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A weekend walk in Barcelona4

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Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid

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A weekend walk in Barcelona4

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  2. 2. Metropola coastei estice a Peninsulei Iberice este al doilea oraş important al Spaniei şi capitală a Catalaniei Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after MadridMedieval stone relief on Porta de Sant Iu, Cathedral of Barcelona
  3. 3. The flag of Catalonia, called La Senyera, is a vexillological symbol based on the heraldic emblem of Counts of Barcelona and the coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon, which consists of four red stripes on a golden background. It is an official symbol since the Statute of Catalonia of 1932. The National Day of Catalonia is on the Eleventh of September, and it is commonly called La Diada. It commemorates the 1714 Siege of Barcelona defeat during the War of the Spanish Succession. The law ensures that both Catalan and Spanish – being official languages – can be used by the citizens without prejudice in all public and private activities, but primary education can only be taken in Catalan language
  4. 4. Monument a la Sardana (The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia)
  5. 5. Music for the sardana is played by a cobla, a band consisting of 10 wind instruments, double bass and a tamborí (very small drum) played by 11 musicians. The cobla has 5 woodwind instruments: the flabiol which is a small fipple flute, and the tenora and tible (two of each) which belong to the oboe family. These and the tamborí are typical Catalan instruments
  6. 6. Espardenya: traditional shoes used to dance sardanes The sardana is the most characteristic Catalan popular dance, other groups also practice Ball de bastons, moixiganga, galops or jota in the southern part. Musically, the Havaneres are also characteristic in some marine localities of the Costa Brava especially during the summer months when these songs are sung outdoors accompanied by a cremat of burned rum. Other music styles are Catalan rumba, Catalan rock and Nova Cançó
  7. 7. La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree- lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometers between Barri Gòtic and El Raval, connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. On Rambla dels Estudis the Baroque church of La Mare de Déu de Betlem (“Our Lady of Bethlehem”)
  8. 8. The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria, is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, and one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona's opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods
  9. 9. Plaça de Boqueria Rambla no 82 Casa Bruno Quadros
  10. 10. Bruno Quadros House, originally a residential building from the 18th century in a corner of La Rambla, was reformed by Josep Vilaseca in the late 19th century, in his typical eclectic, pre-modernista style. The building was known for the umbrellas shop owned by Bruno Quadros that stood on the ground floor
  11. 11. Apart from the curious collages made with umbrellas that cover and decorate the facade, there's also a sculpture of a Chinese dragon (with an umbrella suspended-on- the-air below) on the first floor's corner facing La Rambla - Japanese and Chinese art styles were pretty much in vogue in the 1890s’, an Egyptian gallery on the top floor and oriental elements of decoration in the interior
  12. 12. Plaça de Boqueria Rambla no 82 Casa Bruno Quadros
  13. 13. Plaça de Boqueria
  14. 14. Plaça de Boqueria Rambla no 82 Casa Bruno Quadros
  15. 15. Plaça de Boqueria
  16. 16. La Rambla de Barcelona La seu de l'Acadèmia, obra de l'arquitecte modernista Domènech i Estapà Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona
  17. 17. Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts
  18. 18. Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona
  19. 19. La Rambla can be considered a series of shorter streets, each differently named, hence the plural form Les Rambles. From Plaça de Catalunya toward the harbour, the street is successively called: Rambla de Canaletes - the site of the Font de Canaletes fountain Rambla dels Estudis - the site of the former Jesuit University, whose only remainder is the Church of Bethlehem, and currently the site of an open-air market for caged birds and other small pets Rambla de Sant Josep (or de les Flors) Rambla dels Caputxins - the site of a former Capuchin monastery, now dominated by the Liceu opera-house Rambla de Santa Mònica - named after the convent of St. Monica, now an arts centre
  20. 20. The Gran Teatre del Liceu or simply Liceu in Catalan and Liceo in Spanish, is an opera house on La Rambla. The Liceu opened on April 4,
  21. 21. The building of The Gran Teatre del Liceu was destroyed in 1994 by a fire caused by a spark that accidentally fell on the curtain during a routine repair. Public and institutional response was unanimous on the need to rebuild a new opera house on the same site with improved facilities
  22. 22. The Palace Virreina is a palace built between 1772 and 1778 and decorated with both Baroque and Rococo elements, which hosts major temporary exhibitions
  23. 23. The Palace Virreina is now headquarters to the Town Hall's Cultural Department and its Centre de la Imatge (Image center). The exhibition centre shows works by some of Catalunya's most important contemporary artists, like Oriol Bohigas and Antoni Abad
  24. 24. The Palace Virreina (Palau de La Virreina), known as Casa de las Ramblas The residence was designed by local architect Joseph Ribes for Manuel de Amat y Juniet - a distinguished figure on the Spanish political scene and a viceroy of Peru
  25. 25. The Palace Virreina (Palau de La Virreina) The Palace was completed in 1778 and occupied by the Viceroy and his wife until his death, a short time later in
  26. 26. Over the years, the Palau de la Virreina has housed numerous organizations including the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Cambo Art Collection, the Postal Museum, and the Numismatic Office. Today the palace is home to the City Council Department of Culture and features two separate gallery spaces: one for contemporary mixed media exhibitions and the other used primarily for photography
  27. 27. Exhibition Arnau Puig. Thinking Images (14.12.2012 - 10.02.2013)
  28. 28. W Barcelona, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) due to its shape, is a building designed by Ricardo Bofill is located in the Barceloneta district of Barcelona, in the expansion of the Port of Barcelona
  29. 29. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet & Daniela Iacob Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş Sound: GATO PEREZ - La rumba de Barcelona