Monthly Archives: June 2012

Barcelona designs its way clear of the economic crisis

ShareBarcelona Design Centre (BCD) and the Ajuntament (city council) announced a new joint project ‘€Design – Measuring Design Value’ on Tuesday. The aim of this project is to create and to promote an international reference guide for measuring design as an … Continue reading

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Summer Nights at La Pedrera

ShareSummer Nights at La Pedrera is a very special summer event that takes place on the roof of Gaudí’s magical Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (the quarry), situated on Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s finest thoroughfares, and … Continue reading

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Festival of Sant Joan 2012 Barcelona

ShareSant Joan is one of Barcelona’s main festivals, the celebration of Saint John the Baptist. Like many religious festivals, Saint Joan coincides with a more ancient pagan event, the summer solstice in this instance. Not for the faint hearted, Sant … Continue reading

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A Sandstorm in Barcelona

ShareNOT a common occurrence. In fact its the first I have heard of, and I have lived here more decades than I care to mention! But quite a spectacle none the less – the storm lasted 5 minutes and brought … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia – still on the up

ShareAccording to official statistics published by the city council, last year the Sagrada Familia, designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, became the most visited monument in Catalonia, with a dramatic rise of 900,000 more tourists in one year, reaching … Continue reading

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We are all made of stars. Apparently..

ShareThis is one of many discoveries you can make at “Som astrònoms!” [We are astronomers!], an exhibition organised by the Obra Social La Caixa. This exhibition in the CosmoCaixa 3D Planetarium consists of a full-screen film that shows us what … Continue reading

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