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The Pasqua is a terme religiós that proceeds from the llatí páscae, and aquest prové of the grec paskha format from the Hebrew feetakh (which means “pas”). In the Western cultural context, the Pasqua represents an important religious festival with the celebration of the arrival of spring.

The Pasqua is a period of joy and joy for Christians who celebrate that Jesus Christ has resurrected and will now celebrate the arrival of the bon temps and the renewal of nature after the hivern. The religious festival of the Pasqua Florida is celebrated diumenge, dilluns and dimarts of Pasqua am a great profusió d’aplecs, pancaritats i romiatges. The subtraction of these events includes a series of celebrations which exalt the vegetable element, a fan of the fecundity of abundance, and express the need for protection.

To Catalunya, the country of the temps has canviat forces the traditions that are celebrated durant this time of l’any, però face is fan caramelles, enramades, romeries and aplecs that announce the return of the bon temps. The most traded tradition is that of Pasqua, the principal decorative element of the mona i symbol of life and fertility.

The Blue Tram

The Blue Tram (in Catalan and officially Tramvia Blau) is a tram of the upper part of the city of Barcelona managed by TMB, which connects the Tibidabo Avenue station, which is the head of the L7 line of the Barcelona Metro operated by FGC, With the foot of the Tibidabo Funicular.

It was inaugurated in 1901. Later it underwent remodelings the years 1922 and 1958.

Until the inauguration of the Trambaix it was the only streetcar line that was preserved throughout Barcelona (after most of the city was replaced by buses during the 1960s and 1970s). It also has a rather touristy function, so it is not integrated and has a special rate, The price of the single ticket is € 5.50; You can buy it on board the Tramvia Blau.

Catalonia in Miniature

It is a miniature park located in Torrellas de Llobregat, Located 17km from Barcelona. It was opened in 1983 and is the largest of the 14 miniature reproduction parks in Europe and the largest in the world. It has 147 models of buildings in Catalonia, Mallorca and works by Antoni Gaudí.

 

The idea to create the park was born after a trip of Fernando de Ercilla Ayestarán to the Dutch park of Madurodam, which gathers models of buildings of that country. The management of the project of Catalunya in Miniatura began in 1981 and the first stone was placed on May 6, 1983 by the then president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Jordi Pujol.

In June 1985 Nicolau Casaus, vice president of the F.C. Barcelona, ​​placed the first stone of the model of the Camp Nou and the Miniestadi.

The park’s director, Fernando Ercilla, inaugurated in 2008 a scale reproduction of the ski resort of Port del Comte, in a giant model that happened to be the biggest of all exposed in the park.

Spend a family day visiting Catalunya in Miniatura! A space where you will find the only scale circuit of Catalunya declared of National Tourist Interest. An exhibition created to introduce the whole family to the most representative monuments and buildings of the Catalan lands.

Look at the details of the Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera like never before, rekon in the famous steps of the Cathedral of Girona or take a number of photos with the statue of Columbus or the Camp Nou. In short, it walks by this circuit of models to scale, declared of National Tourist Interest.

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EIXAMPLE

L’Eixample in Barcelona is a symbol of modernism. In the 1850s the city grew and for the first time it did so in an orderly manner with an innovative urban approach. Also, this area is known to house many of the buildings with greater tourist interest of Barcelona like, for example, the Sagrada Familia or the Casa Batlló. If you are planning a city break, you should not miss it. Next we give you the keys to discover the Eixample of Barcelona.

Pla Cerdá

With the growth and industrial activity, increasingly powerful, the expansion of barcelona was necessary as many European cities. The plan, very ingenious, defined a city of reticular organization in which the gardens and the wide streets were the main characteristic. In addition to the aesthetic part, the already known “Plan Cerdà” had (and has) a practical advantage: it is very difficult to get lost in its streets as they form a perfect grid.

What to see in l’Eixample?

In addition to the Passeig de Gràcia, this district is home to many of Barcelona’s most beautiful and famous streets, such as Rambla Catalunya, Avinguda Diagonal, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Sant Joan. In them you can find nice restaurants, and the best shops, which makes it one of the busiest areas for locals and tourists. But in addition, the Eixample of Barcelona can boast of owning true works of modernist art. And is that touring this area you can visit much of the architectural treasure of the city. From the most famous creations of Gaudí like the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia or Casa Milà to the House of the Punxes of Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Also the building of the National Theater or the Auditorium of Barcelona.

So do not hesitate and visit l’Eixample in love, it is a must stop. It is central, offers all kinds of leisure and cultural activities. The best thing of all is that Hostal Fontanella is at the gates of L’Eixample.

New Year’s Eve celebration in Barcelona (2017)

Dear readers, friends, followers, we write to the doors of the end of the year, we leave behind a 2016 and we are ready to face a new year, a 2017 full of new challenges, projects or wishes. We are going to inform you how and where to celebrate the new year in Barcelona, ​​as it is one of the main tourist destinations for these dates and above all to bid farewell to the end of the year.

Celebración de Nochevieja en Barcelona en 2016

The main meeting place for New Year’s Eve in Barcelona is on Avenida Maria Cristina, near Plaza España. This year the year will be dismissed with a show of “immersion” pyrotechnics, water, fire and music, this year the novelty is that it is not revealed as the bells that mark the rhythm to which you have to eat the grapes of luck.

This show starts at 9.30pm where there will be playful activities and will end at 00:30.

Once celebrated the new year’s entrance in the Magic Fountain of montjuich we have to celebrate it all night high, we have several discos to celebrate, from Hostal Fontanella we will advise you several.

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Catalana Cusine

The Catalan cuisine is part of the Mediterranean diet Catalan cuisine has provided a range of dishes that are known in different parts of the world. Most of these dishes are rural. Because of its orographic extension gastronomy it offers a variety of ingredients in their recipes, which include products of the mountain, the garden and the sea, making use mainly olive oil, lard, garlic, onions, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, rice, vegetables, herbs and composition of assorted pastries.

One of the best known dietary habits of Catalonia is the Pa amb tomàquet.

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Oktoberfest

Traditional German Beer Festival will be held from 12 to 23 October in Plaza Universo of Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, next to the Plaza of Spain. The event has been organized following step by step the original, with its tent, its Bavarians and Bavarian, traditional cuisine, live music and lots of beer mostly beer!

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The large main tent with more than 4,500 m2, has a limited capacity, so to guarantee space we advise you realicéis RESERVE BOARD !! Early completely free of charge on our website.
We also have a VIP area with exclusive service. You can see more information and reservation in VIP Space.

Oktoberfest in Barcelona will not miss live music with groups of polka music and DJs to accompany the festive character of this event with real fun.

And thinking of the smallest of the family, will enable a large children’s area at popular prices to also enjoy this festival and attractions for all ages !!

So you know, whether you are big brewers, as if you like some beer or just want to enjoy a fun and festive event in Barcelona, ​​with friends or family, from the organization of the Oktoberfest Barcelona do everything in our hands to enjoy a good beer with good company.

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Sant Antonio’s Market

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Sant Antonio Market, is one of the most important and largest in Barcelona with an extension that reaches 5,214 m². It was the first building to be constructed such caraterísticas according to the original plan of Ildefonso Cerdá.

On September 24, 1882 San Antonio Market by Antoni Rovira i Trias and Josep M. Cornet i Mas in the heart of the homonymous district opened, right at the intersection of Las Condes de Urgel, Tamarit, Count Borell and Manso streets . The iron structure is built on a floor of a Greek cross. The work exploits the full geometric possibilities apple Eixample, the author postulates academicistas apply to a large metal construction. Volumetry and spatial organization of the market are based on the total occupation of the block to a first level and the emergence of two large ships diagonally to a second level, in which the upper body cross dome rises.

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For four days a week, the market has a remarkable influx of buyers and curious circulating through the three main areas; food, clothes and accessories. Sundays concentrations of buyers and sellers of all kinds of collectibles materials such as stamps, coins, badges and magazines among others are celebrated, also known as the Sunday Market of Sant Antoni.

Mercat de Sant Antoni

On 13 November 2007 the 125th anniversary of reciento life was celebrated with various musical and cultural events to remember history. In October 2009 they began renovations, by the Ravetllat, Schmid Ribes and architects and that means that the market has moved to San Antonio Round. Eventually supposedly works between 2016-2017, if not its Roman remains, they say, are on the side of the market.

The Colonia Güell was a small workers colony located in the municipality of Santa Coloma de Cervello (Barcelona). It is considered a benchmark to study the architecture of Antoni Gaudí and is also one of the modernist ensembles and major tourist attractions of Catalonia.

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It began to form in 1890 on the initiative of the entrepreneur Eusebi Guell on his estate Can Soler de la Torre, and there went the textile industry was located in Sants (Barcelona). The interest away from social conflicts present in the city made the new textile industry Guell, -equipada with the latest technology of the period at issue into the framework of an industrial colony with workers houses next to the factory, built on the same property. Still it constitutes an urban center with its own personality, although its social and economic life and is not supervised by the company.

The project of working colony devised by Güell available hospital, boardinghouse, schools, shops, theaters, cooperative and chapel, along with factories and workers housing.

Gaudí design encargódel church, of which only the crypt was built, since the death of Count Güell in 1918 their children left the project.

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The factory closed in 1973 as part of a widespread crisis in the textile sector producing a strong social impact on the colony. In the years after the property was sold: the factory in fractions to different companies, houses its inhabitants and the facilities and grounds around public institutions.

In 2000 began the restoration of the industrial site to turn it into a business park with capacity for up to 6,000 employees. He collaborated in the project Oscar Tusquets.