What’s new in Barcelona?

Do you need another reason to visit Barcelona this year?

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and creative city that offers unique experiences. Experiences associated with the city’s heritage, traditions, gastronomy, culture, crafts, and new technologies. Either you come to Barcelona by yourself, with your family or with a group, don’t remain a bystander. Explore and take an active role in what the city has to offer this year.

Experience art-nouveau buildings

If you are looking to visit art nouveau-style Modernisme buildings, you can now purchase a new inclusive pass: The Barcelona Pass Modernista. The pass provides free admission to art-nouveau buildings in Barcelona as well as surrounding towns. This pass is valid for seven days and includes preferred access to a number of buildings and exhibitions. The Barcelona Pass Modernista is designed to showcase how renaissance modernism and Catalan modernism has come to determine the very personality of lively Barcelona. The private Museum of Modernism featuring an extensive collection of Modernist art and design work is included in the pass. It is the only museum dedicated exclusively to Catalan Modernism and is the perfect place for art and design-lovers.

Play like a kid

Enjoy a different, fun-packed day at Spain’s biggest theme park, PortAventura located on the Costa Daurada. The park has five themed areas, multiple exciting rides, colorful shows and a wide variety of restaurants. Woody Woodpecker and his companion Winnie, together with the muscular Popeye and his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, the Pink Panther, and other friends are your hosts for the day.

If you prefer to stay closer visit CosmoCaixa, a science museum designed to stimulate people’s knowledge of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities. The introduction of new technologies and the renovation of its space, with over 300,000 square feet, will transform CosmoCaixa into one of the most modern science museums in the world. The remodeling work should be completed by the summer.

Shop like a Barcelonian

Discover the city’s unique retail shops and enjoy an unforgettable retail experience. With shops dating back 100 years, craftspeople and designers working in their studios, culinary delicacy “Made in Barcelona” you are sure to find what you are looking for.

Avid shoppers can obtain the Free Barcelona Shopping Card giving access to discounts, welcome drinks and VIP treatment at more than 80 stores in the city.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or the tenth time, you will fall in love with Barcelona. It is a feeling difficult to explain. You will need to come and feel it, meet its people, live its streets and get the local vibe. Now to live like a Barcelonian, you only need to relax and enjoy little things, such as trendy exhibitions, cold beers or folkloric festivals.

Safe Travels

Marilyne

Marilyne Bouteiller, a Sales and Marketing Professional, and French native, has written short stories for various publications since 2011. As a child she travelled much of Europe and got into the hospitality industry as a means to follow her love for food and travel. She was exposed to different cultures at an early age, and now enjoys writing about her experiences for i-Meet, the Worldwide Business Community for people who plan meetings and events. Follow her on Instagram @thefrenchinme. You can also read about her experiences on her personal blog at thefrenchinme.net.

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