Barcelona, with its wealth of family-friendly attractions and fascinating cultural institutions, is the perfect place for a family vacation. The city boasts everything from beautiful beaches to world-class museums to a wide array of historic landmarks. No matter where you go in Barcelona with your family, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting to do. With so many great sites and family-friendly activities, Barcelona always makes for a memorable family vacation. Continue reading
A week-end – or why not a week – in Barcelona will bring you in contact with some of the worlds most amazing architecture. Barcelona was the place where Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí created his own very special variety of Art Nouveau. Continue reading
The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue reading
When you’re in Barcelona, why settle for anything less than the best? Start your vacation with a classy and extravagant bang by staying at the five-star hotels in Barcelona. Very few hotels in the world can rival the opulence and exquisite service offered in these hotels. The city itself is renowned for fine living and gastronomic treats. It is, thus, no wonder that a stay in any of the five-star hotels in Barcelona will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for weary travelers. Continue reading
This sacred mountain has been the center of worship for over a thousand years. It is located in the metropolitan area of Tokyo just outside central Tokyo. Mt. Takao may not be as popular as Mt. Fuji, but it is the perfect getaway for Tokyoites, especially foreign visitors and residents. Continue reading
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This museum contains the most important collection of paintings, drawings and sketches from the early years of Pablo Picasso, especially those between 1895 and 1904.
Barcelona’s passion for music is firmly bound to its opera tradition. The Gran Teatre del Liceu on La Rambla is the best exponent. Inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century and recently rebuilt after a fire in 1994, it is a symbol of the city, along with universal opera stars Montserrat Caballé and Josep Carreras.
Not to be outdone, activity in the domain of theater and dance also has a great tradition in Barcelona. You need only look at what’s on at the theater to get an idea of the creativity and enormous variety offered in the different theaters.
Throughout the streets and public areas of Barcelona, works of art and artistic expressions by a variety of artists are displayed. The central area of the Eixample, known popularly as the ‘Quadrat d’Or’ (Golden Quadrant), is a genuine outdoor museum where visitors can admire the most singular modernist buildings and the characteristic profusion in the use of applied arts which inspired this movement at the turn of the century.
The performing arts play an important role in Barcelona’s cultural panorama, we must not overlook the prominent place occupied by the visual arts. Barcelona’s artistic heritage, housed in over forty museums in the city, includes works by such universal artists as Picasso, Miró and Tàpies.
Barcelona’s capacity for organizing important sports events was recognized worldwide with the staging of the Olympics, in which the enthusiastic participation of all its citizens was a key factor. The city’s calendar is filled with major sports competitions and participation is high.
Sampling the local gastronomy is, besides being a cultural event, a pleasure to the senses. Catalonian cuisine is emblematic of the Mediterranean diet, employing that essential staple, olive oil, in garnishing and cooking the freshest ingredients the land and sea have to offer.