Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Free entrance museums in Barcelona on the first sunday of each month

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe thanks to its cultural richness and its buildings designed by Gaudi. Among its large number of museums, it is so difficult to make a choice! Fortunately, there are special days that could help you to reduce your choice. For example, you could enjoy free admission in some museums every first Sunday of each month! So why don’t you come to Barcelona this weekend? And then on Sunday you could visit the following museums for free:

- The Museum of Geology

Opened in 1882, this is the first museum of Barcelona’s city. The museum presents a wide collection of rocks, very old European fossils and fascinating minerals such as the biggest diamond in the world. Visitors can also enjoy a hall with luminous effects produced by special minerals.

Museu de la Geologia
Parc de la Ciutadella, Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1)

Tel: +34 933 196 895

Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 18:30

- The Zoological Museum

Children will love this place since it has various animals to see such as mammals, birds and insects. There are also activities.

Museu de la Zoología

Parc de la Ciutadella, Metro: Arc de Triompf (L1)

Tel: +34 933 196 912

Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 18:30

- The Textile Museum

This museum shows the importance of textile in Catalonian history through an exhibition of clothes, costumes, accessories from the Baroque period until today.

Museu Textil i d'Indumentaria

Carrer de Montcada 12 – 14, Metro: Jaume I (L4)

Tel: +34 932 562 300

Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday 10:00 to 14:30

- The Ethnological Museum

This museum displays an interesting collection of objects and artefacts from different cultures of the world. The main exhibit is permanent and is called “Ethnic, from traditional cultures to inter-culturality”.

Museu Etnològic
Passeig Santa Madrona 16, Metro: Plaza España (L1 and L3)

Tel: +34 934 246 807

Tuesday to Saturday - 12:00 to 20:00, Sundays 11:00 to 15:00

- The Picasso Museum

In the museum of the famous Spanish painter, you could see some of his artwork and sculptures from his early days when he lived in Barcelona. The Picasso Museum is one of the most visited attractions in Barcelona, you cannot skip this!

Carrer Montcada 15-23, Metro: Jaume I (L4)

Tel : +34 933 196 310

Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 to 20:00

- The National Art Museum of Catalonia

Located on the foot of the Montjuïc Mountain, this museum presents the biggest collection of Catalan art in the world, from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. This important art gallery gathers together frescos, paintings, sculptures, wood carvings,etc.

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Metro: Plaza España (L1 and L3)

Tel: +34 936 220 360

Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 14:30

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Barcelona Primera Sound Music Festival 2011

Spring is coming, which means Primavera Sound Music Festival 2011 also! This event is becoming one of the biggest music festivals in the world, gathering together more and more music lovers from all the continents each year. If you are fond of independent music, this festival is for you!

For its 11th edition, Barcelona will host at the end of May for 5 crazy days, a lot of bands and Djs which will play alternative music from rock to electronic, passing through grunge and pop. More than 100 bands - as Pulp, Echo & The Bunnymen, Sonny & The Sunsets, The Black Angels, PJ Harvey, Grinderman - have already confirmed their coming.

Also called San Miguel Primavera Sound, this festival will be split on two venues: on the 25th and the 29th of May, you could enjoy concerts at Poble Espanyol on Montjuïc, whereas from the 26th until the 28th, others concerts will take place at Forum Parc, in Diagonal Mar district. The place will be especially arranged so that the 40 000 visitors could ideally partying with sea views.

Of course, you also might discover a lot of little underground artists which will perform in the streets and different public spaces of the city during all the week.

For more information about this event, you can check the program on the official website: http://www.primaverasound.com/

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Kylie Minogue's concert in Barcelona

On the 12th of March, Kylie Minogue is coming to Barcelona for her only concert in Spain and one of her last dates in Europe! Take this opportunity to see her!

On Saturday, the Australian pop music singer will be at Palau Sant Jordi Arena for an incredible live performance called Aphrodite – Les Folies Tour 2011.
With ten albums and 60 million of sold records, Kylie Minogue has one of the longest successful career in pop music : indeed, since the beginning of her career in 1987, she has managed to reach new audiences thanks to pop/dance-oriented productions, becoming a real pop icon in the whole world.

This year, Kylie Minogue is back on stage - more popular than never - with tracks from her brand new album Aphrodite. For this occasion, the pop star will perform during more than one hour and half, for a big show in somptuous decors and dazzling costumes.

Of course, she will not forget to make you also dance on her biggest hits as: Spinning Around, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, In My Arms, Love At First Sight

If you want to see your idol, come to Barcelona, it is now or never ! We will help you to find an apartment to stay for these few days :)