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  • Slow travel: exploring Catalunya’s back roads

    Slow travel: exploring Catalunya’s back roads

    August 4th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Barcelona is one of the world’s most visited cities, but relatively few tourists venture beyond the suburbs. Yet, just a couple of hours’ drive from the metropolis, there’s a relaxed region that’s ready to be explored at your own pace: the province of Girona, a jewel in the Spanish crown. The best way to experience... Read more »

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  • Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    April 27th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Spain’s two biggest cities have long had a friendly rivalry – and it goes far beyond football. Madrid is, of course, Spain’s capital city and as well as being more or less geographically at the centre of the country, it is also the centre politically, economically and culturally – as well as the home of... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Barcelona

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Barcelona

    April 22nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Barcelona – Spain’s second city – sets the template for urban style, hip design and sheer nonstop energy. Where others tinker at the edges, time and again Barcelona has reinvented itself. Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise. The city’s popularity means finding a hotel vacancy at any time... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best European city breaks

    10 of the best European city breaks

    December 1st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Pin In this article sponsored by Scenic Australia, Emma Gibbs picks 10 of the best city breaks across Europe. Europe is so crammed full of fascinating, vibrant cities that narrowing down the options to an actual decision for a weekend away can be surprisingly tricky. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide to the best European city breaks to... Read more »

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  • Go solo: the 20 best places to travel alone

    Go solo: the 20 best places to travel alone

    September 4th, 2015Rachel Mills
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  • 9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    June 25th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s tempting to say that there’s nowhere quite like Barcelona. As cool and hip as they come, this is Catalunya’s elegant and self-confident modern capital. It’s no wonder, then, that the city is also one of the most exciting places to eat in Spain. From the Pocket Rough Guide to Barcelona, this is our pick of the best... Read more »

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  • Gintonic is the only thing to drink in Barcelona

    Gintonic is the only thing to drink in Barcelona

    April 14th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Whatever you’re looking for from a night out, you’ll find it somewhere in Barcelona – bohemian boozer, underground club, cocktail bar, summer dance palace, techno temple, Irish pub or designer bar, you name it. But when it comes to drinks, gintonic, as it’s known, has always been a favourite. In recent years, however, there’s been a... Read more »

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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Pin Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • 20 alternative commutes to work

    20 alternative commutes to work

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • The world’s best speakeasies

    The world’s best speakeasies

    December 9th, 2013Bar Chick
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    Why party with the masses when you can steal away with others in-the-know at an underground speakeasy, or find yourself a key to the best secret bar in the city? We know them all, but luckily for you, we’re not very good at keeping secrets; here is a BarChick rundown of the best places for... Read more »

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