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Barcelona is one of Spain's and Europe's top destinations, it has something for everyone and is essential for tourists and holiday makers. The joy of Barcelona is that there are so many places to visit, so much to see, so much to experience, just so many sights, sounds, feelings that on a visit to this place a person simply cannot fulfil everything that there is on offer and you will whilst still there already be planning a return visit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 Barcelona
 Catalonia
Tourist Office:
 Plaza Catalunya, 17,
soterrani - 08002
Barcelona (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 807117222
 
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 'Magic Fountain - Fountains of Montjuic'
Music and light with water jets
 
 
 
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Barcelona Fiestas, Festivals
 
Barcelona
 
Sant Joan - Midsummer's Eve
Barcelona June 23
 
 
Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la Merced -
Nuestra Señora de La Merced Fiesta
24th September
Since 1871, in honour of the Virgen de la Merced, named patron saint of the city by Pope Pious IX in 1868, Barcelona has held important fiestas with countless activities and events all over the city.
Nothing particularly new for Spain, but great fun and they do it well.
 Street entertainment, concerts,  traditional dances and music, theatre performances.
 
Saint George's Day
23rd April
Barcelona celebrates its very own version of St Valentine's Day, 
 Lovers Day, on St George's Day.

Joan Miró Foundation
Barcelona
website
The Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) possesses an incomparable collection of work by the 20th-century master, and also stages many impressive temporary exhibitions.

Miró himself set up the Fundació in 1971 and it was expanded in the 1980s. The Miró archives boast thousands of drawings, 200 paintings and 150 sculptures created between 1914 and 1978. Artistic treasures by leading lights of 20th-century art also contribute to the permanent show - Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore and Fernand Leger all feature. Check out, too, the reconstruction of kinetic artist Alexander Calder's Mercury Fountain outside.

The Espai 13 section is devoted to up-and-coming contemporary artists.

In the summer it also plays host to classical music concerts.
 Joan Miró Foundation
 Centre d'Estudis, Parque de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia 08038, Spain
 open Tue-Sat 10am-7pm (until 9.30pm Thu, until 8pm Jul-Sep); Sun 10am-2.30pm
 +34 934 439 470
 fjmiro@bcn.fjmiro.
 
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona
website
The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the world's leading concert halls.
Considered to be one of Modernism's chief exponents, it was built by architectLluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908.
In 1997 it was declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.
With over ninety years of history, the Palau de la Música Catalana (1908) is one of the main focal points of Catalan musical life.
The building, an original design by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, has been declared a "World Heritage Site" by the UNESCO.
From 1982 until 1999, the Tusquets-Diaz Architects Studio has been carrying out works to redesign and extend the building, a project which will endow it with all the features demanded of a modern concert hall .
Palau de la Música
 2, C/ St Francesco de Paula, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia 08003, Spain
Tel +34 902 442 882
 taquilles@palaumusica.org
 
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona
TOUR INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
visites@liceubarcelona.com
Tel. + 34 93 485 99 14
TOUR INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS
In the El Petit Liceu section or at servei.educatiu@liceubarcelona.com
Gran Teatre del Liceu
 51-59, La Rambla, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia 08002, Spain
Tel +34 93 485 9913


The home of Barcelona Football Club
Nou Camp
Barcelona Football Club
website
 Nou Camp
 Av Aristides Maillol, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia 08028, Spain
l +34 902 189 900 / +34 902 33 22 11 (tickets)
taquilles@club.fcbarcelona.com
 
Aquarium Barcelona
website
L'AQUARIUM OF BARCELONA SUPPORTS CAMPAIGNS TO SAVE NATURE - (27-April-2006)

L’Aquàrium has joined the first campaign to preserve the wild life of the Iberian Peninsula, and which is being organized by AIZA (The Iberian Association for Zoos and Aquariums), of which it has formed a part since 1997.
 Aquarium
 Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia 08039, Spain
  info@aquariumbcn.com

 


 

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