There is so much to do and to see in Barcelona, but it can also be your base camp to visit the rest of Catalunya! Just a short distance away in the north you can visit the beautiful city of Girona or go to discover the surrealist museum dedicated to Dali in Figueres.

Down to the south you can go to the Costa Daurada to enjoy its nice sandy beaches or to stopover Sitges, city of inspiration for a whole generation of Catalan artists in the late 19th century. Then, you can keep going until Tarragona that showcases a roman legacy which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with important places such as its amphitheatre and its medieval quarter.

E&TB Group can offer you many original and nice ways to visit and enjoy Barcelona as it means to be! For example, a sky tour by helicopter will make you discover Barcelona from the air. From the grid street district of Ensanche to the sinuous Rambla of Flowers, from the spires of Gaudi’s Sacred Family to the new Agbar Tower, from the sea to the mountain, nothing will be missed!

One of the best ways to have a first contact and to take some ideas of the culture and folk of the city is to hop from tapas bar to tapas bar in the Old Town the way Spanish people do! A tapas tour will make you discover how different regions of Spain prepare them by trying different specialties and local products.

You can also enjoy an exclusive city tour by luxury old timer cars! Especially cultural and full of information about Modernism architectural style, it is ideal for those who have more time in the city or those visiting the city not for the first time.

According to the size and the type of meeting you want to organize, there is a wide range of original venues available in Barcelona. For instance, the Poble Espanyol, that brings together the great landmarks of Spanish popular architecture in one single enclosure, concentrates multiple areas with very different styles and capacities in its 40,000 m2!

In a different style, the colorful Casa Batlló, apartment building renovated by Antoni Gaudí in 1906 on Passeig de Gracia, can host meetings and events until 350 persons on its 4 levels.

Another very popular venue is the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Full of light and colour, it is one of the most representative buildings of Catalan Modernist style Opened on February 1908 and allows the organization of private events in the concert hall.


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Who is Gaudí?

Por el 20 July, 2012

Antoni Gaudi was one of the most famous Catalan architects dead in Barcelona in 1926. Figurehead of Catalan modernism, 7 of its works have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Thanks to its extraordinary creative capacities Gaudi was dealing with both structural and decorative questions. He was taking care of all the details mixing techniques like ceramic, glass sculpture, ironwork or carpentry with architecture. He even invented its own technique named Trencadís, a type of mosaic created from broken tile shards.

Mainly inspired by nature and religion, its work has become the symbol of Barcelona and one of its main touristic assets as people come from the all world to visit the Sagrada Familia, the Güell Park, the Batlló House or the Pedrera.

Where to stay in Barcelona?

Por el 20 July, 2012

Depending on what you are going to do in Barcelona you have the possibility to stay in many districts that all have their own personality and advantages. The city is divided in 10 districts whose main ones are Ciutat Vella, Sants-Montjuïc and el Eixample.

The Ciutat Vella is the historic center of Barcelona, it includes many of medieval buildings such as the Cathedral Sainte-Eulalie or various administrative buildings and Las Ramblas, the famous avenue and nerve center of the city. The Eixample is the extention of the historic center considered as a jewel of modernism, it includes various modernist buildings whose Sagrada Familia, the unfinished work of Gaudí starded on century ago. The Castle of Montjuïc offers a wonderful view point and dominate the city and its port. This district also houses the Olympic Area of 1992 and the World’s Fair area of 1929.