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Sant Sebastià beach with the emblematic Barcelona's building in the background
Barcelona's beaches are a great attraction during the summer season and not only for those who want to swim, so take advantage of the good weather, Hola Barcelona takes you there!
DJ at Sónar Festival
Year after year, with the arrival of good weather, Barcelona is decked out to host major live music festivals and this year they will be marked by the return to normality after the pandemic.
Close-up of hats inside a shop/ Photo: Artem Beliaikin Unplash
Since its beginning, Barcelona has been a commercial city. Emblematic establishments with over 100 years of history, shopping centres, department stores and small local craft stores coexist on its streets.
Barcelona skyline
Barcelona is a city built between seven hills and the sea. This orography makes it possible to enjoy a surprising variety of sunsets from the beach to the mountains, without forgetting the most urban ones. Here, we’ll tell you about the best lookouts to enjoy these last sunrays.
10 secrets of Barcelona you didn’t know
Barcelona still keeps some secrets reserved only for the most intrepid travellers. Some of them are found in the heart of Barcelona and others in little-known corners. Whatever their location, we recommend getting around with your Hola Barcelona Travel Card. Are you ready to discover them?
Port de Barcelona
Barcelona is a representation of the Mediterranean sea and has a seafaring tradition with centuries of history. When the city was named Olympic host city in 1986, it launched an ambitious project to restore its coastline.
Barcelona Bus Turístic in front of Sagrada Família
Since July 2, the Barcelona Bus Turístic buses are rolling again through the streets of the city. Getting on board one of these vehicles is an experience that is not to be missed if you come to Barcelona, and which awaits you again like you've never seen it before. You’ll travel through the most emblematic streets and you’ll be able to see the most special monuments and sites from a different perspective.
A close up of one of the species that can be found in the Barcelona Botanical Garden / Foto: Jorge Franganillo CC BY 2.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
Barcelona has green areas, such as parks and gardens, to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, and large natural spaces to walk around and breathe. In the municipality of Barcelona, which includes the Serra de Collserola, there are over 1.4 million trees. The most common are holm oaks, white pines, London planes and stone pines. This information comes from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications and the Urban Forest Effects Model.
Montjuïc Cable Car and Barcelona sky
Spring is already here, and in addition to enjoying the flowering of the city's flowers and trees, we also have a few days off for Easter, a perfect time to rediscover Barcelona. We suggest you see the city from a bird's eye view with the Montjuïc Cable Car, which is offering discounted tickets to celebrate the explosion of colours of this season.