DiscoveringBarcelonaTeambuilding and incentiveactivities for companies2012
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Because we are interested in peopleICONO cultural services offers a new way to discover the history,heritage and hidden beauty of the city through specific incentiveand teambuilding activities according to our customers’ needs.BarcelonaBarcelona, the cultural capital of the Mediterranean.Barcelona, city of business, entertainment anddiversity.
TOURS & GUIDED VISITSStories and legends of theGothic QuarterLegends, traditions, stories from Barcelona from the heightsgeneration to generation heard in our Passeig de Gracia,streets… This tour lets us see the city moving Luxury & Haute Couture around terrace roves and high points from where we can admire Barcelona. According to experts, its unique architecture and shops have placed the Passeig De Gràcia amongst the top ten streets in the world, ….
TOURS & GUIDED VISITS Barcelona: The Movie Walking Tour The Cathedral of the Sea Contemporary ArchitectureDiscover Barcelona through the Tour This literary tour will allow you tolocations of the movies shot there. discover the scenes of this exciting Barcelona has lots of faces. There is a novel at the same time that you contemporary city that looks to the admire the Gothic Barcelona. future, where the most renowned architects from all over the world have been challenged to build their buildings.
TOURS & GUIDED VISITSElegant ModernismDiscover Catalan Modernism throughits streets, decoration and buildings Tapas Tour Barcelonavisiting the MMCAT and the CasaBatlló. Our Tapas Tour is a tasty way Good Morning Barcelona to get to know and savor our gastronomy and culture. You will appreciate how the city lights up and changes its colors. This tour offers spectacular views of the skyline of Barcelona that you will enjoy in a natural environment not far from the city centre.
THEATRICAL TOURSStories and LegendsOur characters have a lot to tell usabout Barcelona…. Barcino: 2000 years of History told by the city We will travel back in time to discover Following the steps of a genius: the hidden secrets of the court, the the secret Barcelona of Gaudí gossip in the streets and the mystery of secret places within the old city walls of We would like to invite you to discover Barcelona the secrets hidden behind Gaudí’s creations and his time.
THEATRICAL TOURSThe Shadow of the WindAll books are read but some offers thepossibility to walk into...From writing to words, from the The Ghost Walking Tourimagination to reality.Not often do we have the possibility to turn fiction This night tour will show you theinto reality but this is one such chance. paranormal stories and baffling phenomena hidden behind the streets of Barcelona.
WORKSHOPSPicasso Workshop, How do I seemyself, Recycling Workshophow do you see me?A workshop to promote the artistic side A workshop to promote the artistic side ofof the participants and also to foster the participants and also to fostercommunication and participation. communication and participation. It tries to apply the waste hierarchy “reuse, recycle, reduce” using recyclable materials.
WORKSHOPSOpera WorkshopOpera and song workshop, in one of themost emblematic spaces in the city, theGran Teatre del Liceu. ABBA Workshop A workshop to have fun and become for one day the singers of the songs of the most famous Swedish group of our Gospel Workshop time. A workshop to feel the music and let your voice vibrate becoming the member of a Gospel choir.
WORKSHOPSFlamenco WorkshopGo with the flow and discover thisvery Spanish dance, its passion whichsimply has to be enjoyed! Rumba Workshop This is a sensual Latin dance, with a relatively slow rhythm and an appealing hip movement. Cooking Workshop A workshop to discover the gastronomic relevance of the pintxo, also known as miniature cuisine.
WORKSHOPSCocktail WorkshopIn this activity it is important to learn theexact measure of each of the ingredients Wine Trivial Pursuitbut, above all, shake the cocktail, the bestmixture will be the winner. Challenge your colleagues to demonstrate your knowledge of Spanish wines. Do you dare to test your senses in an amusing way?
WORKSHOPS Percussion WorkshopPercussion connects directly withparticipants’ intuition and emotions.This workshop develops team spirit Magic Training Workshopand interaction. This is a magic training workshop that will create new situations between participants while they learn magic tricks.
TREASURE HUNTDiscovering Gothic BCN Gastronomic GymkhanaChallenges, emblematic and unknownlocations,... An enjoyable formula to get We suggest a practical way to discover Discovering Modernismto know Barcelona the gastronomic culture of the An original and enjoyable Mediterranean capital, and the formula to get to know the succulent secrets of our food. Modernist heritage, so important in Barcelona. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
TREASURE HUNTGymkhana in SitgesThe cultural gymkhana is a differentway of getting to know the town of Barcelona: the MuseumSitges, its culture and its traditions, aswell as a new way of making contact Challengewith its residents. An original and entertaining way to learn and rediscover the city of Barcelona. A unique proposition that combines culture, Treasure Hunt Park Güell action, and tips. Dare to discover the secrets and curiosities of this unfinished project of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí.
TREASURE HUNTThe Barcelona Time detectives TourTime detective, you are Barcelona’s lasthope. A Time Bandit is on the loose, stealingimportant artefacts from Barcelona’s past The 10 dragons enigma This is a walking gymkhana that challenges our participants’ curiosity! They will need to crack our enigmas to successfully find and get to the places where the 10 emplematic dragons in the city are.
TREASURE HUNTPueblo Español: customs and traditionsA unique proposal that combines culture, Photo Rally by Bikeaction and ingenuity around the most You will be guided along the most outstandingrepresentative places of the Spanish places in Barcelona but, when the guide stops at ageography. certain spot, you will have to take some pictures and find the correct answers to the questions about the city. A fun way to discover the history of Barcelona!
SPECIAL EVENTSOne night at the Opera Dinner with Batllò familyThis is a night of Magic and Music. Youwill get introduced to the history and You will get introduced to thecharacters of one of the most solemn Universe of Gaudi from differenttheatres of the nineteenth century and perspectives: science, techniques, Exclusive guided tour in the Picassoto a special Barcelonas identifying environment, society ... And you will Museumsymbols. be received by the family Battlò, owner of one of Gaudi’s most In this very special occasion, you will be beautiful building. lead into Picasso’s universe during a private and exclusive guided tour to the permanent collection of the Picasso Museum.
CSRCSR – What are they?Events that take place in a social orenvironmental context, always Green Events- Ecologytogether with a non-for profit Restoring a natural area ororganization with proven track developing of a urban vegetable Other CSR Eventsrecord garden, among others. Professional development, social and sportive activities, renovation of facilities.
OTHER ACTIVITIESHuman Towers- CastellersHuman Towers – Castellers isbased on one of the mostimportant Catalan traditions: Barcelona Segway ToursCastellers. This word, translated This is a fabulous way to see theinto English, means castle, and highlights and experienceconsists of the construction of Barcelona. Barcelona Panorámica-Nordic Walkinghuman towers. This route was created to provide a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona and initation to Nordic Walking.
OTHER ACTIVITIESCatamaran CruisesWe organize catamaran cruises through themediterranean, cruise to Sitges, catamaran Barcelona Bike Toursactivities and Dragon Boats We design the most suitable itinerary and organised stops in different parts of the city.
Stoires Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter Legends, traditions, stories from generation to generation heard in our streets…will be brought to life in our tour.
Stoires Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic quarter, discovering how our ancestors lived and what their relation was to this part of the city. This tour can include a performance in a medievalTavern is the history of a strange romance between a gentleman and the tavern maid Tavern!in the 17th century. The brief performance offers us moments of emotion and humorthat framed in a tour replete with medieval legendsCulturals, Incentive out to be ICONO, Serveis and that turns Activities for companies 2009unforgettable.
Barcelona from the Heights. Discover a new city.It is always amazing to look at things from a different point of view, especially if we are referring to a city.This tour lets us see Barcelona from its heights, moving around terrace roves and high points of the cityfrom where we can admire Barcelona.
We are going to begin climbing up to the terrace of the Park Güell, themodernist works is a master piece based on the English garden-cities andconstructed on site with amazing views to Barcelona and the sea. After, we will climb the roof of the Pedrera to fully understand the “Eixample” city project.We couldn’t miss Montjuic (MNAC and Mirador delAlcalde) and then walking from different terracerooves such as the Cathedral roof to get the bestviews of the Gothic Quarter.
Optional: A cocktail will beserved on a special roof-terrace from where you willrelax and while enjoy the bestviews of the Gothic quarter. Let us share with you an exclusive experience in Barcelona!
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA Luxury & Haute CoutureWe all know that Passeig De Gràcia is theopen air ‘museum’ of modernista architecture,the great showcase of noteworthy buildingswhich have been designated WorldHeritage Sites. However, this is only one ofthings that this elegant boulevard affords us. Over the last few years the businesses located on this grand boulevard have changed hands: the headquarters of banks have given over to the world’s most exclusive fashion labels and hotel chains.
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA Luxury & Haute CoutureAccording to experts, its unique architecture and shops (such as Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana,Valentinio, Bvlgary, Hermés, or local labels Furest and Santa Eulàlia) have placed the Passeig DeGràcia amongst the top ten streets in the world, and where you’ll find a high number of top-end shops; to the extent that some companies have to wait years until they are able to opentheir shops here. The days when the Passeig De Gràcia was a mere street which linked the oldcity and the old town of Gràcia are long gone.With the help of an expert guide, ICONO invites you to join a route that will allow you todiscover the history and evolution of the boulevard (inextricably intertwined with the Eixample).You’ll also discover some of the juiciest tales of its stars and the origins of the most selectbrands.
“BARCELONA: THE MOVIE WALKING TOUR!”“Barcelona: the movie walking tour” shows the mainlocations where popular scenes from “Vicky, Cristina,Barcelona” and other master films haven been shot. At thesame time discovers films that used the city as the set toconstruct other atmospheres such as “The Parfum”. Did youknow that the first film ever shot in Spain took place inBarcelona in 1896? Would you like to enter the locationsand talk to people who worked in the shootings? Do nothesitate and discover Barcelona like you have never seenit! Did you know that the first film ever shot in Spain took place in Barcelona in 1896? Would you like to enter the locations and talk to people who worked in the shootings? Do not hesitate and discover Barcelona like you have never seen it.
THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA 14th Century: the city of Barcelona was a prosperous city and had grown towards the shore. The humble new district of fishermen decided to build, with their own money and efforts, the greatest temple ever to have existed: Santa Maria of the Sea. The young Arnau works as a dock worker, soldier and money changer. However, his life, always under the protection of the Cathedral dedicated to the Sea, will change when he changes his misery for nobility and wealth. You will discover the scenes of this exciting novel, scenes that after almost 700 years we can still admire. A unique opportunity to life again the stories of its characters and know more about one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar, whilst admiring the Gothic quarter of Barcelona.
Contemporary Architecture Tour Barcelona has lots of faces: apart from the Gothic quarter and the modernist one, there is a contemporary city that looks to the future, another Barcelona where the most renowned architects all over the world have been challenged to build their buildings. The purpose of this itinerary is to discover the recent patrimony of both 20th and 21st centuries.We start visiting the Pabellón Mies van der Rohe, initiallyconceived for the Universal Exhibition in 1929. We continue alongMontjuïc Mountain having a look at the Olympic ring and the Sportfacilities where the Olympic Games where held in 1992. The tourwill continue with the Miró Foundation.Following the maritime façade we arrive to the Olympic Village, anew neighborhood by the sea. We will walk across, where the newicon of Barcelona is situated, Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel.Finally we will traverse the new and modern Diagonal Mar quarterwhere the Centro Internacional de Congresos de Barcelona wasbuilt.
Elegant Modernism Passeig de Gracia You will have a walk along Passeig de Gràcia, where you will admire the most representative modernist façades, such as the Casa Milà or Casa Batlló. Barcelona is home to many works of this extraordinary artist, all of which UNESCO now lists as World Trust Properties. MMCAT After admiring the façades of Catalan Modernism, you will go deep into its interior visiting the MMCAT, the new Museum of Catalan Modernism. In this charming museum you will find the original pieces of furniture of the Catalan Modernist flats, decoration, paints and sculpture. CASA BATLLO ICONO offers you the chance to visit the interior of this amazing Gaudí’s house: the Casa Batlló. It’s a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. Nowadays, the spectacular facade is an iconic landmark in the city. The "Manzana de la Discordia", or Block of Discord, is a series of buildings built by the most renowned architects, amongst which is Casa Batlló.
COCKTAIL AT HOTEL CONDES TERRACE The MMCAT is in a central modernist building designed by Enric Sagnier (Barcelona, 1858 – 1931) between 1902 and 1904 commissioned by Joan Josep Bertrand. At first the property was a distribution warehouse for the textile company Fabra & Coats; at the beginning of the 1980s it was bought for Gothsland gallery services. Now it has been renovated and adapted to meet regulations in order to house the MMCAT.ICONO offers you the chance of finishing the visit atthe terrace of Hotel Condes de Barcelona.It is a very exclusive location from where you cantaste a snack or appetizer while admiring the viewsof the prestigious Passeig de Gracia.Groups up to 25 peopleThe appetizer is optional
Tapas Tour BARCELONACULTUREGASTRONOMYBARCELONA
Discover the history, culture and gastronomy of BarcelonaThere is no better way to do that than taking you to the most famousplaces and the best tapas bars in the charming Born and Gothicquarters. Our Tapas Tour is a tasty way to get to know and savor ourgastronomy and culture.This delicious walking tour starts at Catalonia Square and continues going down theRamblas, important social and cultural core of Barcelona. Turning on Ferran Street,the group will go deep into the Gothic Quarter, depicting its civil centre — SaintJaumes square —, royal centre — King square— and religious centre — Cathedralsquare -.Finally, the group will move to the delightful Born quarter where they will admire SantaMaria del Mar basilica, famous for the blockbuster written by Ildefonso Falconés, TheCathedral of the Sea. The tour can finish with a sweet touch.
Good morningBarcelona We will enjoy watching the sunrise* from an exceptional observatory with the possibility of taking lovely pictures above our thousand-year-old city. Afterwards, we will go down the opposite lush hillside towards Vallvidrera swamp where we will have breakfast.On the way back, we will go along some of the most emblematic sources of the area and wewill get to Vallvidrera from where we will have again amazing views of the city. From there, wewill go back to the ending point.*The tour can be taken at any hour of the day, views are also wonderful.
Stories and legends of the Gothic QuarterLegends, traditions, stories passed down from generationto generation heard in our streets…Those will come alivein our tour.We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothicquarter, discovering how our ancestors lived and how The Taverntheir relation was with this part of the city. The Tavern is the history of a strange romance between a medieval gentleman and a tavern maid in the XVIIth century. The brief performance offers us moments of emotion and humor that, together with a tour full of medieval legends, will make an unforgettable experience.
Barcino: 2000 years of History told by the city Barcelona is a city with more than 2000 years of history. Despite its name is owed to the Romans: IULIA AUGUSTA ROMANA PATERNA BARCINO, the city enjoyed its splendor during the Middles Ages..
Tour with performance around the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The best protagonist will accompany us on our trip to the past. She will explain the hidden secrets of the court, the gossip in the streets and show us the mystery of hidden squares and secret places within the old city walls of BarcelonaAn unforgettable wayto discover the historyof the city!
Following the Steps of a Genius: The Secret Barcelona Of Gaudí “The most brilliant architect, inexhaustible creator, always unpublished, and always logical, but in his own world” We would like to invite you to discover the secrets hidden behind Gaudí’s creations and his time.
Beginning in the place where he found his death run over by atram, we will introduce ourselves in the universe of Don Anton, acharismatic character not only for his strange behavior, but for hisincredible imagination capable to turn dreams into stone. On the way, you will meet some very famous characters that will explain you anecdotes, secrets that will lead us in this tour that wants to introduce us in the Gaudí’s universe. Do you dare to follow a genius?
The Shadow of the Wind Literary route All books are read but some offers the possibility to walk into... We present a unique opportunity to wander around the amazing Barcelona shown in The Shadow of the Wind, a novel that has captivated thousands of readers all around the world. From writing to words, from the imagination to reality. We will be ourselves the characters of the novel that has hit us and we are going to move around the places that still today keep the charm and mystery of early XX century Barcelona. Not often do we have the possibility to turn fiction into reality but this is one such chance.There is the possibility to include actors for a performance tour.
THE GHOST WALKING TOURWhat do the streets of Barcelona hide when night falls? Which storiesmarked our ancestor’s lives forever? Let yourself become absorbed bythe paranormal mysteries of Barcelona with the explanations of anexperienced guide.The Ghost Walking Tour is a night visit around Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera quarters, based on the book“Fantasmes de Barcelona” written by Sylvia Lagarda-Mata. The tour tells the mysterious and hair-raising stories thathave been taking place in those areas for decades. An experienced guide leads the visit. Exorcisms, witchcrafts,bewitched convents and records of phantom apparitions invade the streets of Barcelona. Participants will have thechance to discover those baffling phenomena in a funny and entertaining way. Come and walk through a hidden city: meet Barcelona’s ghosts. This mysterious tour has the possibility of including actors. A night that you will never forget, that will mark forever your memories of Barcelona. Do you dare?
This is a very interactive experience designed tostimulate creativity, cooperation andcommunication. Although Picasso was born inMalaga, Spain, he spent many years living inBarcelona as a struggling artist learning his trade.Famed for developing the style of painting known ascubism, his creative footprints are evidentthroughout the city. In this experience you willcreate a collage based on a famous piece of Picassoartwork.
Firstly you will be split into groups and taken on a 30 minute Picasso The second part of this experience takes tour of the city centre. The tour is an extremely informative historical place back at the workshop. Participants look at the life of Picasso. Along the walk, your team must stay alert will create a portrait of one of their and be observant, as you will have to pick up various materials and colleagues under the supervision on an objects, which represent the ‘spirit of Picasso’. Attention! The idea is expert guide-artist. They will work with to be as creative as possible. different kinds of materials: paints, crayons, glue, paintbrushes, newspapers, magazines, etc. Participants will be able to apply its own creativity and use other materials and objects that they have found during the tour: stamps, leaves, tickets, flyers, etc. Participants will be given 45 minutes to 1 hour to create their collages and a couple of minutes to present and defend their artwork in front of the rest of colleagues. The winning team will be judged by our art experts.* Lunch/dinner afterwards is also an option.*The event can vary depending on the number of participants
PICASSO This is a very interactive experience designed to stimulate creativity, cooperation and communication. WORKSHOP Its added value is the use of recyclable materials, which makes of it a sustainable activity. The objective is to create a collage based on the image of your colleague… Firstly you will be split into groups and taken on a 30 minute Picasso tour of the city centre. The tourAlthough Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, he is an extremely informative historical look at the life ofspent many years living in Barcelona as a Picasso. Along the walk, your team must stay alert and bestruggling artist learning his trade. Famed fordeveloping the style of painting known as observant, as you will have to pick up various materials andcubism, his creative footprints are evident objects, which represent the ‘spirit of Picasso’. Attention! Thethroughout the city. idea is to be as creative as possible and apply the waste hierarchy : reusing, recycling and reducing. Will you be able to surprise us?
The second part of this experience takes place back at the workshop. Participantswill create a portrait of one of their colleagues under the supervision on an expertguide-artist. They will work with different kinds of recyclable materials: pictures,magazines, newspapers, boxes, cartons, cans, paper rolls, etc. Participants will beable to apply its own creativity and use other materials and objects that they havefound during the tour: stamps, leaves, tickets, flyers, etc. Participants will be given45 minutes to 1 hour to create their collages a couple of minutes to present anddefend your artwork in front of the rest of colleagues. The winning team will bejudged by our art experts.*Lunch/dinner afterwards is also an option.*The event can vary depending on the number of participants
ICONO has successfully developed a newactivity that all our customers love. It’s ourOpera and song workshop. In one of the mostemblematic spaces in the city: The Hall ofMirrors in the “Gran Teatre del Liceu”. This is an original exercise that lets the group enjoy immediately the fruits of their labor. It sounds great, indeed better than we could ever imagine!
The activity consists of 3 diferent stages1. Musical quiz: the groups will be asked a few general questions about Opera and Musichistory. Which opera does this fragment belong to? Which character is singing? This is acompetition. Only the best group will qualify! 2. Cleaning and warming-up voices: Key division: baritones, tenors, sopranos, etc. 1st Canon: especially easy lyrics and rhythms to learn. 2nd canon: this one will challenge the participants. 3. The Concert: the groups will interpret both canons and will be then evaluated by our Opera teacher.
ICONO presents a new workshop: A BA A SINGING WORKSHOP WITH THE SONGS OF THE MOST FAMOUS SWEDISH GROUP OF OUR TIMEA UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL ACTIVITY IN THE BEST ATMOSPHERE!!
It consists of 6 parts1.Cleaning and warming-up voices: exercises to clear and preparethe voice and a distribution of the singers according to the toneand tessitura.2. Rehearsal of choreographies and attribution of roles:participants will rehearse the choreographies previously preparedand the roles that each one will have on the stage will beattributed (soloist, choir, ...)3. Preparation of the songs: the songs chosen will be rehearsed. Forthis workshop some ABBA’s songs have been selected: MAMMA MIA,MONEY, MONEY, MONEY y THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC.4. Concert: the groups will perform the songs and the choreographyand will be submitted to the jury’s qualification.5. Optional: El the group will be able to choose a member to performa song as a soloist.6. Awards: After the performing and the evaluation of the jury, youwill proceed to the awards-giving. The best singers will receive adiploma for the “excellence to the performing”.
GOSPELWORKSHOPA UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL ACTIVITY IN THE BEST ATMOSPHERE!!
It consists of 6 parts:1. Voices cleaning and warming-up : exercises to clear and prepare the voiceand a distribution of the singers according to the tone and tessitura.2. Rehearsal of choreographies and attribution of roles: participants will rehearsethe choreographies previously prepared and the roles that each one will have onthe satge will be attributed (soloist, choir, ...)3. Preparation of the songs: the songs chosen will be rehearsed. The songs selectedfor this workshop are: Happy Day, Respect and I will follow him.4. Concert: the groups will perform the songs and the choreography and will besubmitted to the jury’s qualification.5. Optional: El the group will be able to choose a member to perform a song as asoloist.6. Awards: Después After the performing and the evaluation of the jury, you willproceed to the awards-giving. The best singers awill receive a diploma for the“excellence to the performing”.
Flamenco workshop ¡Olé! Get started in Flamenco music and dancing! Share musical skills in a relaxed atmosphere with your team. ICONO offers a workshop to introduce yourself in the art of Flamenco. Workshops are carried out by a professional dancer (bailaora). During the lesson, you will work on aspects such as the coordination between the different parts of the body and basic concepts of Flamenco dancing.“A seductive and participative way todiscover Flamenco”
Flamenco workshopFlamenco technique consists of carrying out differentkinds of exercises, such as: ¡Olé!How to position your bodyExercises with your feet (zapateado)Exercises with your arms (braceo)Exercises of hand clapping (palmas)The workshop finishes with a brief dancing show heldby the bailaoraWorkshops can be adapted to different levels.They have a duration of1’30h aprox.Workshops can be accompanied by an appetizer with fino andmanzanilla (typical southern Spanish drinks).Other workshops:Cajón (drum) Ask for the workshop you like the most andGuitare you will have a personailzed quotationChantFlamenco History in Barcelona regarding your preferences! olé!
Rumba WorkshopThis is a sensual Latin dance, with arelatively slow rhythm and an appealinghip movement. Let’s dance !Rumba was born in the neighbourhood of the Raval, inthe heart of Barcelona and it’s the original sound of theCatalan gypsies.The rumba is well known by the happiness that transmitsto the public , you will have fun learning the first steps ofthis dance that exceptionally combines Flamenco andLatin music.!Atriquitram, tram,tram! ♫♫♫♪♪
Pintxos WorkshopBasques people are good eaters and demanding ones, and theBasque version of tapas - pinchos or pintxos - tend to be moreelaborated than ordinary tapas.In the early 20th Century small taverns appeared in the BasqueCountry, places to share the country’s best ciders and winestogether with traditional foods in an informal and popularatmosphere. Following the example of the cider-makers, bite-sizedtoothpick foods known as pintxos were served to counter theexcesses caused by drinking.
In the first part of the visit, our chef will give an explication of the workshop,a short introduction into this particular cuisine and you will go on to createan elaborate pincho with its own tasting notes.Afterwards we will divide the group into small working groups and each willreceive the materials and basic ingredients with which to create thepinchos; 5 or 6 ingredients.From this point on, each group will begin to create different pinchos usingthe ingredients that have been given to them as well as the specific tastingnotes for each one.To round off the workshop, there will be a blind tasting, that is to say thatone member of each group will try a portion of each pincho, make anappreciation and give their verdict. For his part, the chef will go over eachone of the tasting notes written by the groups, in order to name the winningteam.
Do you dare to compete withyour collegues in a cocktail workshop-competition for amateurs? In this activity it is important tolearn the exact measure of each of theingredients but, above all, shake thecocktail, the best mixture will be thewinner. Shake it, shake it and shake!
During the activity of two hours long, you will make two classiccocktails under the supervision of a professional barman expertin cocktails recipes.First of all, an expert master will do a demonstration at the sametime as the members of the group will make their own cocktail.Everything counts in this part: the time of elaboration of thecocktail and the delicious refreshing taste of the Caipi-fruits andthe jackass mojito. In the second part, members will be split in groups of 15 or 20 people and only those who have been chosen as representatives of the group will enter the fray to prepare a more complicated cocktail. The best cocktail wins!
Wine Trivial Pursuit Challenge your colleagues to demonstrate their knowledge of Spanish wines. Are you ready to dare your senses in an amusing way?
The Expert Golden nose Wine tasting valorated by an Guess typical wine expert Sommelier. aromas. The Questionnaire Answering a questionnaire on wine as a test. Discover Landscapes Guessing wine Qualities regions with Put 3 wines in order photos and maps. depending on prices.Challenges are resolved by teams, with the final tasting in front of the tribunal.We setup several stands in the venue, where we locate the games. Assistants are split in groups and have to solvethe games, rotation mode.Teambuilding options1. Games to resolve on their own.2. Challenge: assistants have to resolve the games as a challenge, trying tomotivate the group, with presents for the team winner.
PERCUSSION WORKSHOP Follow the beat with your company events!Percussion connects directly with participants’ intuition and emotions. This workshopdevelops team spirit and interaction: Within minutes, participants unite naturally inrhythm, sounding like an orchestra.Groups can be from ten people to several hundred, where participants unite in therhythm of the "Jembe" drum. Sessions last approximately one hour.Each participant has an authentic “Jembe” drum and with it all of them will embarkon a journey of musical and rhythmic exploration. The element surprise and the factthat everything is kept very simple are keys to our success.Groups find themselves suddenlyimmersed in a totally new activityproducing extraordinary results andfostering a strong sense of non-verbalcommunication in an extremely enjoyableway with surprising results.
PERCUSSION WORKSHOPWhy the "Jembe" drum?The rhythm of the drums connects with everyone,without exception. In the 90s it took the world by storm,because in spite of its extreme complexity, it can belearned very quickly at a basic level.The drum has always been a primary tool ofcommunication in every civilization and every continentacross the globe. The one we use is the “Jembe” drum from western Africa, more specifically the Mandinka area, now Mali-Guinea. These "Jembes" come from an arts and craft company from Bamako, Mali, which carries out environmental reforestation as well as socio-cultural programmes.
MAGIC TRAINING This is a magic training workshop that will create new situations between participants while they learn magic tricks. Who is it addressed to?This workshop is thought for people who don’t know about magic. During the activity, the chances to get good resultsare spectacular. What does it consist of?Participants attend to a brief presentation that introduces them in the art of magic. After dividing participants ingroups, each one of them and separately learns a different magic trick. Afterwards, each group chooses one person toshow and teach the trick in front of the rest of groups. The rest of participants learn how to do it with the help of theprofessional magician. Finally, participants vote the best “magicians” and they will be awarded.
DISCOVERING GOTHIC BARCELONA Challenges, emblematic and unknown locations… An original andenjoyable formula to get to know or rediscover the city of Barcelona. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
At the start of the activity, participants will be given roadbook and a map of the city, with the location of the several challenges that they will have to pass.Some of the challenges that they will find are the following: Pictures: Each team will be given some photographs. These are photographs of well known monuments, places, etc. , but taken from an unusual point of view. Participants will have to identify what appears in the photograph, and locate it. Questions: Participants, visiting several points of the city, will have to discover the answers of the questions put to them by the organization, for example: how many windows are on the façade of the Pedrera. Actions: Participants will be asked to carry out some actions during this treasure hunt, such us posing as living statues on the Ramblas, dancing the typical Catalan dance, or doing a collage using Picasso’s style. Hidden spots in Barcelona: Participants will have the chance of discovering the secret and charming corners of the Old City while they solve the enigmas and take the challenges: Ramblas, Petritxol Street, Cathedral, Sant Jaume square, Born, etc…
Gastronomic GymkhanaThis game is designed to challengethe participants’ culinary skills.Each member will be asked toperform different tests to developtheir sense of taste and smell andtheir abilities to cook all in a light-hearted way.
The gymkhana will take place inthree different places:- The Boqueria market- Gastronomic kitchen- Las Ramblas At the meeting point, participants will be divided into groups. Each group will receive a name related to a gastronomic term and will be given instructions, game rules and a content of the tests.
The groups will be given two tests. They will perform them synchronically aroundthe marketplace. Series of tests and questions to be resolved. Such as: filling-in a typical Catalan culinary recipe with the necessary ingredients; writing-down the longest list of different fruits. These simple games will improve their knowledge of the market and its history. Workshop and competition of “Tapas”. An unforgettable learning experience. Participants are expected to guess the components seen in some “tapas” images and make them on their own. Only through making ‘pinchos’ can you truly learn.
DISCOVERINGMODERNISM BARCELONA catalan art nouveau Challenges, emblematic and unknown locations… An original and enjoyable formula to get to know the Modernist heritage, so important in Barcelona. Aunique proposal that combines culture, action and wit.
At the start of the activity, participants will be given a map of the city, with the location of the several challenges that they will find.Some of the challenges that they will find are the following: Pictures Each team will be given some photographs. These are photographs of well known monuments, places, etc., but taken from an unusual point of view. Participants will have to identify what appears in the photograph, and locate it. Questions: Participants, visiting several points of the city, will have to discover the answers of the questions put to them by the organization, for example: how many windows are on the façade of the Pedrera. Actions: Participants will be asked to carry out some actions during this treasure hunt, such us identifying elements of the façade of Modernist buildings on Passeig de Gracia or doing a collage using Gaudi’s technique trencadís.
Gymkhana inSitgesThe cultural gymkhana is a different way ofgetting to know the town of Sitges, its cultureand its traditions, as well as a new way of makingcontact with its residents.
The group will be divided into different teams, each one of them with its respective “survival sack” in which they will find all the necessary materials to take part in the game. The game starts: the route in the centre of the town, its old quarter and the more emblematic museums and buildings.Each pack of tests includes a subject on the history and the culture of thetown so that the visitor discovers them in an amusing and pleasant way: "A little bit of History”; “Let’s discover the museums”; “Earth at a glance”; “Sitges, tourist destination”; “Let’s go shopping” and “Let’s discover the people of the town”. A prize-giving will come at the end of all the activities.
Barcelona:The Museum ChallengeThe main objective is to promote teamwork, improve humanrelations and play in a relaxed atmosphere.At the beginning of the activity, the participants will receive amap and a book drive that will indicate the locations of the tests.Museums and monuments proposed:• Pedrera • Museu Picasso• Casa Batlló • Museu d’Història de Catalunya• Palau de la Música • Museu Frederic Marès• Museu d’Història de la Ciutat • Museu del Disseny HUB• Gran Teatre del Liceu • Museu d’Art Precolombí
The tests will include: Challenges, tests,The questions symbolic placesAt each museum: Participants will be organized to respond to a series and secrets...of questions. For example: How many windows does the facade of LaPedrera have? Or: "find it inside the tent of a conqueror ..." An original and entertaining wayThe pictures to learn andSome photos will be given to each team (the mailbox of “la casa del Ardiaca”, thePlaza del Rey ...) These are photographs taken from totally strange points of view. rediscover the cityParticipants will identify the place, locate and answer the questionnaire about the of Barcelona.museum. A unique Action proposition that Some tests require interaction with the citizens of combines culture, Barcelona, ask questions, to pretend to be a guide, ask for current information about the city, etc ... action, and tips.Optional itemsFind 10 objects and hand them to the monitor at the end of the activity. None of theseitems could be bought. It is of a traditional object of Barcelona.
Treasure hunt PARK GÜELLPark Güell is one of the most important works of modernism style in the world, one ofthemost visited places in Barcelona, but, do you know the mysteries it hides?Dare to discover the secrets and curiosities of this unfinished project of the famous architectAntoni Gaudí based on the English garden-cities and constructed on site with amazing viewsto Barcelona and the sea. What does it consist of? At the beginning of the activity, participants will be given a surviving bag pack, with material and a roadbook. Each group will go with a guide. During the test, participants will have to overcome obstacles, localize images, solve enigmas, answer to questions... At the end of the test, winners will be rewarded.
Some of the challenges are: IMAGES LOCATION: Participants will have to identify and locate pictures of monuments and famous places taken from a weird point of view. OBJECTS: Participants will have to locate around the park emblematic objects related to Gaudí through clues given by the guide. This part can be done with guide or actors. POPULAR CULTURE QUIZ: Participants will have to answer some questions related to cultural topics about Gaudí and his work. MOSAIC: Participants will have to arrange the pieces of an image: the result will be one of the decorative works of the park.
Escape the tourist trail and learn about Barcelonas fascinating past. Who knows, you may even catch a thief! This is a Treasure Hunt with a twist.Time Detectives, you are Barcelona’s last hope. A Time Bandit is on the loose, stealing important artefacts from Barcelonas past. If they are not returned to their rightful owners, the course of history may be changed forever. Your assignment is to meet with your contacts and discover what has beentaken. Gaudí, Christopher Columbus and Orwell await you.... But you only have a few short hours to make contact, break the code and solve the mystery...
The 10 dragons enigmaThis is a walking gymkhana thatchallenges our participants’ curiosity!They will need to crack our enigmas tosuccessfully find and reach the placeswhere the 10 emblematic dragons in thecity are. They will think about questions like: Have you ever wondered why Barcelona is a city full of dragons, which is their true story? Do they have any hidden intention? Is Barcelona in danger? Will Saint George’s legend happen again? Participants will have to solve all these enigmas.
Dragons can be found around the whole city, we’ve pointed out 10 of them that the group should find. They will have to find the way to get to each one on their own without spending too much time. There will be one guide at each place to help them find the next one. Guides will take into account timings of each team.How long will it take you to find them?All participants will be given a map of the city, a bottle of water, a rucksack.Each team will have 10 tube/bus tickets for their transfers and a leaflet with all the dragonsthey should find. Some Dragons are: Dragon Parc Güell Casa Batlló (the roof-terrace) Casa Amatller (Saint George and the dragon) Boquería/Rambla (Casa de los Paraguas)
Poble Espanyol: Customs and traditions Challenges, tests, emblematic places and secrets... An original and amusing formula to know and discover the Poble Espanyol. A unique proposal that combines culture, action and ingenuity.The main objective is to promote work team, improve human relationships andfun in a relaxed atmosphere.At the beginning of the activity, participants will receive a map of the placewith the location of the different tests they will have to get over.
Challenges:PicturesEach team will be given some pictures. They are pictures ofmonuments and places taken from strange points of view. Participantswill have to identify the places that appears on the picture, locate itand go there. When they arrive at the correct place, they will be given aclue to locate the next point.QuestionsParticipants will have to organize themselves to answer some questionswhile they follow the different points of theJobsTests related to the jobs that you can find in the Pueblo Español.Traditions and customsA questionaire similiar to “Trivial Pursuit” about customs and typicaltraditions of the different regions of Spain.
One night at the Opera This is a night of Magic and Music. You will get introduced to the history and characters of one of the most solemn theatres of the nineteenth century and to a special Barcelonas identifying symbols.You will be welcomed by characters of famous Operas such as Madame Butterfly, Aida, DonGiovanni and Papagenno.
During the welcome cocktail the actors will perform brief pieces of each opera. The actionswill take 5 or 7 minutes depending on the atendees and timing. Madame Butterfly: our particular geisha will be desperately looking for Mr. Pinkerton. Shewill be explaining her story to the visitants, sharing her pain and misadventure will help her tofeel better. Don Giovanni: he will explain his adventures to those attending without being discovered by the Duke Octavio, neither by Doña Ximena Maturin, Doña Elvira or to those found among the visitors. He will tempt to seduce all present ladies as well.
Dinner with Battlo familyYou will get introduced to the Universe of Gaudi from different perspectives: science, techniques, environment, society ... And you will be received by the family Batllò, owner of one of Gaudi’s most beautiful building.
Exclusive guided tour in The Picasso Museum In this very special occasion, you will be leadinto Picasso’s universe during a private and exclusiveguided tour to the permanent collection of the PicassoMuseum. You will learn about Picasso’s first arrival inBarcelona, his first years in the Arts school, his artisticrelations, his first arts exhibition, his nights out and, in aword, his strong relation with Barcelona, which constitutesthe basis of his future work.Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend JaumeSabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one ofthe twentieth century’s most significant artists.
CSR, WHAT ARE THEY?Events that take place in a social or environmental context, alwaystogether with a non-for profit organization with proven track recordOur intention is to provide additional resources to non-for profit organizations through the organizationof events for private companies and to bring closer the private company to the Third Sector in order tobenefit both sides.Our mission: to organize events that meet the real needs that non-for profit organizations face and, atthe same time, to provide benefits to our clients.We work closely with a net of non-for profit organizations focused on supporting different topics in thearea of Barcelona. Each of these organizations has a proven track record, and has a flawlessreputation at the local, and in some cases, at the international level. The way we work is the following: We gather information on the participants (size of the group, language, corporate social responsibility vision of the client, etc.) We talk with our network of non-for profit organizations, and understand the needs of the organization for the period of time the event will take place. We design team building activities around the needs, develop implementation plans for each one of the activities.
GREEN EVENTSEcology Restoration of a natural area. This activity will take place in Development of a urban the context of an existing vegetable garden for the program approved by the home of youngsters with government. This activity mental and physical includes guided walk in the challenges under the area to introduce the group guidance of a professional to the challenges of the area, gardener. This activity cleaning of the area and includes a workshop on how maintenance of the existing to build a urban vegetable areas under a reforestation. garden so that all participants can build one at home.
OTHER CSR EVENTSProfessional developmentGiving a speech to a group of youngsters around different topics thatcan help them with their professional development. For example, if someof the clients are from the area of Human Resources, the topic could be“How to Write a CV”.Helping individuals to develop their CV directly on the computer and, atthe same time, teaching them how to use computer tools. Sportive and social activities Half-a-day basketball league. The teams are mixed, formed together with youngster with special needs. All teams will play three to four 15-minutes games, depending on the number of teams. At the end, all teams have an award. Taking a group of children to the Aquarium of Barcelona, spending with them the afternoon. Hosting an afternoon party for a group of children and their families, including a line dance lesson for everybody.
Human Towers – Castellers is based on one of themost important Catalan traditions: Castells. Thisword, translated into English, means castle, andconsists of the construction of humantowers. A lotof people is needed to attain this objective, and it isvery important that all of them communicate,cooperate and work together in to get the finalsuccess.
The event will start by a demonstrationof a group of castellers so thatparticipants can get familiar with whatthey are going to do. After this firstintroduction, it will be the time to getinto action. We will divide participantsinto teams in order to carry out apractice period, where they will be ableto learn the main techniques, structures,etc. And once they control the basics,will be the moment for the finalperformance. All teams together willcollaborate in the building of one castle.
Barcelona Segway Tours This is a fabulous way to see the highlights and experience Barcelona. The Segway HT® is the first of its kind - a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to operate in any pedestrian environment and it’s lots of fun!With the Segway HT® we will glide effortlessly around the sights of thecity while learning the history, fun facts and other interesting informationabout our city.Our two-hour tours are limited in size so you can count on a great,personal service and a memorable experience. Feel like a celebrity aseveryone turns in awe to watch us glide by!
Panoramic Barcelona - Nordic WalkingPanoramicBarcelona–Nordic Walking is a route for thosewho want to discover Nordic Walking activity while theyadmire Barcelona from the magnificent view pointsoffered by its nature landscapes.•Itinerary: This Collserola circle walk can be done any timeduring the day. Milestones: plaza Mireia, Mirador delsXipresos, Sant Pere Martir, Turó d’en Cors and carretera delas aguas.•Length: 3 hours
Catamaran cruise through the Mediterranean Sea.Catamaran cruise to SitgesCatamaran activities and Dragon Boats
ICONO offers a different way todiscover Barcelona through organizedbicycle tours.ICONO designs the most suitableitinerary and organizes stops indifferent parts of the city : the GothicQuarter, sea front, Poble Nou, OlympicBarcelona (from Montjuic to theOlimpic Port), Modernist Barcelona(Gaudí)....