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District of Ciutat Vella - Barcelona's Historic Old City

District of Ciutat Vella - Barcelona's Historic Old City | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Ciutat Vella is Barcelona District I and comprises the four ancient neighbourhoods of Barri Gòtic and El Raval on either side of La Rambla and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera and La Barceloneta.
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Oficina d'Atencio al Ciutadà - OACs in Barcelona

Oficina d'Atencio al Ciutadà - OACs in Barcelona | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The Oficina d'Atencio al Ciutadà or OAC is where you need to go to get local paperwork such as empadronament. Here is a list of OACs in Barcelona with opening times and contact information.
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Chapter 24: Catalan Politics and Language in the 1980s and 90s

Chapter 24: Catalan Politics and Language in the 1980s and 90s | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'Catalan Politics and Language in the 1980s and 90s' Chapter 24 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Chapter 6: Catalan Democratic Traditions - Catalonia Is Not Spain

Chapter 6: Catalan Democratic Traditions - Catalonia Is Not Spain | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'Catalan Democratic Traditions' Chapter 6 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Chapter 11: Carlos V - The First of the Habsburgs - Catalonia Is Not Spain

Chapter 11: Carlos V - The First of the Habsburgs - Catalonia Is Not Spain | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'Carlos V - The First of the Habsburgs' Chapter 11 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Chapter 1: An Adopted Catalan - Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

Chapter 1: An Adopted Catalan - Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'An Adopted Catalan' Chapter 1 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Empadronament - Why and How to Register with your Local Council in Barcelona

Empadronament - Why and How to Register with your Local Council in Barcelona | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The process of Empadronament in Barcelona involves getting your name on your local Padro Municipal d'Habitants, which is the register of residents in a town or municipal administrative area.
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Barcelona City Centre - The Heart Of Your Barcelona Holiday

Barcelona City Centre - The Heart Of Your Barcelona Holiday | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
If you're coming on holiday, Barcelona city centre is where you will spend most of your time and where you'll probably book your hotel so let me give you some advice on the best places to stay.
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Sónar Barcelona - 16-18 June 2016 - Programme, Tickets and Directions

Sónar Barcelona - 16-18 June 2016 - Programme, Tickets and Directions | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The Sónar International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art has been held in Barcelona in June since 1994 and is one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe.
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Major Barcelona Summer Festivals - Culture and Music - The Perfect Way to Party!

Major Barcelona Summer Festivals - Culture and Music - The Perfect Way to Party! | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
If you are visiting Barcelona at any time throughout the months of May to September, there are so many different Barcelona Summer Festivals that you are bound to have a brilliant time.
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Barcelona Beaches - The Best City Beaches in the Mediterranean

Barcelona Beaches - The Best City Beaches in the Mediterranean | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The Barcelona Beaches are within walking distance of the City Centre or a short metro journey away. There are 9 beaches in Barcelona with blue flag status, and over 4 km of golden sands.
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Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris

Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Want to understand why Catalans want independence? Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris gives the background to nearly 1,000 years of tension between Catalonia and Castile.
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La Casa de la Misericordia in El Raval - Barcelona's House of Mercy

La Casa de la Misericordia in El Raval - Barcelona's House of Mercy | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The building that now houses the OAC and local government offices for Ciutat Vella was once the Casa de la Misericordia, a convent where unmarried women left unwanted babies until the 1970s.
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El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria - Commemorating The Siege of Barcelona 1714

El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria - Commemorating The Siege of Barcelona 1714 | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Set inside the old market, El Born Centre Cultural shows off the significance the Ribera neighbourhood to the city of Barcelona in all its historical and cultural splendour.
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Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris

Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Want to understand why Catalans want independence? Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective by Simon Harris gives the background to nearly 1,000 years of tension between Catalonia and Castile.
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Chapter 20: The Catalan Republic under Macià and Companys

Chapter 20: The Catalan Republic under Macià and Companys | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
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Chapter 22: The Revival of Catalan Culture under Franco - Catalonia Is Not Spain

Chapter 22: The Revival of Catalan Culture under Franco - Catalonia Is Not Spain | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'The Revival of Catalan Culture under Franco' Chapter 22 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Barcelona-Capital of an Empire - Catalonia Is Not Spain:A Historical Perspective

Barcelona-Capital of an Empire - Catalonia Is Not Spain:A Historical Perspective | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Read 'Barcelona - Capital of an Empire' Chapter 7 of 'Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective' by Simon Harris free online. Buy the book on Amazon or Kindle.
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Were Columbus, Cervantes and Leonardo da Vinci really Catalan?

Were Columbus, Cervantes and Leonardo da Vinci really Catalan? | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Regional research group posits that history was altered by Spanish powers-that-be as part of conspiracy
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The Administrative Districts Of Barcelona and The Barris or Neighbourhoods

The Administrative Districts Of Barcelona and The Barris or Neighbourhoods | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Barcelona has 10 Administrative Districts, which are similar to London Boroughs and were separate towns until the late 19th century, and 74 barris or neighbourhoods each with their own character.
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Pride Barcelona 2016 - More Than 10 Days of LGBT Events in the Catalan Capital

Pride Barcelona 2016 - More Than 10 Days of LGBT Events in the Catalan Capital | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
Pride Barcelona reaches its climax on the weekend of July 9-10th and is one of the main annual LGTB festivals in the Catalan capital and a massive event for the local gay community.
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Sant Joan In Barcelona - The Catalan Festival of Fire

Sant Joan In Barcelona - The Catalan Festival of Fire | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
The main celebrations for Sant Joan in Barcelona take place on the evening before the public holiday on what is known as the Revetlla de Sant Joan in Catalan and the Verbena de San Juan in Spanish.
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Barcelona Public Holidays and Festivals

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Barcelona public holidays like Christmas, New Year and Easter are international but Reis and Carnaval are specific to Latin countries. Sant Jordi and La Diada are Catalan and La Merce only Barcelona.
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Barcelona Airport Transport - Taxis, Trains, Metro and Buses

Barcelona Airport Transport - Taxis, Trains, Metro and Buses | Barcelona Expert | Scoop.it
You will find Barcelona Airport Transport services including taxis, buses and metro Barcelona city centre at both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). Please note the RENFE train station is at T2.
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