Barcelona Underground (II) : The Sewers
Another major hit in the underground history of the city are the sewers. After Middle Ages, were dictated by authorities to dig septics in every house to dispose the “human nature dirt”. But given that the drinkable water was obtained by numerous wells around the city, this solution, having in mind the soil filtration, was the origin of really violent diseases. Around 1860, a big plan to transform the city to the actual distribution was being developed. It was called the Plan
Hipster before hipsters were mainstream
There are lots of secret places in Barcelona, lots of not so famous places despite the quality of their service, food, drinks or prices. There are so many places that will be the labor of a lifetime to point out every single outstanding corner of this ever changing city… There are too disappeared places, demolished in times when nobody cared about the value – architectonical, historical or symbolical – for a city with too much history. Today I’m speaking about the most luxuri
SEPTEMBER 11TH OF 1714 - SEPTEMBER 11TH OF 2014
Tomorrow is the Day of Catalonia. On September 11th of 1714 (yes, this year is the 300th anniversary) Barcelona fell after a prolonged siege and were heavily punished. The background history is this: Spain didn’t have a king and several European Houses, just like in Game of Thrones, fought for the vacant throne. The final showdown were Austria vs Borbon, a German and a French lineage. While Spain was mainly supporting Borbon, Catalonia were supporting Austria for the reason t
And what about a beach day in Barcelona?
Somedays are just to warm to take the car and search for a paradisiac beach. When summer arrives to Barcelona and the temperatures go up sometimes the laziness takes control of your body. For this kind of days we recommend a short trip to Barceloneta, enjoy the water and... aren't you kind of hungry? If you forgot to bring something to eat we have a suggestion for you. It's called MakaMaka, and it's five minutes walking from the beach. With a hawanian atmosphere and a surfer