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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.

Here I leave the link to má information:

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.

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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.

Tower of Agbar

Dear fans, friends and guests today we bring you information on the Agbar Tower.BARCELONA, Spain: The lights system of the new Agbar (Aguas de Barcelona) Tower is tested, 13 September 2005 before the building's inauguration by Spanish King Juan Carlos on Friday in Barcelona. Like Gaudi before him, French architect Jean Nouvel derived the form from the obtruded rock formations in the mountains of Montserrat, an hour north-west of Barcelona. However, he compares the organic shape to 'a geyser at a constant pressure'. The 35-storey, reinforced-concrete structure has a multicoloured facade that recreates the prismatic effects of a film of water. The cladding is made up of aluminium panels in 25 colours behind glass louvres. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE. (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Located in the place of the Catalan Glorias, at the confluence of the Av. Diagonal, marks the gateway to the technology district known as 22 @ Barcelona.
It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, opened in 2005.


Is the third highest tower in the old city with its 144m high, after hotel Arts and Mapfre Tower located on the coast of the city.


It is one of the most modern skyscrapers of the city, has become a landmark building as the house batlló or quarry.

Lighting is one of its most striking and magical properties. As part of the night of Barcelona.
From Hostal Fontanella we encourage you to visit both day and night, because tourism is part of barcelona for its architectural features and spectacular lighting.

Do not miss it!

Montserrat

It is a rocky massif traditionally considered the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia, 50km northwest of Barcelona. On this mountain the sanctuary and Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to the Virgin stands Montserrat.massis-montserrat

The word “Mont” means mountain and “serrat” sawed in Catalan. Such name is given because of its peculiar morphology, which looks as if it had tried to saw.

The whimsical shapes of the most emblematic mountain of Catalonia are the result of a geological and geomorphological process of millions of years.

The differential water erosion acting on materials of different strength and composition work facilitated multiple cracks, has led to its relief so distinctive and magical, with needles, valleys, baumas and caves, Montserrat shows magnificently today.

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As good Mediterranean mountain, forest of oak and durillo occupy much of the territory, and although it seems a barren mountain, is a variety of vegetation once we get into it, especially in shady areas and inland valleys, where the bushes and creepers wetter carecterísticas colonize the basement of the oak forests.

MONASTERY

The monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery in Montserrat mountain, at an altitude of 720m above sea level. It is a symbol for Catalonia and has become a point of pilgrimage for believers and a must for tourists.

Among the different actions developed in Montserrat highlights the Escolania, which is one of the choirs singing children oldest in Europe.

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Also is the Virgin of moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia. According to legend, the first image of the Virgin of Montserrat found it shepherds children in 880. After seeing a light in the mountain, the children found the image of the Virgin inside a cave. Upon hearing the news, the bishop of Manresa tried to transfer the image to this city, but the transfer was impossible since the statue was too heavy. The bishop interpreted it as the desire of the Virgin to remain in the place where they had found and ordered the construction of the chapel of Santa Maria, origin of the present monastery.

From Hostal Fontanella we encourage you to visit Montserrat, do not hesitate to ask information.

Montjuic

It is a mountain of Barcelona, ​​with a height of 173 meters above sea level.

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CastellDeMontjuic_600Montjuich etymologically means “Mount of the Jews.” Although the possibility that this name comes from the Latin Mons lovis is also contemplated, is Mount Júpiter.

From Hostal Fontanella we advise you to approach this wonderful hill where you can contemplate Barcelona from the heights, it also offers the possibility to see the castle has a very valuable historical significance, as it has always been a strategic place from which to defend the city , so there has been a fortress on its peak since ancient times. In 1751 the present castle, work of Juan Martin Cermeño, who during the War of Spanish Independence was occupied by the French was built.

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BÚNKERS OF CARMEL

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Located in the Rovira turó offer one of the best views of Barcelona, these anti-aircraft guns were built in 1937, during the Civil War, when Barcelona received almost 200 bombing a day.

From the 50s and the boom of immigration, they were inhabited. barracks were built later succeeded improvements, such as having water, electricity and containers.

With the arrival of the Olympic Games in the Catalan capital, they rehoused the residents of that area floors with better conditions and the area was abandoned bunkers.

Now, thanks to the neighborhood struggle, it has made historical heritage is considered.

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HOW TO GET?

Public transport:

Bus: 24, 92, 114, 119 and V17

Metro: Line 5 (Coll – the Teixonera)

From the hostel Fontanella advise you go by bus.