Barcelona, Pick of the week 23-29 August 2010

Fiesta Mayor Sitges 2010. Barcelona

Fiesta Mayor de Sitges.  21/08-27/08/2010

Fiesta Mayor Sitges 150x150 Barcelona, Pick of the week 23 29 August 2010What to do and visit around Barcelona during your stay with Habitat Apartments? Come to visit Sitges and their Festivals. The 'Fiesta Mayor' is when the town of Sitges hosts its annual festival in celebration of the patron saint, Sant Bartolomeu. The Fiesta Mayor includes music,  'human castle/tower' performances ('Castellers'), dance, typical 'Sardana' dancers, and the street acrobatics are simply superb.  Also you will enjoy a spectacular firework display which can be seen from all over the town, or, if you are lucky enough to own a boat, from out at sea.

La Cave Restaurant.  Av. J.V. foix, 80 Barcelona.

La Cave is a shop-restaurant located in the district of Sarrià where wine is the real and indisputable star. 600 references, both national and international wines, are completed with a gastronomic offer based on Mediterranean and international dishes. Wine can be served by the glass or bottle. They also organize courses on wine tasting.

Exposición " Rusia del SXX". Maritim Museum Barcelona. 8/06/2010 – 21/11/2010

Close to our "La Rambla Apartment" you can visit an exhibition that presents more than a hundred works by artists from the twentieth century that reflect everyday life in Russia, unknown to the general public because of the historical circumstances of this country. The aim of this exhibition is to present the work of some contemporary Russian artists, as well as displaying various smaller art pieces. It offers a credible portrait of the customs, character, industry, family scenes of Russia and its landscapes.

Paella Cooking Class Experience

Paella1 150x150 Barcelona, Pick of the week 23 29 August 2010The weather hasn't been the best these past few days, so why not explore a fun activity in Barcelona that will be enjoyable whether it's rainy and gray or beautiful out?
Lifestyle Barcelona offers an unforgettable chance to learn about one of Spain's most traditional, popular, and delectable dishes- Paella! The day will start out with a visit to the Boqueria Market where you will purchase all of the spices, herbs, and ingredients needed to create your paella. You will have a guide with you who will give you some history about the origins of paella, the spices used in creating the tasty dish, and the different ways around Spain in which it is cooked. Once you leave the market and get down to cooking, you will prepare paella in all three of its traditional forms-
with vegetables, meat, or seafood! The best part is the end of the experience when you get to enjoy your creations with a complimentary bottle of wine- YUM!

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