Perfect Days

Hope's Perfect Day in Barcelona ...

Living in Barcelona feels to me like living on holiday, with palm trees, beaches and sun on tap it’s easy to feel that way. So my aim is usually to spend as much time outside as possi [...]

Day to Day

Check out the Gaudí and Modernisme Free To ...

I have been living in Barcelona all my life, so I know the city like the palm of my hand: from the best cafés and cheap traditional restaurants to the most underrated city attractions, [...]

Food & Drink

Barcelona Tapas Tour in Poble Sec with Context Travel ...

We meet Esther, a Barcelona native, outside El Cafetó, a bakery on Ronda de Sant Pau in Sant Antoni. This is purely our meeting point, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, and so aft [...]

Out & About

A Kids & Family Walking Tour of the Gothic Quarte ...

There are many walking tours in Barcelona. But I didn't know of any that had a specific tour for children. After all, what did American actor and writer W.C. Fields say, "never work wit [...]
2014 08/10

Can you imagine Barcelona without any people?

No, me neither. So I suggest you watch this clever time-lapse video from NNtonio Rodríguez.

N O P E O P L E * BARCELONA

The City Of Barcelona Like You Never See: Without People And Without Traffic

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2014 06/10

Homage to BCN is on Facebook!

After many years your dreams have come true and Homage to BCN now has its own Facebook page.

You’ll get the same Barcelona loveliness as if you follow Homage to BCN on Twitter but in a much more pretty pictures kinda way.

Please do show your support by going and liking the page. I would be very grateful.

Go to: www.facebook.com/HomagetoBCN

Homage to BCN on Facebook

Homage to BCN is on Facebook! Whoopee!

2014 02/10

The Completed Sagrada Família

aerial photo of the Sagrada Família

Have you ever wondered what Gaudí’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, will look like when it’s completed? And even when it will be completed.

Well I’m afraid the current completion date is 2026. So just in case you’re not around then or you’re already fed-up of waiting, the architects of the Sagrada Família have created this video of what the basilica will look like once finished.

It’s pretty impressive stuff! Read the rest of this article…

2014 30/09

A Morning Spent Devouring Barcelona

Selecció d’olives i conserves Gloria

Selecció d’olives i conserves Gloria, Mercat de l’Abaceria

I kindly received an invite from Devour Barcelona food tours to join them one morning. A food tour in Gràcia, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Barcelona, sounded like great fun. So one Friday morning I found myself at the top of Passeig de Gràcia with our guide, the lovely Renée, giving us a brief history of the street and its connection to the neighbourhood of Gràcia.

And then off we went. Four hours of walking, talking, grazing, learning and generally passing the morning in a thoroughly pleasant way.

This was a food tour that was about more than just the food. Renée knew her stuff. And we were taken on a tour of not only the food, but of the people who prepare and serve it and the neighbourhood that they call home. It is a cultural walking tour that focuses on real lives with the added benefit that these people’s lives are about their passion for food. Read the rest of this article…

2014 10/09

A Few Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona

In this article Barcelona native, Carmen Carrasco, shares some things to consider if you’re thinking about moving to Barcelona.

If you are considering relocating to Barcelona there are some things you need to consider first.

Sometimes the motivation to start a new life and the attractiveness of the place where we want to move, makes us launch into the adventure without the right information about aspects which can give us problems.

Here we offer some tips that we hope you find useful before taking that big step. Read the rest of this article…

2014 07/09

“Catalonia Is Not Spain” Crowdfunding Project

Catalonia Is Not Spain

Crowdfunding is where a project raises money from a number of contributors via an enabling platform such as Kickstarter. It has been a source of capital for many products and ventures where other funding opportunities weren’t available, or as straightforward. The contributor is supporting someone’s idea before it has actually come to market. In return they may get the product at a discount, or some other reward. Incredibly this industry has grown to be worth over $5 billion globally.

Barcelona is a hotbed of startups, venture capitalists and crowdfunded ideas. We have written previously about the crowdfunded art exhibition, Las Calles Hablan.

Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

This article is about a crowdfunded book. The book is called, “Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective”. The author is Simon Harris. Read the rest of this article…

2014 04/09

5 Years On – My Homage to Catalonia

Claire is back with another excellent article, this time reflecting on her last 5 years in Barcelona.

Telefèric de Montjuïc

Within the next couple of weeks it will be 5 years to the day since I was hit by a wall of heat as I stepped off a sleeper train in Estació de França, with probably more luggage than is really permitted in their carriages. It’s difficult now to remember exactly how I felt at the time, what I was expecting, how long it would take, if ever, to feel like home. Moving away from a comfortable, happy life in Manchester to try one I’d dreamed of in a Mediterranean city has thrown more experiences and challenges my way than I ever expected and this anniversary has provided a good opportunity to reflect on what as a British expat are my personal highs and lows of Barcelona life. Read the rest of this article…

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