Monday, 22 September 2008
Every year on the 1st Saturday of October the triathlon is hold in Barcelona. The triathlon consists of 1500 metres of swimming, 40 kilometres of cycling and 10 of running. All the participants start at the same time and have to complete the circuit as fast as possible. I would like to recommend you to share this incredible event with us in Vila Olímpica. This unique atmosphere encourages spectators as well as competitors to enjoy the race.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
La Mercè festival has over 500 big and small activities, parades, concerts, firework displays, air shows, a 10km run and lots more events happening through out the city of Barcelona from the Friday 19th September until 24th September, the latter being a public holiday.
The Mercè Festival activities fall into 4 main areas:
The Festival of Music
Concerts in the streets and parks all over Barcelona, including the BAM music festival: http://www.bcn.cat/bam
The Festival of Tradition
Castellers competitions (human towers), capgrossos and gegant parades (dwarves with big heads and giants) and an entire menagerie of festive animals, accompanied by guests from Mediterranean countries.
The Festival in the Sky – Festa al Cel
The biggest event of the Air festival is the acrobatic air show featuring jets, balloons and gliders and more. This event is actually at the week-end after the Mercè and takes place at the Parc del Forum
The Festival of Fire
All types of sparks, from the pyrotechnical fireworks and music show to the correfoc (literally a five-run).
Food and wine tasting festivals
There are several smaller festivals that are part of the Mercè festival.
Among other popular festivals during the Merce is the street book fair, la 57 Feria del Libro de Ocasión Antiguo y Moderno, which starts on 19th September and runs until end of the first week of October. It can be found on the streets of Passeig de Gracia from Plaza Catalunya to Arago. Lots of bargains to be found!
And last but definitely not least we must mention the Festival Solar which takes place in the Parc de la Cuitadella. This purpose is to raise awareness of environmental issues and renewable energy. Visit them at http://www.festivalsolar.org/
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Wednesday, 3 September 2008
If you have never been in the CAMP NOU stadium, I would like to recommend you to book a ticket for this competition.
The date and time of games will be decided approximately ten days before.
THE CALENDAR :
Tuesday 16 Sptember - FC BARCELONA vs SPORTING L.
Tuesday 4 November - FC BARCELONA vs FC BALE
Tuesday 9 December - FC BARCELONA vs SHAKHTAR D.
More information on : http://www.fcbarcelona.com/
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Tuesday, 19 August 2008
* Cinema outdoors.
Where? at the CCCB, the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona C/ Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona Tel. 93 306 41 00 Fax. 93 306 41 01) The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) organizes and produces exhibitions, debates, festivals and concerts, programmes film cycles, courses and lectures, and encourages creation using new technologies and languages. It promotes artistic research in fields such as multimedia, backs research into exhibition formats, exports its in-house productions to other national and international arts centres, museums and institutions, and generates debate, thought and reflection on the theme of the city and the public domain, as well as other issues of current affairs. The CCCB also compiles materials that are available for public consultation, comprising its inheritance, its holdings and archives of exhibition formats, publications, digital archives, audiovisuals, and so on. It is a space open to groups of independent artists, creators and programmers, and to various bodies with which we have forged bonds over the years, offer cinema al aire libre every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of August.
* Music outdoors.
Where? At the Parc de la Ciutadella.
Every Wednesday and Friday from 11.00pm at the Glorieta del Parc de la Ciutadella.
*What to do with children?
Barcelona offers a lot of attractive activities for the whole family.
During the summer, the Zoo offers free activities like guide visit, drawing of animals…
Another option is the attractions park TIBIDADO.
A lot of attractions for teenagers and children. A new mirrors room “Miramiralls”, where across lights and colors games you can recreate a magic world.
Organized activities for children educated. Close to the sea.
Activities like skating, and a lot of others.
** Where to sleep?
“To feel like home this apartment is perfect, and it is more economical than the hotel”
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
David Guetta (born November 7, 1967 in Paris) is a French DJ.At age 13, he began mixing his first vinyls. At 17, he worked as a DJ at 'Broad' in Paris, launching his career. From 1988 to 1990, he mixed house music at Radio Nova. In 2005, his single "The World Is Mine", which contains a sample of Simple Minds "Someone Somewhere In Summertime", topped European dance charts. He appeared in an advertisement for L’Oréal hair cream.Vocals on many of his singles are performed by singer Chris Willis.
November 30th saw David Guetta make his debut in Bournemouth, UK, for 2020ROCKS, playing alongside the French electro DJ Sébastien Léger.In 2007, he was elected as World DJ Nr. 10 by the British DJ Mag.
For 2008, he and his wife Cathy Guetta are planning a new event which will take place in the Stade de France. On July 5, 2008, he will perform with Tiesto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of 40.000 spectators. The Sensation White, where Guetta performed several times, seems to be the inspiration.He has also been playing in many countries around the world to promote his 2007 album "Pop Life". He played in Mauritius on the 12th of January 2008 accompanied by French rapper Joey Starr of the mythic French rap group NTM.
Wednesday- Saturday: 00:00 - 06:00
Free pass till 03:00 for everynight but saturday with this flyer you pay 12 euros (regular price 20 euros)
Website : http://www.clubpachabcn.com/
Coming next 06th June at the Pacha the great French DJ: Bob Sinclar! It is a Pacha's event, you can book your places right know directly on the website.
Bob Sinclar, mistaken many times as "Sinclair" (born Christophe Le Friant, 10 May 1967) is a Grammy Award-nominated French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions.
Sinclar started DJing in 1986, when he was 18 years old, specialising in funk and hip-hop music, with the name Chris The French Kiss. His first club hit was "Gym Tonic", which was co-produced by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, featuring vocals illegally taken from a Jane Fonda fitness tape. The Bob Sinclar persona was based on a character from Philippe de Broca's film Le Magnifique.
Le Friant is famous for popularising the "French touch" of house music, with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. His track "I Feel For You", a tribute to French musician Cerrone, from his second album Champs Elysées, hit #9 in the UK Top 40. On track "Darlin'", he worked with vocalist James "D-Train" Williams.
Le Friant has also worked under other pseudonyms. Under the aliases The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, he has dabbled in hip-hop and acid jazz. He also created the Africanism project, where an ensemble of artists produce house music with a combination of Latin, jazz, African and tribal flavours.
In 2005 he scored a hit with the single "Love Generation", that reached #1 on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts and the German Media Control Single Charts in 2006. The song was a huge success throughout Europe, also peaking at no. 2 in the Dutch Top 40 and it stood 39 weeks in the Ultratop 50 in Belgium. It also became one of the official anthems for the World Cup 2006 held in Germany. The follow-up hit was "World, Hold On", that features Steve Edwards and also managed to chart in the top ten in most of the European countries. "Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)" followed on 22 August 2006.
The remix of "World, Hold on" by E-Smoove is nominated for a Grammy 2007 in the category Remixed Recording. Also, "World, Hold On" topped in Billboard Magazine as Number One Hot Dance Club Play Single of 2006, beating Madonna and Christina Aguilera.
The fourth single of the album Western Dream, called "Tennessee" was supposed to be released in April 2007, but has been canceled due to the rumour of a new album being released.
His latest album is Sound of Freedom. It came out in France on 21 May 2007. The remix of "Rock This Party" reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts
Wednesday- Saturday: 00:00 - 06:00
Thursday, 22 May 2008
This sunny apartment is located on the 4th floor in a completly renovated building with lift. Totally outer and very sunny, there is a big living/dinning room with an american kitchen opened to the living room and its study area, like in a loft and with direct access to the fantastic terrace. This terrace is furnished with hammocks, table and chairs.
On the same floor there is a double bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a bath tub.
Upstairs you will find the main bedroom and its large window with a beautiful view to the second terrace. Both terraces are furnished with comfortable hammocks where you can lie down and relax taking a sun bath surrounded by well taken care of plants, that will make you feel like inside a garden in the centre of Barcelona.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and all the necessary to feel at home. The apartment is fully equipped with central heating for the winter and Air Conditioning for the summer. The apartment also has a washing machine and a dryer. There is ADSL Wi-Fi Internet in the apartment.
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Permanent collection €8, concessions €6
Oct-Jun Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Located in the heart of Barcelona's old quarter, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a UNESCO heritage site, known for its stunning architectural design by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
This summer some great artist are coming to perform their show in the 2nd Spanish capital.
So do not hesitate to book your tickets right now to go and admire the show of the artist you like the most!
may 19 Busta Rhymes
jun 01 Bon Jovi Losthighway World Tour
jun 04 Zucchero
jun 07 Feist Concert
jun 15 Avril Lavigne
jun 19 Sonar
jun 28 Jack Johnson
jun 29 Marc Anthony
jul 04 El Canto del Loco
jul 08 James Blunt
jul 08 Lenny Kravitz
jul 10 Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals and Mc-Clan
jul 11 Duffy
jul 18 Summer Case
jul 20 Bruce Springsteen
You can buy your tickets directly online through a lot of different websites.
Friday, 9 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Here it is a big part of the artist who will perform at Estrella Dam:
808 State, A Place To Bury Strangers, Alan Braxe, Animal Collective, Apparat Band, Dj Assault, Atlas Sound, Autolux, Awesome Color, Bill Callahan, Bishop Allen, Bob Mould Band, Bon Iver, Boris, British Sea Power, Buffalo Tom, Caribou, Cat Power, Clipse, The Cribs, De La Soul, Deerhunter, Digital Mystikz, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Projectors, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith + Kutmasta Kurt, Edan & MC Dagha, El Guincho, Ellen Allien, Enon, Eric's Trip, Fanfarlo, The Felice Brothers, Fuck Buttons, Dj Funk, Gentle Music Men, The Go! Team, Grande-Marlaska, Health, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Holy Fuck, It's Not Not, Kavinsky, Kinski, Les Savy Fav, Lightspeed Champion, Madee, Man Man, The Mary Onettes, Mary Weiss, The Marzipan Man, Menomena, Messer Chups, Midnight Juggernauts, Mission Of Burma, Mixmaster Mike, Model 500, MV & EE with The Golden Road, Nick Lowe, No Age, The Notwist, Okkervil River, Om, Para One, Pissed Jeans, Polvo, Port O'Brien, Portishead, Prinzhorn Dance School, Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Robert Hood, Rufus Wainwright, The Rumble Strips, Scout Niblett, Sebadoh, Shipping News, Silver Jews, Simian Mobile Disco, Six Organs Of Admittance, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Strange Death Of Liberal England, Subterranean Kids, Supermayer, Surkin, The Swell Season, Tachenko, Tarántula, Thomas Brinkmann, Throbbing Gristle, Tiefschwarz, Tindersticks, Träd Gräs och Stenar, Vampire Weekend, Vórtice, Voxtrot, White Williams, Why?, Young Marble Giants. - -
Visit the homepage of Primavera Sound Festival here!
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Thursday, 24 April 2008
BARCELONA, Spain — Cristiano Ronaldo could have put FC Barcelona away early.
Instead, the Manchester United winger sent his third-minute penalty wide, leaving the English champions with a 0-0 draw in front of a crowd of 98,000 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal.
Ronaldo's miss could haunt the two-time champion when its hosts Barcelona in the second leg on Tuesday at Old Trafford.
"I didn't score - no problem," Ronaldo said. "Now I'm going to score in Manchester."
Man United coach Alex Ferguson was hopeful the missed chance wouldn't hurt the two-time champion, which has been eliminated at this stage of the competition in seven of its nine showings.
"I hope not. But the game now starts at Old Trafford," Ferguson said. "It's now down to the deciding goal. The big bonus now is, if we win, we're through. And with the record at Old Trafford, the atmosphere, the fans - we have a good chance."
Eto'o put a shot into the side netting in the 53rd after Andres Iniesta had back-heeled Messi's pass to him on the right. Iniesta had a penalty appeal waved off in the 71st.
United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar got his hands up in the 83rd to deny substitute Thierry Henry's hard shot from the left, and the Netherlands goalkeeper stopped Henry's curling free kick from outside the area two minutes from the end.
Ronaldo was United's one consistent threat and could have had another penalty in the 29th but referee Massimo Busacca waved play on. The Portugal winger had intercepted Iniesta's cross-field pass to move into the area but was knocked to the ground by Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez. "I think he touched me, but the referee didn't give a penalty," Ronaldo said. "I don't know why. I don't understand."
Man United has won just once in 17 matches in Spain, and Ferguson was pleased not to add a 10th defeat to that tally.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
While men traditionally give their girlfriends a rose, girls present their knights in shining armour with a book. A stroll down Las Ramblas reveals hundreds of stalls, which sell some 400,000 books on St George's Day, designated the Day of the Book.
The celebration comes from the legend of the Saint himself - he famously slayed a dragon and a red rose sprouted miraculously from a drop of its blood, which he, in turn, gave to a princess.
You can take the opportunity to spend a romantic weekend in Barcelona enjoying this special day in couple. Suprise your girlfriend and rent a lovely studio just near the Ramblas where the event takes place.
Thursday, 10 April 2008
For the 15th time, the Sonar Festival will take place in Barcelona and is to be held this year on the 19th, 20th and 21st of June and will once again welcome more than 80 000 music addicts.
This year, the female factor and hybridism will be the main themes. You can view the complete and detailed program by clicking here.
Get your 3 days pass in advance for 170 Euros :
Advance sales: http://www.ticktackticket.com/
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For more details about the Sonar Festival 2008, check the official website : http://www.sonar.es/
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
The programme includes appearances by many of the major names in Spanish (and international) fashion design including Hannibal Laguna and Raimon Bundo. A section for new talent has, in recent years, featured the creations of Carolina Herrera, Angel Schlesser, Javier Larrainzar and Francis Montesinos.
Please note: the event is strictly reserved for trade professionals only.
When: 30 May - 1 Jun 2008 (annual)
Where: Fira de Barcelona
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-8pm (until 7pm Sun)
Where: Palau Sant Jordi
Cost: One day €103 days €15; under 5s free
Monday, 17 March 2008
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008
DH-Rent provides you very special offers to get about the city for some days or for more long time. You will be able to rent 50cc and 125cc:
1 day: 16 Euros (+13 Euros insurance)
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1 week: 100 Euros (+30 Euros insurance)
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Friday, 22 February 2008
Here we have the most interesting Nightclubs and Nightbars for you:
Wednesday- Saturday: 00:00 - 06:00
Free pass till 03:00 for everynight but saturday with this flyer you pay 12 euros (regular price 20 euros)
Website : http://www.clubpachabcn.com/
Fri-Sat 01:00 - 05:00
Entrance: 12 euros (+ a drink)
It is in fact 5 clubs in-one and your entrance free covers all. There are 5 rooms in the disco and all play wildly differing music which makes for a surreal experience wandering from a room playing trance into one playing punk. It also means that there is a rather a strange mix of people, but everyone is happy and the atmosphere is good.
The main room of the club also doubles as a very good concert venue (Jack Johnson played here). The club attracts big names so have a look out for the posters on the street announcing who is playing in each room, or check out the website.
Mirabé is a spectacular place for a big party. It is located at the mountain Tibidabo. From the terrace of Mirabé you can look down on the glittering city of Barcelona.
Mittwoch: 00:00 - 05:00
Donnerstag - Samstag: 00:00 - 05:30
Ambiente: Modern / Trendy
One of the most popular discos in Barcelona called Otto Zutz. It is distributed on two floors with different atmosphere and the main music they play is Disco Funk Dance, Garage, Trash, Techno/House.
Up & down
Prices: 12€-18€ (includes 1 drink)
The chic atmosphere here attracts elite Barcelonans of all ages. The more mature patrons, specifically the black-tie, post-theater crowd, head upstairs, leaving the downstairs section to loud music and flaming youth. Up and Down is the most cosmopolitan disco in Barcelona, with impeccable service, sassy waiters, and a welcoming atmosphere. Technically, this is a private club -- you can be turned away at the door.
The City Hall is a club in the mere centre of Barcelona attracts especially young, fashionable people who like electronic music. Fridays and Saturdays you will find techno and house music here, Sundays are reserved for “zen ” nights: electronic, break beat music with vocals. The dance floor is huge!
The mojito club's impressive decor and large dance floor provided the perfect atmosphere and space for salsa dance and all flavors of Latin beats, including danzoon, Salsa, Meringue, regaeton and more! DJs and a lively crew of a mojito special event are impressive achievements of internationally renowned dancers and theme.
You enjoy Shoko from the first moment. The Interior, which is mainly in red, black and gold is required to be essentially the elements of wood, fire, metal, water and earth. In two separate VIP areas (separate from the dance floor and a bamboo landscape) it leaves the visitor with well good lights. In the chill beds witnessed the electrifying atmosphere and can be located either by old movies or Japanese manga comics sprinkle. Not only because of the spectacular look at the mediterranean is the terrace of Shoko probably a beautiful beach club of Barcelona. From Thursday to Sunday to make representatives from all age groups equally the night into day. The dress code is sexy and stylish and the people there are absolutely trendy.
A great bar, which is even twice there (Passeig de Colon de Arribau and c.). There are 500 different Chupitos, all with a lot of fire show and served. You must try the Rambo ! The Espit Chupito offers a wonderful atmosphere to chilling and dancing.
You must be here to eat if you go to visit Barcelona. The environment is fabulous and the food is even better! If you have birthdays or other things to celebrate the Buddha Bar is just right for you.
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To give tip to the cab driver is welcome in Barcelona, but not required. If you want to tip, then give only 5 to 10 % of the taxi fare. The official Barcelona taxis are yellow and black with a green light on the roof indicating that it is free.
If you want to drive with a taxi in the heart of the city, could it be that a taxi is not the best choice. Most parts of the city centre are pedestrian zones, and the roads from the city center can run quite small and full of traffic. In such situation, you have two options, the Barcelona transport system (subway and buses)or walk.
Here are some telephonenumbers of taxicompany's in Barcelonas:
Tele: (0034) 93 225 0000
Tele: (0034) 93 303 3033
Tele: (0034) 93 284 8888
Tele: (0034) 93 330 0300
Tele: (0034) 93 339 9262
Tele: (0034) 93 433 1020
Tele: (0034) 93 357 7755
Tele: (0034) 93 300 2314
Tele: (0034) 93 300 1100
Taxi for disabled persons
Wheelchair access Taxis in Barcelona
Tele: (0034) 93 322 2222
Tele: (0034) 93 3070707
Tele: (0034) 93 420 8088
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Maximum speed : 300 km/h, geplant: 350 km/h
The Barcelona Metro was build in 1924 with the construction of the 'Gran Metro' between Lesseps and the Plaça de Catalunya, part of the modern line 3. Two years later the 'Metro Transversal' (now part of line 1) was built between the Plaça de Catalunya and la Bordeta to link the city centre with the Plaça d'Espanya and Montjuïc, the site of the 1929 Universal Exhibition.
In modern times the network consists of nine lines managed by two different operators: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), which manages the major underground lines; and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC - Catalan Government Railways), which manages three integrated commuter lines running out into the extended metropolitan area. Fares are integrated into Autoritat del Transport Metropolità, a city-wide system that also includes local and regional buses and some regional train services. 98% of its railtracks are subsurface.
From Monday to Thursday, Sunday & holiday
5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Saturdays and day prior to 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9
L1 Hospital de Bellvitge - Badalona Centre - L2 Fira 2 - Morera - L3 Zona Universitària - Trinitat Nova - L4 Trinitat Nova - Sagrera-Meridiana - L5 Cornellà Centre - Vall d'Hebron - L6 Pça Catalunya - Reina Elisenda - L7 Pça Catalunya - Av. Tibidabo - L8 Pça Espanya - Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa - L9 Aeroport Terminal Sud - Can Zam - L10 Zona Franca - Gorg - L11 Trinitat Nova - Can Cuiàs
The rematch is on 4th March 2008 at Nou Camp
Barcelona play Celtic in the last 16 of this year's Champions League at the Nou Camp stadium.
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Tuesday, 19 February 2008
The highlights of the last year include Band of Horses, Comets on Fire, Bola, Explosions in the Sky, Built to Spill, Dirty Three and Isis.
Friday, 15 February 2008
The mountain of Tibidabo is the highest point of the Collserola hills, in Barcelona, it hosts an amusement park. Everyone in the city remembers its fantastic grottoes, the dizzying experience of the Talaia, the Hall of Mirrors with its grotesque reflections, the excitement of the Aeromàgic, the fascination of the old fair of automatons. Sensations which can now be rediscovered by young and old.
The Montserrat monastery, which houses "La Moreneta" (the Black Virgin), Catalonia's patroness, is a magnet for tourists and pilgrims the world over. The legend of the Black Virgin dates to the 9th century, when the monastery's first chapel was constructed. Jump to the 20th century and you find the monastery of Montserrat playing an important role in the Catalan nationalist movement. The first Catalan bible was published here during Franco's rule (1939-1975) and it was an important anti-Franco stronghold during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Tip: visit the Montserrat monastery at 1pm on weekdays or noon on Sundays to see its phenomenal boys choir is chanting the Ave Maria.
How to reach Montserrat from Barcelona
Cheaper than the train, but for sure lacking the thrill factor, is the daily morning bus service from Barcelona. Ask for "Julia Tours"at the Barcelona tourist office (Plaça de Catalunya). A one-way bus trip costs about €7.
Catalonia Wine Country
Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, about 35 minutes from Barcelona, is the city's closest vineyard. If you're interested in Catalan sparkling wines, this is your spot.
Vilafranca del Penèdes, on the other hand, is Catalonia's most important production area for still wine. It's been an important trade center since the 11th century and holds a small musem and church in addition to wineries.
Getting to Catalonia Wine Country
"Rodalies" trains depart every 30 minutes from Barcelona Sants or Plaça de Catalunya to Sant Sadurní (€2.25) and Vilafranca (€2.75). Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. If you decide to go by car, head west along Avinguada Diagonal and get on the AP-7 motorway.
House-Museum Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol
Trains from Barcelona to Figueres (Barcelona-Portbou RENFE line) leave hourly from Barcelona Sants and Passeig de Gracia. The Dali museum is about a 10 minute walk from the train station; follow the posted signs. About 2 hours from Barcelona.
The SARFA bus company also runs routes to Figueres.