April 23th – the day of roses and books! Across all of Catalonia, this day is dedicated to celebrating both love and literature. It is also known as La Diada de Sant Jordi which translates into The Day of St. George. It can be a good idea to visit Barcelona if you want to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of that moment. Continue reading if you’d like to learn more about the meaning behind the tradition of exchanging books and roses. We assure you that you won’t be disappointed!Continue reading
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Casa Vicens, Gaudi´s first project opened for public
The creative heritage of Antoni Gaudi became the hallmark of Barcelona a long time ago. Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell, Casa Milà and other constructions are very well-known around the world. Starting from 16th of November, Barcelona citizens and visitors have one more point in their list of things to see: Gaudi´s first project as an architect, Casa Vicens.
FC Barcelona Museum – Camp Nou experience
The Camp Nou Experience, the most visited museum in Catalonia in 2013, is the best place to know the history of probably the best soccer club in the world. The experience is divided in 4 parts:
La Mercè Festival, the annual Barcelona festivity
La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.
Gran teatre Liceu, the Barcelona opera house
Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, also known as Barcelona Opera House, was founded in 1847, and it has become a symbol of the city through the years.
The Liceu was founded by private shareholders that made a trading company, organized in a trade society (Great Liceu Theater Society). By that time, Barcelona was a growing city which needed to offer its citizens a music conservatory and theater. That’s why the Liceu was planned and built.
Enjoy the magical Sant Joan night
Every year during the night of 23rd of June, the whole territory of Catalunya and Valencia is plunged into party, music, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer, the night of San Joan. Traditional food, music and parties on the beach, everything you need to know about this magical night is to be found in this post. Continue reading
Sant Jordi day
The 23rd of April is Sant Jordi festivity day in Catalonia (St George’s day in England).
Although it isn’t an official bank holiday, it is one of the most beautiful and positive days of the year, probably one of the best days to spend in Barcelona. Spring is coming, the city is surrounded by roses and love and you can feel a positive and romantic atmosphere all around you.
Sant Pau Hospital reopens now as a modernist jewel
After three years of building works, Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital it’s now renewed and reopened, brighter than ever.
Even though you might think that visiting a hospital is not one of your main thoughts when you visit Barcelona, visiting Sant Pau’s Hospital is different. It is unique in its kind, designed by the famous and well-known architect Lluís Domènech I Montaner, who has also designed buildings known all around the world including Casa Tomas, Casa Fuster and Palau de la música catalana.
The magic fountain show of Montjuïc
Barcelona’s biggest fountain, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers at night a spectacular display of music, lights and water acrobatics which generates over 50 kinds of diferent shapes.
Modernist architecture route through Barcelona.
The modernist movement, also known as Art Nouveau, started in the end of the 19th Century, and moved a lot of money and interesting buildings. Thanks to Gaudí, Domènech i Muntaner and Puig I Cadafalch architects among others, Barcelona is one of the most important modernist cities in the world.
Suggested Modernist route in Barcelona:
Barcelona by Seasons
As one of the top touristic destinations, Barcelona has a lot of things to offer, independently of the season. You will allways have good fun, but not doing the same activities or going to the same places. Each season has its pros and cons. We will give you a little hint on what to do during each season, and you decide when you come and visit us.