Sónar 2018

13 Jun

“Sónar” is a three-day electronic music festival which got founded 1994 in Barcelona. The festival is divided into two parts: “Sónar by Day” and “Sónar by Night”, with Sónar+D, which is a three-day congress about Creativity, Technology and Business.

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Street food market in El Born

8 Jun

The El Born district is one of the districts nearby Las Ramblas. This trendy barrio hosts the 3rd edition of the “Born Street Food” on the 15th to 17th july. It is a gastronomic project of the cooks, stores and restaurants of EL Born, that united to present the high-quality gastronomy, which you can find in this historic district. 14 different cooks are invited to show their best food at the Plaza Pla de Palau, where the event is going to occur.

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14th Modernist Fair of Barcelona

30 May

The Catalan Modernism is very important and present in Barcelona. From the 1st to 3rd June this heritage gets valued. The epicenter of the fair will be at C/Girona between Diputació and Diagonal. Series of activities that include workshops, guided tours, live music, vintage car parades, conferences, the modernist “cycling run gonadas”, and many more cultural and recreational activities will take place.

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Reopening of the Mercat de Sant Antoni

23 May

After nine years of remodeling work, the Mercat de Sant Antoni opens its doors again today. It is by now the most modern city market.

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Arc de Triomf

15 May

The Arc de Triomf was built as the main access gate for the Barcelona World Fair. The World fair in 1888 was showing the best of Catalan and Spanish art and architecture. It can be understood as a “festival of nations”. Over 2 million people came to visit this fair, some from even as far as the U.S. or China.

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La Boqueria- Where does the name come from?

7 May

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La Boqueria is the oldest market in Barcelona (the first historical reference is in 1217). It started when some merchants settled at the gates of the old town of Barcelona in order to avoid paying taxes. Most of them where Jewish butchers and sold “boc” meat (goat).

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Casa Terradas- “Casa de les Punxes”

4 May

The Casa Terrades is located on the big Street Avinguda Diagonal. The “House of Spikes” is a residential block built in the shape of a medieval castle.

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Josep Puig i Cadafalch reformed three buildings into one. Bartomeu Terradas wanted a house for his three daughters. That’s why they joined three houses which they owned before. Now they are like individual houses with their own entrances, but linked together on one site.

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The art under your feet- “Flor de Barcelona”

30 Apr

Before 1900 the people who lived in the l’Eixample had to pave the 2.5 meters road in front of their house by themselves. For that the City Council had authorized material such as asphalt, natural stone or cement. In 1906 Barcelona got called “Can Fanga” (= “the Mud House”). The paving was a chaos and Barcelona full of mud.

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Cathedral of Barcelona

26 Apr

The full name of the Cathedral is “Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia de Barcelona”. It is located in the Gothic quarter and one of the most famous Cathedrals in Barcelona. Next to the church is also a cloister with chapels, gardens, fountains and medieval tombstones.
What some people do not know is that ever day from 8.45 to 12.45 you can enter it for free.

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Gran premio de F1 en Montmeló

12 Apr

El circuito de Barcelona-Catalunya acogerá el mayor espectáculo del mundo del automovilismo.

Este circuito situado en la localidad de Montmeló, albergará la quinta cita de la temporada del Campeonato del Mundo de F1 y los aficionados podréis disfrutar de un fin de semana de motor y velocidad, disfrutando de los mejores pilotos y automóviles del mundo.

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La edición de este año se celebrara entre el 11 y 13 de Mayo, será un evento que brindara un fin de semana de motor, velocidad y mucha emoción.

Desde el 1991, este evento se considera el gran premio de España, y  desde 1992, la carrera se celebra casi siempre a fines de abril o en mayo, la mayoría de las veces precediendo al GP de Mónaco . El Gran Premio de España fue muchas veces la segunda cita europea del certamen tras el GP de San Marino ; en 2007 se convirtió en la apertura de la etapa europea.

Sin duda, un año más este circuito albergará uno de los eventos mas importantes a nivel nacional, que reúne a cientos de miles de personas, y que está marcado en rojo en el calendario de los amantes de la velocidad.