Posted by Craig on March 28, 2012
Did you know there is a zoo in Barcelona? If you are going to be visiting Barcelona then why not make time to stop by?
Barcelona Zoo's Macaws
There are hippos, giant anteaters, gorillas, orang-utans and so many other animals to see up close. Both kids and parents will enjoy the visit. Some notable parts of the zoo are the reptile house, the gorilla enclosure and the amazing aviary with hundreds of different species of bird. Some incredibly rare creatures can be viewed at the zoo too such as Komodo dragons.
The Palmera is another incredible part of the zoo that is well worth a visit. This is a large garden containing thirteen different aviaries. The Palmeral is home to parrots, macaws and cockatoos and as you wander around the garden you can watch the birds closely and hear them too. The lush green vegetation in the Palmera adds to the whole unique experience. The zoo is open all year round and tickets are reasonably priced. It makes for a fantastic day out and is a real treat for the whole family.
As well as checking out the zoo you might like to enjoy one of the many art galleries, museums, theatres, attractions that are on offer in Barcelona. There is a great deal to enjoy in this vibrant Spanish city so make sure you have time to experience it all. You must also leave some time for enjoying a plate or two of tapas and a trip to Barcelona would not be complete without experiencing the booming café culture.
Check the zoo website for opening and closing times.
Posted by Craig on March 26, 2012
If you are going to be visiting Madrid then you may want to consider getting yourself a Madrid Card.
The Madrid card for discounts
This handy card uses smart chip technology and provides the card holder with free access to a large number of tourist attractions and activities within the city. Furthermore there are plenty of discounts available with the card in participating restaurants, bars, shops and even at various entertainment shows.
Having purchased the card you are guaranteed tickets to all the attractions you wish to see and you save a good deal of money because you won’t be buying all your tickets separately. The more you see and do in Madrid with your card, the more money you save. The card also provides priority access which means queuing for anything is avoided. If you want to enjoy as much as possible in the vibrant city of Madrid then a Madrid card may provide an economical way for you to do so. They can be purchased online before your trip and collected from a number of points strategically located throughout the city.
With so much choice of things to see and do in Madrid having a card can help make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Many visitors to the city have found the system to be extremely beneficial – saving them time and money too. It helps visitors experience parts of the city that they might otherwise have missed. Grab yourself a Madrid card today to ensure you have an unforgettable trip.
Posted by Craig on March 19, 2012
Madrid is currently home to a large and important exhibition featuring the works of Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall Exhibition Comes to Madrid
Due to the volume of work produced by the Russian born artist the exhibition is being split between two venues. Venue number 1, the Thyssen-Bomemisza Museum (Paseo del Prado, 8 ) contains the work of the artist produced before and up to the outbreak of the Second World War. This part of the exhibition is called “The Path of Poetry”. The Caja Madrid Foundation (Plaza San Martín, 1) is the home to the second part of the exhibition which is entitled “A Great Interplay of Colours.” This part of the exhibition features work from later on his life in particular after he had moved to Provence. There is a collection of sculptures and ceramic pieces showcased here too.
This is the first time that such as exhibition of Chagall’s work has appeared in Spain so it is very much a unique opportunity for those living in Madrid or visiting the Spanish capital. With so much to see and do in Madrid it can be difficult finding time to fit everything in but taking time to enjoy this exhibition will definitely be well worth the effort. Make sure you don’t miss out on enjoying a plate of tapas or two after the exhibition or of course doing a spot of people watching from one of the many bustling cafes that can be found throughout the city.