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Summer nights in la Pedrera

Luxury summer nights in La Pedrera allow you to enjoy the most essential of Antoni Gaudí, visiting the Gaudí Space and rooftop listening to live jazz outdoors, accompanied by a glass of cava. The sessions take place from mid-June to early September, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These are 36 sessions with 12 different concerts. This edition presents a series of concerts with the most representative talent of the young jazz made in Barcelona.

For 14 years, summer nights in La Pedrera are lived in a very special way. This year, La Pedrera will be renewed betting on the bright and effervescent jazz scene of Barcelona. The youngest and most projected musicians of the city will offer concerts of the highest level representing all aspects of jazz. You will have a live soundtrack to enjoy an unbeatable summer night from the roof of the modernist building!

Like last year, you can make a free visit to the Gaudí Space of La Pedrera, a visual tour of the work of the unique architect. The visit to the space will be followed by a glass on the roof of the modernist building and the musical proposal of the night. A total of 12 jazz groups formed by young talents will spend this summer on the roof of La Pedrera, from June 9 to September 9.

The price is for the session is 30 €, the hours are from 20:30 to 22:30. Here is the final program:

9 and 10 June, Susana Sheiman & Duccio Bertini – A Day In Barcelona
16 and 17 June, Albert Bover & Horacio Fumero
June 23 and 24, Smack Dab
June 30 and July 1, The Black Barbies – Wet Dreams
7 and 8 July, Marco Mezquida & Fèlix Rossy
14 and 15 July, Pol Omedes with Strings Mallorca
21 and 22 of July, Underpool 5
28 and 29 of July, Jose Carra Verso
4th and 5th of August, Mayte Alguacil Trio feat. Enrique Oliver
August 11 and 12, Guillem Arnedo Band & Celeste Alías Feat. Jorge Rossy
August 18 and 19, Outerspace
25 and 26 August, Martín Leiton Quartet
1 and 2 of September, Sofia Ribeiro Quartet
8 and 9 September, Michael Olivera Quartet

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The Castel nights

Summer has already begun and the outdoor shows begin! The Castle of Montjuïc in Barcelona summons this month of June, during three Fridays, the Nights in the Castle. Three occasions to enjoy cabaret and music shows, taste the culinary delights of the kitchen trucks on wheels in the courtyard and enjoy the night views of the city from the Castle Terrace. The castle will open its doors at 8:00 p.m. so that those who want to be able to settle in, visit the site, enjoy the sights and attend the show, which will begin at 9:00 p.m. For a perfect holiday, Hostal Fontanella offers you the best rooms in one of the most famous cities in the world, Barcelona.

The June programming is as follows:

The cabaret of Kiku Mistu.

“The last cabaré” by Kiku Mistu, the 9th day show, which is today, is a multidisciplinary installation presided over by 12 coffins, converted into everyday objects. It is not an exposition of fear, if not the other way around. It wants to be a reflection on death in which we want to break the taboo that rules over it. The spectators are invited to go through an interactive itinerary in which they experience in the first person the poetic, utilitarian and transcendent dimension of each of the coffins-objects. It is presented as “a show that heals” in which the cabaret serves to honor death, accepting it as something intrinsic to the human being.

Soul with “The Excitements”.

The June sessions at the Castle of Montjuïc will be closed on the 16th with the concert of “The Excitements”, the soul group that triumphs throughout Europe. He has three recorded LPs and has been able to delight black music lovers thanks to the extraordinary voice of Koko-Jean Davis and the expertise of his musicians: Adrià Gual, Daniel Segura, Albert Greenlight, Luis Garrido, Nico Rodríguez Jauregui and Jordi Blanch. An extremely classic image group, with a direct of great power, that wants to recover the purity of Wilson Pickett, Etta James or Tina Turner.

But here it does not end at all! The following month, the Castle of Montjuïc presents the cycle Tardes de Julio. During Sundays 02, 09, 16 and 23 July from 7pm to 10pm all those who come to the Castle can enjoy an afternoon of good music, overlooking the sea and relax in a luxurious environment. Concerts of jazz, bossanova, dixieland and soul will be responsible for making these July evenings pleasant, welcoming and special. The activity and access to the Castle of Montjuïc are free from 3 pm on Sundays. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy your best summer proposals with Hostal Fontanella.

Primavera Sound 2017

The purest reflection of the current sound map

Almost two hundred names fit the staff of Primavera Sound for the seventeenth installment of the festival in Barcelona, ​​whose central days will take place from Wednesday May 31 to Sunday June 4, 2017 in its two main sites.

The Parc del Fòrum venue will host as usual the bulk of the program, while the Raval district repeats itself as the headquarters of the increasingly attractive free offer in the city center.

A daring poster marked with the inimitable Primavera Sound label that is the purest reflection of the current sound map, at the same time that positions the festival as a cultural reference worldwide and reinforces its inescapable commitment to the history of modern music.

The visionary and exceptional artist Frank Ocean, the British The xx with his awaited new album under the arm, Bon Iver examining the themes of his recent “22, A Million”, the electronic magic of Aphex Twin, the Canadians led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne Arcade Fire, the masters of the extreme metal Slayer, the great icon Grace Jones, the star of R & B Solange and the myth of Norman Van Morrison are the names that shine on a high-flying sign.



Monday May 29: Jeremy Jay · The Wave Pictures

Tuesday May 30: After Sex Cigarettes · Les Sueques · Let’s Eat Grandma

Wednesday 31 May: 7 Notes 7 Colors · Anímic · Elmini · Formation · Gordi · Kate Tempest · Local Natives · Marc Piñol · No Zu · Withdrawal! · Saint Etienne · The Wedding Present


Sunday June 4: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) · Alien Tango · Barbott · Dave P. · Japandroids · Julie Doiron · Lvl Up · The Make-Up · Mannequin Pussy · Maresme · Marta Delmont · Medal · Doll · Murdoc · The Mystery Lights · Ocellot · Odina · PAVVLA · Shellac · Sleaford Mods · The Waterparties

More information: www.primaverasound.es

La Pedrera

The last lay building of Antoni Gaudí, Casa Milà (popularly known as La Pedrera) has no straight line. It is a daring feat of architecture and the culmination of the architect’s experimental attempts to recreate natural forms with bricks and a mortar (in addition to pottery and bottles of broken cava, which is called trencadis). It is a World Heritage Site and has a marine air through entangled balconies, seaweed gates, sea foam ceilings and interior courtyards as blue as a mermaid’s cave.

When it was finished, in 1912, it was a work so modern for its time that the woman who financed it, Roser Segimon, became the laughingstock of the city. Santiago Rusiñol said, on the undulating facade, that a snake would be a domestic animal more than adequate for the owners of the building. Even so, La Pedrera has become one of the most beloved buildings in Barcelona and the architects adore it for its extraordinary structure: there is no master wall and the wide and asymmetrical windows of the facade get a lot of natural light.

There are three exhibition spaces. The art gallery on the first floor houses a good diversity of artists. The space above offers a better appreciation of Gaudí: you can visit a modernist apartment rebuilt on the fourth floor, with the bedroom suite of Gaspar Homar. The attic, framed by parabolic arches worthy of a Gothic cathedral, houses a museum about the career of Gaudí. The best thing is that you can walk on the roof of the building between chimneys covered with trencadís and whose top recreates a medieval knight’s helmet, hence the poet Pere Gimferrer call it ‘the garden of the warriors’.

Cafe del Mar in Barcelona

Everyone knows the famous Café del Mar

The luxury place of Ibiza, where every year come millions of people from all over the world! The new Café del Mar opens today, May 27, is among all the locals that the chain has spread throughout the world, the largest! The new offer has 4,000 m² spread over four floors, in addition to a very special complement, an exclusive boat with capacity for 350 passengers that will serve for small celebrations on the high seas.

The new Café del Mar in Barcelona, ​​the largest venue that the brand ibicenca will have worldwide, and the first as a club concept will open doors 7 days a week, until October. There will be a partner club, terrace, pool area, bar, restaurant, and of course music and fun, will be some of the many things that the new Café del Mar will offer its users. All this under the seal of the sunset, the star of the club. From midnight, the venue will offer a few hours of luxury night club, until before 6 in the morning

The Cafe del Mar already exists in lounge-restaurant mode at Maremagnum, and now two more spaces have been added.

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Santa Maria del Mar

It is one of the most emblematic and representative examples of Catalan Gothic art. This charming basilica stands out for its characteristic horizontal lines, flat surfaces, square buttresses and flat octagonal towers. The great unity of his style is because it was built quite quickly, in only 55 years, from 1329 to 1384.

It receives the name of Maria, patron saint of the sailors, and was built in the place where there used to be a small church known as Maria d’Arenys because of its proximity to the sea.

In its large interior, with only one nave, perfectly proportioned columns are raised in fan vaults, creating a sense of space around the light altar. There are also wonderful stained glass windows, especially the 15th-century rosette that sits above the front door, although the original window fell during an earthquake. The current one was added in 1997, as a late celebration of the Olympic Games.

Boqueria Market

The market of San José (in Catalan Mercat de Sant Josep), popularly known as La Boqueria (in Catalan La Boqueria), is a municipal market located on the Rambla of Barcelona (Spain). Besides being a place where you can buy all kinds of fresh produce, it is also a tourist attraction.

It has an area of ​​2583 m² with more 300 seats offering a wide variety of local and exotic products, both private buyers and restorers of the city. It is the largest market in Catalonia, the most varied in food supply and also the most visited by tourists.

The market was inaugurated in 1840, but its origins are outdoors, outside the gates of the old city, on the esplanade of the Pla de la Boqueria, where street vendors and farmers from nearby villages and farms were set up to sell Its products, before the city left its first walls. This market was made outside the walls of the city to save the goods entrance tax.

The current metal roofing was inaugurated in 1914. The last architectural modification of the market was in the year 2000, and at the moment another one is prepared that will affect mainly the place of the Gardunya.5 Over the years, it has become the market Emblematic of all of Barcelona. The collective of vendors, the structure and market situation make it a must-see for tourists and tourists alike.

There are more and more establishments in the market run by immigrants, which include specialties from Japan, Italy, Greece or the Arab countries.

Martini Terrace in the luxury terrace of One Ocean

The luxury terrace of One Ocean Club located in the port of Barcelona is the perfect setting to host the Martini Terrace for 3 consecutive days, from 12 to 14 May. The event, celebrated in conjunction with the Formula 1 Grand Prix, is on course to become a classic, in which year after year we can taste all the imaginable combinations of Martini (Martini & Tonic is still one of the favorites). The good music will be present at the Martini Terrace throughout the weekend by the musical promoter of Primavera Sound. The programming will combine DJs of the moment, such as Miqui Puig DJ, DJ Coco, Marc Piñol and DJ Pegatas & Graham with the concerts of Jeremy Jay, Delorean and Odina.

The music, Formula 1 and drinks will be accompanied, as every year, by a luxury gastronomic offer, run by a group of chefs who represent both the spirit of Barcelona and the Italian appetizer. It is Carles Abellan, in charge of restaurants like Tapas 24 or Bravo 24, and the beach bar La Guingueta; Of Kim Diaz, alma mater of Entrepanes Díaz; And of the brothers Stefano and Max Colombo, of the restaurant Xemei.

Formula 1, luxury gastronomy, music and good atmosphere! This, and much more, is what the Terraza Martini will offer this weekend in Barcelona. Coinciding with the Spanish Grand Prix of Formula 1 and after the success of the 2 previous editions, Terraza Martini returns to One Ocean Port Vell. In addition, the space will feature the official Williams Martini Racing car for motor lovers! This space is one of the most anticipated returns this season 2017.


We have little green, it is evident when we superimpose the map of Barcelona to that of other cities. That is why the small redoubts that have survived the time when gardens were synonymous with power and well-being are even more valuable. Also the singular and little known contributions that have made the city a more livable place.

We give you the key to the secret places, we make you part of the mystery of the lost (and rediscovered) small paradises hidden in Barcelona.

Gardens of Joan Maragall

During the 1929 exhibition, Barcelona built a new royal residence in Montjuïc (with Pedralbes, it seems, was not enough). The result, the Palauet Albéniz, surrounded by elegant palatial gardens that bear the name of the poet Joan Maragall.

To feel like kings and queens on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 15 h.

Mercè Rodoreda Gardens

Among the pages of Rodoreda’s books you can smell floral perfumes, there are infinite metaphors of the vegetal world, as old as art. Her fondness for plants has earned the author two gardens with her name. The first, near his native Sant Gervasi.

A second, practically unknown, is one of the few examples of hanging garden in Barcelona. You will find it at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. It contains a sample of the favorite flowers and plants of the writer, direct protagonists of his literature: camellias, wisteria, jasmine, mimosas, water lilies … Accompanying each planter, plates that identify the plant species with fragments of their narrations. If you can look away from the green, look at the back of the clock that crowns the entrance. The pendulum reminds us that time runs beyond this quiet Eden.

Gardens of the Casa Ignacio Puig

In the center of the city, in Ciutat Vella, with a few minutes of strolling the Rambla we are filled with noise and crowds. We have the solution, a secret, we will find it a few meters from the Liceu and the Boqueria. A sign of Parks and Gardens on the doorstep of the Petit Palace Opera Garden Hotel (attention to the neighboring facade of Puig and Cadafalch) shows us the way. Through the reception we are surprised by a rich variety of magnolias, laurels and even some linden tree.

Among the terraces there are numerous benches from which to listen as the water flows between the fountains, almost the only noise heard in this arcadia protected between buildings. Surrounded by greenery and tranquility, it is not difficult for us to return to Rodoreda when he wrote that “important things are those that do not seem to be.”

Entrance with elevator in the street of Aroles.


This weekend, May 6th and 7th, Palo Alto Market bets on ‘Modern Crafters’ by all those modern craftsmen who have continued or have recovered these craft processes and choose to produce unique and soulful products.
In the Concept Gallery, you will discover the new collection of jewelry and accessories by author, Friendly Invasion, by Gonzalo Cutrina; As well as Claudette & Cg’s unique and handmade accessories and accessories for women.
The spaces of the Design and Boheme Gallery will show the work of artisans like Minimis, with their fabric dolls elaborated in an artisan way; Nukkias, Paper from Barcelona, ​​and its high quality stationery products with an exclusive and functional design; Matímañana, and its handicrafts and singular objects for the domestic sphere; Or Debosc, with their daily products handmade in wood.

The Aperol Spritz Club will host the performances of Tee Amara, with its fusion of pop, soul and electronic; Esperit !, a man-orchestra that will make us travel with hallucinogenic lullabies, trippy folk, telluric sounds, noises and escapades to the circus; And the duo Tversky and his cosmic electrofunk of French touch. The Solán de Cabras stage will be flooded with pop rock, folk, funk and blues, with the performance of Tildo Muxart, one of the youngest artists, charismatic and with international projection of Local scene of the moment.