Barcelona Pick of the week 4-10 October 2010

Bunbo Restaurant. Vietnamese Restaurant. Barcelona

SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

What to do one hour away from Barcelona? Fantastic Film Sitges Festival . It is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world. Sitges’ status as the number one fantasy film festival in the world allows it to receive visits from top-level movie stars, directors and producers like Quentin Tarantino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Paul Verhoeven, Ralph Fiennes, George A. Romero, Cameron Diaz, Viggo Mortensen,…etc

Mariscal Exhibition in Barcelona's Pedrera.

Close to our Pedrera Apartment, you can enjoy this Exhibition, in Eixample Area. The colourful and original world of Valencian designer Javier Mariscal can be seen starting this Wednesday in Barcelona’s famous La Pedrera. The exhibition chronicles the artist’s 20-year career in the city of Barcelona. Mariscal designed the mascot for Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Games,  Since this moment, he has been an important symbol for design in the city. More than 15 years later, the artist is utilising yet another Barcelona symbol, Gaudí’s famous La Pedrera, to present a retrospective of his art.Drawings, sculptures, merchandise, furniture and clothes made by the artist can be viewed at the exhibition entitled 'Mariscal a la Pedrera’. The retrospective covers a wide variety of disciplines and formats that Mariscal has explored. The majority of the works are results of collaborations with concrete businesses that have requested his unique design services.He calls the exhibition a representation of “total freedom”.

Bunbo Restaurant. C/ Sagristans 3 ,Pl Isidre Nonell.  Barcelona.

1943 bunbo12 Barcelona Pick of the week 4 10 October 2010This new Vietnamese restaurant is located in a quiet corner of Barcelona’s busy old town, just in front of the  Barcelona's cathedral close to our Banys Apartment in Gotic Area  Its leafy outdoor terrace is perfect for enjoying a cocktail – including specialty Asian cocktails such as the sakeriña – a caipiriña made with sake! You can also choose from a wide selection of Asian beers, like Saigon or Tiger. Stepping inside, its bright and colourful décor will immediately put you in the right mood; all the items from a stunning mural depicting a mountain scene and waterfall , to a display bike and scores of lampshades have been specially bought in Vietnam and shipped over, to give an even more authentic.

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