One cultural weekend in Barcelona

Are you going to visit Barcelona soon and you are looking for interesting places or events for the weekend? To find some cool and cozy places in Barcelona is easier than you thought.

Well, you can start with authentic cultural finding in Museum of Picasso. The first and the unique exhibition of Picasso Self-portraits. How did he see himself? Probably it’s too difficult to answer but surely you could find a part of his conception thank to this exhibition. It is an unprecedented collection of paintings where Picasso showed himself. Moreover this exhibition shows almost all his trajectory from his childhood until almost the year of his death. Parts of his biography, his thoughts are reflected in every of the canvases. The exhibition ‘Yo Picasso. Autoretratos’ is waiting for you in Barcelona city untill the 1st of September.

"Sopars amb estrelles"

What could be better to have a romantic dinner after a long day of museum and highlights? And what place could be better than the Fabra Observatory, a space that fuses original gastronomy and astronomy. So between 14th of July and 28th of September you can enjoy the best dinner ever called “Sopars amb Estrells” (catalan trans). They offer an exquisite menu with typical salmorejo soup, chicken stuffed with apricots and green tea ice cream on chocolate meteorites. Isn’t delicious? After dinner you will explore every corner of the Observatory, then attend an interesting conference and finally see the night sky with telescopes.

Have a marvelous weekend!

Enjoyable cultural activities in Barcelona

One week ago we talked about fantastic night visits in Casa Batlló, today we want to present you different activities to visit in Montjuic during July.
Montjuic is an area in Barcelona which has a good relationship with sports. It has huge sport facilities; this is one reason to propose you to visit the Swimming World Championship.

fuentes montjuic

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Since July 19th to August 4th, swimmers, amateurs, people who love water sports, journalists and everyone who wants to go, Swimming World Championship 2013 will be here in Barcelona with all of us. It will take place in Palau Sant Jordi and it will carry out activities such as swimming, synchronized swimming, waterfalls, swim on the sea, water polo, and the first time in all years of this World Championship, high jumps. As well as Palau Sant Jordi, there will be championships in Piscina Municipal and Barcelona Port Vell. The prices of the event vary between 9€ to 25€ depending on the activity. Don’t hesitate to go, it s a great event to enjoy during the next week.

mundial natacion 2013

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Moreover we recommend you visit the Botanic Park which is located in Montjuic, too. Botanic Park it is a municipal institution of 14 hectares area. They present a huge collection of Mediterranean flowers around the world. Besides that, it has great views to Llobregat Delta, Olympic Ring and the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

jardin botanico barcelona

www.jardibotanic.bcn.es

The last activity that we propose to do during this week is visit Fundacion Miró Museum. It holds an international collection of works by Miró. Now, there is an exhibition called Joan Miró- Printmaking where you can find different prints that Joan Miró was interested between the 30s and 60s. It means a technical evolution of Joan Miró artworks during his times.

fundacion Joan Miro

www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org

Finally, after visiting these three different touristic places, it is a good idea to relax in a charming hotel located in Barcelona city center. You are welcome to our boutique hotel with swimming pool and fantastic Sea Port view, and it is a perfect plan to switch off from the reality with a strawberry mojito.

hotel duquesa de cardona

Enjoy magic nights in Barcelona with Casa Batlló

This summer you have a great opportunity to take a part of magic night enjoying a magic and fantasy of Antoni Gaudí. The Casa Batlló presents a complete program and opens her doors for all of you.  This year there are some changes in the program, i.e. you can choose which day you prefer visit it and who of artist prestigious artists you would like to see.  As an example: guitars duos or fantastic Catalan rumba what make the night adorable.  Here you can see the full program.

www.casabatllo.es

www.casabatllo.es

The magic night will be more pleasant with the welcome drinks from Estrella Damm, Cavas Reventós I Blanc o Viña Sol. They invite you to see this magic evening from another perspective and enjoy as well the mystery and genius architecture.

Book you entrance right now and “vive la noche” in Barcelona with Casa Batlló. Entry includes: a visit to Noble Floor, welcome drink, visiting terrace with hammocks where you can relax drinking something and listening to the music.

The legacy of Gaudí in Barcelona

Gaudí is a worldwide known architect because of the singularity of his creations. His modernist style is easily recognizable mainly with its organic shapes inspired by nature. Among Barcelona’s landmarks there are four particular buildings that have something in common: they were all designed by Antoni Gaudí.

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Casa Milà

Commonly known as ‘La Pedrera’, Casa Milà was built between 1906 and 1910 in Passeig de Gracia, a popular street in the ‘Exiample’ district in Barcelona. It clearly shows the naturalistic stage of Gaudi’s creations. Open for tourists since 1987, it has received more than 20 million visitors to date.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is not an original building of Gaudí, but a remodelation of a previous building in Passeig de Gràcia. This building is also part of the naturalistic stage of Gaudí, with some baroque touches. It shares a certain similarity with Casa Milà, but their differences are noticeable enough that it is highly recommended to visit both.

Parc Güell

Parc Güell is the most singular park in Barcelona and probably in the whole world. Built between 1900 and 1914, and opened as a public space in 1926, this park is also included in the naturalistic stage of Gaudí, its most profitable artistic period. Inside the park there is the ‘Casa-Museu Gaudí’, home of the artist for almost 20 years.

Sagrada Família

Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família is the most iconic symbol of Barcelona. Its construction started in 1882, and nowadays it keeps under construction because of the complexity of the building. This church is the maximum exposure of the modernistic catalan architecture. In 2011 it was the most visited monument in Spain, with more than 3.2 million visitors. The Sagrada Família is a must when visiting Barcelona.

After visiting some of the most unique buildings in the world, it is time to relax in another singular building in Barcelona. The Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is a charming hotel in Barcelona, and its building is a palace that dates from the 16th Century. It counts with a terrace with spectacular views of the Barcelona Bay.