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  • Modernisme toward the design culture

    Modernisme toward the design culture

    The starting point for this exhibition at Barcelona's Museu del Disseny is the role of art nouveau as the originator of design. A reinterpretation of the art déco movement that developed in Europe, and its Catalan offshoot, modernisme, based on the importance of the decorative, applied and industrial arts and crafts in design. The exhibition features lights, gold and silverware, decorative elements and unseen pieces by Gaudí to show the great splendour of the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Fira Modernista de Terrassa

    Fira Modernista de Terrassa

    Since 2003, lovers of Modernisme have had the opportunity to travel back in time at the Fira Modernista, in Terrasa. This city is one of the greatest exponents of Catalan modernism, and during the fair it takes visitors on a journey back into the past through historical recreations, traditional craftsmen's stalls, period costumes, exhibitions, shows and visits to the main buildings constructed in this style. This year, the main theme is College.

  • Gaudí

    Gaudí

    The architect who attracts millions of people from all over the world to Barcelona every year is the star of this exhibition at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the MNAC. Together with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the "Gaudí" exhibition offers a major retrospective of both his work and him as a person. The exhibition comprises numerous original items by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), including documents, drawings, paintings and sculptures, as well as a series of architectural design objects and furniture, which will form the centerpiece of the show. After Barcelona, the exhibition will travel to Paris and then go on to Madrid.

  • Virgin Mary tower unveiled Sagrada Família

    Virgin Mary tower unveiled Sagrada Família

    After years of construction and collective effort, the Virgin Mary tower of the Sagrada Família temple is finally complete. At 138 m high, it is the second tallest tower in the Basilica complex. To celebrate this achievement, a series of events will be held, including a ceremony inside the structure itself and a central event that will culminate with the lighting of the star that crowns the tower. The lighting will be broadcast live around the world at estel.sagradafamilia.org, a website that will go live on 1 December. There will also be a participatory and popular celebration with various activities arranged by neighborhood organizations for all audiences that will last until January 4. And such a highlight should be celebrated in style, with a light at least 138 m high.

  • Montserrat Caballé and the operatic costumes of the Museu de les Arts Escèniques

    Montserrat Caballé and the operatic costumes of the Museu de les Arts Escèniques

    The attic of the Palau Güell houses the costumes that the iconic soprano Montserrat Caballé wore on stage. This collection of dresses comes from the Museu de les Arts Escèniques del Insitut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona, and includes the costumes of the most admired female characters in opera, such as Maria Stuard, Anna Bolena, Elisabetta di Valois and Tosca. The pieces have appeared in venues as prestigious as the Théâtre Antique d'Orange in France, La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Marseille Opera House and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. A glimpse into costume design and its importance when creating a character.

  • History of Barcelona

    History of Barcelona

    The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!

  • Where to sleep

    A hotel with views, a tent in a campsite in the countryside, a city-centre apartment… Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodation so that everyone can find their perfect base camp. Here are some great ideas.

  • Museums

    Museums

    Art, culture, science and entertainment come together in Barcelona's museums.

  • Casa Vicens

    Casa Vicens

    Barcelona's Casa Vicens (1888), a unique oasis of calm with an Oriental and Moorish flavour, stands in the peaceful neighbourhood of Gràcia.

  • Gràcia i Park Güell

    Gràcia i Park Güell

    No other neighbourhood in Barcelona better encapsulates traditional charm and vibrant modernity than Gràcia. Formerly a separate village, it now forms the core of the Barcelona's 6th district, which also includes other neighbourhoods such as Vallcarca, Penitents and La Salut

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