Cosmocaixa (Teodor Roviralta Street 47th, 93 212 6050) is the museum of Science that stands as a reference to Barcelona. It has numerous attractions such as the damped forest, the geological wall, that matter room, the Science Square. It stands as a planetarium to all audiences, one for small children, fauna and flora from the Amazon, and small inventions in Click and Flash, as opportunities to learn while playing.
Montmeló Grand Prix
Barcelona hosts the Grand Prix Formula 1 in April. Motor fans enjoy the passions of this universal event at the Circuit de Catalunya (Montmeló), located 30 kms away from Barcelona. The track is notable for the one kilometer line and a succession of curves and counter curves.
In addition to Formula 1, Barcelona hosts in June the testing of the 125 and 250cc and MotoGP, another sporting event that makes Barcelona one of the cathedrals’ engines of the world.
La Mercè Festivities
La Mercè, patron saint of Barcelona, also lends
its name to the high feast of the Catalonian capital. These festivities have
been celebrated in Barcelona since 1871 and take place on 24thSeptember. A variety of activities are held, such as the popular marathon
called the ‘correfocs’ or a Wine Festival, in addition to the typical
‘castells’ competitions, the giants on stilts and the famous ‘sardana’ folk dances.
Although, without any doubt, the greatest spectacle is the fireworks display
combined with the cadences of the Montjuïc illuminated fountains flowing to the
rhythm of the music accompanying the event.
The attractive smells and shapes that are lived in the Boquería Market are unique. In the Gothic Quarter and just a step away from the Rambla is located this famous Market, a must for tourists visiting the city.
Enjoy a breakfast and be delighted by the charm and color of the Boquería Market, the oldest in town, respecting the architecture that it possessed in the XX century. After looking through it and taking pictures, make sure to try the tapas at one of the bars.
Discovering Barcelona through the architectonical works of Antonio Gaudí and other modernist is one of the most interesting experiences that can be undertaking in the Condal City.
Strolling through the Park Güell, or admiring the façade of Batlló House (Paseo de Gracia 43rd), getting marveled by the distribution of the figures in the Pedrera (Provença Street 261st) and being overwhelmed by the Sagrada Familia (Mallorca Street 401) are musts when taking the modernism route. Besides, make sure to visit Arc de Triomf, Estapé House, Dr. Genové House, the MNAC, the Montaner I Simón Editorial, the Tàpies Foundation, the Fuster House, the Theresians Collerge, or the Casa Pere Company. Barcelona is the pearl of modernism.