OcultaVisit BCN /

Result of your search for "history"

Suggestions 1 - 10 from75
75result/s
  • Medieval dinner and show in Palau Requesens

    Medieval dinner and show in Palau Requesens

    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!

  • Casa Terradas - Casa de les Punxes

    Casa Terradas - Casa de les Punxes

    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 visit for kids and adults where 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!.

  • Visits to rehearsals of

    Visits to rehearsals of "Castelles"

    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.

  • Casa Vicens

    Casa Vicens

    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.

  • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

    El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

    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.

  • 70 years of the Museu Frederic Marès

    70 years of the Museu Frederic Marès

    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).

  • Barri Gòtic

    Barri Gòtic

    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.

  • La Rambla

    La Rambla

    Barcelona wouldn't be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city.

  • History of Barcelona

    History of Barcelona

    The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!

  • Language

    Language

    There are two official languages in Catalonia: Catalan and Spanish, and there are more and more people in the region who understand and speak English. You’re sure to get by.

You may be also interested