The Sónar Festival, held in Barcelona, is the not-to-be-missed date for all lovers of progressive sounds, with new generation artists and the latest in music and multimedia arts. From Jun 14, 2012 to Jun 16, 2012
Barcelona is an ancient city, born of the Roman Empire. But like many great cities around the world, it flowered in the late Middle Ages and blossomed in the mid-19th century. Yet there are many exciting elements of the modern period there, as well. These periods are all evident in this northeastern Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Continue reading “Barcelona vacation guide” »
The Barcelona Jewish Film Festival has been held in Barcelona since 1999. The event came into being to support and promote Jewish culture, so closely linked with Spain’s history. This is one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe devoted to Jewish topics. A wide variety of audiovisual works, shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented at the festival, encompassing the broadest field of genres and trends.
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This is a musical event featuring top groups of the moment from both Spanish and international scenes. Electronic groups can be found alongside punk and revival bands. The large crowds at recent editions mean that a larger enclosure is now being used to house the different stages. Dates from May 30, 2012 to Jun 3, 2012.
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The Catalonia International Film Festival, more commonly known as the Sitges Festival, is held every year in this town on the Garraf Coast. Dates from Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012.
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La Alternativa, the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, is held at various venues around the Catalonian capital. The main stage is the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB). November.
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The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue reading “Visiting Gaudi architectures in Barcelona” »
Barcelona Zoo receives over a million visitors per year. It isn’t hard to see why, once you know about all the things it has to offer animal lovers. Built in 1892 these 13 hectares located in Ciutadella Park house thousands of animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other conservation facilities. Continue reading “Barcelona Zoo” »