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Parc del Clot and Its Magnificent Arches

  If you want to feel wistful and romantic on your afternoon stroll in Barcelona, there’s a special park for you. No, it’s not Parc Güell. It’s Parc del Clot in Sant Martí. And it will bring

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Glòries: Recreating an Epicenter

The cityscape of Barcelona is getting a makeover. The Torre Agbar, the Centro Comercial Les Glòries, Encants Vells flea market, and the new DHUB design center all call Glòries home. Soon the transforming

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The Visionary Urban Design of the Eixample District, Barcelona

Five years ago, when I moved to Sant Antoni, a neighborhood in the Eixample district (pronounced ‘eshampla’), I was overwhelmed by the endless blocks and blocks of buildings. And on each block,

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Ten Reasons Why Barcelona is a Smart City

Barcelona is the first city in Spain coined a “Smart City” and is named the fifth overall in Europe in 2013 ahead of Paris, Stockholm, and London. And with all the noise about the Mobile World Congress

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Passeig de Gràcia: A Guide to the Most Expensive Avenue in Spain

On this avenue thronging with stylish businessmen and meandering tourists, Passeig de Gràcia exudes a feeling of grandeur and opulence. This influential street boasts a Modernist architectural heritage

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Doors of Gran de Gracia

While walking my way to a friend’s flat in Gracia, I couldn’t help but snap photos of these unique entryways. This was all captured on one street, Gran de Gracia. They were all found in the span of

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Inside the Sagrada Familia

As a resident of Barcelona who has to get around the city, I try to distance myself at least half a kilometer from Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. If I do find myself there, I’m often walking behind

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