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Park Joan Reventos in Barcelona

Park Joan Reventos Barcelona

Park Joan Reventos Barcelona

The district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi in Barcelona, it already has a new space to the leisure from this Sunday, 17 of May, that’s has open to the public the Park Joan Reventós, located in the North zone of the district of Sarrià. Thus, the Barcelonan ones and turist can enjoy with a new green zone of two hectares of forest, that has supposed the recovery of laughed of them Monges.

It is possible to be acceded to the park by four different entrances: two in Ronda de Dalt with the street Major de Sarrià, one in the Ràfols street and another one in the flat  Ramon Miquel i with Sol i Pedrís.
The park takes to the name of the politician and neighbor of Sarrià, Joan Reventós, who were delegated and president of the Parlament de Catalonia and deputy in Them Corts, as well as one of the founders of the PSC.
Parc de Joan Reventós 
C Ràfols, 10
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
Tel: 010 

May 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm 7 comments

We want Barcelona to StreetView

Ever since at the beginning of June they announced that Google was taking photographies from Barcelona, we are hoping that the service  shows them to StreetView.
But it seems that still we will have to wait for a little more, because if we go to Google map, nearest Barcelona in Street View, it is in France, in the Tour of France.
When Barcelona?

When Barcelona?

July 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm 4 comments

Montjuic Castle (Barcelona) open doors this Sunday

This Sunday, 15 of June, there is a celebration in the Castle of Montjuïc of Barcelona. The celebration will consist of a day of open doors, since 11. 00 hours to 19,00 hours, and it is tried that the citizens ” they take posesion” of the building.
Montjuic Castle Barcelona
During the day, all the people will be able to see some spaces that until now, were closed to the public, like ‘poterna’ and the stairs snail, or the pluvial water cistern excavated under the castle.
Besides the possibility of knowing this construction that has been witness of the history of the city, the Celebration of the Castle of Montjuïc of Barcelona, proposes diverse playful activities and of leisure like music spectacles, circus and dances.
The web of the Castle of Montjuic, here.
I see this info in


June 14, 2008 at 7:30 am 2 comments

“Music als parcs”: in the green spaces of Barcelona

In the summer time, some parks of Barcelona will welcome a free programming of music for all the public, it is the “Music als Parcs”. The cycle includes sessions of classic music, jazz and the music of the Municipal Band to enjoy calm evenings outdoors and in the green spaces of the city. All the concerts of jazz will take place in the “Parc de la Ciutadella” all Wednesdays and Fridays, at 22 hours.
Music Barcelona
The first session will be this Wednesday, 4 of June, and the program will be until August. The sessions of classic music will begin in July, and they will also be realised in several parks of the city: Turó Park, Jardins de la Tamarita, Parc Ca n’Altimira, Parc Diagonal Mar, Parc de la Ciutadella, and Park Güell. The concerts will be celebrated Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. 
The concerts of the Municipal Band will be the 5 of June, in the park Creueta del Coll, 12 of June, in the park of Diagonal Mar, 26 of June (in the park of Joan Miró) and 3 of July (in the park of the Barceloneta), at 21 hours.

You can read all the Program, here (PDF).

I see the information in Absolut BCN.


June 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm 5 comments

Deambulants in the National Theater of Catalonia – Barcelona

This Sunday 1 of June, we can enjoy with a very interesting spectacle, in the street.

The group of spectacles of ‘ format vertical’ , Deambulants, appears next to the Fireluche orchestra in the Gardens of the National Theater of Catalonia, Barcelona, with its spectacle ” Alt”.

Deambulants Barcelona

Deambulants is a multidisciplinary group: dancers, plastic and visual creators, illuminators, theatrical designers, musicians, clowns, who says themselves in their Web, that they are looking for:

” to vindicate the use of the deep spaces – urban or natural and of the little current interiors, to support to the culture of quality street and to make its proposals to all type reasonable of público”.

Without doubts, it is a very interesting proposal for this Sunday, if you are in Barcelona. You can read more information in the Web of Deambulants.


May 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm 1 comment

Sculptures of Manolo Valdés exposed in Las Ramblas of Catalunya

Manolo Valdes sculpturesThe  exhibition is part of the program ‘Art in the street’, of  Obra Social aL Caixa, that will be exposed until the 15 of June, and then it will travel to other Spanish cities.

Some of works of the artist already had been exposed in Park Avenue de New York, in the gardens of the Palais Royal of Paris, and in the castle of Chenonceau (France).

Manolo Valdés (Valencia, 1942) is one of the main contemporary spanish artists.

Resident in New York for more than one decade, alternates the painting, the engraving and the sculpture. In the last years it has realised sculptures of great format for diverse cities.

Meninas Manolo ValdesAnd special example of this great format sculptures are the Meninas (reinterpretation of Velázquez):

As you know, in the summer time of Barcelona, you only must to take a walk on the Ramblas, and enjoy.


May 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm 4 comments

The new Roller coaster in Tibidabo – Barcelona

The new roller coaster of the amusement park of the Tibidabo (Barcelona) will have a length of 718 meters, that it will cross in 85 seconds and it will get to reach a speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The attraction will begin promoting 33.2 meters of unevenness with motor until reaching its higher point, located to 522 meters on the level of the sea.
Tibidabo Barcelona
Soon, the reduction of 37 meters with a slope of 66% will begin, that will allow to contemplate the Vallès and Barcelona. The requirement to accede to this attraction is to have a minimum altitude of 110 centimeters, something that normally all the children of more fulfill than five years.
Its installation goes accompanied of controversy, because the persons who live in the zone supposes that it will cut several trees.

I see it in 20minutos.

March 12, 2008 at 12:55 pm 4 comments

Barcelona Movie

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.

Barcelona movies

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.

Almodovar BarcelonaFor 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!


February 18, 2008 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Barcelona

valentine’s day barcelonaValentine’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?

February 13, 2008 at 11:55 am 1 comment

Barcelona Bus Turistic

The Barcelona Bus Turístic (TMB) is a service of bus, that makes three routes by the  more  visited points of the city.

bus barcelona

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.

February 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

La Sagrada Familia (Gaudí – Barcelona)

Its complete name is Expiatorio Temple of the Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia is a great temple of Barcelona, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, still in construction. . The Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece of Gaudí, the maximum exponent of the spanish modernist architecture.

Barcelona Sagrada Familia

If you visit the oficial web of the Sagrada Familia, you can take a look (virtual).


January 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

Barcelona architectonic

gaudi2.jpgOne of the most representative characteristics of Barcelona is its great architectonic wealth, result of the long-haul of the towns that successively inhabited the city, and that pronounces in an urban structure that it is formed from four stages:


  •  This first stage includes one of the key processes in the life of the city: its romanización. Is the primitive nucleus and the example is the Plaza de Sant Jaume.
  • Medieval and modern Barcelona. Attractive main Medieval Barcelona gives to Barcelona one of its architectonic ones, the gothic district, that presents/displays the splendor of a manifest time in the enclosure of the seat of the King, its churches, houses, palaces and chapels and the facade of the Cathedral. Examples: Churchs of Betlem, de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè, la Casa de la Caritat, el Palau de la Virreina.
  • The coming of the Modernismo leaves a track architectonic of first magnitude. The work of Gaudí (the Sagrada Family, the Milà-La House Stone quarry, the Vicenç House, the Batlló House, the Güell park, etc.), of Piug i Cadafalch (the houses Amatller, Martí, the Palau Macaya, etc.), and of Domènech i Montaner (the Hospital of Sant Pau, the Palau of Catalan Music) is key datum points in the history of the architecture and, some of them, patrimony of the humanity.
  • Both last centuries. Outstanding architectonic works is became in the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929, many of which are in the area of influence of Montjuïc and the seat of Espanya (the Magical Source, the National Palau, the Poble Espanyol, the Pavelló Mies goes to der Rohe, etc.).


October 23, 2007 at 9:50 am 12 comments

Barcelona interesting places: Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas:

rambla.jpgLas Ramblas is one of the most beautiful trips you can make in the city, with coffeshops, street permormers, street musicians, etc.

 From its beginning next to Catalunya Park to its end on the foot of the monument to Colón, Las ramblas take a few names: Canaletes, Estudis, Flors, Caputxins, Santa Mónica, Del mar.


In this map, you can look the differents zones of the Ramblas, with differents colours.


October 17, 2007 at 9:55 am 18 comments