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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.
"A childhood under bombardment" provides a closer understanding of the boys and girls who saw their childhoods cut short by a war that burst in on their lives and changed their world for ever. A war they were dragged into for no reason and maybe, precisely because of that, one that would leave permanent though not always visible scars on those who managed to survive.
The exhibition is structured into three periods. The first conjures up Barcelona of 1938 and the impact of the bombardments on the region and its people. The second focuses on the children who were first-hand witnesses of the conflict, through drawings which express what they witnessed and lived through. The last area delves into the universe of the adults who suffered bombardments as children and the language they have used during the course of their lives to express, as a need and as a commitment, what it is like to try and escape from the bombs.
This narrative thread allows the past to connect with the present and ends up by inviting us, from a contemporary perspective, to reflect on a world in constant conflict.
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).
Pride BCN has been celebrated in Barcelona every year since 2008; a whole week during which the city reconfirms its commitment to the LGTBI community and highlights the struggle for rights and freedoms for all. Concerts, marches, trade shows, and many more activities aimed at the widest range of audiences, including families, flood the streets of Barcelona.
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.
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.
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