Barcelona Culture | Spanish and Barceloan Culture | Barcleona Culture
Barcelona offers a rich culture going back thousands of years and has developed a
reputation as a world centre for not only architecture and design but increasingly
as a world art city and offers a huge variety of cultural activities, festivals and
special occasions are celebrated around the city each year.
1999 saw Barcelona awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, from the Royal
Institute of British Architects not surprisenley as as the city is awash with amazing
building, statues and other pieces from the like of Antonio Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Antoni
Tàpies and Joan Miró.
If you are into your culture and wish to learn more pick up a copy of the Guía del
Ocio booklet, available from most news stands around the city and gives you information
on the cultural and other events happening around the city while you are there as
well as contact details for ticket agencies.
Local Barcelonaians are generally very friendly, helpful (were possible) and are
really a jolly lot altogether especially when you venture outside of the centre of
the city which many Barcelonaians prefer to avoid were possible. If you need help
finding a location locals are more than willing to come to your assistance, but be
warned in the tourist areas, however, such approaches are more than likely to come
from non Barcelonaiansl, usually beggars, pick pockets and such like. It id always
safer to avoid any unnecessary contact with strangers in the tourist zones.
Barcelona has several homegrown stars including the cellist, Pablo Casals, and the
international opera singers, Josep Carreras and Montserrat Caballé.
Barcelona welcomes leading international companies from around the world on a regular
basis and this is reflected in the number of venues that stage such events including
the Mercat de les Flors as well as several others the Teatre Nacional, L'Espai,
and The Sala Beckett and La Porta
If you fancy a movie during your stay Barcelona offers a growing number of cinemas
that show foreign-language films in the original language, with Spanish subtitles.
The 15-screen Icaria Yelmo Cineplex