The public fountain of Portaferrissa

The public fountain of Portaferrissa Life near one of Barcelona’s most famous entrances The city where I live is full of stories and curiosities but it is not always easy to dwell on details. This article focuses on some corners often unnoticed by the distracted eye of passers-by. The public fountain of Portaferrissa is the first of a short series of stories centered on the public fountains present in the center, witnesses of an ancient past. A corner on the sidelines The low turnout of tourists no longer crowds the streets of the center and the space between passersby gives breath to those places in the city that are often… Read More

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Hotel Casino la Rabassada

Hotel Casino la Rabassada The ruins of a majestic Hotel Casino bear witness to a troubled history and macabre legends     To rearrange a bit my ideas of this year that has just begun, I decide to stroll through Barcelona’s Olympic Port. I absentmindedly step in front of the famous Casino Barcelona, ​​located just below the luxurious Hotel Arts. A real temptation for those who love to challenge fate or simply savor the thrill of gambling. A modern structure, which, as I continue the walk, gives me a doubt. Could it be the only casino that ever existed in Barcelona? The following days my investigation over texts and web… Read More

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Mysterious numbers in Barcelona.

Mysterious numbers in Barcelona

Mysterious numbers in Barcelona An artistic work that contains the fundamentals of nature   Walking along the Paseo de Joan Borbò, on the side of the Barceloneta district, the view is difficult to distract from the luxurious moored yachts, the palm trees and the recently reopened restaurants. The smell of the sea leaves no room for other thoughts except to reach the beach and relax in the sun. Few tourists finally give space to enjoy the surrounding environment. Suddenly my eyes are drawn to a strange detail on the ground. A square with a number inside, a large one, 6765. Pausing to look the shape, I notice another a little… Read More

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Atelier de Pilar Güell a space of creation in the Raval

Atelier de Pilar Güell a space of creation in the Raval

Atelier de Pilar Güell a space of creation in the Raval Hidden among the narrow streets of the neighborhood is a center dedicated to art Lose myself walking around the Raval is one of my pastimes. I loosen the pace of my step, stop to look at a shop windows or sneak into one of the many streets. A few weeks ago, absorbed in my thoughts, almost stumbling around against a sign placed on the ground. I look around to see what is written and I read: Art exposiciòn, Zeigeist el espiritu de la epoca. An art exhibition! I am intrigued by the room that houses paintings and various artistic… Read More

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Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born

Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born If you are in Barcelona for holiday, ​​take a little walk to El Born district. Is a famous district inside the historic center due for the secession war. Did not you know? It does not matter if you read something here at least you’ll not look at like a lunatic. In any case, in terms of faces, if yours will be strange, you find some really curious. Like stone I would say. yes right! If you come across the church of Santa Maria del Mar it will be easy to find one. You do not even know this church? Okay, let… Read More

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Cable Car

Cable Car Of Barcelona

CABLE CAR OF BARCELONA Cable car of Barcelona. Do you like to fly over the port area of Barcelona and reach the Montjuic? Well cable car of Barcelona is what you need. From the most famous beach of Barceloneta to the famous promontory: The Montjuic. You can ceck tickets and time table here. Few numbers to keep in mind: An architect, two important dates and three stations.   Carles Buigas designed the structure for the exhibition of 1929 but 1931 was the year of inauguration.   The three stations: the towers of St. Sebastien, St. Jaume and Miramar. In ten minutes you will arrive at Montjuic enjoying a unique panorama with… Read More

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Calatrava tower

Calatrava Tower

Calatrava Tower Calatrava Tower, This is a symbol of the pasts Olimpic games of Barcelona in the 1992, made by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava. It is a telecomunication tower with a very strange and innovative structure of 136m heght. it takes just 3 years to build this innovative desing made by stainless steel painted in white. The form try to evoke a greek athlete kneeling ready to receive a medal. Nowaday the trophy of Grand Prix of Spain has the same form and desing. The form and the inclination allow the tower to be used like a sundial but to be onest not so usefull.   That’s my story:… Read More

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