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Winter in Barcelona



Different styles of Architecture under the winter sun in Barcelona … Come and enjoy the city!  Let The Loft Barcelona  to welcome you.



Squares of Barcelona, urban oases: Plaza Reial


Plaça Reial (In Spanish Plaza Real, meaning “Royal Plaza”) is a square in the Barri Gòtic of BarcelonaSpain. It lies next to La Rambla and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. On the plaza are a large number of restaurants and some of the city’s most famous nightclubs including Sidecar, Jamboree, Ocaña or Karma. It is also known for its many outdoor venues and is a popular meeting place during the summer and the annual La Mercè festival in September, when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve, often being very crowded.

The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. The square is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico City. Thelanterns there were designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

Magic Fountain – Fountains of Montjuic – BARCELONA


Fonts de Montjuic

Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain, a masterpiece designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, was one of the great successes of the 1929 International Exhibition. The fountain was painstakingly restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games so that it could continue to offer a unique display to delight all age groups.

New Years Eve Barcelona: Free Party to celebrate 2014

From 11.30 pm, the venue for Barcelona’s New Year Chimes celebration extravaganza will include performances from L’Home del Mil·leni [the Millennium Man] and castellers[human towers] . The celebration is scheduled to finish at 12.30 am.

New Years Eve: Clubbing BARCELONA

Tips and What to do in BARCELONA for New Year´s Eve:


For a no-holds-barred, all-night rave op­tion, look no further than our very own Mark Dixxx and his NYE Block Party at AdriAntic. Doors at 1am.

ADRIANTIC. Via Trajana, 11 (Sant Adrià de Besòs) €5 / €10

This year Barcelona’s big hitter, Razzmatazz, has eschewed the big name acts, relying on their flawless party reputation with residents DJs AmableGato and more. Bells and whistle come courtesy of free t-shirts, party bags and grapes at midnight. Entry includes two drinks; doors at 10:30pm.

RAZZMATAZZ. C/ Almogàvers, 122 (Poblenou) €40 / €50 / €60

For one of Barcelona’s chicest options, head to the wrap-around windows of the W Barcelona hotel’s top floor Eclipse bar. DJ Shega will keep the booties of the beautiful people shaking. Plus, the entry include two glasses of Veuve Clicquot. Doors at midnight.

ECLIPSE BAR. Pl. Rosa dels Vents 1 (Barceloneta) €50 / €100

A more underground (and affordable) BOP NYE night awaits with house and electronic disco by DJs Bill Shakes and Dan­dylion at Rosé. Entry includes glass of cava, doors at 11pm.

ROSÉ. C/ Casp, 17 (Eixample) €10 / €15

Live it up with a young, fun-loving and international crowd at Shôko and mark New Year’s in Sevilla,LondonRío de Janeiro and New York. Entry includes two drinks, doors at 12:30am, dinner options also available.

SHÔKO. Passeig Marítim, 36 (Port Olímpic) €50 / €60

DJ Glass Hat spins feel-good pop, rock, ‘80s, ‘90s, indie, electro and disco. There’ll be surprise gifts, a great atmosphere, and, as it’s his birthday on January 1st, a free shot for those who remember to wish him many happy returns when the clock strikes 12

TARANTOS CLUB. Jamboree at Plaça Reial, 17 (Barri Gòtic) €20 / €25

Your Catalan friends will have fond memories of Otto Zutz; they’re still going strong after all these years and planning a night of R&B, hip hop and house with resi­dents Marco DaSoulSacha and more. Or upstairs in the Los Altos private club it’s Champagne a Go Go. Entry includes two drinks; doors at midnight.

OTTO ZUTZ. C/ Lincoln, 15 (Sant Gervasi) €30 / €35 / €50

And those fun-loving Dutch brothers 2manydjs just can’t seem to get enough of Barcelona; they’ll be on the decks at the newly opened, historic venue Teatre Principal. Doors at 12:30am.

TEATRE PRINCIPAL. La Rambla, 27 (Raval) €50

House music legend Kerri Chandler is flying in from New York to headline the party at Barcelona’s newest nightclub KER. Doors at 1am.

KER. C/ Tarragona, 141 (Sants) €25

Finally, for those who won’t be done as day breaks, there’s always the New Year’s Day party. For serious dance aficionados the new Elrow City is offering up a techno legend: Richie Hawtin.

ELROW CITY. KER at C/ Tarragona, 141 (Sants) €50


Hello Barcelona – Hola BCN Travel Card

If you’re visiting Barcelona, choose the Hola BCN! 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day travel card and plan your routes around the city and the metropolitan area on public transport: metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC), tram (TRAM) and regional rail (Rodalies de Catalunya). We are happy to take you there!

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Second-Hand Markets in Barcelona


A todos nos gusta un buen mercado; mirar y escuchar, el ajetreo, la emoción de regatear, los objetos que no encontrarías normalmente, el olor a la comida fresca. Por suerte para ti, los mercados de Barcelona ofrecen una buena variedad para complacer tanto a los expertos como a los principiantes en mercados.

Barcelona es una ciudad de contrastes, cosmopolita y al mismo tiempo con un gran respeto por sus antiguas tradiciones. Como buen ejemplo de ciudad mediterránea las calles están llenas de vida, así como las relaciones comerciales y la comunicación entre sus habitantes.

Una de las manifestaciones más representativas de la vida en la calle son sus mercadillos y ferias. En Barcelona hay ferias con mucha tradición, las hay que solo duran un día, especializadas en algún producto, ambulantes, pequeñas y grandes, que llegan a todos los rincones de la ciudad.


Este artículo te dirá cuáles son los principales mercados en Barcelona, donde se vende desde comida hasta arte, suficientes para satisfacer la fiebre de mercado de cualquier persona.


On the garage  intenta revivir los famosos Garage Sales americanos, donde encontraremos todo tipo de objetos, ropa Vintage, artesanía, coleccionismo, etc… incluso un espacio exclusivo para intercambio.

Si no sabes todavía de que va, acércate y únete a nuestro viaje!!

Este mercadillo se especializa justamente en compartir ideas, consejos y aventuras sobre los lugares que habéis visitado, además, claro, de poder encontrar ropa y complementos de segunda mano a precios anti-crisis.


26 de Mayo:
Ovella Negra Gótico:
C/ Sitges 5.

(Metro L1/L3 Plç. Catalunya)