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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

Grec Festival 2012 – The open air tradition continues

26/06/2012

Grec Festival 2012 – The open air tradition continues

The Grec Festival of Barcelona is one of the most important cultural events in Europe, and definitely the most exciting summer cultural event in BCN, with theatre, dance, music, circus and other stage arts.

 

The Teatre Grec (Greek Theatre in Castilian), Barcelona (Spain), is an outdoor theater located on the mountain of Montjuïc. Despite its name, is not a construction made by the ancient Greeks. It was designed and constructed in 1929 for the International Exposition in Barcelona by architect Ramon Nicolau Maria Rubio Reventós and i Tudurí, which was inspired by the floor of the theater of Epidaurus. It was located in an old quarry in the mountains and served as the theater space
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22/06/2012

Cup&Cake Barcelona: cupcakes with a little something special


There is something to be said about cupcakes, most commonly associated with New Yorkers, after the famous sitcom Sex and the City glamorized Bleecker Street’s Magnolia’s Bakery. Then there is London, which hosts the ever so popular Hummingbird bakery and for those that might not know, Barcelona has its very own haunt for cupcake junkies in the name of Cup and Cake Barcelona. Here at DestinationBCN we consider this little haven to be a cute place with that something special.
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14/02/2012

Menú del Día in Barcelona

The menú del día is like the secret password to Spanish existence. Whisper ‘aai-min-oe’ to the patron and you’ll be given a knowing nod and your expensive a la carte menu quickly whipped away to be replaced by a single sheet in Spanish, probably with regional terms. Think of it as a lucky dip. Chances are one of the dishes will fill you up. And it may even be good.
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15/11/2011

The Russian Ballet: When art dances with music

Curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this touring retrospective gives an insight into the transformative role of the Russian Ballet and the grand impresario at its heart, Serge Diaghilev.

While the man cut an intimidating figure, his groundbreaking vision led to the conception of what some now refer to as the greatest ballet company in history – one whose techniques many continue to use as a source of inspiration in devising contemporary ballets today. continue reading

la maleta mexicana

07/11/2011

La Maleta Mexicana – The Mexican Suitcase

The legendary Mexican Suitcase, a priceless record of the Spanish civil war, has recently made its journey from New York to Barcelona’s very own cultural epicenter, MNAC, el Museu National d’art de Catalunya. continue reading

The Mariinsky Ballet

27/10/2011

The Mariinsky Ballet at the Teatre Liceu

There is something distinctively festive about ballets – all that plush white tulle against an inky black stage, the porcelain ballerinas floating in mid-air like delicate snowflakes. Restore the rosiness to your cheeks this winter with an opulent ballet by the world-famous Russian Mariinsky School at the stunning Liceu Teatre. continue reading

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27/10/2011

Beefeater In-Edit festival

The Beefeater In-Edit festival has finally returned to Barcelona for its ninth edition, opening our eyes and ears to the world of music documentaries between 27th October and 6th November. In the arena for the opening ceremony are both music heavyweights and the creator of the Music Documentary genre, Michael Nyman – all expected to pack a strong punch at the 2011 event. continue reading

it's that time again...

25/10/2011

…how do you like your halloween?

Until a few weeks ago it may still have been possible to cling onto the last slivers of late summer warmth but we can no longer deny Autumn’s golden glow. With dark winter nights looming ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to think about one of our most exciting festive knees-ups: Halloween on 31st October. continue reading

...the never-ending mexican obsession with skulls continues

25/10/2011

El día de los muertos, Mexican style

“For an inhabitant of New York, Paris or London, death is a word that is never spoken, because it burns the lips. The Mexican however is on good terms with her, sleeps with her, courts her; she is one of his favourite playthings and his most lasting love.”
Octavio Paz. The solitary labyrinth, 1961 continue reading

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13/10/2011

Rekons, an ode to pies

One of the most enjoyable parts of this time of year is the urge to start battening down the hatches and plumping for hearty, warming dishes – comfort food that warms the cockles and melts the heart; chicken soup for the soul. continue reading

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