2014 02/10

The Completed Sagrada Família

aerial photo of the Sagrada Família

Have you ever wondered what Gaudí’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, will look like when it’s completed? And even when it will be completed.

Well I’m afraid the current completion date is 2026. So just in case you’re not around then or you’re already fed-up of waiting, the architects of the Sagrada Família have created this video of what the basilica will look like once finished.

It’s pretty impressive stuff! Read the rest of this article…

2014 06/08

What to Visit in Barcelona (or not)

What to Visit in Barcelona

So, the guys at OK Apartment have spent what looks like a great deal of time and effort in surveying 1,454 people from 15 different nations to find out what attracts people to Barcelona.

Is it the sun, the sand, the señoritas? Or, as you might expect, a bit of Gaudí. All is revealed in the infographic below.

So whether this inspires you to visit a place you’ve been meaning to for ages, or acts as a little reminder to give certain areas a wide berth, I hope you find it interesting. Read the rest of this article…

2014 09/07

A Miniature Look at the Catalan Province of Girona

There are some fantastic young film-makers out there. But Pau García Laita is one of my favourites. I can watch his tilt-shift short films again and again and see something new every time.

This time the subject is the province of Girona. Go full screen, watch and enjoy.

The background behind the film and a list of locations in the video are below.

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2014 27/03

Barcelona with Kids

Article by Emily Davies, Barcelona Travel Expert.

The city of Barcelona is a wonderful choice for fun-packed things to do with kids. There are so many fabulous child-friendly activities, from interactive museums to theme parks and nature reserves, that you are spoilt for choice. With this in mind, here are my top five attractions in Barcelona that you and your kids will love.

1. Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo is home to an impressive array of beautiful and exotic animal species. Zoo highlights include the elephants, giraffes and zebras alongside more unusual animals such as komodo dragons, pygmy marmosets and giant anteaters. This top attraction also boasts a number of child-friendly restaurants, picnic areas, playgrounds and a petting zoo. On arrival, be sure to get in line for the zoo’s exciting and exhilarating live dolphin spectacle!

photo outside the Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo

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2014 19/03

Natura Barcelona – Pau’s done it again!

You know the score by now. Barcelona. Time-lapse video with tilt-shift photography (though not as much this time). And great editing and music.

From Pau García Laita creator of Summer Barcelona (with 411k plays on Vimeo) and Midnight Barcelona (305k plays) is the new time-lapse film Natura Barcelona. Read the rest of this article…

2013 20/10

In the Streets of Barcelona with Pedro Collares

I came across this video yesterday about Pedro Collares who plays an instrument called the ‘hang’ behind Barcelona Cathedral. I’ve passed Pedro many times but never knew anything about him or the instrument he was playing. Read the rest of this article…

2013 05/09

Día de Brasil Barcelona 2013

photo of Día de Brasil in Barcelona

Día de Brasil Barcelona (photo by Eduardo Pimenta)

It’s that time of year again! The festival of Brazilian culture, Día de Brasil, comes to Barcelona for the 5th time.

It starts at 10am this Sunday (the 8th) but the music doesn’t get going until the around 3 in the afternoon and let’s face it, you need music right.

The highlight of this year is legendary guitarist and singer/songwriter, Armandinho Macêdo. Now in his 60s, Armandinho and his band were playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival back in 1970 when he was just 17. He has been honoured by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the best instrumentalists in Brazilian history and in 2004 was nominated for a Latin grammy. Read the rest of this article…

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