Barcelona, Pick of the week 20-26 September 2010

Castellers. La Mercé Festival.Barcelona

Mercé Barcelona Festival.23/09-26/09/2010

castellers 150x150 Barcelona, Pick of the week 20 26 September 2010

Every year close to the end of September Barcelona holds its largest street party, the Barcelona La Merce Festival. This is a Festival  held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona.The festival, which officially first took place in 1902, bids goodbye to the summer with a bang and welcomes in the cooler months of autumn.
This year  will be hundreds of different activities taking place in all areas of the city.The streets will be filled with events, parades, fire runs (Correfocs), Human towers, fireworks, music concerts, free exhibitions…etc.

Barcelona's Los Caracoles Restaurant. C/ Escudellers,14. Barcelona

Located in Gotic Area, close to our Flor Duplex apartments, there is this popular restaurant. Los Caracoles which means "The Snails" is a popular restaurant  that has to a large degree been "discovered" by the tourists. You can spot the restaurant right away as it has a spit grill in the main entrance window roasting chickens and other meats. The restaurant was named after its specialty however if you don't find this type of food to your tasting don't worry as they offer a wide variety of seafoods and roasted meat dishes with accompanying side dishes and salads.Inside this restaurant you will enjoy an interesting and distinct atmosphere. As you enter through the main entrance you will see the cooks preparing the food. The chefs are proud of their culinary skills and they want to show you they have nothing to hide.

Antoni Tàpies. Collection. Fundació Antoni Tapies. Aragó, 255. Barcelona. 3/08-26/09 2010

Located in Eixample area, not far from our Pedrera Apartment, The Fundació Antoni Tàpies presents a new selection of works from the Collection that takes as its starting point the work entitled Fusta pintada i rascada (Painted and Scraped Wood), 1960. The work, which is part of the artist’s own Collection, has been lent to the Fundació and will be publicly shown for the first time. Together with the other works in the present selection, the work will demonstrate the importance of materials for the artist.

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