Hiking From Garraf to Sitges Via the Buddhist Monastery (Sakya Tashi Ling)
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by Richard Newman
3w ago
Thirty kilometres south of Barcelona, the picturesque seaside town of Garraf is famous for its sandy beach and colourful beach huts. The town also serves as the gateway to hiking in Garraf Natural Park, where there are plenty of easy trails to explore. One of the most popular routes in the area is a twenty-kilometre… The post Hiking From Garraf to Sitges Via the Buddhist Monastery (Sakya Tashi Ling) appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Els Mistos: The Matches Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
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by Richard Newman
1M ago
Els Mistos is a twenty-two-metre steel statue of a book of matches, which was inaugurated in 1992 in the Vall d’Hebron neighbourhood of Barcelona. The monument, which was created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, depicts an open book of matches, one of which is burning with a blue flame. Some of the giant… The post Els Mistos: The Matches Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Five-Day Hike From Vic To Besalú (Multi-day hike near Barcelona)
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by Richard Newman
1M ago
Spain is crisscrossed by a network of long-distance hiking trails called Senderos de Gran Recorrido, or GR footpaths. These trails usually take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete, making them ideal for hikers seeking a multi-day trek. This post describes a five-day hike that combines the most scenic sections of two… The post Five-Day Hike From Vic To Besalú (Multi-day hike near Barcelona) appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi (Visitors guide and history)
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by Richard Newman
2M ago
The Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi is located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, near Las Ramblas and the famous Boqueria Food Market. The basilica dates back to the fourteenth century and is renowned for its large Rose Window, one of the largest in Catalonia. The basilica’s bell tower, which took almost a… The post Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi (Visitors guide and history) appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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The Frederic Marès Museum (Visitors Guide)
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by Richard Newman
3M ago
The Frederic Marès Museum is located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, in an impressive medieval building that was formerly part of the Royal Palace. The museum boasts an extensive collection of medieval sculptures as well as tens of thousands of everyday items amassed by Marès, which provide insight into the lives of Barcelona’s… The post The Frederic Marès Museum (Visitors Guide) appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Casa Pàdua: The Green and Red Art Nouveau House at 75 Pàdua Street
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by Richard Newman
4M ago
Barcelona is famous for its striking Art Nouveau architecture, which attracts millions of tourists every year to visit iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló. Apart from these well-known sites, which are open to the public, hundreds, if not thousands, of other Art Nouveau buildings are scattered throughout the city,… The post Casa Pàdua: The Green and Red Art Nouveau House at 75 Pàdua Street appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Basilica of Sants Màrtirs Sant Just i Pastor
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by Richard Newman
4M ago
The Basilica of Sants Màrtirs Sant Just i Pastor dates back to the fourteenth century and was built on the ruins of a fourth-century church, which was itself built on top of a pagan temple dedicated to the deity Mithras from Greco-Roman mythology. The church’s plain exterior, typical of Catalan Gothic architecture, belies the beauty… The post Basilica of Sants Màrtirs Sant Just i Pastor appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Barcelona Cathedral: A Complete Visitor’s Guide
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by Richard
5M ago
Barcelona’s magnificent Gothic cathedral dates back to the thirteenth century and is one of the city’s oldest and most historic buildings. The cathedral is famous for its ornate Neo-Gothic façade, peaceful cloister and stone gargoyles that channel water from the roof. Other highlights include the ornate marble altar, elaborately carved choir stalls and the crypt… The post Barcelona Cathedral: A Complete Visitor’s Guide appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Complete Guide to Hiking the Camins de Ronda (Costa Brava Coastal Path)
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by Richard
6M ago
The Camins de Ronda are a series of historic footpaths that run along the Costa Brava, one of Spain’s most beautiful sections of coastline. The paths date back more than a thousand years and were originally used by fishermen to travel from village to village. From the mid-nineteenth century, they were used by the police,… The post Complete Guide to Hiking the Camins de Ronda (Costa Brava Coastal Path) appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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Walking the PR-C 171 in Barcelona: From Zona Universitaria to Trinitat Nova
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by Richard
7M ago
The PR-C 171 trail is an easy twenty-kilometre hike through the Collserola mountain range, which visits the peaks of Sant Pere Martir, Tibidabo and El Turo de Santa María and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona, along the coast, and inland towards Montserrat and nearby cities like Sant Cugat del Vallès. The trail takes between… The post Walking the PR-C 171 in Barcelona: From Zona Universitaria to Trinitat Nova appeared first on Barcelona Lowdown ..read more
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