If you believe that you have seen enough of Barcelona city and its districts, then it is time for you to check out the Eixample. If you ask the locals, they will tell you that this name means `extension’ in the Catalan language. This locality is considered as one of the prime examples of modern urban planning. Continue reading “Eixample” »
Welcome to yet another district of Barcelona city, which was, till some years back, infamous for its crime and prostitution which mingled along with its nightlife and cabaret shows. Those who have visited this district of Barcelona city during those days will be amazed by the changes that have taken place in the recent past. In fact, it is now one of the rated tourist attractions of the city. Continue reading “El Raval” »
Lumber across in the sunshine and pay a visit to some of the older parts of the city when you next visit Barcelona. What else could be the ideal starting point apart from visiting La Barceloneta. Check out the old houses and the neighborhood. If only they could talk, they would tell you that most of them were constructed during the eighteenth century. The shape of this neighborhood is triangular with its three boundaries touching El Born, Port Velt, and the Mediterranean Sea. Obviously, when there is a sea, a beach cannot be located far away. Continue reading “La Barceloneta” »
La Boqueria, Mercat de Sant Josep, St. Joseph’s Market…. Whatever name you use to describe it the sights and smells will be the same. This bustling conglomeration of food stalls, restaurants and tapas bars is one of Barcelona’s most often visited attractions. That last fact is all the more interesting since relatively few tourists seek fresh produce on their wanderings. But here one can find that and a great deal more. Continue reading “La Boqueria” »
B2B Malecon Plaza is an Impressive Hotel in the city of Cancun. Located in the best area of town, on the Malecon Cancun, near the financial, shopping, restaurants, entertainment. You do not need a car, enjoy all the amenities a business person needs… Book this all inclusive resort in Cancun now! B2B Malecon Plaza is a unique and new concept which integrates all the business traveler´s requirements: hotel, residences, and commercial area. Continue reading “B2B Malecon Plaza Hotel and Convention Center” »
This museum contains the most important collection of paintings, drawings and sketches from the early years of Pablo Picasso, especially those between 1895 and 1904.
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Barcelona’s passion for music is firmly bound to its opera tradition. The Gran Teatre del Liceu on La Rambla is the best exponent. Inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century and recently rebuilt after a fire in 1994, it is a symbol of the city, along with universal opera stars Montserrat Caballé and Josep Carreras.
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Not to be outdone, activity in the domain of theater and dance also has a great tradition in Barcelona. You need only look at what’s on at the theater to get an idea of the creativity and enormous variety offered in the different theaters.
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Throughout the streets and public areas of Barcelona, works of art and artistic expressions by a variety of artists are displayed. The central area of the Eixample, known popularly as the ‘Quadrat d’Or’ (Golden Quadrant), is a genuine outdoor museum where visitors can admire the most singular modernist buildings and the characteristic profusion in the use of applied arts which inspired this movement at the turn of the century.
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The performing arts play an important role in Barcelona’s cultural panorama, we must not overlook the prominent place occupied by the visual arts. Barcelona’s artistic heritage, housed in over forty museums in the city, includes works by such universal artists as Picasso, Miró and Tàpies.
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