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Montjuïc

18 July, 2011 0 comments

The mountain of Montjuïc is a magical place where hidden in various locations you will find wonderful buildings, monuments, museums and parks. At the foot of the mountain, the Plaza de España presides over the mountainMaria Cristina Avenue is home to some buildings of the Fira of Barcelona, this place is where we will find the sources of Montjuïc. Of great historical importance, these buildings offer a music, light and colour show like no other. If we keep walking, we would eventually bump into what was formerly the National Palace of Catalonia, and has become  today the MNAC, the National Museum of Catalan Art, which brings together pieces of great value and Catalan art of all ages from Romanesque to contemporary. Read full entry

(Español) Museos más vanguardistas de Barcelona

24 June, 2011 1 Comment

Undoubtedly, Barcelona is the city of avant-garde par excellence, where the concept of modernism impregnates not only monuments but also museums. If you love peculiar art, do not miss visiting the most innovative museums, some of them located in the centre. Walking through the Raval, you will find a building where you can enjoy the most diverse art. The Art Museum MACBA Comtemporáneo de Catalunya is located in a large building, designed by Richard Meier, it is white and full of windows. Inside, its rooms house temporary exhibitions that blend several disciplines, photography, painting, sculpture and video. It also provides a place for lectures, presentations and various events. In the summer, it is a special place because it features a terrace where you can get a drink and enjoy  (from 20.00 to 00.00) the museum at a reduced price. Read full entry

La Pedrera or Casa Milà in Barcelona

24 June, 2011 1 Comment

If there is a building that could be comparable to the Sagrada Familia, it  is the Pedrera or Casa Mila. This building designed by Antonio Gaudí is one of the best exponents of the modernism that can be found across the city, and it is full of colour and fun shapes. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We find it at the beginning of  Paseo de Gracia, a place where it is common to find other buildings with similar characteristics as the home of  Ametller Batlló, no less beautiful and meaningful. Read full entry