The Picasso museum and Barri...
The Picasso museum and Barri Gotico.
The Erotic museum at the Ramblas, fun.
Museum of Contmporary art, nice building.
Stroll along at the Passeg d' Garcia, take the tourist bus and see all those fantastic Gaudi-buildings, they seem like something out of a fairy-tell. Ramblas although it's full of touristic shops where you can't find anything beautiful to buy as for example at other shops. Generally the atmosphere is very nice with a lot of bars and restaurants where you can sit down and relax and just watch the people.
Another great Gaudi attraction. dont make my mistake!
goto this garden by vellcarca metro station. from
this metro take a taxi to the park! walking to this
place is very hard becuase you have to climb on a
If, as a casual tourist to...
If, as a casual tourist to Barcelona, you happen to find yourself in front of the Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon, you will see ten musicians in dark suits arranging themselves and some unfamiliar wind instruments in ten chairs set out in two rows on a platform. As they take up their instruments, the people do not stand in front of them to look on, but begin to group themselves in circles, taking hands to make a ring and begin to dance a ritualistic dance. The circle keeps shifting slightly back and forth, but makes no decisive or dramatic movement, and the dance seems to go on for a very long time.
If you stay, and if you consult a member of the crowd or a particular enlightened guidebook, you will find that is a dance called the sardana, and a symbol of Catalan identity.
The sardana celebrates the group: its ring is a symbol of brotherhood, of mutual interdependence, of democracy. Participation is very important in the sardana, anyone who decides entry must be admitted, regardless of dancing ability or lack of acquaintance with the group.
As we approach the end of the century, the sardana is struggling to maintain its relevance within a modern Catalan society. Nevertheless, a revival movement is on the way to make people appreciate its values in a time of questionable attitudes and confusion among a section of the youth. Several organisations are working to save the sardana from the indifference expressed by a sector of Catalan society and find its place in contemporary Catalonia. One of the most active groups in this movement is the Fundació Universal de la Sardana. In conjunction with this TV3 (Catalan television), last May, started a very well presented and ambitious weekly programme based on the world of the sardana in Catalonia and abroad.
Not exactly obscure, but I think many visitors to the city may not venture here. Not the Costas, but I live inland so love a stroll along the beach with the breakers crashing in. Just the thing for an hours break from the buzz of the city. And in summer, a couple of hours having a paddle and catching some rays.
On the day I was there, there were even some hopeful surfers out.
Everything in one place
This is where the Spaniards do their shopping. In July there are sales at almost every department Anything, clothes , things for the household , nice foodstore in the basement and cafeteria at the top ( 9th floor ) If you are NOT coming in July , when the big sale is on, try the 8th floor .....there is always promotions there ( good ones , really ) sometimes 30-70 % reduction on almost everything