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History of the Sagrada Familia Stop Motion Video

History of the Sagrada Familia Stop Motion Video

Have you ever wondered about the construction of the Sagrada Familia? Have you ever wanted to know when construction started, when it is expected to be finished and important events throughout the history of this Barcelona icon? Well, if you have then all your questions will be answered with our amazing stop motion video. more ...

Biutiful, a film by  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Biutiful, a film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Everyone's really excited about the approaching Oscars, including us. There's especially a lot of talk about certain films released this year including The Black Swan with Natalie Portman, the King's Speech with Colin Firth, and Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio all nominated, and deservingly so, for various different awards from this prestigious event, however we would like to touch upon the latest release by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros and Babel), Biutiful starring the greatest Spanish actor of his generation, Javier Bardem. more ...

“Build the Revolution. Art and Architecture in Russia- 1915-1935” in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

“Build the Revolution. Art and Architecture in Russia- 1915-1935” in the CaixaForum, Barcelona

Avant-garde Russian architecture and art are unknown to us, due to the indifference that that Russians have had to their dominating architectural style over the years, amongst other reasons. However, it’s not for this reason that Russian architecture deserves a deeper look and one that demonstrates its worth on all levels. more ...

Theatre productions in Barcelona

Theatre productions in Barcelona

New year, new resolutions, and new illusions. As we would like to take advantage of the more cultural side of Barcelona, we are going to start as we mean to go on with our January agenda featuring the top theatre productions in the Catalan capital. more ...

New theatre in Barcelona, the Atrium

New theatre in Barcelona, the Atrium

Barcelona can boast of having an abundance of theatres for all kinds of cultural events and activities, and as of this week, it can boast of having yet another one. We are referring to the Atrium which is the foundation of the ATRIUM project and which has been created with the aim of sharing scenic art related works. more ...

Shark exhibition in the Barcelona Maritime Museum

Shark exhibition in the Barcelona Maritime Museum

As of this week and up until the 15th of March you will have the opportunity to go to the “In favour of sharks, a sea of hope” exhibition hosted by the Barcelona Maritime Museum during which those who were traumatised by these animals thanks to the legendary film “Jaws” by Steven Spielberg, can finally make their peace.more ...

Museums in Barcelona

Museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that offers you loads of opportunities, you can go shopping, sightseeing or chill on one of its beautiful beaches. When you saw the Sagrada Familia and The Ramblas and are up to something different, maybe it’s an idea to check out one of Barcelona’s museums. Besides the well known Picasso Museum Barcelona has a lot of other great museums.more ...

Surprising and hilarious Impro-show in Teatreneu, Barcelona

Surprising and hilarious Impro-show in Teatreneu, Barcelona

Last night I was fortunate enough to go to a totally improvised show in the theatre in the Gracia district of Barcelona, and I say improvised because the entire show is in fact spontaneous. I’m referring to “Impro-Show” that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Teatreneu on Calle Terol in the Catalan capital, and is performed by the theatre company Compañia Planeta Impro. more ...

Free exhibitions in Barcelona

Free exhibitions in Barcelona

As the holidays are approaching it would be interesting to take a look at what Barcelona has to offer in the way of art. The thing is that we have more time and given that it’s now quite cold we can just stop off in one of the many museums and art galleries filling the city. Thus, so as to cultivate our minds a little, we would like to suggest a couple of exhibitions and displays guaranteed to satisfy even the most curious and restless minds. more ...

Contemporary and classic art in Barcelona

Contemporary and classic art in Barcelona

The thriving art in Barcelona knows no limits, or so it would appear if we take a look at the extensive agenda of the Catalan capital. This week is no exception, thus here are the top three exhibitions being held at the moment to satisfy the most curious locals and visitors in the Catalan capital. more ...

Current art scene in Barcelona

Current art scene in Barcelona

Lovers of art in alls its forms, expressions and styles will never get bored in Barcelona, it’s practically impossible to do in the Catalan capital thanks to a series of artistic initiatives that makes Barcelona stand out on the national scene as nerve centre in the artistic field. There are quite a few exhibitions and activities, so we would like to guide you a little bit amongst the confusion of projects on offer and talk about 3 important exhibitions being held in Barcelona over the next few weeks.more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: Catalunya XII

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: Catalunya XII

Winter has well and truly set in, the days are getting increasingly shorter, and the hours of daylight rapidly diminishing but everyone gets used to it, especially if you live in or are spending a few days in Barcelona. In Barcelona there are always plenty of exhibitions to go to, theatre productions, music and film festivals, or any of the large number bars of bars and restaurants in the city.more ...

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