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Segways Banned from Barcelona’s Packed Tourist Runs

The Segway has become quite the thing in Barcelona, where tour guides hire the big scooters out to give sightseers an easier way to travel around the waterfront area of Ciutat Vella. But that's about to come to an end, as locals have won a battle to have them outlawed for the rest of the summer. Read More >>

architecture
Can Architecture Perform Miracles? The Quest to Make Gaudi a Saint

Standing before the dripping sandcastle basilica that is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona could definitely be described as one of the most awe-inducing moments of my life. A spiritual experience? Perhaps. But is it a miracle? That's what a group of believers are trying to prove in their campaign to make its architect, Antoni Gaudi, a saint. Read More >>

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Visit Barcelona With This Beautiful Hyperlapse

This "flow-motion" hyperlapse by photographer Rob Whitworth uses 26,014 photos taken over 363 hours of work in total. Impressive work. Read More >>

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Explore Barcelona’s Architectural History With a Colourful Interactive Map

Exploring a city on foot is one way to get a feel for the place, but there's always loads of history hidden behind the street-side facades that you'd never really get just by looking at them. Those whose hearts beat for Barcelona are going to love Big Time BCN, a new interactive map which allows users to zoom in and learn more about over 10,000 sites and monuments in the Catalonian capital. Read More >>

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Lost in a Maze of Abandoned Stations Beneath the Streets of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city. Read More >>

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There Are 480GB-Worth Of Photos In This Epic Time Lapse Of Barcelona

There are tonnes of great city time lapses. When you combine beautiful, weird or iconic architecture with changing light at different times of day, and people speeding by you almost always get a winner. But its not easy to make these shorts. This time lapse of Barcelona, shot in the past few months from August to October, is made from 480GB of data. Geez. Read More >>

architecture
Giant Boner Space Hotel? No Thanks, Says Barcelona

Pop quiz: what does a country on the brink of economic collapse, with dozens of unfinished buildings dotting its countryside, really need? A monstrous, phallic space hotel, of course! Read More >>

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This House Is Beyond Incredible

The X House is not the name of a popular rave venue, it's an awesome X-shaped home hanging off a cliff outside Barcelona. Read More >>

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The BBC Is Planning Its Own Paid Download Service to Compete With iTunes

We heard rumours back in January that the BBC was thinking about making pay-per-view access to its back catalogue available through iPlayer. Now it seems the Beeb is looking to take things one step further with a download-to-own service, codenamed Barcelona, that'll see its entire library, new and old, available to buy from £1.89 a show. Read More >>