Archive for February, 2008
Barcelona Movie is a new web, that will serve to give relevance to certain locations of Barcelona that still are not tourist icons.
The idea is that the tourists organizes the visit to the city from a cinematographic point of view, crossing the scenes where diverse rolled films was success in Barcelona.
The web Barcelona Movie, is to discover the city since the cinema, so that the person who consults the Web finds the relation of the scenes and its location in a plane of the city, as well as complementary information of Barcelona.
For example, now you can find Almodóvar‘s scenes in Barcelona (“All About My Mother”) : Monument a Colom, Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, Palau de la Música Catalana.
The scenes of “The Perfume” in Barcelona of Tom Tykwer, “Erasmus Students’ Barcelona” of Cédric Klapisch, also Giovanni Veronesi, Peter Greenaway, Alejandro Amenabar, Fernando Trueba, Michelangelo Antonioni, who are some of the directors who have used the city as a location for their films.
Sure, is a good idea!
In the Drassanes Reials of Barcelona, “Bodies” will be until day 31 of March.
This exhibition on the human body, that it has attracted more than 3 million people everywhere, has obtained in Barcelona more than 110,000 visits from its inauguration, the past 17 of November.
“Bodies” arrived at Barcelona like a exhibition that broke records, simultaneously that did not leave indifferent anybody. Guaranteed by the great success achieved in cities like New York, London, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Sao Paulo, the exhibition shows the human body as it is, with real human rest.
These bodies, of people died by natural causes, have been dissected by means of a revolutionary system, conserved with polymers and sectioned detail yet to be exposed everywhere.
You can enjoy (or not ;-)): until 31/03/2008, at Reials Drassanes de Barcelona, Av. Drassanes, 1, Ciutat Vella.
Valentine’s Day is a special celebration, as you know, on February 14.
Generally, the lovers express their love sending presents, flowers, swets, and some of them, going to special site in the night.
In this order, we can suggest you a good thing to enjoy with your lover (if you remember an love ABBA):
The Barcelona Teatre Musical is now showing the Catherine Johnson musical with the ABBA songs we all know, like Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Voulez-Vous and Take A Chance On Me. (C Guàrdia Urbana, 7 – Sants-Montjuïc)
But while I’ve been looking for special activities for this day, I saw an interesting article in ABC, in which TERESA DE LA CIERVA, MARTA BARROSO, PATRICIA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS talks about a study of the Valentine’s day traditions:
“The fragrances and the oils for the bath, among other products of beauty, do not fail, but either the romantic escapes. According to the study of Expedia, the best thing to reinforce a relation is a trip; that said 61% of the people at least. 41% of the women (always more positive) thinks that it helps to recover “the flame” (39% declare that when finalizing a trip has returned to fall in love with its pair), and the men, (“always so optimistic”), consider that “he is not going to suppose no change” (42%)… What yes it is certain is that it does not solve a crisis (only 6% take advantage of it to solve problems). One of the tactically important points is the planning of the trip. Women (36%) gives to much more importance him to the details whereas to them (23%) she costs to them more to put itself in agreement on the budget…”
What do you think about this study? And what you prefeer your lover do tomorrow?
If you are in Barcelona in this moment, with yours children, is a good time to them.
From 8 to 13 February in Barcelona is the Festes de Santa Eulàlia , an interesting festival for children, that is celebrated in Ciutat Vella and throughout Barcelona .
The programme has some activities for all the childrens: shows, concerts, popular cultural events, giants on the streets, human castles.
You can see the complete programme, in the web of Barcelona council, here.
The Barcelona Bus Turístic (TMB) is a service of bus, that makes three routes by the more visited points of the city.
From the bus, that has two floors, you will be able to see the Sagrada Family, the Stone quarry, the Spanish Town, the Gothic District. A tourist informer announces the bustops in different languages. He has 44 bustops distributed in three routes: North route (red) South Route (blue) Route Forum (green).
You can raise and lower the times that you want throughout the route. When already you have seen what it interests to you, you can take the following bus and continue the route, with the same ticket.
To know the routes, and for more information, click here.