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15 Years of Music at Primavera Sound in Barcelona

Primavera Sound is an unmissable rendezvous for any self-respecting festival goer, and more so this particular edition of the festival, which marks its 15th anniversary. A festival that started in 2001 with a mere 7,700 visitors, and which managed to bring together no less than 190,000 people last year. This level of success in such a short period of time makes the festival unique. But worry not because there’s still time- you have until May 30th to get your act together. What are you waiting for; get your Primavera Sound 2015 tickets already!

Summer Festival in Spain

In summer, neighborhoods and towns in Spain are busy organizing their festivals, which are full of outdoor activities that reinforce a sense of community and invite you to enjoy the magic of summer nights. Concerts, competitions, and races are just some of things one can expect at each location, and these offerings are expanding each year, attracting both locals and tourists to celebrations. We would like to let you know about the some of the most important of these popular festivals. And then get ready to go, because these will festivals will get you moving. FIESTAS DE GRACIA, BARCELONA August 15 – 21 The Fiesta Mayor de Gracia is definitely one of the biggest attractions in Barcelona during the summer season. Famous for its balcony and street decorating contests, thousands of visitors come every year during the week-long festivities to take part in the parades, concerts, workshops, sports activities, or local dining and theater events. FIESTA MAYOR DE EL PORT DE LA SELVA, GIRONA August 3-5 This festival is dedicated to the Virgen de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows), patron of the town’s fiesta. During these three days notable sports events, including swimming and a 10K race, complement an extensive program of traditional events like the Sardanas, a sandcastle competition, the foam party, or evening concerts on the Plaza Mayor. HORSE RACING, SAN LÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA First cycle: August 7, 8 and 9 Second Cycle: August 21, 22, and 23 Declared “Fiestas of International Tourist Interest,” these are some of the most important cultural and sporting events in Spain. For three consecutive days, the city hosts spectacular...

Going out in Barcelona for under 20€

Barcelona is getting more and more expensive, especially for locals, and it´s also more expensive to go out because, let´s not kid ourselves, dinner, drinks, club entry and taxi home is quite a spend. If it carries on like this, we will need to save all year long to celebrate New Year´s Eve! So that this doesn´t happen, we´ve found a route to go out partying in Barcelona for less than 20€. My friends, let the party continue: Instead of going out for dinner at a restaurant, you can go to one of those bars that offer beers for 1€ and tapas for 1€ or 2€. This way, for five euros you can drink and eat. Take note:  Can Eusebio, Vilà i Vilà, 84. Beers and patatas bravas for one euro, and the rest of tapas for less than 5€ each.  La Milagrossa, Torrent de les Flors, 94: This small bar managed by an Argentine specalizes in pasties and breaded steak, which are delicious. It has beer for 1€ and, also, if you want to have dinner, they offer combos for two pasties and a drink for less than 5€.   La Gata Mala, Rabassa, 37. This narrow bar (which is always full) is run brilliantly by two lovely girls. 1.50€ for the beer and a free tapa. The good thing is that every tapa is better than the previous one: they start with a piece of bread with cheese, the second one will be Spanish omelette and the third one will be steak.   Bar Atrapatapa, Compte d´Urgell 77 not only serve the free tapa with your drink...

El Molino in Barcelona

Lovers of Moulin Rouge style burlesque theater will be thrilled to find that the atmosphere of the Parisian cabaret is recreated in Barcelona’s stellar El Molino. The signature windmill design on the front of the edifice is immediately reminiscent of the famous Moulin Rouge, and in fact, when it changed ownership in 1908, it was even called the Petit Moulin Rouge. The red windmill, however, didn’t make an appearance until 1929, when it was added to help the building stand out from similar surrounding establishments. The history of the building in fact dates back for over 100 years, to 1898 when it opened under the name Catalan Aviary and was used as a performance space. It carried on under that name until it was sold in 1908 and began operating under the name Petit Moulin Rouge. For many years, the Petit Moulin Rouge operated in the Parallel area of Barcelona – an area distinguished by its many French styled cabarets and nightclubs. For years, the club was known as the Moulin Rouge of Barcelona; however, when the Civil War ended and the Spanish “nacionales” came into power, any “Frencified” name was obliterated from buildings and businesses. Thus, the name was changed to El Molino. Throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s El Molino enjoyed huge popularity in Barcelona, thanks to its uniquely liberal flair, blatant eroticism and grand, decadent luxury. Legendary artists graced its stage, including such stellar performers as Mary Mistral, Lander and Leanna, Yvette Rene, and Gardenia Pulido. In the 1980s the theater hosted artists like Amparo Moreno, Lita Claver and Merche Mar. Unfortunately, poor economic choices...

Top 5 Hipster Bars in Barcelona

During the summer, people in Barcelona usually wear Ray ban Wayfarer sunglasses, as well as tight shorts, low-cut shirts and scarves on the neck. If you’ve already felt identified with what you’ve read so far in this article, you should continue reading, because this information might interest you. Moreover, if you are on holiday in Barcelona and don’t want to go to the typical touristy bar where music of Paulina Rubio or Ricky Martin is played, don’t worry, here are the top 5 indie hip bars in Barcelona.   Betty Ford Right in the Raval district, you’ll find this corner for good drinkers, a place full of character, where you’ll hear good music and meet many locals with clothes from H & M (or even from those independent stores that have unique pieces designed by a young fashion designer, in a small but very cool store in Gracia or Born). There you’ll also enjoy delicious cocktails. Calle Joaquín Costa, 56 Barcelona Area: Raval   El Vinilo A charming bar with a great atmosphere that seems to transgress the threshold of the 30´s. This isn’t a bar of crazy parties, it is a place to have a deep conversation or just listen to that music that makes you think “What is the name of his song that I´ve always wanted to hear?” At Vinilo, you’ll hear music of Jeff Burkley, Jack Johnson, Little Joy and thousands more (because if anyone understands music in this neighborhood are the owners of this bar); very intimate and caress music for your ears, which will bring you from a drink to another, while getting...

Enfants Club Barcelona

Enfants Club, since 1963, located on
Carrer Guàrdia 3 (next to Liceu Metro), is where you´ll be able to listen to the greatest hits of commercial pop,

Freedonia Barcelona

Cultural association located in the neighbourhood of El Raval. As well as different activities which range from theatre, exhibitions, workshops and film series, you can

Harlem Jazz Club Barcelona

Born nearly 18 years ago right in the heart of Barcelona, and refurbished not long ago, it offers live music from Tuesday to Sunday, as well as special events.

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