An ordinary spring afternoon, Gaby and I were talking about the most characteristic things of Barcelona, those details that make this city unique and memorable and an experience for everyone who knows it. Definitely, it is true that one day we read the next Tweet in Twitter which we think is quite funny:

“what is not there in Barcelona, simply doesn’t exist”

To encourage you to learn or re-visit this wonderful city, we present our version of the Barcelona alphabet, words, places and activities featured here:

A

Apartments: Apartments in Barcelona in all sizes, styles and locations. We always have

an apartment suitable for you needs.

Art

Airports The closest airports are El Prat (or Barcelona airport), Reus and Girona.

B

Beach: Check out the best beaches in Barcelona

Bars: Many bars in Barcelona! These are the best bars in Barcelona to watch football games

Barça: nickname for FC Barcelona

Boqueria: The famous market right next to the Ramblas.

Bici:  Barcelona bicycles, unfortunately only to rent by locals

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Boquería Market. Photo by Domingo Angulo

C

Cocktails. Kahiki is a very special tropical cocktail bar where you just order adescription. What you get is a surprise… Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 583 (next to Universitat)

Culture: Take a guided tour and hear about the things you do not read in a tourist guide.

Clubbing

Catalan: One of the four official languages in Spain.

D

Desig Barcelona: Offers accommodation services in Barcelona, suitable to you needs

Diagonal: longest street in Barcelona, crosses the whole city.

Dining:  Nexes and La Paradeta are just two of the restaurants we recommend in Barcelona

Drinking

E

Estrella: Famous beer brand brewed in Barcelona since 1876.

Exciting

Exploring: You keep busy exploring the city of Barcelona

El Borne: The most fashionable neighbourhood El Borne in Barcelona with many bars, restaurants and shops.

Events: Barcelona has a lot of events. A few examples

Erasmus: Barcelona is a very popular city under students from all over Europe. What if Erasmus students would govern the city of Barcelona?

F

Football: FC Barcelona

Fiesta: particularly San Juan and La Merce, certainly are the highlights in the annual celebrations.

FC Barcelona

G

Gaudi: Well, we guess this speaks for itself…

Gay: Eixample izquierda, also known as Gayxample. Stay in an apartment in Gayxample which is very centrally  located.

H

Hospital de Sant Pau: one of the most beautiful modernist buildings of the city.

Harley Days Barcelona: Every Motor cycle enthusiast should visit the biggest motor event in urban environments, the Harley Days Barcelona

I

Irish Bars

J

San Juan: Celebrate San Juan in Barcelona or San Juan in Sitges , amazing party, all night long!

K

King Jaume I

L

La Merce: The celebration of the end of the summer season, La Merce

Luz de Gas club

M

Modernism: Modernism, of course, the art style that makes Barcelona a special city.

Metro: Barcelona has an excellent underground network.

Markets: Find out everything about the markets in Barcelona. You will love them as much as we do!

Messi

N

Nudity: Nudity used to be legal in Barcelona, the rules changed a bit. Find out more about the nudist beaches in Barcelona

O

Olympics: In 1992 Barcelona was the backdrop of the Olympic games.

Opium club

P

Passeig de Gracia

Pan Tomaquet: Tipical tapas for the region, a baguette with smudged tomato. No butter involved and delicious!

Park Guell: The beautiful Parc Guell in Barcelona, a wonderful place…

Park Ciutadella: The biggest park of the city with amazing architecture, Parc Ciutadella

Q

Queues

Queso: Means ‘Cheese’ in Spanish. And there a whole lots of them and they are delicious! Remember to try manchego, curado, de cabra, queso de oveja, queso cabrales.

R

Rambla: The most emblematic street of Spain. Enjoing the Ramblas and the origin of Las Ramplas de Barcelona

Raval: The Raval neighbourhood is situated in the old part of Barcelona

S

Sagrada Familia: Discover the story of the Sagrada Familia

Summer

Sutton club

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La Sagrada Familia. Photo by Eduardo Casal

T

Tibidabo: Visit the Tibidabo mountain, the entertainment parc and enjoy the best view all over the city.

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U

University

Urquinaona: Square and Metro station in Barcelona. Takes ages to get to pronounce this though!

V

V: V is pronounced like a ‘B’ in the Spanish language

Villa Olimpica: The part where the sporters during the OS 1992 were situated. Great entertainment area with several   clubs!

W

W Hotel: In the W hotel there is a bar called ‘Eclipse’ with the most amazing views all over the coast line.

Weather

X

Xampanyeria: Get to try all the tipical delights including the amazing home brand Cavas on very low prices. A absolutely must try when you are in Barcelona. Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7

Y

YouBarcelona: On the youbarcelona website, you are able to point your name on the lists of several clubs and this way no admission is charged.

Z

Zoo: Barcelona Zoo, next to park Ciutadella.

What do you think? Have we forgotten to include anything?

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