Experience Art in Barcelona #buycatalunya
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Barcelona (9:00 am)Departure from Hotel Plaza to visit Barcelona www.barcelonaturisme.com
Barcelona is one of the world’s leading destinations for urban tourism. With 6.5 million annual visitors and 60,000 hotel beds, it has climbed to reside among the top five European cities in the sector. The Catalonia’s flagship city combines the attractiveness of its culture and architecture (Gaudí) with the vitality of a dynamic urban centre expressed in its commercial offering, gastronomy and sports calendar, as well as its particular lifestyle. Located on the Mediterranean and enhanced by five kilometres of beaches, it is the leading destination for cruise liners and a successful venue for business tourism.
Guided Tour of “Gran Teatre del Liceu” (9:30 am)www.liceubarcelona.cat
La Rambla, 51-59 - 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 485 99 00
Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfill its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city.
Legends, traditions, stories passed down from generation to generation heard in our streets…Those will come alive in our tour. Get introduced to the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and travel back in time to discover the enthralling history of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter thanks to this amazing walking tour.
Surrounded by the dark, narrow and richly atmospheric medieval streets, we will walk through the Gothic Quarter, at the same time that we discover how our ancestors lived, their social life and the relation they had with this part of the city.
iscover how to prepare this simple and typical catalan dish.
Rambla de Catalunya, 13 - 08007 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 302 66 31
Guided Tour of the Fundació Tàpies (3:15 pm)Fundació Antoni Tàpies,
Aragó 255 - 08007 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 487 03 15
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies takes a plural, interdisciplinary approach and aims to set up cooperative ventures with experts in different fields of learning to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary art and culture. It combines the organisation of temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications to go with the activities and periodic shows of Antoni Tàpies’ work. The Fundació owns one of the most complete collections of Tàpies’ work, mostly made up of donations by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies.
Provença, 261 – 265 - 08008 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 484 59 04
Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’, is a most unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Today it is the headquarters of Fundació CatalunyaCaixa and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.
Passeig de Gràcia, 98, 08008 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 496 10 32
The Fundació Suñol is a private, non-profit making organisation which has put Josep Suñol’s contemporary art collection on display to the public, and at the same time is running a project which encourages the production and diffusion of avant-garde art.
e Foundation has a two-pronged approach. Firstly it aims to show the entire collection on an on-going basis but presented in different formats, from series that are chronological to others where dialogues and interactions occur between the different pieces in the collection.
The second approach, Nivell Zero, will take place in a different physical and temporal space and will accommodate all kinds of practical and theoretical activities based on arts firmly committed to the 21st century.
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Visit of the Cripta and Colònia Güell (9:30 am)Carrer de Claudi Güell, 6, 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Spain | 936 30 58 07www.elbaixllobregat.net/coloniaguell
Carrer Claudi Güell s/n - 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló
Tel. 34 93 630 58 07
In 1898, Eusebi Güell, a leading industrialist and patron of Catalan arts and literature, commissioned the architect Antoni Gaudí to design a church for the textile estate that he had founded in the municipality of Santa Coloma de Cervelló in 1890.
The Colònia Güell was first set up in 1890 on the initiative of Eusebi Güell, a businessman, at his Can Soler de la Torre estate, in the municipality of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, where he moved his textile busines from Sants, now part of Barcelona.
Social conflicts in Barcelona at that time led him to set up the new factory equipped with the latest technology- outside the city on a model industrial estate, with the workers’ houses alongside the factory, forming an urban complex with its own character, and social and economic life, supervised by the company.
Guided tour of the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) (12:00 am)Mirador del Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain | 936 22 03 60[MAP IMAGE]Lat/Lng: 41.367693 , 2.154069Mirador del Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain936 22 03 60www.mnac.cat
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc - 08038 Barcelona Tel: 34 93 622 03 60
The Romanesque art collection is one of the MNAC’s most prominent for its exceptional number of sets of wall paintings, unique in the world. The collection consists of works from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. The Gothic art collection features works from distinct stylistic periods, employing different techniques from the late 13th to the 15th centuries.
Lunch at Font de Prades located in Poble Espanyol (1:30 pm)Avinguda del Marquès de Comillas, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Espanya | 935 08 63 00www.lafontdeprades.cat
Poble Espanyol - Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13-27 -08038 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 426 75 19
El Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the Barcelona
International Exhibition as the pavilion dedicated to art. The aim was to give an idea of what might be an ideal model of a Spanish village containing the main characteristics of all towns and villages in the peninsula.
Guided Tour of the MACBA (4:00 pm)Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain | 902 88 49 90www.macba.cat
Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 412 46 02
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences. MACBA is an open institution where citizens can find a space of public representation, and also prioritises education and innovation in its field. All of the above, in addition to its commitment to heritage preservation and networking with other institutions, place MACBA at the forefront of the art system in Catalonia and confirm Barcelona’s position as a world art capital and an international benchmark.
Guided Tour of the MIBA Museum (5:30 pm)Carrer de la Ciutat, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain | 933 32 79 30www.mibamuseum.com
Carrer Ciutat 7 - 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93332 79 30
The miba houses a wide variety of content, encompassing the fascinating spectrum of invention and creativity. Each space fulfils a specific role, with the aim of creating an interesting experience for all those involved in the creative and business processes as well as the general public. The miba has three sections: Limitless Society, Reflectionarium, Corner of the Absurd.
Dinner at La Gavina restaurant (8:30 pm)Plaça de Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain | 932 21 05 95Dinner at La Gavina restaurant
Address: Plaça de Pau Vila 1 - 08039 Barcelona
T 34 93 221 05 95
Accommodation in Hotel Me Barcelona (8:30 pm)Carrer de Pere IV, 272, 08005 Barcelona, Spain | 902 14 44 40Pere IV, 272-286 (08005) Barcelona
Architecture that staircases the sky; a beacon watching over an energetic cityscape-ME Barcelona Hotel offers a new interpretation to contemporary design, international cuisine, and the urban experience; fusing personal and professional into one emblematic hotel!
- total distance: 19 miles (31 km)