Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is
Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is if you plan to visit La Sagrada Familia there is no need to wait in line for tickets inside, as we did. It is much easier to buy your tickets for an appointed time at any la Caixa bank ATM machine (these are all over Barcelona). The cost at the door is 18 euros and I believe la Caixa charges the same.
Construction on this building began in 1882. Gaudi got involved a year later. It is expected, with the use of stone-carving machinery and computers to be completed in 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death. If work were to continue as it was going in the early 1900′s, without computers and modern machinery, it would not be completed for several hundred more years. When the tallest spire is added, it will be the tallest church in the world.
Gaudi was deeply religious. Somehow he expanded his mind so far outside the realm of normal it could only be described as genius. The fact that he put in motion a plan that was so entirely outrageous and difficult and that it has been followed by thousands of people to create what I saw today is what blows me away. Every tiny detail, and there are thousands and thousands, is so thoughtfully designed. And the intricacy and science behind the construction – it is inconceivable. The last time I felt that sense of awe and total amazement about the ingenuity of man, was when I saw Machu Picchu for the first time.
If you ever have a chance to visit, do not pass it up. It will change you as it did me. Promise
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Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is:
Flamenco! Tablao del Carmen
Flamenco Show Only (35€) Includes the show and a drink. The price for a child of 4-12 years is 17.50€. Children from 0-3 years go free.
Tablao Menu (69€) Includes the show, 4 course meal, coffee and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Tapas Menu (45€) Includes the show, tapas, dessert, coffees and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Children’s Menu (35€) Includes the show and the children’s menu
Notes: Formal attire is not required. Groups of more than 15 people will need to request their meal choices at least one week in advance.
El Tablao is located inside Poble Espanyol in the Montjuic area. Exact address: Avenida Marques de Comillas, Montjuic, Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 93 325 68 95
Fax: (+34) 93 425 46 16
How to get there
Metro: Plaça Espanya It is then a 5-10 minute walk to the entrance.
Bus: Take number 13 or 50 to right outside Poble Espanyol, from Gran Via or Plaça Espanya. Tourist bus: Get off at Poble Espanyol stop Car: There is a car park located close to Poble Espanyol but you have to pay. For more information on access time and prices, call Iglesias on (+34) 934 250 031.
Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit: Antoni Tapies foundation (art museum).
Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012)
He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles; the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Serpentine and
Hayward Galleries, London; the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; the
Kunstahaus, Zurich: the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the
Jeu de Paume and the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern,
Valencia; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among many
other prestigious institutions.
The Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the
former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the
Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i MontanerRestored and refurbished
by the architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau. Constructed
between 1880 and 1881 or 1882, at an early stage of the evolution of
Catalan Modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district
to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed
brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.
Hours and general information
(t) +34 934 870 315
Opening hours:Museum Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays closed.
Admission to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies until 15 minutes before closing.
General entrance: 7.00 €
Reduced entrance: 5.60 €
Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit the great :
Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)
Combining straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the light outside, the building, inaugurated in 1995, is a work by Richard Meier. It’s about what is more interesting in this museum.
Macba – Barcelona In1959 the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer believed in the need to create a Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.
MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. There are few works in the permanent collection and once in a while interesting temporary exhibitions.
Between 1960 and 1963, Cirici and Cesáreo Rodriguez Aguilera headeed a group of individuals who began to put together a collection with the objective of constituting the basis for the future museum. In February 1963, the opening of the exhibition El arte y la paz, with a clear political commitment, exposed the narrow limits of what was then permissible.
In 1986 Barcelona City Council, invited the North American architect Richard Meierto take charge of the project for the new museum. The City Council’s Department of Culture commissioned the art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt to draw up a report which would serve to define the philosophy of the future museum. In 1987 theMACBA Foundation brought private enterprise into the project. The MACBA was officially inaugurated on the 28th of November of 1995.
Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)
Address : Pl. dels Angels, 1.
Zip code : 08001
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : El Raval
Website : Macba
Opening hours : From 25 September – 26 June: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am – 7.30pm; Tuesday (not holidays) closed; Saturday: 10am – 8pm; Sundays & holidays: 10am – 3pm; 25th Desember and 1st January closed.
Prices : General: 7,5 euros (check for reductions)
Phone : +34 93 412 08 10
Phone 2 : Fax +34 93 412 46 02
Metro/Bus : Catalunya Pl. Universitat
Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is to visit The Joan Miro Foundation museum, enjoy it !
The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on 10 June 1975. It had its origins in Miró’s first large exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu. Several figures from the world of the arts saw the opportunity to have a space in Barcelona dedicated to the artist’s work. However, in accordance with his wishes, the new institution was also to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects.At a time when artistic and cultural life was certainly minimal, the Foundation brought a refreshing vitality, together with a new, more dynamic concept of an art museum in which Miró’s art was shown alongside a wide variety of creative works by other artists – a fact that is reflected in the Foundation’s full name of Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art.
X-mas holidays: 25 and 26 December and 1rst January, closed.
Friday 6th January: open from 10 to 2,30 pm
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 19.00
(October – June)
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 20.00
(July – September)
Thursdays, 10.00 – 21.30
Sundays and public holidays,
10.00 – 14.30
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
Permanent collection + temporary exhibition
Students aged 15-30, persons over 65
and unemployed persons
(proof must be provided): €7.00
School groups: 6€
Adults groups: 7€
Espai 13: €2,5
Adults: € 7,00
Groups: € 5,00
Web site: www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org
Today´s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is:
The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the training periods in the life of the artist; we could say that it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period, of which the Museum has a priceless group of works. Furthermore, the Museum houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series, Las Meninas (1957) and a very large Picasso’s prints collection, now displayed in the rooms opened in the beginning of 2008.
The Museum has undergone successive renovations and expansions, and it’s currently starting to develop new programmes, activities and services to become a reference place, envisaged to spreading knowledge and to fostering the visitor’s participation and critical views. The Museum wishes to be a dialogue space, exploring new approaches to Picasso’s work and influence and offering new perspectives on the Museum Collection.
The history of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the chronicle of the artist’s firm wish to leave the imprint of his art in our city. Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend and personal secretary, Jaume Sabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists.
Museu Picaso of Barcelona
Address: Montcada 15-23
Telf:+34- 93 256 30 00
web page: http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en/