New exhibition openings in Barcelona

It’s not a secret Barcelona has a great variety of museums, galleries and art spaces. And it’s been a long time we didn’t mention this kind of activities. For those who tread on the art galleries and museums during the week, especially on Thursday, fans of the openings and challengers of collectors. These are the latest exhibitions to add up to the artistic agenda of Barcelona. Make a note!

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 Faces & Places

Mitter – the design studio based in Barcelona is known for its colors and fonts and close collaboration with each of the brands and companies they work with. They invite you to visit this exhibition dedicated to the graphic arts and design.

Love & Dead

It’s a trip to the land of death, sensuality and ephemeral made by illustrator Conrad Roset. The walls of Vinçon gallery-shop have served for the new exhibition of this artist who after a figurative stage decomposed bodies, constructed from colored spots.

 

Silence shapes

Italian photographer Filippo Minelli lands in Barcelona, to be exact in a famous Loewe Gallery. Smoke bombs like those used in demonstrations and political protests are one of the Minelli’s tools; the photographer uses unusual colors and romantic landscapes for these bursts of color infused with violence and silence.

April Fair 2014 came to Barcelona

One of the most important and anticipated events of spring 2014 is the April Fair of Barcelona, also known as April Fair of Catalonia. The Fair takes place this weekend on April, 25 up to May 4th.

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The April Fair of Barcelona or Catalonia is the local version of the famous April Fair of Seville. It is an event where tradition and love of homeland set the trend of the 10 days of the Fair. A set of stands and attractions are installed in Barcelona, ​​at the Parc del Forum, and thousands of people come to celebrate these days with a typical for Seville style. The April Fair is a festival of color, music, food, dancing and fun. Thanks to that it becomes a cause for annual visit.

One of the main attractions of the April Fair are the booths. The booths are temporarily raised up tents at the fairgrounds, where you can eat, sing and dance a traditional “Sevillian dance“. In fact, many people attending the April Fair dressed up in classical Sevillian dress all day.The environment people live in the April Fair is great for anyone who really loves it. People from the youngest to the older gather in the stands and start dancing sevillanas.

 Public transport is the best option to go to the April Fair, metro, tram or bus will leave you in front of the Forum. Metro: Fórum (L4- Yellow line); Tram T4 line; Buses: 7, 36, 41, 43,141

It’s time to go for a picnic!

With such a good weather you probably are excited to fill a basket with delicious food, snacks and a bottle of wine. It’s not necessary spend money on gasoline to go for a picnic in Barcelona. We are happy to show 3 perfect places to make a picnic.

First and a famous one is a Park of Ciutadella, in the heart of the city close to the beach, to the old town and it’s huge with enough space for everyone who decided to go for a picnic. To prove how big it is, just imagine  that it includes one zoo, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the building of the Parliament of Catalonia, a school, a church, a lake and a kiosk with live music program.

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Park Laberint d’Horta is another one unique place for visiting and also nice for a picnic with your friends or family. This historic garden situated in Horta-Guinardó neighborhood is the oldest preserved in the city. The park features a neoclassical garden of the eighteenth century and nineteenth century romantic garden. Besides the maze, the park has other elements such as family palace, fountains, a waterfall and different sculptures with motifs from Greek mythology.

Park of Creueta del Coll was built in 1987 by architects Josep Martorell and David Mackay, in an old quarry. The main attraction of the park is a large lake (the neighbors used to bathe in summer) and a sculpture by Eduardo Chillida, Eulogy to Water.

Have fun in Barcelona and always remember that we’re more than happy to see you in our hotel!

What and where you can eat during a Holy Week in Barcelona

Easter day brings spirituality to the devoted but also fun for those who use to travel on this Easter holidays. What is certain is that we all enjoy typical Easter food and especially sweets. The vigil was against eating meat, what enhanced the imagination of chefs, bakers and housewives to offer other dishes with ingredients they could eat. In the whole world there are countless recipes for Easter time, the most of them made ​​from milk, flour, eggs, butter, sugar or honey. Another widely used ingredient is bread, and the bread is a symbol of the Last Dinner and one of the main ingredients that must be present on our tables for these dates.

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Starting with El potaje de vigilia traditional stew of chickpeas served with cod. It’s considered one of the most found dishes during Holy week.  Then you have a typical garlic soup that is one of the most popular dishes in Spanish gastronomy, especially in the north of Spain.

Actually, sweets have the most importance in the Holy week. As we said earlier the most important is bread, to have a better Torrijas (sweet toast), they usually use bread enriched with butter and sugar. Don’t forget about “La Mona” is a typical Valencian and Catalan Easter cake which symbolizes that abstinence is over. Also, try some slices of fried milk for breakfast; you will love it for sure.

To complete your staying in Barcelona during this week, we recommend you make a short visit by Costa Brava as well passing by this cute restaurant where you will find delicious homemade torrijas.