Secrets of Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella is an open air museum with architecture, history and art dating back as far as the 18th century. Originally a feared citadel and later a location of the 1888 World’s Fair, the park features work from Barcelona’s iconic sculptors and architects.

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Turó de la Rovira and Bunkers del Carmel

In the 4th centrury BC, Turó de la Rovira (Rovira Hill) was occupied by the Laietani, an ancient Iberian tribe. Further north, the Laietani also occupied another hill peak at Puig Castellar, where remains of the settlement can still be seen.

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L’Ou com Balla 2016

The Ou com Balla (dancing egg) tradition dates back to the 17th century, originating in the Barcelona Cathedral. The tradition takes place on the day of the Feast of Corpus Christi, 60 days after Easter.

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Pavellons de la Finca Güell

Industrialist Eusebi Güell owned an estate in the Les Corts district with a Caribbean-style mansion called Torre Satalia, which is situated roughly where the Palau Reial de Pedralbes now stands.

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Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial (Royal Square), honoring King Ferdinand VII, is situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, next to La Rambla. It was completed in 1848 and was formerly the site of a convent. Confiscated in 1835, the convent was one of several destroyed along La Rambla as a result of laws that forced the Church …

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Montjuïc Cemetery

Montjuïc Cemetery (Cementiri de Montjuïc in Catalan), is situated on a slope of Montjuïc hill facing the sea.

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