One of our expat bloggers has been lost around the city and tells us how is Eixample, one of it’s famous neighborhoods.
It might seem madness to travel in one day from Galicia to Andalusia and from Aragon to Extremadura. But that’s just what you can do at the
Poble Espanyol, crisscrossing Spain without leaving its grounds.
This neighborhood was formed by the people that settled around the church. In those days it was called Vilanova del Mar and the people that settled there were skilled and unskilled workers who benefitted from the maritime and economic growth of the Catalans in the Mediterranean which started during the reign of Jaume 1. The street names bear witness to this: Argenteria, the silversmiths; Espaseria, swordmakers; Mirallers; mirrormakers; Vidreria, glassblowers… (more…)
This is the old city of Barcelona where you find the main public buildings: the Palace of the Generalitat (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the City Hall, and the Cathedral; narrow winding streets and pretty squares steeped in history. (more…)
Innovation or tradition? Great European cities are important commercial centres at the forefront of change and, at the same time, keepers of tradition. They are showcases that attract interest from around the world. Barcelona today offers a wide range of commercial establishments: cutting edge, famous labels, fine craft, traditional firms with a hundred year’s experience…