Caught between azure sea and hills overgrown with juicy verdure, Barcelona is rightly considered to be a highlight of Spain and of the whole Mediterranean. It is a city with a centuries-old history, rich traditions, sandy beaches, impressive architectural heritage, open-hearted and well-wishing people. All these aspects provide for constantly growing flow of tourists who come to see amazing natural, cultural and architectural riches of the Catalan capital with their own eyes.

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August 15

Festa Major de Gràcia

One of Barcelona’s biggest festivals – Festa Major de Gràcia – traditionally takes place in Gràcia district in August. It transforms this area beyond recognition. District’s streets compete with each other in the best décor during the festival. They are usually decorated with objects, which are useless in household. These may be cardboard boxes, plastic and glass bottles, cellophane, wire and many other things. Every little street is an unimaginable festival of color, music and dance. Gràcia’s residents prepare to the holiday almost the whole year. They decorate not only the street, but also their windows and balconies. The most creative decoration is awarded a prize. The streets almost never sleep during the festival – live music can be heard on each corner, interesting contests are organized, theatrical performances take place and dinners are offered at affordable prices.

July 9

Alabama Shakes

July 9, 2016 Cruilla Barcelona Summer Festival will host American rock-blues band Alabama Snakes, which is now touring the world in support of its album Sound & Color that jumped to the top of Billboard 200 and received the Grammy Award as the Best Alternative Music Album of the Year. The band was formed in 2009 by singer Brittany Howard and her school friend who shared Howard's music taste. What seemed to be a hobby transformed into songwriting and music experiments, blending styles and genres. The musicians soon picked up blues-rock and classic rock. They released their first mini-album Alabama Snakes, which received a warm welcome from critics and music experts. The next one, Boys & Girls, was a very successful one, bringing new life to blues-rock and getting to the top of British music charts. Alabama Snakes decided to experiment with their latest songs and, as Brittany Howard stated in an interview, the band sought inspiration in various sources, including works of a legendary sou

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Park Catalonia in Miniature

Situated in Barcelona’s outskirts, the unique Park Catalonia in Miniature (Catalunya en Miniatura) has gathered mini-copies of the most meaningful and interesting sights of Catalonia on its territory of 6 hectares. It was created in 1983 and was the biggest park of miniatures in the world at that ti

National Art Museum of Catalonia

National Art Museum of Catalonia, whose elegant building proudly towers on the Montjuïc hill, is rightly considered to be one of the most important and interesting museums not only in Barcelona, but also in the whole Spain. Up to one million people yearly visit its permanent expositions.
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The colorful fishing quarter Barceloneta is situated in the central part of Barcelona, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Old Town. Its narrow streets, elegant miniature balconies on the houses’ facades and the scent of the sea that soars everywhere attract no less than historical sights and famo

Port Vell

The Old Harbour (Port Vell) abutting with the Gothic quarter and Barceloneta is the oldest part of Barcelona’s sea port. Now it has turned into a huge area of recreation, sport and entertainment, which annually receives up to 16 million guests.
Barcelona’s harbour has a long-standing history. There

Barcelona's Beaches

Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona brags about many kilometers of sandy beaches, which receive up to seven million vacationers from all over the world per year. It is hard to imagine, but up until recently the city hardly had a beach zone. Now Barcelona’s coastline features mo

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic)

The truly unique Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) is a real pride of Barcelona, its oldest part, where the ancient Greek settlement Barcino was located and from where the history of the city started. The labyrinth of its narrow streets starts from the Catalonia Square (Plaça de Catalunya) and stretches


The Montjuïc hill is one of the most symbolic places in Barcelona, where the number of tourist magnets and interesting sights goes of scale. Both locals and Catalan capital’s guests like to spend time on its cozy terraces and in its park areas. They are attracted by wonderful observation platforms,

Palau de la Virreina

The elegant building of the Palau de la Virreina lurks in the famous Barcelona street La Rambla. It is one of the many token samples of baroque and rococo architecture in the Catalan capital.
The palace was raised by order of the viceroy of Peru in the style of Italian palazzo, in the second half of

Torre de Collserola

The Torre de Collserola towers over the namesake hill and the city park. It is seen virtually from all parts of the city and is reckoned among the best observation decks of Barcelona.
The 288-meter-high futuristic tower is famous British architect’s project, which was implemented thanks to the Olymp