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Barcelona Modernist Route

This year, Barcelona is offering a plan made for you to discover the city’s Modernista gems, on the Modernisme RouteBarcelona Modernism Route is a tour of Barcelona as the city of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, who, together with other architects made Barcelona the world capital of Modernism. With this route you will get to know impressive palaces, antique houses, Sagrada Familia, a huge hospital and most popular everyday buildings such as pharmacies, stores, shops, lampposts and banks, up to 120 works that show that Modernism made roots in Barcelona and is still a living art.

You can buy the Modernisme Route guide – the most complete of its kind – to follow the itinerary, which you will find in the city’s bookshops and Modernisme centres. The Route ticket costs 18 euros. The guide comes with discounts of up to 50% on ticket prices for all the city’s Modernist monuments, and for the local routes of 13 of Catalan municipalities.

The ‘Modernist Route‘ Pack includes:

– Guide to the Modernist Route Barcelona

– Checkbook discounts to visit all the modernist Barcelona and thirteen municipalities of Catalonia

– Map Route Modernist Barcelona

– Guide on restaurants and bars modernist

– Route Map.

For those who prefer to get to know the masterpieces of Modernism in Barcelona without following any route there are 30 most recommended monuments, which are:

Hidroeléctrica
Castillo de los Tres Dragones
Palau Güell
Palau de la Música Catalana
Casa Calvet
MNAC
CaixaForum, Fábrica Casaramona
Casa Amatller
Casa Batlló
Editorial Montaner y Simón, Fundación Antoni Tàpies
Conservatorio Municipal de Música
Casa Thomas
Palau Montaner
Casa Milá, la Pedrera
Casa Fuster
Palau Baró de Quadras
Casa Comalat
Casa Terrades, casa de les Punxes
Casa Macaya
Casa Planells
Sagrada Familia
Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo
Park Güell
Casa Vicens
Pabellones Güell
Colegio de las Teresianas
Torre Bellesguard
CosmoCaixa, el Museo de la Ciencia
Observatorio Fabra

POBLE ESPAÑOL

DARE YOU TO VISIT THE SOUL OF SPAIN IN A SINGLE DAY AND FROM A SINGLE SITE?

Poble Español offers you this new way to do tourism without having to move from barcelona.

The North, the Way of Santiago, Catalonia, the South and the landscapes of Don Quixote are represented in five magical spaces: an audiovisual in screens of great quality, “windows” that will allow you to know the wealth, wonders, customs and traditions of these zones . Each space is set with elements typical of the corresponding region and even with its characteristic scents. Everything to “transport” to the place of the images you are seeing …

Let yourself be carried away by the soul of the Spanish poble.

House with the Spikes

Apart from Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Barcelona is full of modernist buildings which are worth visiting and have prepared a stunning program for the visitors. The modernist building that has opened for touristic visits is called Casa Terradas and is popularly known as Casa de les Punxes (literally, the House with the spikes, in Catalan). The building was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and it resembles Gothic castles due to its spikes on the rooftop, itis located on the avenue Diagonal.

Summer is here and so la Casa de les Punxes has new plans to enjoy its majestic roof of 600m2, located in the central district of L’Eixample. What is better than to enjoy live music and gastronomy in an attractive and central modernist house? Every Friday during this summer season, Casa de les Punxes will be full of beautiful melodies, and musical performances related to jazz, jazz-fusion and other genres.

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Seven hills of barcelona

The Barcelona that leaves the sea and the Ciutat Vella and runs through the Pla is limited by two rivers (Besòs and Llobregat) and the Montjuïc mountain and the Collserola mountain range. The city rises, in the same way as Rome or Lisbon, on seven hills: Putxet, Monterols, Modolell, Peira, Carmel, Creueta del Coll and Rovira. Geographically, these hills are prolongations of the Collserola range with the top of Tibidabo (512 m.) And are formed by the same materials from the Paleozoic that Montjuïc (192 m.)

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Show of Montjuich Fontain

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One of the unforgettable symbols of Barcelona is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, which thousands of visitors come to see every day! It is the largest ornamental fountain in Barcelona created in 1929 with the purpose of the International Exposició, the fountain offers a show that combines music, water movement and games of colored lights with more than 50 variants. Converted into one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, ​​it is the scene of the “Piromusical”, authentic “ballet” of water and light.

We can say that the Magic Fountain of Montjuic lives up to its name: during the show the movements of the water, coordinated with the music and illuminated with colors that change, give the impression of a magic dance that unfolds and retreats, rises and falls, Hides and explodes before our eyes. The masterpiece was designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, with the desire to return to offer a unique show suitable for all ages, the fountain was restored in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Barcelona and became famous with the performance of Freddy Mercury and Montserrat Caballé singing the song of the games “Barcelona”.

Every year, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is the place chosen for the “Piromusical”, final act of the Greater Festival of Barcelona, ​​La Mercè. Located between the Palau Nacional and the Reina Maria Cristina avenue, outside the opening hours, the Magic Fountain is also a privileged viewpoint to see the city of Barcelona, ​​extending from Plaza Espanya to Tibidabo. It should be mentioned that the water used for the operation of the source is always recycled, with the aim of promoting the saving of drinking water!

Address: Pl. Carles Buïgas, Barcelona.

Transport: Metro – L1 and L3, stop Plaza Espanya | With Bus – 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165 | With FGC – Plaza Espanya stop | With Tour Bus – CaixaForum stop – Pavello Mies van der Rohe.

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Hours and days of operation of the Magic Fountain 2017:

From April 1 to May 31 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The music and color show will be held at 9:00p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
From June 1 to August 30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 21:30 to 22:30. The music and color show will be held at 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
From September 1st to October 31st on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The music and color show will be held at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
From November 1 to March 31 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 20:00 to 21:00. The music and color show will be held at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Theater Liceu-Event frisch: Il Trovatore

Das Gran Teatro del Liceu bringt die Oper näher an verschiedene Gebiete von Katalonien, den Rest Spaniens und das neue Publikum mit dem Liceu-Event frisch, das nach dem Erfolg der vorherigen Vorführungen wie “La traviata” oder “La bohème” noch ein Jahr zurückkehrt Mit “Il trovatore”, die Oper, die in diesen Tagen auf der Bühne des Theaters der Las Ramblas vertreten ist. Die absolute Premiere von Verdis berühmter Oper “Il Travatore” war am 19. Januar 1853 im Teatro Apollo, Rom. Premiere in Barcelona war ein Jahr später, am 20. Mai 1854 in Liceu! Insgesamt gab es bis 2009 275 Auftritte im Liceu-Theater!

Liceu im Territorium ist Teil des Liceu-Projektes, das den Kampf gegen die Vorurteile und Stereotypen der Oper fördert, das ist alt und langweilig … Mit diesem Event wirst du es sicherlich genießen! In Barcelona kannst du der Sendung von “Il Trovatore” folgen von:

Barcelona Arc de Triomf (Ciutat Vella)
Sein von der Nou Barris Bezirk
Plaça Salvador Seguí (El Raval)
Zentrum Cívic Sant Martí (Sant Martí de Provençals)

Die Liceu a la Fresca Initiative in dieser Saison wird erwartet, dass 2.877 Menschen erreichen und erreichen 69 Städte in Katalonien. Einige Städte wie Bilbao, Granada, Las Palmas, Malaga, Pamplona, ​​Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Valladolid werden die Oper auch in die Luft bringen! Die Aufnahme erfolgt mit 8 Kameras im Theaterraum des Liceu. Die Veranstaltung ist völlig kostenlos und beginnt um 22 Uhr am 21. Juli!

The best natural pools of Catalunya

In the middle of the forest, in a cove totally hidden from the crowd and tourist chambers or, at some point of the various rivers throughout the territory, we find wells and natural pools. Spaces, and let us be cheesy, of incomparable beauty. Perhaps because unlike some beaches, the footprint of the man is not yet evident. Or, if it is, it is well concealed. We have made a selection of our favorite natural pools. Enjoy them and above all respect them and help their conservation!

La Fontcalda
Terra Alta is home to what is perhaps Catalonia’s best known natural pool. And its name is not in vain: its temperature is in the 38 degrees! Located between the mountains of this region, the Fontcalda are actually seven swimming pools that form from the arrival of the Canaletes river to a gorge. Take the road between Gandesa and Benifallet … and you will have arrived!

Gorg Blau

Between Oix and Montagut, in an area quite popular among lovers of climbing and hiking, we find the Gorg Blau. A waterfall with a natural pool at the foot of icy water and a blue so intense that it is impossible to look away. The access road, by the way, is also very worthwhile. Of course, although it is not one of the most popular in the area, it is likely that you will always meet people. Little, but you will not be alone.

La Gorguina
Baix Camp. Specifically between Vilaplana and La Febró. You’ll have to walk more than five kilometers to get there, but it’s worth it. And a lot. The reward is spectacular: a waterfall that creates a natural pool surrounded by rocks. A great tour!

La Gorguina

Niu de l’Àliga

In the natural surroundings of Alcover (Alt Camp) is the small waterfall of the Niu de l’Àliga, with the water coming directly from the river Glorieta. At the time, the water served to move mills and ended up creating this raft surrounded by vegetation. The prominent rock that rises, through time and deterioration, has ended up giving the name of this natural environment. You arrive from the Mas del Forés through a quiet road and that is ideal to do with family.
Wells of Torrent de la Cabana

Wells of Torrent de la Cabana

I could not miss it. The seven wells of Campdevànol, near Ripoll, are of the best known. And rightly so. As you go along the route, popularly known as ‘Itinerario de los Cabanas’ and with little difficulty, you will find wells with their corresponding natural pools. In 2015, a new regulatory environment was approved with the aim of safeguarding this privileged space and for the moment, it is still forbidden to bathe. Of course, the route and the landscape is very worthwhile.

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25th anniversary of the Olympic Games Barcelona

Would you like to see the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympic Games (but it is impossible to travel in time) in Barcelona? So, do not miss this wonderful opportunity! Barcelona’s Plaza de Catalunya will be the “heart” of the 25th anniversary party of the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on 25 July, coinciding with the anniversary of the start of that sporting event. The Olympic torch and flag will return to tour the city of Barcelona 25 years later! The route, about 6.5 km, will run from the Montjuïc mountain to the Plaza de Catalunya. The first reliever will leave the Palace Albéniz at 8.30 pm. From there, different relays will be carried out to take both the torch and the Olympic flag to the Plaza de Catalunya around 21.45.

The torch will be carried by 92 athletes and participants of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016, by volunteers and representatives of civil society (cultural, political, social, media). The public festival in the Paza de Catalunya Will begin at 8 pm with the projection of some evocative Olympic videos and will continue with the musical performance of the musical group “Mambo Jambo”.

At 21:45, when the last relievers will enter the Plaza de Catalunya, they will take the torch to the stage, where Antonio Rebollo will receive it to proceed to the symbolic ignition of the pebetero (simultaneously will also ignite the pebbled of the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys), To the relief of Epi is added the paralympic athlete Teresa Perales. There will be the pyrotechnic show and the background music of “Barcelona” by Montserrat Caballé and Freddie Mercury. At 10 pm, the concert of “Los Manolos” will take place.

TOMORROWLAND Barcelona 2017

On July 29 Barcelona hosts the 1st edition in Spain of UNITE with Tomorrowland. We could not imagine it, but the Festival of Festivals comes to our city to offer you the best electronic music in a spectacular fantasy setting to live all the magic of Tomorrowland!

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The chosen location will be the park of Can Zam, in the neighborhood of Santa Coloma. It will start at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until 3:00 p.m. The most mythical Festival in the world will feature a technical production in the line of the original festival: fireworks, scenery and much expense in sets. The Spanish edition of the electronic music festival will be a unique and unprecedented party in Spain that has the Tomorrowland label, famous for combining the best DJs in the world with a spectacular fantasy setting.

The UNITE with Tomorrowland Barcelona Festival is a hybrid event that combines the live streaming connection with Tomorrowland and the most prestigious DJs on the electronic scene, live and live, on the Barcelona stage. The local line up will be responsible for opening the festival with the most media DJs in the country. At 9 pm UNITE with Tomorrowland Barcelona will connect with the Main Stage of Belgium and its homonyms distributed in 5 continents.

The concept of live streaming consists of a live satellite connection with the main stage of Tomorrowland in Belgium, where the public of Barcelona will be able to enjoy the performances of the Main Stage through a giant screen joining to this great party people of all The world the same Saturday July 29 to late afternoon. From midnight, the festival begins live, the famous musicians arrive in their jets to Barcelona and the show starts with a castle of fireworks and the scenery of Tomorrowland.

Artists you can watch:

ABEL RAMOS B2B ALBERT SNVE, AFROJACK, DJ NANO, DOUBLE PLEASURE, HEKTOR MASS, STEVE AOKI, YVES V, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, KSHMR

It promises to be a memorable day, no effort has been spared in faithfully reproducing the same atmosphere of the Belgian festival in Barcelona as a tribute to the faithful followers guaranteeing the magic, vibe and atmosphere of Tomorrowland’s fairy tale. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Barcelona and the magnificent Tomorrowland and enjoy the summer proposals with Hostal Fontanella.

The Best beach of Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the select cities in the world that can boast good beaches and a long promenade near the urban center. What happens is that most of the year these beaches are saturated with bathers, product sellers, masseurs and others. However, the central beaches such as Barceloneta or the Villa Olimpica can be convenient if you are looking for a fun and young atmosphere with bars and beach bars, and you do not care much people and noise. Among the places to escape are the small towns of the province of Barcelona, ​​where there are beaches with medium and coarse grain sand that, without being tropical resorts, have their charm. But best of all is that they are easily reachable by trains from Cercanías (Rodalies) or by car.

TOP 10 most beautiful beaches near Barcelona:

1) Ocata Beach. Located in the municipality of El Masnou, it has a well-deserved prestige. It is a huge and bright beach, of unusual width in the Maresme region, frequented by gangs of young people and families well supplied with refrigerators, chairs, shovels and other beach equipment. It has sports areas, beach bars, a stretch of nudist beach! For lunch or dinner, any of the restaurants that surround the nearby marina

2) Beaches of Pla de Montgat, Sant Joan and Les Moreres. Montgat has 2 kilometers of sand and these 3 beaches, divided by a rocky promontory called the Cove of Montgat. In them, the sea looks blue intense in the sunny days. It has a narrow promenade that crosses gardens, the Torre de Ca n’Alzina and picturesque vintage chiringuitos. In front of Montgat station has been installed the brand new Malamar complex, where you can practice wakeboarding, wakeskate, paddle surf and other sports

3) Beach of the Pont de Petroli in Badalona. Leaving from Badalona station in the direction of Barcelona, ​​the beach of the Pont de Petroli is very close. An enormous elongated structure stands out here, a melancholy dock 250 meters long that penetrates the sea and once served to discharge the oil. Nowadays it is used as a walking place and scientific platform. Divers will enjoy the rich seabed since the water is usually transparent. Next to the beginning of the runway, a sculpture of a very human ape holds a bottle with condescending smile, which is the homage of the city to the nearby Anise Factory.

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4) The beach of Garraf a length of 380 meters, fine sand mixed with stones and very little inclination of entrance to the sea. Between the beach and the train track is the area that gives the name to the beach, a kind of seaside neighborhood built almost on the sand of the beach. The wooden huts, now remodeled, are old barracks that fishermen used to store their utensils. There are showers, sinks and rescue equipment, rental of sunbeds, umbrellas and pedaloes, there are also a couple of restaurants.

5) Platja de Sant Sebastià. It is between the old town and the marina of Sitges, nestled in a neighborhood of maritime tradition. It is a familiar beach frequented by the neighbors of the town, with a length of more than 200 meters. From the sand you can enjoy magnificent views of the old town, located on a small hill overlooking the Mediterranean. The beach has all the services and is adapted for people with reduced mobility.

6) Cala de l’home mort. It is a naturist beach located in a secluded corner to the south of the term of Sitges, conformed by the Platja de l’Home Mort and the Platja de Roses. The two are separated by a small rocky ravine and draw a bay open to the winds of the area. The length of both beaches is close to 300 meters, but they do not exceed 10 meters wide. The waters are shallow and the seabed consists of small rocks and sand. There is a poolside snack bar with a sun terrace and sun loungers and parasols.

7) Platja de Morer. Located in the north of the municipality of Sant Pol de Mar, this beach runs parallel to the train track. It has a length of 750 meters of coarse-grained golden sand, and narrows as it moves eastwards. Located above the motorway, there are the Roman ruins of the Morer, a wine production center from the 1st century. The beach has a shower, lavapies, Red Cross point, drinking fountain and wooden walkways for people with reduced mobility.

8) Platja de Sant Simo. It is located in the northern area of ​​Mataró, between the Sant Simó stream and the municipality of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. It has a length of 1,100 meters of white sand, is quite narrow. The beach is divided into an area of ​​family use, which is closer to Mataró, where most of the services are concentrated – parking, showers and lavapies, rental of hammocks and beach bars; And another furthest from naturist. This sector is more interesting for those who practice scuba diving.

9) Playa de la Pineda. You just want the sand? In Castelldefels you are waiting for almost 5 kilometers of sandy beach with all the services you can imagine and want to make the most of the beach with all the comforts of the world. In La Pineda, in particular, they have a multi-sports area where you can play beach, handball, volleyball and soccer. And, the great novelty, a space to practice kitesurfing, a vindication of the fans.

10) Calella. It is a small town perfectly connected by train that has also been classified as a family destination for its blue flag beaches. Calella offers its golden sand, myriad of beachside restaurants and great nightlife. However, the beaches are not far behind because it has 3 kilometers of where to find Garbí beach, which has won many national and international awards. Also Gran beach, considered one of the best in the region for its entertainment offer such as concerts for children, traditional dances … And, finally, the beach of Les Roques, south of the city. It is a very picturesque place, where the pines create an idyllic setting.