You may just recover a whole lot faster at this fairytale setting of a hospital

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 21 January 2015

The Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona has been named as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites since 1997, and it is easy to see why. Located at a stone’s throw away from the world famous Sagrada Familia that was designed by Antoni Gaudi, it has been completely renovated and its almost whimsical architectural heritage made accessible to the general public.

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The chillest bar in Barcelona, made entirely from ice!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Presented by Busabout

When it comes to chilling out in Barcelona, there’s one place where you can literally stay chilled all night: Icebarcelona. This is the place for people who can’t get enough of the frigid temperatures because this bar maintains a temperature between -5 and -10 degrees celcius all year round.

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Photographs from the top of Europe’s landmarks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 19 September 2013

Months ago, a Russian photographer and his friends risked jail time in order to illegally climb the Great Pyramid of Giza to take photos. In a move to solidify Russia’s claim of having the most daring and ballsy photographers in the world, Russian photographers Vadim Mahora and Raskalov started taking dizzying and death-defying photos on top of Europe’s famous landmarks.

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City Spy: Barcelona

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Monday 9 September 2013

Tapas bars, nightclubs, the best sangria you’ve ever tasted, tapas bars, the beach, boutiques, tapas bars, mellow hipsters and did we mention the tapas bars? Barcelona basks in the Mediterranean sunlight by day; after dark, it becomes a nocturnal wonderland where things don’t even look lively before 9pm. Barcelona is famous for its nightlife, but […]

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Wallpeople collaborate on urban outdoor galleries

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Wallpeople is an urban art collective that brings large groups of people together to make art. Targeting one specific urban area, they turn on music and work together to create a unique outdoor art gallery. Though it started as a local thing in Barcelona, the Wallpeople movement has spread to more than 40 countries. On June […]

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Bit Hotel in Barcelona: an illustrated hotel

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Thursday 25 April 2013

The Bit Hotel in Barcelona looks like a huge mob of children were let loose in its halls with colored pencils. These lovely little wall illustrations were created by Dopludό Collective. They feel so whimsical and friendly. But don’t stop and stare at the little scribbles for too long or you’ll notice that they’re actually […]

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Clara Nubiola’s hand-drawn guide to Barcelona

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By Ignasi Giro in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The Ruta de las guías inciertas book (Guide of the uncertain walks) is a Barcelona travel guide with a twist. It’s an experimental way to plan a visit to Barcelona through the unique drawings of Clara Nubiola. Over the course of a month, Nubiola was sent daily to an unknown departure point with a bag […]

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Befaco: an analog synth lover’s playground

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By The Suicide Of Western Culture in New Products on Saturday 8 December 2012

Befaco is a bunch of people based in Barcelona. They are analog synth lovers and rather geeky. They practice what we call in the scene DIY (Do it yourself), manufacturing modular panels under Befaco’s brand name. They are able to clone classic synthesizers … at least, that’s what I’ve read in the forum and I […]

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Animated Video: We Are the Idiots!

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in Video on Friday 1 June 2012

If you fear seeing an animated penis, then pass on this video. I recently discovered this studio from Barcelona and I completely love their work. I love how fluid and simple but effective their animation work is.

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Skulls Barcelona: Brooklyn streetwear brand

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By Mega in New Fashion on Tuesday 29 May 2012

Skulls is an independent streetwear brand created by the Barcelona native, Ivan Jimenez. Ivan is an ex-professional skateboard photographer and an ex-Nike SB brand manager. Good foundations for the Brooklyn-based brand that offers creative products. Skulls hats are handmade in the US to support local economies and ensure the best quality.

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My Family and the Wolf: animation out of Barcelona

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in New Film on Friday 11 May 2012

Those Barcelona guys are definitely the leaders of new wave 2D animation. Fresh, amazing animation, nothing more has to be said except that we now want this in a feature film. Producers, wake up!

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Another Lover: a video directed by Eva Vazquez de Reoyo

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By Scott Rudd in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Eva Vazquez de Reoyo is an amazing director and photographer from Barcelona. Her images are extremely poetic and often surreal. Take a look at her work, it really speaks for itself.

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Barcelona-based CANADA create incredible music videos

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By Jonathan Monaghan in Video on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Barcelona-based CANADA has taken the art form of the music video into a whole new direction with their fun and ambitious productions. Their recent work includes White Nights for Oh Land (above) and Holy Ghost for White Lies. And if you haven’t seen all their work yet, watch it all right now.

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Designer chocolates from Barcelona

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 August 2011

It’s true. Xavier Mor’s packaging does look a bit like cough drops. But Ricola’s got nothing on these chocolate beauties. Hailing from Barcelona, this ‘designer chocolate‘ is the quintessential marriage of superb chocolate making meets graphic arts.

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Museum of Ideas and Inventions of Barcelona

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By Vera Ciria in Cool Travel on Friday 19 August 2011

The brainchild of inventor Pep Torres, the Museum of Ideas and Inventions of Barcelona (MIBA), is spread over two floors, connected by this glorious slide. Located behind the City Hall, this new museum aims to cast a discerning eye upon creative ideas and inventions.

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