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The Thinking Machine, Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria

ShareRamon Llull (1232-1315) was a Mallorcan philosopher, logician, writer and religious figure who published many texts that are still widely read to this day. Born to a wealthy Catalan family in Palma, he possessed a formidable intellect, working in Catalan, … Continue reading

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Cinema Lliure a la Platja

ShareOne of a number of free summer activites in Barcelona, Cinema Lliure a la Platja (Free Cinema on the Beach) is opening for its 5th year running. Opening today, July the 7th, a variety of original independent films will be … Continue reading

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Top Girls

ShareTop Girls is written by British playwright Caryl Churchill but has been translated into Catalan for this performance at the Teatre Akadèmia. This thought-provoking play flips traditional gender positioning, offering a contemporary vision of the work place with women in … Continue reading

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National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia

ShareIf you are looking for something to do on a Monday evening in July, the highly acclaimed JONC (National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia) will perform Beethoven’s symphony no. 9, Mahler’s symphony no. 10 and ‘March of the Priests’ from ‘The … Continue reading

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Ramon Casas, Cartellista i el seu temps

ShareThis month the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona (Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona) opens a new exhibition Ramon Casas, Cartellista i el seu temps (Ramon Casas, poster illustrator and his times) with a retrospective of 53 art nouveau posters. Ramon … Continue reading

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New openings June 2016

ShareIt seems that every week there are new and exciting bar and restaurant openings in Barcelona. So we decided to round up some of the best here in our blog. This week we bring you Le Petit Brot and Imprfecto. … Continue reading

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Tardes Musicals D’Estiu 2016

ShareThe Barcelona Maritime Museum is located in the cities former shipyard, Drassanes, at the end of Las Ramblas and next to the old port. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the cities nautical history and ancient link with the … Continue reading

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156 Engravings, Museu Picasso

ShareAs well as perhaps the greatest painter and sculptor of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso was also its foremost printmaker. His published prints total approximately 2000 different images pulled from metal, stone, wood, linoleum and celluloid. In 1963 Picasso acquired … Continue reading

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El Divino Morales

ShareAn interesting new exhibition at the MNAC in Barcelona revealing the life and work of Spanish renaissance painter, Luis de Morales, opens this month. The Italian Renaissance spread to Spain by the 15th century where it coincided with the unification … Continue reading

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Sala Montjuic

ShareFollowing on from our last post about Summer Nights at the Castle we highlight another event held outdoors in the grounds of Montjuic Castle, the Sala Montjuic. Every year in July, the former moat of Montjuïc Castle (it has been … Continue reading

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