The Sónar Barcelona Festival, which takes place from 19 to 21 June, has confirmed it will be playing host to performances from The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, FKA twigs and Die Antwoord. Five big names on the current electronica-music scene stand out on the list of new additions to Sónar 2015 in Barcelon: FKA twigs, […]
Gothic area in Barcelona, discover the symbolism!
Barcelona City Council and Triangle Postals publish the boom Barcelona gòtica, explaining the symbolism that lies behind the great Gothic architectural works in the city. The book Barcelona gòtica (“Gothic Barcelona”) was published in order to help readers to understand Gothic architecture through analysis of its symbols and to introduce the Gothic art heritage conserved […]
Cook Sip Go stayed at U232 Hotel!
My base this time was U232 Hotel in L’Eixample. When I’m in a pedestrian-friendly city like Barcelona, I need to stay someplace very comfortable with attentive guest service – U232 was perfect in both respects. U232 Hotel is located a five-minute taxi ride from the Sants train station and a block from the Hospital Clinic […]
The University Race in Barcelona, UNIRUN
The spirit of university races, bringing to mind the legendary boat race between the universities of Cambridge and Oxford in England, is the inspiration behind the UNIRUN, the first race between Catalan universities. Hence the 6.779 km distance covered by this race between Barcelona and Sant Adrià del Besòs on 8 March, which is exactly […]
Barcelona will host the World Roller Games in 2017
Barcelona will hold the first World Roller Games, from 9 to 23 July, 2017. The Roller Skating Federation hopes “this world championship of world skating championships” will be a major step towards turning them into Olympic sports. Catalonia’s capital was chosen at the International Roller Skating Federation (FIRS) congress held in Rome on 21 February. […]
A Walk through World Culture in Barcelona
Can you imagine taking a walk through the artistic and cultural diversity of the different civilizations of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania? At Barcelona’s newly opened Museum of World Cultures, such a walk is indeed possible. And what’s more, it’s free through April 7. Housed within the Gothic palaces Nadal and Marqués de Llió, directly […]
Barcelona Hotel 1898 ranks among Spain’s top 25 hotels
The historic and exclusive establishment has been awarded a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award, presented by TripAdvisor, and based on user reviews. Barcelona, February 2015. Hotel 1898 of Barcelona, a member of the NN Hotels Group, has been selected as one of Spain’s best hotels by TripAdvisor, the premier website specializing in hotels and tourism. Based […]
This Weekend in Barcelona: Carnival
The Carnival is taking over Barcelona, with some thirty processions and a pitched taronjada or orange-confetti and balloon fight and the Barcelona Half Marathon is celebrating its 25th edition with new records. This weekend sees Barcelona surrendering itself up to the mercy of the Carnival who is promising, along with his Ambassadors, fun and merriment […]
Butifarra, typical catalan!
Lean meat, bacon, pork jowl and ten kilos of eggs for every kilo of meat. If you mix all these ingredients together finely chopped and cook them for 45 minutes you’ll get the traditional ‘butifarra d’ou’ (egg sausage). Evidence shows that it was already being eaten in Barcelona farmhouses back in the late 17th century. […]
House of the Devil in Barcelona
In Gràcia neighbourhood, in Carrer de Josep Torres, stands a building known as the Casa del Dimoni (House of the Devil). According to legend, the industrialist Agustí Atzeries was ruined halfway through the refurbishment of this building. In order to complete the work, he sold his soul to the devil and, soon after, they say, […]