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Palau Guëll – Gaudí´s first architectural masterpiece

Palau Guëll – Gaudí´s first architectural masterpiece

The famous Catalan architect Gaudí was commissioned by Eusebio Guëll in 1886 with creating a mansion in the proximity of where the industrialists parents lived. This is why you can find the building in the Raval neighbourhood close to La Rambla. It was this...

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Milestone: passing 300 top reviews with 5 stars on AirBnB

Milestone: passing 300 top reviews with 5 stars on AirBnB

In September 2020 we have passed another great milestone: more than 300 Five Star Reviews on AirBnB. Our average on AirBnB across all experiences is a fantastic 4.94 out of 5. On Tripadvisor (Viator) we are currently listed with a stunning rating of 5.0 out of 5 (90...

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Things to do in Barcelona in September: Celebrate La Mercé

Things to do in Barcelona in September: Celebrate La Mercé

Every year during the last weekend of September Barcelona´s major festivity takes place: La Mercé (September 24th). It has grown into a big festival in present days where Barcelonians are out and about in the streets and celebrate. In 2020 many events had to be...

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Discover Medieval Catalonia

Discover Medieval Catalonia

Not only Barcelona has a rich medieval history to offer but also the rest of Catalonia. The rural parts are full of small villages where it seems that time stood still. No wonder that the makers of Game of Throne decided to shoot in that region. For example, they...

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Barcelona – Nature & Hiking in the Collserola Natural Park

Barcelona – Nature & Hiking in the Collserola Natural Park

What is the Collserola Natural Park?  The magnificent mountain range Serra de Collserola rises up over the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. It is almost touching the city. For the huge population that lives around these mountains it forms a much-loved and incredibly...

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Gaudí´s Casa Batlló – A modernist gem

Gaudí´s Casa Batlló – A modernist gem

One of Gaudí´s master pieces is undoubtedly Casa Batlló – a residential building at the luxurious boulevard, Passeig de Gràcia. In 1900 Josep Batlló bought the piece of land in the street that had become the most renowned address of the whole city for rich industrial...

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Catalan Legends in Architecture

Catalan Legends in Architecture

The importance of Catalan history and legends in modernist architectureMany tourists are searching for things to do in Barcelona like a walking tour or a Barcelona bus tour. During the tour you will most likely pass by the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia where...

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World Fair of 1929 on Montjuïc Hill

World Fair of 1929 on Montjuïc Hill

In 1929 the World Fair was held on Montjuïc Hill which led to an immense development of the whole area and thus became an important event in the history of Barcelona with a long lasting impact to the present. Origins of Montjuïc HillThe iconic hill of Montjuïc has...

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Barcelona Off The Beaten Path

Barcelona Off The Beaten Path

Barcelona currently ranks among the top 3 cities that are mostly visited in Europe. This has certainly a strong impact on parts of the city specialising more and more on the tourist taste. Certain areas have also become overcrowded with tourists. However, as a local...

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Welcoming our 500th guest

Welcoming our 500th guest

On September 21st we welcomed our 500th guest on one of our private tours or small shared tours for a maximum of 6 people. The feedback we constantly receive makes us even more enthusiastic. So we are currently designing new experiences - such a Food Tour in the...

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Wine Region Catalonia

Wine Region Catalonia

History of the beautiful Barcelona wine producing region of Penedès  Catalonia, the most northwestern autonomous region of Spain, is a beautiful wine-producing region mostly famous for its D.O.Q. Priorat and D.O. Penedès wines. The latter region is situated only...

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Exclusive Cava & Chocolate Experience

Exclusive Cava & Chocolate Experience

Cava & Chocolate is the perfect combination for your senses and it is a tradition here in Catalonia! Together with a traditional wine maker from Sant Sadurni The Barcelona Feeling is now offering an exclusive Cava tasting experience and a private tour around their...

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Celebrating 100 Five Star Reviews on AirBnB

Celebrating 100 Five Star Reviews on AirBnB

In May we have passed an important milestone: more than 100 Five Star Reviews on AirBnB. Our average on AirBnB across all experiences is a fantastic 4.91. Also on Tripadvisor (Viator) we are currently listed with a 5.0 (37 reviews). Here are some highlights what our...

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Human Towers in Barcelona

Human Towers in Barcelona

(main photo by Barcelonalemany.com) A Catalan tradition is building human towers – so called “Castells” which means castle in Catalan language. People build a pyramid by climbing on top of each other´s shoulders. The tradition goes back to the 18th century and...

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Catalan Modernism

Catalan Modernism

Modernism or Modernisme in Catalan is an art and literature movement connected the search for a Catalan national identity. The period associated with is was around 1888-1910 and is primarily connected with Catalonia and Barcelona. In the context of the rapid...

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Things to do: Montjuïc Hill – Barcelona´s green lung

Things to do: Montjuïc Hill – Barcelona´s green lung

The iconic hill of Barcelona has been overlooking the city since its origins. Since Barcelona was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago, the hill has served as a natural watch tower for centuries. In the course of time the watch tower eventually got fortified...

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Catalan Traditions – Epiphany

Catalan Traditions – Epiphany

For the children in Barcelona, Catalonia and in whole of Spain the 5th of January is one of the most important days of the year as in the evening they receive their Christmas presents by the "Three Kings" (Els Tres Reis). So when you are visiting Barcelona around this...

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40 years of democracy in Spain

40 years of democracy in Spain

On December 6th, 2018 Spain will officially celebrate its 40th anniversary of being a democracy. It is a bank holiday in all of the country. After a referendum on this day in 1978 the Spanish people voted with 92% in favour of the new democratic constitution. In...

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The Mountain Monastery of Montserrat

The Mountain Monastery of Montserrat

The Barcelona Feeling now offers a private tour to the mountain monastery of Montserrat located about one hour away from the city. The day trip comprises: Enjoy a day in the beautiful mountain Go up to the monastery by a historic cable car Learn about the Benedictine...

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Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Do not miss The Barcelona Feeling on Instagram! Get inspired for your next trip: Gaudí, Modernism, Nature, Wine Tour or History. We offer a broad variety of things to do in Barcelona. Michael is our passionate photographer. Thus all the photos we are...

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German Globetrotters show you their Barcelona

German Globetrotters show you their Barcelona

Two Germans guide Barcelona visitors and give them a personal Barcelona feeling. Under the name The Barcelona Feeling they have founded a start-up for tourism and currently offer various tours in the Mediterranean metropolis. The private tours through the lively old...

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