Posted by Craig on November 26, 2012
There are over 3500 works by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in this popular Barcelona museum.. The museum itself is housed within five medieval palaces that are located on Calle Montcada (Montcada Street) in the Raval district. It has the largest collection of his work found anywhere in the world.
Picasso Museum Barcelona
Two of his earliest works can be found at the museum – The First Communion created in 1896 and Science and Charity from 1897. The city of Barcelona itself had a big impact on the young painter and in fact shaped a great deal of his life. This relationship between painter and city is revealed within the museum.
The museum is arranged by age so as you continue through the maze of rooms and displays you get to see how the painter developed and changed over the years. There is no doubt that if you are an art lover this museum is a must see on any trip to Barcelona. As well as a large permanent collection there are also various temporary collections on display at the museum so even if you have been before it is always worth going again.
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona offers a fantastic day out and should be included on any itinerary when visiting this incredible city.
Posted by Craig on November 9, 2012
This is a such a lovely time to be in Catalonia.
The leaves are turning as autumn gets going and produces some amazing colours. The chestnut trees are dropping their chestnuts and it is traditional to cook them over an open fire, or there are castañeras on some street corners cooking chestnuts and boniatos for a true fast food fix.
Chestnuts roasting in the street-Barcelona's castañeras
Mushroom season is in full swing; the locals head out of town on the weekend to their favourite (secret) spot and collect the bolets and girgolas and tens of other fungi that sunshine after rain brings, and the restaurants are full of special plates. Confused as to which are good to eat and which are poisonous? The local townfolk will set you straight and there are still some pharmacies/chemists that will sort the good from the bad.
The weather is not hot yet not cold, so it’s best to leave the house dressed in layers and if you’re lucky you’ll get down to a teeshirt during the day.
The Christmas decorations are going up. Love it or hate it, it’s that time when the streets are hung with some incredible lights that get lit from December 1st onwards. And there’s that special feeling that Christmas isn’t too far off; plans are made, the shops are full, and the kids are getting excited.
And the added bonus is that we’re out of the summer high season so prices have fallen. At Aspasios we have some great deals available and you generally don’t need to book months in advance. We’ve got some gorgeous family suites right in the centre of Barcelona if you’re after a serviced apartment suite, just a few blocks from the excitement of Paseo de Gracia and the shops of the Eixample Izquerra.
Posted by Craig on November 7, 2012
If you have ever seen the television series of Nitro Circus then you will know that watching them live will be an amazing experience. Dare devil stunts, dirt biking and adrenaline pumping performances are the order of the day with Nitro Circus. It all began with a television series on MTV. Their popularity quickly grew and soon a 3D movie was being released. Now they are touring the world.
Nitro Circus Live in Barcelona
Their show Nitro Circus Live is coming to Barcelona on 7th December. It will be held in the Palau St Jordi and tickets are selling fast. It is not for the faint hearted, but both kids and adults will enjoy watching the death defying stunts an exciting performances.
The crew have toured all over Europe this year but it doesn’t stop there. Next year will see them head off to Australia and New Zealand for another bunch of tour dates. It’s an exciting time for Nitro Circus, so don’t miss out! Grab yourself some tickets asap.