Posted by Craig on October 20, 2012
If you would like to experience a holiday with a difference then why not enjoy one of the many cooking classes that are available in the exciting and vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona. There are numerous schools that cater to everyone from the novice cook to the very experienced chef.
Cooking Classes in Barcelona
Where better to learn how to make paella, gazpacho and other delicious Spanish dishes than from the beautiful country itself. You can choose from half day classes to week or even two week long courses. The opportunities really are endless. Many of the courses also come complete with a trip to the world renowned Boqueria Market too. Here you will get to soak up the sites, sounds and smells from a traditional Catalan food market as well as buy plenty of traditional ingredients for use later on.
Whether you are alone or in a group, taking advantage of a cooking course while staying in Barcelona will ensure you have a memorable and not to mention educational experience. No doubt the tips and recipes you learn will stay with you forever.
More information about the types of course and how to book can be found by searching Google or try Cook and Taste or Gourmand Breaks.
Posted by Craig on October 8, 2012
The Indoor Karting All Stars GP event is soon to be held in Barcelona. The event was originally billed for 2011 but was postponed until December of this year. The karting race is one of the most exclusive and unique within this popular motor sport held anywhere in the world. It is held on an indoor track that is 420m long with no less than 10 turns.
Indoor Karting All Stars GP 2012 Barcelona
The very best 12 racers from around the world will compete in the race all driving the same very special kart – the Interprid brand catergory KZ1. This type of kart features a 125cc engine with a 6-speed gearbox. It is made by one of the best and most prestigious brand of kart manufactures in the world.
The karting event is being held at the Palau Sant Jordi on the Montjuic mountain of Barcelona. It will certainly make for a great day out that the whole family will enjoy. If you have kids who are interested in karting then make sure you don’t miss out on this unique and exciting opportunity. It is taking place on Sunday 16th December.
Posted by Craig on September 27, 2012
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona was opened in 1995 in the Plaça dels Àngels, El Raval, Ciutat Vella. It was built in this particular location for the purpose of situating it amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and architecture. With its very modern design the museum is in stark contrast to the rest of the area and as such has come to be known as “the pearl”. Its southern walls are mostly glazed to provide excellent illumination into the interior galleries of the museum.
Barcelona's Museum of Contemporary Art, known locally as the MACBA
The permanent collection that is housed at the museum has pieces dating from the mid-20th century. The first period of modern art that is represented at the museum covers the 40′s to 60′s. The second period covers the 60′s and 70′s and the third period is contemporary. There is a mixture of international art as well as Spanish and local Catalan too. Opposite the main museum the Convent dels Àngels offers a separate exhibition area known in particular for its video art performances.
The Library Reading Room and Special Collections Room offer free access to the public of the museum’s wealth of books, publications and extensive archives. The nearest metro stations to the musuem are Catalunya and Universitat. Even non-art lovers would enjoy a visit to this museum and as such it is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona.