Barcelona

Spain

A steamy port city home to a thriving art, design, and music scene, Barcelona is poised to become southern Europe’s new capital of cool. Here, the sun shines year round, and the waves and mountains provide ample fodder for weekend adventurers. The city’s rich Catalonian heritage has also blended with a new lively foodie culture that offers fresh takes on regional favourites. Whether you’re checking out an edgy installation, Modernisme architecture by Gaudí and his contemporaries or walking the cobblestone corners of the Gothic quarter, you’ll soon see why Barcelona has drawn artists, writers, poets and bohemians of all stripes for centuries.

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Barcelona Design Guide


The crown jewel of the Catalonia region, Barcelona is the rare city able to walk that thin tightrope between historic, old-world charm and a young, ever-evolving sensibility.

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Bookmark Barcelona's Art Hubs


A city brimming with galleries, art, culture and cool coastal flair, Spain's Barcelona offers so much more than just Gaudi.

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Cortana


Created back in 2001 in Barcelona, this is a Spanish fashion house that has already attracted international recognition. In the hot seat is the talented designer Rosa Esteva, who having left her native Mallorca, graduated in Barcelona and started her own distinctive label, CORTANA.

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The Future Is Still Now: Barcelona’s Flash Flash


When the doors opened to the public in 1970, it wasn’t just the interior of Flash Flash that was forward thinking. The restaurant is soundproofed to make conversation easy and comfortable, and while it may not seem particularly revolutionary now, the restaurant is only closed on Christmas day and features bright and pleasant restrooms — both rare in a restaurant in 1970!

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WILL YOU MARRY ME – 5 best places where you should pop the question


The “We’re getting married” is quickly followed by let’s see the ring and a how & where did he or she pop the question.So with whoever you want to tie the knot, you need to ensure that the old romantic in you is out to play and impress when you declare your love and perhaps the local pub is not the picture perfect spot to get down on one knee.

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