Once in a full moon in Barcelona

The Raval’s monthly street parties

In the heart of what was previously a neglected side of the city, C/ Lluna has enjoyed a steady rejuvenation in recent years with the arrival of more and more artistic talent. Taking a cue from its name, ?Moon Street? has begun to stage lively street parties on full moon nights.
Lluna Vivent ( Living Moon) as the event has been christened, showcases an eclectic group of artisan-oriented shops, workshops, associations, bars and restaurants located on the around the pedestrian street.
The moon-fests include numerous happenings staged by participating organisations, such as Taller Paloma ( C/ Paloma 8) which held a volunteer fashion show of its cool, unique designs at one recent event.
Over at the NGO Agermanament (C/LLuna 22), meanwhile, moonwalkers can quell their hunger with dishes from Cameroon, while the nearby Almazen ( C/Guifre 9) normally stages a freestyle, open-mic night for anyone hit by the sudden need to let out an amplified howl. Original audiovisuals are projected onto the street at Antidoto 28 ( C/Ferlandina 28), and those looking to slake their thirst can head to El balcón de Aquiles ( C/Lleo 9) , a bar that has revived the traditional serving of free tapas with drinks.

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Carrer de la Palla 8
Metro Liceu – Jaume I , 5 minutes walk from the hotel Duquesa de Cardona

Products with olive oil in BarcelonaOlive oil is a boutique dedicated to any kind of product derivated from our spanish “golden liquid” : the Olive Oil. Soaps, aromatic oils, sauces, candles, etc
All of the denominations of Spanish origin are available , as well as other National and Mediterranean labels


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A cultural phenomenon of human towers

It started at the 18th century in Tarragona, when rival groups of people calles “colles” , began to complete in constructing different kinds of human towers .
3 are the parts of a human castle: the trunk, the pom and the crown. The last person on the top is always a child, named “Anxaneta”
Either for a tourist or for a local, this is a unique experience to be seen and felt. The music tunes “toc de castell” sounds when the castle starts to raise up, and then everybody is expecting the human castle not to fall. Emotion is on everybody’s eyes.
Traditionally, castle performances have always taken place as one of the main features of the local holiday festivities. Nowadays castles can be seen on many days during the year, although the season kicks from June to November.

MNAC Barcelona

Plaça Espanya – 93.6220376
Tuesday to Saturday 10-19 h, Sunday and Holidays: 10 to 14.30 h

From hotel Duquesa de Cardona, take metro line 3 in Drassanes, and stop in Plaça Espanya. 5 minutes walk from the metro station

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