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Barcelona Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso of Barcelona by Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia

Dear friends :

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia culture recommendation for this week is for visiting:

Museu Picasso of Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the
formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is
revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent
collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals
his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that
was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

Address: Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
museupicasso@bcn.cat

Barcelona Day Trip by Hostal Residencia Australia

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A nice one or two day trips.

Catalunya is a fascinating region. I adore it´s natural beauty. I also love walking through it and hopefully taking part of that beauty with me back home in my dreams and wishes.

I just came back from a two day walk on the cami de san jaume , a new extension of the Camino de Santiago, just north of Barcelona that goes through the volcanic region of La Garrotxa.

It´s very easy and beautiful.

Summarising you walk , eat good cheap food, take pictures, laugh, sweat and be happy.

How to achieve such?

You take an express bus to Olot, a small town, at the bus stop that is just 5 blocks away from where we are.

Once in Olot from the old train station you start walking on the via Verde del carrilet which is a route following the old railroad track that joins Olot and Girona. You can also cycle but then you rush past places.

This track goes through a lot of towns. So you have a rest point , hotels, restaurants , shops every 5 to 8 km.

No need to carry much food, water nor camping gear.

So your first worry would be in what town to have lunch and the menu del dia which is a festive occasion on it´s own with wine , three courses of good home cooking, desserts, and coffee for about 11 euros.

After lunch we suffer a bit more walking for a few hours and then we choose where to sleep as you also have nice hostels every 10 km . I stayed in a very nice hostel had a great supper again a supper of three courses .

 

The track takes three days to complete but you can do one , two or three nights . When you get tired you wait for the bus in one of the towns along the way, go to Girona and there take the train to Barcelona.

This is the bus timetable for buses to Olot from Barcelona. Go to http://www.teisa-bus.com/web/horaris/L9.PDF

For buses along the track that goes from Olot to Girona you have one every couple of hours.

More info on the track Via Verde del carrilet

More info of the whole track called cami de san jaume.

http://www.camidesantjaume.cat/

It is very easy to do, transports to there and back are excellent , the food is great and the views pretty nice.

A surprise from the 15th century

The Jewish community and their descendants that were expelled from Spain by The Catholic Kings in 1492 are known as Sephardi.

Their descendants have maintained part of their Spanish tradition and language over the centuries.

Here we have from the U.S.A, Elisa Agava, that speaks Spanish and still recalls here Grandmother speaking to her in Judeo Español , an old spanish from the 15th century

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My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia

My secret tapa place. Barcelona travel guide by Hostal residencia Australia .

The Labyrinth of Horta

Our barcelona hostel tip of the day is to visit the romantic gardens and labyrinth of Horta. Prices adults: 1,90o. Children under 6 free Opening hours: From 10.am until sunset XVIII century construction Architect: Doménico Bagutti

How to get there: Line 111, the green line, exit at Mundet Have fun.

The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

This is cool tip and it is a good opportunity to get a nice view of the city as it is located in the top part of the city next to the mountain of Tibidado.

Look at a stone and feel the past

La Rambla del Borne.

This rambla can be considered the heart of the bohemian district of “el
Borne”, next to the main ramblas, full of nice bars and cafes to enjoy the
Barcelona night.

You would never guess that this rambla was before the grounds for medieval
tournaments. At certain times of the year they would decorate this rambla
with flowers and flags with the nobel´s emblems , build wooden seating
arrangements so that the town´s folk could attend in mass numbers to witness
the brave combats.

The Montcada family was known for the bravery of their Knights, ( the
museum Picasso is located on the street named after this family) who also
fought along side Roger de Lauria in the crusades of the Holy Land.

UPdate on concurso

I am receiving excellent replies.

We have decided  to add new questions every 15 days for new comers. No one has answered incorrectly yet,

Do not worry all questions  will  be very easy

Estoy recibiendo unas respuestas excelentes al concurso de las cuales me siento muy orgulloso. Con el fin de mantener una fluidez en el concurso y en su objetivo cada 15 dias iremos renovando las preguntas .

Gracias a todos.

The questions, Las preguntas. The quiz, El concurso

The first stage , the questions

If you get these right you will be able to move on to section 2 of the contest. The collage
Please send the replies to info@residenciaustralia.com

In what year ( approximately )were the walls of the city of Barcelona torn
down coinciding with a general strike and the death of of 6400 people from
cholera ?

What was the approximate population of Barcelona in 1920 and in 1492?

In what year was the inquisition abolished in Spain ?

In what palace was Columbus received by the kings of Spain in Barcelona?

In what year did the construction of the barrio de la Barceloneta of Barcelona start ?

Who was Tete Montoliu and what big band did he record with in Barcelona?
The collage

La primera fase. Las preguntas

Porfavor envien la respuesta a estas preguntas a: info@residenciaustralia.com

Si aciertan podrán pasar a la segunda fase del concurso.

¿En qué año, aproximadamente, fueron derruidas las murallas de la Cuidad de Barcelona , coiniciendo con una huelga general y con la muerte de 6400 personas por cólera?

¿Cuál era la población aproximada de la Cuidad de Barcelona en 1920 y en 1492?

¿En qué año se abolió la Inquisición en España?

¿En qué palacio de Barcelona fue recibido Colón por los Reyes ?

¿En qué año comenzó la construcción del barrio de la Barceloneta?

¿Quién fue Tete Montoliu y con qué big band grababa en Barcelona?

Gane un viaje gratis a Barcelona

Hostal Residencia Australia y  Barcelona Music celebran el último  trabajo discográfico  de Thomas Lorenzo Spanish Breeze.

Con la colaboración de:
Bruce Sugar: Productor de Ringo Star  y “Grammy award nominee “.
Alphonso Johnson: Bajo eléctrico y contrabajo , “Grammy award nominee”.
Walfredo Reyes: Bateria ( Santana)
David Garfield:  Piano( George Benson )

El concurso comienza el  15 de Febrero.

El ganador será anunciado el día 23 de Agosto

El premio consta de un viaje gratis a Barcelona  para dos personas  en Octubre 2010 desde cualquier país de la unión europea cubriendo solo el coste del vuelo  de ida y vuelta en low cost  a Barcelona , desde un solo punto de origen, y el alojamiento en en Hostal Residencia Australia. No se cubrirá ningún otro gasto.( Respecto al punto de origen , las dos personas partirán desde el mismo punto y regresaran al mismo punto de origen

El concurso se divide en  dos partes:

La primera parte consta de una serie de preguntas culturales sobre Barcelona.

Si aciertan pasan a la segunda parte. El concursante entonces recibirá varios ficheros mp3 de segmentos de 30 s del ultimo trabajo discográfico de Thomas Lorenzo.

El concursante seleccionará  uno de estos segmentos y realizará un collage o simliar que refleje la sensacion que produce el segmento seleccionado.

Por favor les invitamos a ser creativos

Nos han de conceder permiso para mostrar este arte en nuestra web.

El ultimo día para presentar el collage es el día 1 de Agosto.

Un equipo de 4 personas formadas por representantes culturales catalanes seleccionar´50 finalistas.

Colgaremos  los collages de los finalistas en nuestra web.

Cada concursante podrá emitir un voto por correo electrónico.

El collage que consiga el máximo numero de votos ganara

El ganador será anunciado el día 23 de Agosto

Toda información que compartan con nosotros será tratada en función de la legislación vigente y bajo ningún concepto compartiremos sus datos con nadie.

Como participar :

Para apuntarse envíenos las repuestaslas preguntas que pondremos en nuestro blog : http://www.residenciaustralia.com/blog por email.

Pueden seguir el concurso en face book

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Barcelona-Spain/Hostal-Residencia-Australia-Barcelona-Spain/302552708968?ref=ts

Y a través de nuestro blog

http://www.residenciaustralia.com/blog

Gracias

Thomas Lorenzo