Barcelona’s passion for music

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.
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Visual arts in Barcelona

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.
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Festivals and traditions in Barcelona

Some dates are extra special on a city’s calendar and must not be forgotten. The most important ones are described below. The evening of January fifth, the night before Epiphany, the entire city takes to the streets to watch the Procession of the Three Wise Men. Before the astonished look of the littlest ones, the Three Kings from the Orient are received with all the honors.
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Barcelona of Festivals

Barcelona’s summer festival, popularly know as Festival Grec, is the most significant cultural event held in the city on warm summer nights. From the end of June until the beginning of August, theater, dance and music flood the stages and take to the street to show off the latest trends in performing arts and contemporary music.

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Barcelona Jewish Film Festival

The Barcelona Jewish Film Festival has been held in Barcelona since 1999. The event came into being to support and promote Jewish culture, so closely linked with Spain’s history. This is one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe devoted to Jewish topics. A wide variety of audiovisual works, shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented at the festival, encompassing the broadest field of genres and trends.
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