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Barcelona Tattoo Expo from 5 to 7 Oct 2012

4 Oct 2012 - 11:03


Barcelona Tattoo Expo 2012 opens tomorrow for 3 days.

3 days of fun with of course tattoos competitions, exhibitions and best work of the day but also graffiti and photography exhibitions, motorcycles exhibitions, concerts and much more.

This year tattoo expo turns 15.. They promise to celebrate it warmly!

At La Farga
c/ Barcelona, 2 (Hospitalet de Llobregat)
From Oct 5 to 7
For 3 days : 35€ / one day : 15€



All about La Mercè 2012

19 Sep 2012 - 11:34


From friday 21 to monday 24 of September 2012, the patron of the city, La Mercè, is here to provide us with the best musical performances, activities, parades, free entry to the most wonderful museums of the city and to show us the deepest side of Barcelona!


Follow the programme of this unique event there: Mercè 2012

& On twitter: #Mercè12 

The 23rd of June is the Sant Joan fireworks night

23 Jun 2012 - 20:47

To see in Barcelona the night of Sant Joan's celebrations in the evening on 23rd June.

Fireworks everywhere,firecrackers,music and dance to move the body all night long!

The best parties are held in the beaches, but also all clubs are opened!

Ask for it as Sant Joan (Saint John in Catalan).

To not miss the LOOP Art Fair Festival and the Screen Barcelona till 2 June 2012

28 May 2012 - 12:48

This year the SCREEN Festival’s programme is presented in various venues across the city: civic centers, bars, shops, or video stores.
Once again Barcelona is the place for discovering Art video, contemporary creative artists and opportunity for interaction among participants.

The LOOP Fair is an invitational platform for solo moving image artists’ projects, held at the Hotel Catalonia Ramblas from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June. 




El Celler de Can Roca second World's Best Restaurant 2012

1 May 2012 - 09:47

The S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna World's 50 Best Restaurants, produced by Britain's Restaurant Magazine, were unveiled yesterday in the medieval splendour of London's medieval after voting by a panel of more than 800 chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and food experts.. 


For the year 2012: Danish restaurant Noma was crowned the world's best restaurant for the third year in a row in an annual list.. But once again El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona was rewarded and came second!



The 2012 top ten: 

1. Noma; Copenhagen, Denmark

2. El Celler de Can Roca; Girona, Spain

3. Mugaritz; San Sebastian, Spain

4. D.O.M.; Sao Paulo, Brazil

5. Osteria Francescana; Modena, Italy

6. Per Se; New York, USA

7. Alinea; Chicago, USA

8. Arzak; San Sebastian, Spain

9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal; London, UK

10. Eleven Madison Park; New York USA

Guardiola says goodbye

28 Apr 2012 - 00:00

After months of speculation, current Blaugrana (FC Barcelona) boss Guardiola confirmed on Friday that he will not be extending his contract when it expires at the end of the season...

Lionel Messi equals Champions League record after 3-1 victory over AC Milan

4 Apr 2012 - 10:11

FC Barcelona 3-1 AC Milan

FC Barcelona set up a possible semi-final rematch with Chelsea after becoming the first team to reach the last four of the Champions League five seasons running. And, not for the first time this season, it was Lionel Messi who confirmed their passage into the last four with two first-half penalties.

Last days to discover" Off Menu" festival

28 Mar 2012 - 17:12


Last days to discover the first edition of Off Menu a celebration of food and its rituals.. A festival organized by Casa Mariol, Food Cultura, Soon in Tokyo, Apartamento Magazine, Il Giardinetto, Deliterranea, Openhouse Barcelona, Ana Domínguez...


Check out the agenda with tonight at La Pedrera the documentary film "Food
Design" by Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter.
La Pedrera- Passeig de Gràcia, 92.


Food Design (52 min, 2007) reveals the secrets of the great food multinationals corporations in which designers and scientists define the form of the food of the masses...

DO. Plaça Reial: A new 5 star hotel in Barcelona!

26 Mar 2012 - 12:15

With the grand opening of the hotel DO. Plaça Reial there are now more 5 star hotels in Barcelona than in Madrid (24 vs 23). 

Sign than Barcelona is more and more attractive, the city opened 8 new hotels in 2011 and is believed to open 11 more this year.
Quite an exception in Europe by nowadays.
DO. Plaça Reial, is in fact a 1856 building rehabilitated by Oriol Bohigas a well-known architect from Barcelona. Lázaro Rosa Violán took care of the Interior design of the 18 rooms and suites.
Spa, swimming pool on the rooftop and 3 restaurant: La Cuina, La Terrassa and El Terrat by chef Sergio Ruiz Nieves. DO. Plaça Reial offers a real high quality surroundings… To discover!

Kimi's F1 quickest in final F1 testing in Barcelona

5 Mar 2012 - 13:54

Returning world champion Kimi Raikkonen emerged the surprise pace-setter in final testing for the 2012 Formula One season.

The moody Finn was smiling after his Lotus prepared for next week's season-opening Australian Grand Prix with the quickest lap at Catalunya.

The 2007 drivers champion, who is back in F1 after a three-year absence, stopped the clock at 1minute 22.030seconds - the best time of both Barcelona test sessions...


Good to know: The Formula 1 - Gran Premio de España Santander 2012 will be held on 20-21-22 May 2012 in Barcelona! 
More info on F1 tickets booking

A thought for Antoni Tàpies..

7 Feb 2012 - 14:26

Antoni Tàpies (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012)

Antoni Tàpies (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012)

A thought for Antoni Tàpies i Puig who died yesterday (6 February 2012).Tàpies was a Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist. One of the most famous European artists of his generation.
Tàpies was perhaps the best-known Catalan artist to emerge in the period since the Second World War.


On the press today:

La Vanguardia: Tàpies es mucho más que un pintor, o un artista que experimentó con nuevos lenguajes estéticos. No es sólo un referente, indispensable, del informalismo en Europa. Es un escritor, un filósofo - plástico, si se quiere -, que ha reflexionado sobre la esencia del ser humano derrocando prejuicios y barreras. Antoni Tàpies ha abierto puertas a Oriente cuando nadie imaginaba que existían ciertas conexiones. Fue un pensador que se dio cuenta, en una España gris y triste, que las Humanidades no podían dar la espalda a la Ciencia. Tàpies es compromiso y puente...


New York Times : "Antoni Tàpies, a largely self-taught Spanish abstract painter whose seductive, tactile surfaces, often scratched with mysterious graffiti-like marks, made use of unconventional materials like marble dust, ground chalk, sand and earth, died on Monday in Barcelona. He was 88...


Associated Press :  His work has been displayed in major museums across the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
"He was the most radically Catalan artist in his thinking, his expression and references and at the same time the most universal in his language and international projection," Catalan regional president Artur Mas said.
Tapies — who won many awards over the course of his career, including the 2003 Velazquez Prize, Spain's top art award — was known for sprawling, abstract works that sometimes featured discarded everyday materials and graffiti-like scrawls..


Le Figaro: Antoni Tàpies, le nom de soleil est synonyme d'art abstrait en Europe, de toiles couleurs de terre, de poussière et d'ombres, de compositions picturales méditatives, proches de la sculpture, qui incorporaient parfois des matériaux de récupération. L'œuvre d'Antoni Tàpies, artiste autodidacte et pourtant lauréat de nombreux prix et récompenses, a été associée dès ses débuts à d'autres grands noms de l'art du XXe siècle, comme l'autre grand peintre catalan Joan Miro aux étoiles poétiques, et au mouvement surréaliste...



DocsBarcelona 2012

31 Jan 2012 - 11:59

DocsBarcelona 2012

DocsBarcelona 2012 is an International Documentary Film Festival.

It celebrates 15 years established as an event that embraces all aspects of documentary industry..


From 31st of January to 5th of February

The Brandery, the fashion fair

17 Jan 2012 - 08:46

The Brandery is the international trade show about urban and contemporary fashion.


Brandery - Barcelona

The Brandery - Barcelona

From the 27th to the 29th January, professional local and international exhibitors, visitors from everywhere will be sharing a unique space with exhibitions, catwalk shows, competitions, meetings, ... a very special schedule offering fashion, music and entertainment.


If you also enjoy live music, you'll have the chance to see 2 Many Dj's, Dorian, The Zombie Kids and others!


Prices for visitors: 1 day: 15€ / 3 days: 35€

Located in Montjuïc, in Fira Barcelona.

The Brandery - Barcelona

The Brandery - Barcelona

ASVOFF: an international film and fashion festival

23 Jan 2012 - 08:34

ASVOFF is an international film and fashion festival created by the famous fashion critic and audiovisual journalist Diane Pernet.




From the 24th to the 27th January, the Caixa Fórum  presents the 1st edition of this special event which contains short films and documentaries by the hand of the best names from fashion, art and filming world.

Here the fashion creativity is the main character!


Some showings are free, other are 3€

Check out the program in their website.

Play Festival: an audiovisual improvisation festival

20 Jan 2012 - 10:09

Festival Play - Barcelona

Festival Play - Barcelona

The Espai Caja Madrid joins in its space the Play Festival, a mix of audiovisual productions where the sound and the image will become an impromptu performance.


A relation between live music creation and audiovisuals. A mix of filmmakers as Greg Pope, Martha Colbun and Paul Clipson "playing" with the performance of Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Hayden Chisholm with Juan Felipe Waller and Mark Cunningham.


From the 19th to the 21st! For only 3€

Tradicionàrius...the best traditional music!

18 Jan 2012 - 08:22

This year is the 25th edition of this initiative, a music festival offering the very traditional music: Tradicionàrius!




From the 13th January to the 30th March beginners and famous artists from the traditional world meet in this festival, full of activities and entertainment. 


Names as Yacine & The Oriental, El Pont d'Arcalís, Les Violiles or Tazzuf and many many more...


An interesting suggestion to know the very popular music!



Winter sales in Barcelona!!

10 Jan 2012 - 13:15

Against this terrible crisis we are going through, we have the perfect solution: winter sales! In Spanish we call them Rebajas, and in Catalan Rebaixes.

The whole city helps us to save and to give us a breath! 

Many stores have already up to 50% off!!




The most important brands with the most amazing discounts until the next 6 March!!!


Walk along the streets and do not hesitate to go everywhere, cause every corner in Barcelona has special details ;)


5 Jan 2012 - 12:40



This is a second hand market where local people go to sell from clothing to accessories at very low prices!


The 8th the whole day from 11h to 8pm in Plaça Blanquerna, next to Universitat metro.

The Epiphany parade!

3 Jan 2012 - 10:58



In Spain, the arriving of the Magic Kings is the most important celebration of Christmas time. It's the time of presents, dinners and happiness.

In order to receive the presents, children have to give a letter with a list of their wishes and presents they want to the magic king they prefer. These, they pass through a parade offering sweets, music and joy! In catalan they call it the "cabalgata dels reis mags"

The parade takes place the 5th over a route of almost 5km through the city. The Magic Kings will arrive from the sea in a boat at 5pm!!
Have a look at the route on the website!




FNAC Music Festival!

28 Dec 2011 - 08:31

FNAC Music Festival

FNAC Music Festival

The FNAC Music Festival is here!! Many pop/indie national artists such as Amaral, Love of Lesbian, Delafé y las Flores Azules, Antònia Font, Iván Ferreiro, ... performing at the Palau Sant Jordi this 29th December.


Buy your tickets now (from 16€ to 36€)!


Have a look at their website.

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