A city that smells like oranges, with people singing in the street and terraces that seem to never close.
Puedes encontrar la letra y información de los músicos aquí.
I was fortunate to visit the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona this weekend with my friend Mertxe on the beginning of our Articket tour of Barcelona’s museums. There were two fascinating exhibits: The Complete Letters (Todas las Cartas) and Global Screen (Pantalla Global).
The first, Pantalla Global, examines three different stages of the twentieth century’s evolution of screen: the cinema, television, and the different screens of the internet. Continue reading
Maybe it’s the way time moves more slowly here, maybe it’s the Mediterranean, maybe it’s something they put in the water, maybe it’s the people, maybe it’s the 5 meals a day, or that you hear dance music at the bank, maybe it’s the ways the motos are parked on the sidewalk, or the little old people walking around at midnight, or the coffee, or the newspapers, or the irregular verbs, maybe the indignados who sleep in the ATM booths and lock themselves in, or the Gaudi, or the Catalan…whatever it is, there’s something about Barcelona!
If you like good food, go to Barcelona.
While they don’t serve paella as much as Cataluña as in the rest of Spain, there is something delicious: tapas.
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Tomato bread is typical in Cataluña. Before Barcelona, I had never heard of it (it wasn’t served in Granada), nor had I ever had a fancy for tomatoes. Now, I’m hooked. Pa amb tomàquet (the Catalán name) is a typical tapa, but also is used for sandwiches—if you order a ham sandwich, it’ll have smushed tomato on the bread. It’s a delicious compliment to any meal, and a healthy snack.
Oh-Barcelona.com’s 3D tour of Barcelona
For me it was a bit strange watching flamenco in such a luxurious place. The name, Palau de la Música, literally means “Palace of Music.” Flamenco, which is principally Andalusian, was everywhere in Granada. But it’s gypsy music! The very first time I saw flamenco, in fact, was when a troupe of 4 gypsies came into a bar in Granada to dance Flamenco for tips.
Aside from its fantastic architecture, rich history, world fair and 1992 Olympic site, Barcelona has some beautiful open air markets.
The one most frequented by visitors is La Boqueria.
Located right off Las Ramblas (metro stop L3 Liceau/Drassanes/Plaça Cataluña) it’s a must see for anyone spending time in Barcelona. Even better, it’s not jam packed with tourists! You’ll see plenty of locals purchasing their fish, vegetables, meat and embutidos there!