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SNORKLING IN COSTA BRAVA

June 28, 2018

Summer is coming! Don’t miss the best opportunity to discover the Underwater Treasures of the “Costa Brava” on Spectacular Snorkel Experience.

FreedivingSnorkel Medas: Once on board, the experienced monitors will equip you with a mask, flippers, wet suits and life jackets. They’ll also give you a new snorkel which is yours to take home. The journey to the Medas Islands will take about 10 minutes. On arrival they’ll give you a short briefing in different languages, help everyone into the water, and take you on a guided snorkel tour. The crystal clear water provides great visibility, and the Islands, which have been protected for 20 years, are a haven for a rich variety of marine flora and fauna including Grouper, Sea Bream, Barracuda and Octopus. Occasionally Dolphins can be seen. You will have approximately one hour and ten minutes to snorkel or relax on board of the comfortable boat which is fully equipped with a bar, bathroom facilities, lift access to the water and both shaded and sunny seating areas. On the way back to port, they take a cruise around this beautiful and unique archipelago of 7 islands that forms part of the Montgrí, Medas Island and Baix Ter Natural Park.

Safari Cruise: On this two-hour long trip they set sail along the attractive coast-line to a protected bay with crystal clear water. The monitors will equip you with a snorkel, mask, and life jacket before instructing you on the use of the equipment and helping you into the water. They’ll show you some of the best places to snorkel, and you can view some of the many different species of marine fauna to be found here through our glass-bottom section. The whole family will love the inflatable water slide, and floating sunbeds. Afterwards, relax and cool-off with our complimentary alcohol- free Sangria and fresh fruit. On the way back to port we take a cruise around the beautiful Medas Island archipelago, The boat is fully equipped with a bar, bathroom facilities, lift access to the water and both shaded and sunny seating areas.

Address: Diving Center La SirenaPasseig Marítim, 2 – L’Estartit (Girona – Costa Brava)

Booking: from June until September 686 48 33 15 www.la-sirena.net/gb

Price: Snorkel Medas: Adults: 29€ Childs: 23€ Snorkel Safari: 20€

How to get there: From Barcelona take the highway A-7, direction Girona / La Jorquera. After around 80km take exit 6 toward C-66 and continue 16 km in direction Girona/Figueres, then turn left to GI-642 (3,5km), continue Carretera de Torrent/GI-643 (8km) and look for Carretera de l’Estartit/GI-641

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GREC FESTIVAL 2018

June 28, 2018

The Grec Festival of Barcelona is the main event in the city with theatre, dance, music and circus. It’s a festival with a long history and which in 2018 celebrates its fortieth-two edition. Not only has the Grec become the main cultural attraction of the summer in Barcelona during this time, but also as a reference point in the European festival calendar.

grec 2018It takes its name from the main festival space, where the inaugural sessions are invariably organized: The Grec Theatre of Montjuïch, an open-air theatre inaugurated during the 1929 Universal Exhibition.

The Grec is promoted by the Barcelona City council, which at the same time involves a large number of private entrepreneurs and city developers/promoters who largely organize the shows and assume the production duties. The festival is funded by public money, the contributions of sponsors and ticket sales.

After more than 40 years of history, the Grec Festival of Barcelona has become the leading producer of shows in Catalonia. Its mission is twofold: on the one hand, it gives support to local productions showing some of the best creations from Catalan collectives and artists, and on the other, it wants to be a window that is open to the world which presents from the city some of the most interesting proposals from other countries. Currently, the Festival is, in fact, the city’s main showcase for showing productions from abroad.

You can already buy tickets on the websites of the specific venues where the concerts will be held. Check out the page of the festival where you will find everything, and from there you can also access the concert you like.

More Info:  http://lameva.barcelona.cat/grec/en

 

 

PICASSO’S KITCHEN

June 28, 2018

“Picasso’s Kitchen” is the first exhibition to look at the constant presence of the kitchen in the life and works of Pablo Picasso. The display offers nearly 200 works from museums, institutions and private collections, offering a new perspective on the artist.

picasso cookingThe exhibition offers a chance to discover the restaurants which helped shape Picasso’s career, such as Le Catalan, located near his workshop in Rue des Grands-Augustins; to see still life works such as those depicting the tomato plant growing in his studio or an eel stew made by Jacqueline, and to discover the iconography and culinary references in the artist’s poetical and theatrical writings. Summarizing; it is reflect on the kitchen as a metaphor of the creative act.

The chef Ferran Adrià is a collaborator with the display, establishing a dialogue between Picasso’s creative process and contemporary culinary creation.

Nearly 200 works from museums, institutions and private collections from over, have a chronological journey through the life and work of Picasso and allow us to consider new perspective from the artist.

The exhibition is a part of the project “Picasso-Mediterranée”, an initiative of Paris-national Picasso museum.

 

Where:  Museu Picasso

When: Until 30th of September, 2018

Tickets: Collection + temporary exhibition: 14€, Temporary exhibition: 6,50€, Reduced price:  Collection + temporary exhibition: 7,50€, Temporary exhibition: 4,50€, Children under 18 years old: free

Timetable:  Monday: 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sundays:  9am to 9:30pm, Thursday: until 9:30pm

JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ – OTR II

June 28, 2018

beyonce-jay-z-giraThe On the Run II Tour is the second co-headlining stadium tour by American singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z. It was officially announced on March 12, 2018, and began on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff. It is scheduled to end on October 6, 2018 in Seattle. This is their first tour together since On The Run Tour in 2014.

On May 31st , it was announced via Twitter that R&B duo Chloe x Halle and DJ Khaledwould be the opening acts for the North American leg of the tour.

Billboard stated the tour could double the On the Run Tour‘s gross, predicting it could net between $180 million and $200 million, if the success of the previous tour is replicated.

Date: July 11th, 2018, 9.30 p.m.

Place: Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys (Passeig Olimpic, 5-7, 08038 Barcelona)

Price: 61,50€  – 196€

Where to buy tickets: www.ticketmaster.es, www.servicaixa.com, FNAC (Pl. Catalunya, 4, Diagonal, 3, Diagonal, 555).

PALAU MACAYA

June 11, 2018

palau macayaA most beautiful palace to visit, the Palau Macaya’s desire to raise awareness goes beyond the activities held at the center. You can see videos of the talks held on YouTube and the website, where you can also download the conclusions reached by experts regarding the different subjects covered, but just to stroll into this palace will give you a feeling of the beauty of that age.

All activities are free of charge and you only have to register first via website or at their information desk. The palace is open from Monday’s to Friday’s from 10 am to 8 pm.

Address: Passeig de Sant Joan 108

www.palaumacaya.com

SANT JOAN 2018

June 11, 2018

san-juan-barcelonaThe festival of Sant Joan celebrates the beginning of summer. It is the longest day of the year and what is known as the Midmost Summer Solstice. It is one of the most important festivals for Catalans and is celebrated throughout the city. The idea is that on the night of Sant Joan the sun reaches its highest point, before starting to fall. The sun is seen as a symbol of fertility and wealth and therefore must have strength. The strength is provided by the bonfires and fireworks lit all over the city for Sant Joan.

It is said that there are three symbols of Sant Joan: fire, water and herbs. Fire symbolizes purity, and for this reason the fires are lit. Water symbolizes healing. Therefore, tonight, in some areas people bathe in the sea. The herbs symbolize the remedy and some affirm that for the night of Sant Joan their healing qualities are enhanced a hundred times. These are often chosen in the night of Sant Joan.

Many of these rituals are dark and you may not experience them during your visit to Barcelona. However, the element that you cannot stop missing is fire.

Start date of the celebrations : June 23rd

Date of the party: June 24th

BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL

April 20, 2018

On the occasion of the inauguration of the club’s new headquarters in Pedralbes, in 1953, Carlos Godó Valls, Count of Godó, decided to establish a tournament that would capture the sporting ambitions of the entire history of the entity.

open sabadellThe new competition inherited the seed of the old International Championships, the great interclub competitions and the Spring and Autumn Contests, to position in the then incipient world tournament calendar.

Disputed for the first time in 1953, the history of the trophy given by the Count of Godó is linked to that of the Spanish tennis club, the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, owner and host of the tournament.

Over time, the tournament has become an emblem for the city of Barcelona and has become not only the most important sporting event held annually, but one of the most resonant social events. The atmosphere of the club makes, precisely, that it is also one of the most esteemed tournaments for the players of the circuit. Since 1968, the tournament acquires the status of International Championships of Spain.

The entity celebrated its Centennial in 1999, consolidating itself as the most successful club in Spanish tennis, with players such as Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario and Conchita Martínez at the women’s level and Rafa Nadal, Carlos Moyà, Albert Costa, Javier Sánchez-Vicario, Emilio Sánchez-Vicario, Alberto Berasategui, Felix Mantilla, Julian Alonso, Tomás Carbonell, Francis Roig or Galo Blanco.

DATE:  21 / 29 April

TICKETS: https://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/es/venta-de-entradas