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Join our historians for a tour of Palau Requesens (13th C.), who will explain the fascinating life of Isabel de Requesens, the Vice-Reine of Naples, and everything they know about the Palace. For the first time the watchtower and the terrace will be open to visitors, with views over the whole Gothic Quarter.
The evening begins in the Palace courtyard with a welcome glass of cava followed by a guided tour of the building,
A dinner of medieval inspiration, served in the Tinellet room to the sounds of soft medieval music, will make you feel like an honored guest of the Vice-Reine.
After dinner, the show recreates the kind of medieval entertainment that Isabel de Requesens might have offered to her most illustrious guests.
An unmissable experience!
Discover this unique house, its designer and the legend that brings them together.
A "large Gothic castle" standing in the middle of Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal catches the eye of any visitor to the city. The "Casa de les Punxes" (House of Spikes) is really a residential block built in the shape of medieval castle which is one of the most recognisable modernista landmarks on the Barcelona skyline.
A unique opportunity to delve into a fantastical world of knights, princesses and dragons. You'll also be able to visit the rooftop and enjoy amazing views of the city!.
Seeing them rehearse and, most of all, joining in, is a thrilling experience! The human towers – castells – are one of the most authentic and unique cultural manifestations in Europe and consist of the building of human towers up to nine and ten tiers high.
Castells have been awarded World Heritage status by Unesco and are part of Catalan cultural identity while conveying values of social cohesion, solidarity and personal betterment.
Do you want to find out about these everyday people who are able to do extraordinary things? Do you want to find out first hand what it means to be a casteller?. You'll be able to see a rehearsal and find out about the world of castellers accompanied by a member of the team. If you wish, you will also be able to join the pinya (base tier) of a tower.
Now you have the chance to visit this architectural gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been restored this year.
The Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and the building that marked the beginning of his career.
Gaudí had actually received the commission from Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a brick and tile factory owner, some years earlier; Vicens had inherited the land, which at the time stood in the independent village of Gràcia, and wanted to build a summer house there. In its design, the recently graduated Gaudí makes extensive use of colour and tiles, with Arabic, oriental and neoclassical influences. The beginnings of his singular style and inventiveness are clearly on show.
Under the structure of an emblematic market with iron casting architecture of the 19th century, the archaeological site of 1700 Barcelona is found, which is unique in Europe, along with the old market, the memory of the events of 1714 and exhibitions, all located at El Born Centre Cultural, a new and exceptional historic venue that links three centuries of history.
Epic, exciting, thought-provoking, memorable, unique, open, inclusive, dynamic, integrated, popular and creative – these are just some of the adjectives that define the experience of entering El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, whether it be simply passing through on your way somewhere else or staying for a longer visit.
The year 2018 is special for the museum as it coincides with the seventieth anniversary of its opening and 125 years since the birth of Frederic Marès. The objective of this celebration is to reveal more about this artist and his work.
It includes the updating of spaces, activities, exhibitions, tours and many other events scheduled to continue until the end of November 2019
On the one hand we have the exhibition of the Reclining Nude (Plenitude, Spring), a bronze sculpture in the patio of the museum that can be visited until 24 November 2019 and that acts as a prelude to the new museographic presentation of the Frederic Marès Study-Library (from 25 November). From the same day you an also see an exhibition of Frederic Marès' photographs and his collections. Not only that; part of his correspondence is also being made public, from the personal archives of Frederic Marès.
Once into 2019, you can enjoy Music at the Frederic Marès Museum, a program of five concerts dedicated to the figure of the sculptor and collector; from the Spring Festival (24 March); and, to finish off, a full day seminar on Frederic Marès (November 2019).
The influence of precious metals and objects of great value were already a determining factor in the ancient civilizations of the Middle East. The exhibition "Luxury: from the Assyrians to Alexander the Great" explores the production, variety and value of many objects and materials such as ivory, jewels, reliefs, glass, gold and metals from 900 to 300 BC. It is a collection that makes us reflect in the importance of luxury in the relationships of commerce and power in ancient civilizations through examining the objects the elite acquired to provide them with pleasure and a sense of well-being.
In order to appreciate the importance of the sea as a driving force in the history of Barcelona, the Museum of the History of the City (MUHBA) is putting on a double exhibition. On the one hand, the Saló del Tinell is showing “The Medieval Metamorphosis, 13th-15th centuries” and, as a counterpoint, in the Chapel of Santa Àgata, “The conquest of the coastline, from the 20th to the 21st century”. The first one reflects on how the municipality of Barcelona emerged thanks to the generation of resources and social diversification as well as the economic and sociopolitical model that descended into crisis in the second half of the 15th century. The second exhibition explores the opening up of Barcelona to the sea at the end of both the 19th and 20th centuries.
Once again this summer you can travel back in time to the year 1900 at the height of the Modernist movement. The Baró Quadras Palace is once more holding its Modernist Nights which are constructed around a dramatized tour. The household’s housekeeper and cook, (Guillermina and Carmeta) will welcome you and explain the background to the Quadras family, their anecdotes and best-kept secrets. You will visit the various rooms of the palace, ending up on the rooftop terrace where you will be invited to a glass of cava while taking in the view of Barcelona’s Eixample area. A genuinely unique visit!
A stroll through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter brings to light the early Roman city of Barcino and the medieval town with its palazzos, mansions and Gothic churches. This is the style that defines "the heart of Barcelona": a neighbourhood where the splendour of the historic past coexists with the vibrancy of the present.
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