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Winter in Barcelona

 

 

Different styles of Architecture under the winter sun in Barcelona … Come and enjoy the city!  Let The Loft Barcelona  to welcome you.

 

 

Magic Fountain – Fountains of Montjuic – BARCELONA

 

Fonts de Montjuic

Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain, a masterpiece designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, was one of the great successes of the 1929 International Exhibition. The fountain was painstakingly restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games so that it could continue to offer a unique display to delight all age groups.

Hello Barcelona – Hola BCN Travel Card

If you’re visiting Barcelona, choose the Hola BCN! 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day travel card and plan your routes around the city and the metropolitan area on public transport: metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC), tram (TRAM) and regional rail (Rodalies de Catalunya). We are happy to take you there!

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Tips on a Trip:

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Hi Frugalistas!

How are you going with your plans for your latest itinerary?  Have you got a good outline of where you are going, your budget and how you are planning on getting about?  In the final installment of this short series we fill in the blanks with all the special moments that will make your trip one to really remember……

1.  List all the things you want to do in each of your destinations

Taking into account the length of time you have in each destination, make a list of all the things you want to do for each of your destinations and prioritise them.  Check your guidebook, tourism organisation websites, blogs and travel forums, or just ask your friends to help you add to your own personal list of must do’s.

2.  Work out about how long each of your activities will take

I normally allow about half…

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Bacelona, ciudad del diseño

La imaginación de una ciudad

La imaginación de una ciudad

El mejor ‘disseny’ se cuela en la vida diaria y la ilumina.

Diez creadores eligen lugares emblemáticos de Barcelona: hoteles, plazas, tiendas y hasta un antiguo lavadero.

Con Miguel Milá, arquitecto y diseñador,  y otros nueve destacados profesionales como guías recorremos la ciudad catalana para descubrir algunos de los espacios que la han convertido en un referente.

El @22 discricte, con sus edificios futuristas, rincones poco conocidos en el ensanche, y otros clasicos del diseño catalán … publicado  en La Vanguardia dia 02/11/12

El @22 discricte, con sus edificios futuristas, rincones poco conocidos en el ensanche, y otros clasicos del diseño catalán … publicado  en La Vanguardia dia 02/11/12

Sueño con Miró :”Constelaciones” por Aracaladanza

Constelaciones por Aracaladanza

La pintura de Joan Miró será la fuente de inspiración de “Constelaciones”, el próximo espectáculo de gran formato que llevará al escenario el equipo creativo de Aracaladanza y que será desarrollado con la idea de atraer la atención de espectadores de entre cuatro y cien años.

“Constelaciones”, se pensó inicialmente como cierre de la trilogía iniciada con el aliento de “El Jardín de las Delicias”, de El Bosco y la pintura del belga Rene Magritte, que originó “Nubes”. Sin embargo, es más que probable no sea este el último sueño artístico de Aracaladanza inspirado por un artista plástico.

Sin intención de reproducir pintura o escultura alguna, el deseo de la compañía es impregnarse del universo artístico creado por la imaginación del artista mediterráneo y llevar a escena el sentimiento onírico y apasionado que guió todo su trabajo.

La compania liderada por Enrique Cabrera, és una referencia nacional e internacional en la creación de espetaculos familiares y tiene varios premios como el Premio Nacional para la Infancia 2010, el Premio MAX entre otros.

Este espetaculo estará en cartelera en el Mercat de Les Flors en Marzo 2013

El despertar de la Casa Batlló – Audiovisual show

The Casa Batllo, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece celebrates 10 years of cultural visits and wants to share with the entire city of Barcelona with an audiovisual show surprising and vibrant, that will reveal all the symbols and interpretations inspired by the great architect in the When creating exceptional facade.

Since the recent history of the Casa Batllo, many legends have been created around them, and very few people know that. We know that Gaudí made a nod to the legend of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia, crowned cranes, the appearance of the back of a dragon and the four-armed cross. Some have compared pictorially with the series of oil paintings by Claude Monet and others have linked elements of carnival: the crowning of the facade looks a harlequin hat, the colors seem brittle coating and confetti the rails shaped masks.
The city is known as the home of bones, skins house, the house or the house of yawns dragon.

The show celebrates the consolidation of audiovisual architectural heritage recovered and kept alive thanks to all the people who made these 10 years full of success.

When: From 20/10/2012 to 21/10/2012 at 21:30 h and 22:00 h