City Highlights, Barcelona

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    FIESTA DE GRACIA

    by soshido Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    During the summer time from 15th to 21st of august, everybody are just waiting to celebrate the Gracia s Party called Fiesta major de Gracia.

    Gracia is a area in barcelona, this area seems to be quiet with small streets, but you can find a lot of young people how are dring and enjoying in bar, mostly at the Plaza del Sol and the beautiful Plaza de la Virreina.

    So during the gracia you will see the streets full of decoration and concerts where you can find every kind of music, rock, pop, african, brazilian, latino...., people are dancing, drinking , smoking, enjoying, a pure moment of happiness

    The only problem is that around 4-5 am the cops are fired people, without comments.........

    How to go there

    Gràcia sont Joanic (L4), Alfons X (Metro L4), Fontana (L3) et Gracia (FGC).

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    Never too old for games

    by acemj Updated Dec 19, 2004

    As I was walking around the old Jewish part of town up in Montjuic, I ventured upon this beautiful little park and notice these elderly gentlemen playing a game that resembled Italina bocce ball. I was told that in Catalan, it's called "petanca". They all seemed to be enjoying life and each other's company.

    The views from here were also great looking out over the city.

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    How do you get to l'Aquarium de Barcelona ?

    by Klod5 Updated May 24, 2003

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    L'Aquàrium de Barcelona is a recreational and educational marine centre regarded as one of the largest in Europe and the most important one in the world in things Mediterranean. Promoted by Mundo Submarino, SA, it emerged with the aim of being a latest-generation aquarium. Its main objectives are entertainment, information and education.

    L'Aquàrium will take you to a different world. An unknown, surprise-packed world. The beauty of the seabed, myriad colours, forms, organisms and ecosystems on show make a visit to L'Aquàrium an organic and marvellous event. When you come to see us, you will be surrounded by over 4.5 million litres of water and will have the chance to observe 8,000 specimens of sea life from 300 different species. Yes..., it's that easy!, you get the chance to have an unique experience.

    Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n - 08039 BARCELONA
    Tel. 93 221 74 74 Fax 93 221 92 26
    info@aquariumbcn.com
    BUS : 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91, 100.
    METRO : L3 Drassanes station and L4 Barceloneta station.
    RONDA LITORAL : Exits 21 and 22.

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    OF COURSE THERE ARE ALSO PARKS....

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 18, 2003

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    MOUNTED POLICE FOR OUR SAFETY...

    I would never go for a walk in a park when I am on my own, with 2 or more is better and safer.

    Actually everyone recognises you as a foreigner and tourist and.....

    The mounted police keeps an eye on everythings and go through all parks....

    GAUDI'S PARC GüELL IS SAFE.....there are always so many admirers that no nasty things happen.

    See MY TRAVELOGUES for works of GAUDI e.g. PARC GüELL, they will surprise you.....

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    THE PLAçA REIAL.....

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 18, 2003

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    PALMS PLA��A DE REIAL BARCELONA

    It is said that the palsm on the Plaça Reial are the tallest in Spain.

    If it is true I don't know but it was great to take this photograph because you can see the brown fruit, the dates......

    And this PLAçA is said to be the most wonderful one of BARCELONA....

    It is a dozen meters from the Ramblas on your right hand side, coming from the Harbour and going direction PLAçA de la CATALUNYA.

    Enjoy them and......perhaps also my TRAVELOGUES?????

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    PALAU DE LA MUSICA CATALANA

    by Sharrie Updated Feb 20, 2003

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    Attend a concert at the most beautiful concert hall in the world - The magnificent PALAU DE LA MUSICA CATALANA which regularly hosts some of the world's greatest classical musicians like Jose Carreras & Montserrat Caballe, who incidentally are Barcelonians!

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    The Plaça de l´Arc de Triomf

    by Bixente Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Plaça de l´Arc de Triomf was the monumental gateway which led to the enclosure of the 1888 World Fair.

    It was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas and on its upper part can be observed sculptures by Josep Llimona, Josep Reynés, Torquat Tassó and Antoni Vilanova.

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    FLAMENCO DANCING Although it...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    FLAMENCO DANCING Although it originated in Andalucia,there are shows to see in many parts of Spain. It is an artistic dance,expressing the joys and sorrows in life and you can see all these emotions on the dancers' faces when they perform. The rhythym of flamenco is created by Spanish guitar,but the beat is created by handclapping,shoestomping and sometimes with wooden castanets

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    Barcelona is known throughout...

    by toltek Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Barcelona is known throughout the world as a cultural city, with an important heritage and a permanent and exciting range of activities on offer.
    Barcelona affords countless possibilities for recreation. Over 40 museums: monographic art collections such as the Museu Picasso, the Fundació Joan Miró and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies which hold permanent exhibitions of works by the artists As well as temporary shows; the world's finest collection of Romanesque art at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya; Temporary exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona -MACBA; and numerous art galleries.
    Numerous recreational spaces, cinemas, theatres, flamenco performances, Europe's biggest aquarium, bullfights, art, music, dancind sardanas, popular festivals ... endless possibilities to help you experience the city to full.

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    Barcelona museumsIn the next...

    by DPando Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Barcelona museums

    In the next must see activities you can see all main museums with their upset activities

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    That's all my friends ! I hope...

    by JaumeBCN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    That's all my friends ! I hope you have enjoyed your virtual trip to Barcelona. If there is anything else you want to know, do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for your visit and as we Catalan people say, 'A reveure' (See you soon').

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    Al fondo de la plaza de La...

    by fga Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Al fondo de la plaza de La Sagrada Familia, entre las calles Marina, Provenca y Mallorca, se encuentra la iglesia de La Sagrada Familia, inicialmente un proyecto neogótico diseñado por el arquitecto Francesc de Paula del Villar, y Antoni Gaudí fue el encargado de continuar la obra en el año 1891. La Sagrada Familia es una construcción pensada como simbólica, con tres fachadas: la de Levante, que representa el nacimiento de Cristo; la de Poniente, simbolizando a la Pasión y a la Muerte; la de la Gloria, que es la mayor. Las cuatro torres de cada fachada son en conjunto los doce apostoles. La Vírgen está en una torre cupular, y las cuatro grandes torres dedicadas a los apostoles forman un círculo en torno a la aguja central que simboliza a Cristo.

    El Parque Guell, es otra obra de Gaudí, donde debió llegal hasta el Monte Carmel, donde el financista Eusebi Guell quiso construír una ciudad jardín. Finalmente, fue jardín, pero no ciudad ya que se llegaron a levantar tan sólo dos casas. Todo el parque es un exceso de imaginación que mezcla piedra con naturaleza verde.

    La Catedral es también otro de los grandes ejemplos del arte gótico, inspirada en los templos del norte de Francia. Su construcción comenzó en la segunda década del siglo XII y concluyó definitivamente en el siglo XIX con la terminación de la fachada principal a cargo de Josep Oriol Mestres y Augusto Font.

    Es imprescindible recorrer el Barrio Gótico de aire medieval y los barrios de La Ribera y de Raval que forman entre los tres la llamada Ciudad Vieja; se debe ascender al Montjuic montado en el Tren Turístico y al Tibidabo en bicicleta o a pie; se debe caminar por la Gran Vía repleta de gente en los horarios pico; recorrer el puerto olímpico y meterse en los laberintos nocturnos del Paral-lel y El Molino; entrar a las tiendas tradicionales y navegar en el catamarán Golondrina para ver Barcelona desde el mar. No se puede perder el hecho de contemplar la casa Milá y la casa Batlló en el Paseo de Gracia.

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  • The Gothic old part of the...

    by paul002 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Gothic old part of the city is one big cultural experience. In the newer part look for the strangely beautifful architecture by Gaudi.
    Do not miss to visit the Picasso Museum - even if you think you do not like Picasso.
    The photo is of the courtyard at the entrance to the Picasso museum

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    Another citscape of Barcelona...

    by l_joo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Another citscape of Barcelona taken from Gaudi's garden at around 7pm, there you can walk and walk for hours, walking in Barcelona is a culture

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    Although every great capital...

    by CvB Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Although every great capital in the world has a lot of cultural highlights, I think Barcelona is one of the best city's to visit when you like top go to museums and see a lot of world-changing art.

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