MB27 Apartments

Calle Marques de Barbera 27, Barcelona, 08001, Spain
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Romantic Catalan Live Guitar Music Evening

by hs72

I'm going with my wife to Barcelona this Saturday for 1 week and there we'll celebrate her birthday on Sunday, Aug 16th.

I know she would like nothing more than a evening/night listening to romantic catalanian/flamenco live guitar music... like in woody allen's 'vicky christina barcelona' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPHuBgEUO6U

Any romantic catalan guitar tips/recommendations are much appreciated.


Re: Romantic Catalan Live Guitar Music Evening

by Belsaita

Yes I'm afraid Allen was not brave enough to break the stereotypes

'Catalan guitar'?? such thing does not exist! Of course there are some Catalan-born guitar players. Like there are Americans or Japanese who are very good Spanish guitar players.

There is a kind of flamenco native from the gypsies in Catalonia area, called 'rumba catalana'. It would be great for a party night but nothing to do with you had seen in the film:

Flamenco has many different sub-types. What appears in the film is actually closer to classical guitar, is not even like what you will find in spontaneous venues in Andalucia (the only part of Spain where flamenco is native from) or in Andalusian venues in other areas (i.e. Catalonia has a important percentage of population from Andalucian descent)

However, I would not say the scene in the film is impossible to find, but it would be quite unusual. There may be guitar concerts sometimes (not often) in the bars with live music. Same like there are concerts of many other kinds of music not native from the area.

You may find venues with live music (not only jazz) here: http://www.urbaanjazz.com/

I would propose you to take your wife to the Gracia area on Sunday. There will celebrating the 'Festa Major', with amazing decoration streets, authentic Catalan traditions and street concerts of different kinds of music at the evenings (including 'rumba Catalana', there is a important and very active Gypsy community in Gràcia). Not a quiet 'romantic' venue... but what more romantic than the city celebrating your wife's birthday with a huge party?? ;o)

Re: Romantic Catalan Live Guitar Music Evening

by Belsaita

hi again!

just stumbled upon this cycle of classical Spanish guitar music while looking for info about other concerts:

No concerts on Aug 16 but there is one in Aug 19. No idea if a concert in a old church's crypt falls on the 'romantic' category indeed

Re: Romantic Catalan Live Guitar Music Evening

by hs72

Thank you so much Belsaita!
Both of your suggestions sound too great to be missed ;-)

I've tried to buy tickets for the concert on 19th online twice, unfortunately I reject the credit card payment. Maybe they are not accepting international cards. I'll try to call the barcelonaturisme, maybe I can book it via telephone.

I'm looking so much forward to visit Barcelona again! Your fantastic tips make this feeling even stronger, not even talking about my wife's, thank you for all that!

Travel Tips for Barcelona

Casa Batllo by Gaudi

by VeronicaG

Casa Batllo was situated on the same street as our hotel, so we frequently passed by it on our walks.

Once again, notice the 'wavy' construction on its facade--Gaudi thought that since straight lines never exist in nature, they should not exist in architecture.

Doesn't it look like something from a children's storytale (pic #2)? The roof line is very imaginative and quite distinct, as are most Gaudi constructions. Some people say that the building's design brings to mind skull and bones--what do you think?

Designed by architect, Antoni Gaudi, it is considered his most 'celebrated building" which sits on what's known as the Block of Discord in Barcelona's Eixample district and said to represent the "advent of a new century and metaphorical defeat of the old".

This home was created for Josep Batllo, an affluent aristocrat, who lived in the lower levels and rented out the upper floors as apartments. This building can be toured; audio guides provided; admission.

Casa Batllo was designated a World Heritage Site in 2005.

Address: Casa Battlo No. 43, Passeig de Gracia

Something sweet in Barcelona

by meganhuntz

On a recent trip to Barcelona, I was blown away by the amount of chocolate in this town! I am a real chocoholic, but moreso a "foodie", so it's fun for me to find the little local out of the way places, where I can see and try something new. While walking around the Gothic Quarter, I found Dolso, the best little pastry and chocolate shop. I coincidentally met the owner, Pablo, who offered me a sweet wine to taste with some of his specialty hand made chocolates, and as they say in Spanish, Que Bueno! This may have been the best bite I took the whole trip- and that says a lot because we ate at some fabulous restaurants. I highly recommend Tapa 24 and Montiel. Come to find out, Dolso also has a restaurant, and unfortunately I found out about it too late and didn't get to try it before I had to come back home. It will surely be on the top of my list the next time around!

The weather is changing

by DPando

On the last years the climate is changing and Barcelona is warmer and warmer.. the winter as i remembered doesnt exist.. fall season is so warm till mid november.. so wear a jacket is convenient but take in mind this.. summer starts in april, the temperatures are quite hot on that time and July should be worse than August when use to rain almost every day on recent years !! so the best time is may- june or late semptember !!


by Hosell

Another good idea if you got a car and time during your visit to Barcelona,may go to this nice valley: VALL DE BOÍ.It is located on Lleida province at Pyrenees mountains about 90 miles from Barcelona.

Here you'll see some beautiful ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE in almost all small villages on this valley you'll find a beautiful romanesque church,the best ones are in the small villages of Boí and Taull.All of them are designed by UNESCO as World Heritage and really it worth a visit.

This is a picture taken at Taull Romanesque Church.

tickets for concerts!

by mindcrime about FNAC

The famous store is situated at Plaza Catalunya so if you are interested in electronic gadgets, books, cd/dvds you know that this is your place. It was quite packed with people in some parts of it thought.
It is also the place that you can buy tickets for major events/concerts. I have booked my tickets for the Priest Feast online and I came here to take my tickets.

It is open Monday-Saturday 10.00-22.00 and there are some more at Avenida Diagonal 3-35 and Avenida Diagonal 549


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Address: Calle Marques de Barbera 27, Barcelona, 08001, Spain