Category Archives: What to do in Barcelona

Carmel Bukers, best views of Barcelona

One of the place that we recommend in Barcelona is viewpoint of the carmel bunkers. Until recently it was not very well known, but there is no doubt that it has become highly options, of the Catalan capital.

How are Carmel Bunkers

Actually, this place it’s a hill called Turó de la Rovira, that is 250mts above sea level. Despite of the name everybody knows like a “Carmel bunkers” because it’s what’s there… or what’s left. During the civil war it was build, and also anti-aircraft to defend Barcelona of the fascist attack, today you can see this bunkers because still remains of the walls and floors.

Remains of one of the bunkers

Besides having amaizing views of the areas that we knows of Barcelona, also you can see less knows neighborhoods (El carmel, VIlapicina, Guinardo). Also you can see Parc Güell and Tibidabo exceptionals 360º views.

How to get to Carmel Bunkers.

To get there you have to walk a little bit. You can go by car or by bus, in both cases you have to walk and climb stairs.By bus there is a bus stop right here. line V17 and 119.

Tip: Many people come to see the sunset and bring drinks and snack, to hang out and have a picnic 😉

Address: Carrer de Marià Labèrnia, s/n, 08032 Barcelona
Entrance: Free

Gaudi House Barcelona – La Pedrera

eye view facade Gaudi house la Pedrera

Welcome to Gaudi House

The right name is Casa Millà but, more communly know as La Pedrera one of the most beautiful and different Gaudi houses. This wonderfully strange building was constructed between 1906 and 1910 a key time in the history of Barcelona as the city opened up to modernization it was also a period of Art Nouveau was at its peak it is a style of art and architecture which embraces vivid decorative shapes and prefers curves over straight lines. The movement spread all over the world even to the strict Catholic and other old-time region. One of the movements from figures became the Barcelona base architect Antonio Gaudi, this building is rated as not only the Antonio Gaudi’s most intriguing and spectacular building as a crown jewel the whole Art Nouveau movements, the building was commissioned as a residence by Pedro Milà a wealthy businessman who have been enchanted by one of those these previous buildings, the Casa Batllò.

Step further this design was so unorthodox that even the local government objected to some aspects of the project, as it did not follow the normal building codes. This Gaudi house originally named Casa Milà based on the founder of the house but it is more known as “La Pedrera” literary meaning, the nickname was given to the house already during the construction phase when the crown sold the beginning or the strange stone structure all these buildings and completely broke away from the norm of the Eixample district of Barcelona.

How was it builded Gaudi house?

He used a new and audacious building structure supported by Columns of stone and brick and incorporated steel web instead of relying on load-bearing wall, this gave Gaudi total freedom over the distribution of each floor leaving free to create completely irregular floor pans where even the height of the pillars and ceilings could vary.

Even though Gaudi’s house building technique was unique this building in particular is most known for extraordinary shapes if you look at the enchanting facade you will see an impressive varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone without any real straight lines. Gaudi is said to you have envisioned the facade as a petrified wave. Many people think it is the hardest and solidity of the materials in contrast with the sensation of movement in these waves that makes the facade so spectacular.

The Gaudi house facade, what does it mean?

Gaudi’s ocean theme si father evident when you look at the balconies. The balconies are beautifully decorated exquisitely crafted iron depicting underwater plants and vegetation. If you take a closer look at them you can almost see you how the vegetation is moving along with a water if you look at the sun next to the building you’ll also see that it’s true and starfish ceramic tiles.

Chimney of Gaudi house

Amazing rooftop of the Gaudi house – La Pedrera

The Magnificent the song together with the interior mermaid decorations make up fantastic underwater landscape. While the facade and the interior of the building one shouldn’t forget what can be found at the rooftop. On the roof you can find chimneys and ventilation just as on any other roof. These are however designed by Gaudi in true Gaudi fashion with extraordinary shapes are vivid imagination. The unique components are made of broken tile shard mosaic marble ceramics. There’s also a level difference and several staircases on the roof which makes it look like a landscape than a rooftop.

gaudi house rooftop

The Gaudi House staircase and chimneys have long fascinated visitors the rooftop and its figures have been interpreted in many different ways, some have seen them as phantasmagoria figures on warriors one of us have seen it as a dream landscape. The roof terrace also offers a nice view over the area so I highly recomended it.

The Gaudi House is part of UNESCO world heritage list and it is the last exemple of Gaudi’s civil architecture, and it’s considered one of the most imaginative houses in the history of architecture.

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Barcelona: 7 differents ways to see Catalan capital

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Barcelona will surprise you from the first minute, a vibrant, modern city with history, that will invate you walking through the streets, Barcelona has something for everyone.

Awesome architecture, museums that will not leave you indifferent, avant-garde cuisine, flea markets, beaches, nightlife and much, much sun always present.

Come and begin to walk together.

Come to Barcelona Cathedral and take a look from above.


Yes, you can climb to the Barcelona Cathedral and walk for the roof, if you are not afraid of heights, from there 360º have amazing views of the Gothic Quarter and of course stunning post !!.

Mas info. barcelona cathedral

Walking Tour

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We recommend a tour of his alleyways, going into in the Gothic Quarter, where you will be surprised. Hidden squares just around the corner, indoor gardens, Roman columns, smells and colors that are mixed with the bustle of the neighborhood squares. In its alleys you can explore the history of the city.

Barcelona European design Capital

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Barcelona has been regarded as the European capital of design, so we suggest you visit the impressive Barcelona Design Museum recently opened. There you will see exhibitions of graphic design, industrial design and clothing. There is also a fantastic collection of decorative art of the III until XX century

More info: barcelona design

Barcelona cinema route

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You’ve probably heard about Woody Allen, and you know that one of his film Vicky Christian Barcelona has been filmed here. Just 8 min walking from our downtown hotel you can explore one of the place where it was filmed, the Plaza Sant Felip Neri.

Barcelona Magic Fountain

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Barcelona magic fountain that was built for the international exhibition in 1929. Only 5 minutes by subway from Hotel Lloret Ramblas until Plaza Espanya. Throughout the year you can see for free, light & sound show with impressive water jets which can reach 15 mts.

More info: magic fountain barcelona

Mediterranean cuisine

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Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, so you can find any kind of food, but it is best to sit on a typical bar with locals and eat some “tapas” which is a kind of snack that is usually served with a drink. Most popular tapas are: patatas bravas, shrimp scampi, potato omelette, ham, etc. It ensures that not spend much and you’ll get a good taste.

Bird Views Barcelona

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If you want to see birds views, we suggest the cable rail port, it is the oldest and you can catch in the neighborhood of La Barceloneta (city center) and reach the mountain of Montjuic about 56 mts above sea level. Once there you can visit Militar Castle and a breathtaking panoramic view of Barcelona.

More info: Cable car barcelona

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