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Barcelona has been named as one of the hottest destinations around the globe for Most Popular Cities category, according to the Virtuoso® Luxe Report. Every year global luxury travel network Virtuoso surveys its industry-leading force of travel agencies and advisors in 50 countries to forecast what the coming year will bring. The Luxe Report unveils consumer preferences in high-end and experiential travel....
This month sees Barcelona go all out to mark the feast day of its co-patron saint, La Mercè. Since 1902 the day of La Mare de Deu de la Mercè on September 24 has been celebrated as Barcelona’s festa major (lit. main festival, and nowadays there’s a packed programme of free events and activities for all that begins on September 21). ...
Sant Jordi, or Saint George, is the patron saint of Catalonia and on 23rd April we celebrate Sant Jordi’s Day, which is also Book and Rose Day. The main streets of Barcelona are lined with stalls selling books and roses which lend the day a festive, cheerful touch. Although it is not a public holiday, the day and the essential walk fill the streets and squares, making it a unique national festival celebrated on a working day....
Casa Vicens, the first house of Gaudí and his first relevant work, opens its doors in Barcelona to offer visitors a cornerstone of the artistic career of the extraordinary talented architect; a work that, in many ways, set his career in motion, an architectural jewel that has been declared World Heritage by Unesco in 2005 and that, up until now, had not been open to the public....
This year, the 49th edition of the International Voll-Damm Jazz Festival of Barcelona will take place. It is a tribute of the city to one of its favorite musical styles With over 120 concerts between more than 20 venues in Barcelona and Sant Cugat, from small stages to great auditoriums, the festival presents one of the best programs ever. ...