The fashionable youth have turned this working-class area into the trendiest place in town, where yesterday’s charm blends with today’s lifestyle. Art galleries, fashion shops, design stores, traditional pubs, quality food; it’s the locals’ favourite neighbourhood. Not too crowded & close to the Barceloneta harbour and beaches. Medieval … [Read more...]
If you are interested in design then Barcelona is one destination that can offer you a mix of fascinating designs in its architecture, shops, museums and gardens. Herboristeria del Rei was designed by a theatre set designer in the 1860s and is brimming with atmosphere. It sells an innumerable amount of herbs, infusions, ointments and lotions created for health and beauty, and lots more. Or check out the Galeria H2O, open since 1989 with regular shows of design, photography and book publications on the programme. Dos i Una was the first ever design shop in the city and has a collection of quality designer treats such as retro postcards in splendid Technicolor, flower-shaped tea cups, richly coloured prints and jewellery and chrome cuckoo clocks. Apartment rentals in Barcelona for short and long term rent are available to suit everyone. Everything on sale at Vinçon is a design classic and it’s an icon for cutting-edge design in Barcelona, the building itself is a testament to the history of local design with the upstairs furniture showroom surrounded by Modernista glory whilst downstairs everything is black, simple and stylish.
The Innovation Festival Barcelona (IF Barcelona), organised by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, is an initiative promoted by the European Commission as part of the PRO INNO Europe initiative, aimed at raising awareness about the crucial role that creativity, design and innovation can play in the progress and development of society and in enhancing … [Read more...]
The new W Hotel opens its doors in Barcelona on October 1st 2009. Ricardo Bofill is the architect of this new beautiful hotel on the right side of the seashore. Ricardo Bofill was born in Barcelona in 1939. Known for his architectural creations including the Shiseido headquarters in Tokyo and the headquarters for Cartier and Christian Dior … [Read more...]
The Sagrada Familia cathedral Pope Benedict XVI is due in Barcelona on Sunday 7th November 2010 to perform the opening ceremony on the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (La Sagrada Familia.). The Queen and spanish King Juan Carlos, their son and princess Letizia did attend the ceremony. The previous day he will be in Santigao de Compostela … [Read more...]