About 200 of the items that were on board the Titanic as it sank, recreations of cabins and even explanations about their design and construction are now showing at the Maritime Museum.
Visitors will transport themselves back to the past, and discover at first hand what life was like on board this ship, thanks to the original items such as the complete passenger list and first-class dining crockery.
Just in time to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, Titanic The Exhibition arrives at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. The exhibition takes the visitor back in time and lets you know how fleeting life was on the ship, from its conception and construction to the present state of the remains of nearly 4 kilometers deep North Atlantic. The nearly 200 objects, its faithful recreation of the interior rooms of transatlantic, as the cabins or the corridors of the first class, and how it reflects the true history of the ship, has become one of the exhibitions more viewed the world.
Among the original objects that we see include the list of passengers, approved and certified by the White Star Line on May 31, 1912 (the only preserved today), a piece of coal more than 2 kilos (from the No. 1 boiler room, which was in use until the last moment) or the two original letters written by the Titanic’s first officer, William Murdoch. Pieces of first class dinner, the original list of bodies recovered from the tragedy, books, letters, photos, shoes, boarding cards or chart, never exhibited before.
To perform this task informative, Titanic: The Exhibition has its own specialist, CG Wetterholm, Titanic historian for over 30 years and one of the people who participated in expeditions to rescue the remains of the ship along the nineties.
The exhibition is a production of the Titanic Foundation, which is to disseminate the history of the ship and preserve his memory.
Further information and tickets: Museu Marítim de Barcelona
The charisma of the Seat 600 and the magic of the Catalan rumba rolled into one. This is the new proposal from Moritz for an evening out in Barcelona.
If you’re not sure what to do on Tuesday evenings, from 20 March and until 19 June you’ll be able to head down to “600 amb rumba“, a new idea from Cerveses Moritz thought up by PUMM that offers you the chance to go round Barcelona in a Seat 600 and see the evening out to the rhythm of Catalan rumba courtesy of Arrels de Gràcia in the revamped Fàbrica Moritz, where there’ll also be a selection of tapas waiting for you.
The 600 will be setting off from Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona (Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41), with an initial stop to sample tapas at Bar Velódromo (Muntaner, 213) washed down with a Moritz beer. The route then takes you through the centre of Barcelona. You will enjoy the curious experience of driving a 600 through Plaça de la Universitat, along Carrer Pelai, down the Rambla, past Drassanes and up Avinguda del Paral·lel.
Once you get to Fàbrica Moritz, you will be treated to a live performance of Catalan rumba courtesy of Arrels de Gràcia, the group who will be playing as you enjoy your dinner, a selection of tapas accompanied by none other than Moritz beer.
The price of this activity, which will be taking place every Tuesday evening from 8.30 pm, is 29 euros per person.
I know this is just an automatic form letter and doesn’t require a reply, but I just wanted to say that we were very impressed by the hotel. It was impeccably run, tremendously clean and efficient, pleasant décor and we enjoyed every minute of our stay in Barcelona. Hope to be back one day.
Jane, March 2012
‘Barcelona corre’ encourages us to get healthy by taking up sport along the city’s streets. A total of 23 routes divided up according to district, subject matter and level of difficulty in addition to themed routes (parks and gardens, holidays, cold days…) and other routes with special attractions, such as night running and mountain athletics.
‘Barcelona corre‘ is supplemented with a list of running events that are held in the city, with practical advice for training and suitable food, along with interviews where journalists such as Arcadi Alibés and the actress Sílvia Abril explain their experiences.
A highly practical guide, aimed at enthusiasts and the uninitiated alike, for taking runs along routes through the city. The book’s authors, the journalists Pere Bosch and Núria Blanco, are expert runners.
“I think Ernest Hemingway used to say that advancing is keeping up the pace” is the quote from the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami that opens the book Barcelona corre.
Author/s: Pere Bosch & Núria Blanco | César Lucadamo (photography)
Alex Law, Freddie Wong, Ann Hui, Derek Wong and Clement Cheng, Chan Hing-Kai and Janet Chun, Barbara Wong, and Ivy Ho. These are the directors behind the seven films featured in Hong Kong Film Week, which is into its seventh edition this year.
For another year, Casa Àsia is inviting you to enjoy the finest cinema hailing from the Chinese city. This year’s screenings will look at topics like everyday life, interpersonal relationships and affection, and local conflicts in a global world. Titles such as All About Love by Ann Hui insist on these and other aspects just like The Drunkard or La Comédie Humaine, where the sense of humour and satire are mixed with the anthropological and social analysis. This annual date allows us to show the audience some of the most relevant productions of cinematographic industry as productive as the one in Hong Kong.
The screenings will be held at Cinemes Méliès. Please visit Casa Àsia website to find detailed information on screenings and dates.
Since 2009 IOMRAMH has organized the Mediterranean Currach Regatta in the Port of Barcelona. Participation in this annual event has grown in numbers year after year, bringing international crews to the competition. The regatta has become both a sports event and a celebration of Irish tradition and culture on Mediterranean waters.
In 2011 the Coonagh Currach Club, from Limerick (Ireland) traveled to Barcelona to compete and demonstrate the full capacity of a currach in the hands of a skilled and experienced crew. More crews from Ireland are expected to participate in 2012, as well as more crews from Norway, Catalonia and elsewhere, meaning more craic and more sport for this wonderful event.
Timetable for the day – March 18th 2012
12.00 – 12.30
Crews meet at Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona. Every crew must wear their sponsor T-shirt “The morning after fill”- Complimentary sandwich and tea will be offered to rowers to gather strength
Team Draw with two categories: Amateurs and Pros
13.00 – 16.00
Regatta (watch it from any point along the Maremàgnum Bridge)
16.00 – 18.30
At Terrace of RCMB: Live Irish Music with Drónán (16-17.30) / Dancing with Aires Celtes (17.30-18), Award Presentation (18-18.15). 100% Irish Black Angus Burgers with Cheddar Cheese and Catalan beer available for all guests!!!
18.30 – 20.00
At Saló Noble of RCMB: as the sun goes down outside we’ll move inside for some live Funk&Soul with amazing Sinead & The Sinners!
20.00 – 21.00
DJ Ben (UK) will spin his groovy tunes to close the event in style!
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Gods and heroes adorned the coins of Hispania. Now an exhibition explains some of the beliefs associated with them. They were not just used to pay for products and services but also as amulets, talismans, offerings and funeral and even items. We are referring to the coins of Roman Hispania now on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in an exhibition entitled Gods and Myths of Antiquity. The evidence from Hispanic coins.
In fact there are 289 items, coins and archaeological objects, which clearly show the proliferation of images, of gods and heroes, that appeared on coins produced before the arrival of the Visigoths in the Iberian Peninsula, after which the Christian cross began to replace the images of Heracles and Europa.
Gods and myths of antiquity, an exhibition organized by the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia, proposes an approach to the gods, myths and cults of the inhabitants of the Iberian peninsula from the fifth century before Christ, and until the arrival of the Visigoths about one thousand years later.
MNAC is located in Montjuic, just beside the Magical Fountains and very near our B-Hotel in Plaza Espanya, next to Las Arenas Shopping Mall.
Every facet of Eugène Delacroix can be seen at the exhibition on at the CaixaForum. This is the most important retrospective dedicated to the French painter for half a century, and features over a hundred and thirty works. These will include paintings from the world’s most important museums; works that are milestones in Western visual culture. You will be able to see not just Delacroix’s most famous oil paintings but also a series of works that explore the painter’s relationship with Spain. CaixaForum offers you an Interactive visit.
This exhibition, jointly organized by CaixaForum and the Louvre as part of an agreement of collaboration is the most important in Spain that has been organized around the figure of Delacroix. It has loans of such important institutions as the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York or the Art Institute of Chicago.
CaixaForum has been designed as a space for dissemination and debate on culture and its many manifestations. It offers a miscellaneous range of subjects that covers all periods, from the initial manifestations of art to the most innovative and recent avant-garde, and feature the greatest ever exponents of art and culture. CaixaForum also periodically runs cycles of conferences, seminars, courses, concerts, performances and special events that help to prompt reflection on this changing world and better understanding both of our society and that of other cultures.
CaixaForum is located in Montjuïc, just a few meters from our B-Hotel in Plaza Espanya and next to Las Arenas shopping mall.
Water, barley malt, hops and yeast are the ingredients used for craft beer: it has more aroma and shades, its foam is thicker, it leaves dregs at the bottom of the glass – drinking it in bottles is not recommended -, its gas is made naturally and, above all, it is not filtered or pasteurised. Introducing craft beer, a product that is starting to gain considerable traction in Catalonia, where it has over twenty producers.
That is why Barcelona is turning into the production epicentre for this type of beer over the weekend, with its first festival dedicated to promoting the drinking of craft beer: the Barcelona Beer Festival, which takes place at the Sant Agustí Convent.
Still behind craft beer production in countries like Belgium, Germany and the United States, which have gained 20% of the beer industry market over the last few years, Catalonia leads Spain in its production, which always involves genuine ingredients: water, barley malt, hops and yeast.
Despite the recent increase in the number of producers, the factories where this type of beer is produced are still thin on the ground, with many of the brands using others’ infrastructures to start the production process, which is quite complex.
To brew this type of beer you need roughly one month during which the water is heated and mixed with the malt. Once the malt has soaked for a few hours, yeast is added to it and the mixture is allowed to ferment.
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Last Saturday, 3 March, a new season started at the Tibidabo Amusement Park, offering lots of new ideas, events and activities specially designed for families. 442.693 people visited the Tibidabo Amusement Park last year, 10% more than in 2010.
New films in 4D, new shows to end the day and a varied programme of cultural activities and solidarity events, to give regular visitors something new. To keep them coming, Tibidabo is opting for a programme with a marked family character this season.
So, from this Saturday, visitors enjoy two new films in 4D and some new shows to round off the day. In May the park is planning to open a new trampoline installation designed by Dani Freixes, winner of the 2011 National Design Award.
The adventures of Robin Hood and Dracula feature in the two new films that will be screened in Dididabo in 4D, in other words, the 3D picture will be accompanied by all kinds of special effects to create the fourth dimension. For Christmas there will be another new film with a Christmas theme.
All kinds of entertainment is planned for the closing shows each day. To kick off the season a lively musical procession and in spring a theatre production about the young Dalí, El petit Dalí.
Summer visitors will be able to enjoy a laser light and audiovisual spectacular, while autumn will bring the Supertibis in a show featuring circus acts.
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