barcelona’s favourite architect, Antoni Gaudí, as a “hidden” gem. However, this house, his very first commission, is easy to overlook due, in part, to its location. Casa Viçens is located on C/de les Carolines, 20, in the bohemian Grácia neighbourhood. Until recently it was under private ownership, closed to the public, and as it now is open to visitors, we find this ...
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FLAMENCO MUSIC & DANCE IN BARCELONA

Flamenco in Barcelona - dancer It is a common misconception that Barcelona is part of the very Spanish tradition of flamenco. This is not the case. Flamenco originates from the southern region Andalucía’s contact with Arab (North-African) culture. The Catalonian folk music, on the other hand, with its root further north in Europe, could hardly be more different! This doesn’t mean that you can’t experience great flamenco music and dance shows in Barcelona. The...
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A Hidden Barcelona Gem: Hospital Sant Pau

Barcelona architecture - Hospital Sant Pau As true Barcelona enthusiasts, at BarcelonaTours we feel the need to promote more than the most widely known attractions in the city. This is our goal for our “Hidden Gem” stories, we are doing small presentations of things in Barcelona that we find fantastic, but that might not be on everyone’s to-do list. The topic of the first gem in our series is the architectural marvel, Hospital Sant Pau. If all hospitals looked like this, people...
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