Montjuïc Cemetery – explore 150 years of beautiful art history

Lessons can be learnt from visiting a graveyard. More than just a place to mourn the dead, graveyards help tell the history of a city. Given the political turmoil that Catalonia and Spain currently find themselves in, it might be wise to heed these lessons, because among the one million dead that lay rest here, … More Montjuïc Cemetery – explore 150 years of beautiful art history

RetroBarcelona at Barcelona Games World (Oct 5th to Oct 8th)

I feel old. I’m 32 and surrounded by hundreds upon hundreds of young men and women. To clarify, I’m queuing to enter Barcelona World Games, specifically their retro gaming event, RetroBarcelona, but I’m honestly stunned not to see anybody over the age of about 21. I mean, retro gaming usually attracts retro gamers, right? I’ve … More RetroBarcelona at Barcelona Games World (Oct 5th to Oct 8th)

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista – former hospital, and largest Art Nouveau site in the world

I’ve just seen a ghost. I’m navigating the subterranean tunnel network here, tunnels that were used by staff to quickly manoeuvre patients around the hospital, when I spotted a figure move along the wall. I saw it out of the corner of my eye, but I saw it. Undeterred (I have always wanted to see … More Sant Pau Recinte Modernista – former hospital, and largest Art Nouveau site in the world

Pont Del Bisbe – a neo-Gothic bridge hiding a curious secret

Barcelona’s beautiful, historic Gothic Quarter is one of the town’s most popular sightseeing destinations. Its charismatic, narrow streets and a myriad of historic buildings contribute greatly to its enigmatic charm. Situated the heart of the Gothic Quarter sits a beautiful neo-Gothic style bridge with a curious history. Connecting ‘Casa dels Canonges’ (Canon’s House) and the ‘Palau de la … More Pont Del Bisbe – a neo-Gothic bridge hiding a curious secret

Casa Comalat – a captivating building from the end of the modernist era

Always on the look-out for exciting, modernist style architecture in Barcelona we ventured to one of the more overlooked buildings to see here, Casa Comolat – a building that stands proudly as a tribute to Catalonia’s favourite son, Antoni Gaudí. Completed in 1911 by Catalan architect and friend of Gaudí, Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, the … More Casa Comalat – a captivating building from the end of the modernist era

The Flooded Amazonian Forest at CosmoCaixa Science Museum

Located in the Tibidabo region of Barcelona sits a science museum of truly epic proportions. Boasting 30,000 m2 of floor space, €4 ticket prices (or free for you and five guests with a Caixa card) and an indoor rainforest dubbed ‘The Flooded Forest’, it’s a wonder why this place isn’t mentioned more when people discuss their … More The Flooded Amazonian Forest at CosmoCaixa Science Museum

The mysterious gardens of Dr Josep Altimira

Nestled between busy streets and apartment buildings in the Tibidabo region of Barcelona remains a mysterious garden complex once owned by the eccentric, Dr Josep Altimira – a Freemason stock market investor dubbed the ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ for his fabulous wealth. Built around the 1860s, the gardens were part of a much larger plot … More The mysterious gardens of Dr Josep Altimira