Barcelona. Travel plans for a weekend in December 2016.

Next week I’m heading to Barcelona for 3 days. It’s my 5th visit to the Catalan capital and I can’t wait to explore more of this city that has grown so much on me during my last visit in March 2013. I’ll be staying in Gracia, a neighborhood I fell in love with. Here’s what I’ve … More Barcelona. Travel plans for a weekend in December 2016.

Barcelona. Montjuic. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in the Palau Nacional.

The Palau Nacional at Montjuic was built for the International Exhibition, which took place in Barcelona in 1929. 5 years later it became the home of  MNAC – the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The museum “embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d’art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining … More Barcelona. Montjuic. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in the Palau Nacional.

Barcelona. Port Olympic. Public Art. Goldfish by Frank Gehry.

Star-architect Frank O. Gehry, who is known for buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, created this large scale sculpture for the Summer Olympics 1992 in Barcelona. Like many other Gehry buildings it is made of stainless steel and reflects the sunlight. The fish is 56 … More Barcelona. Port Olympic. Public Art. Goldfish by Frank Gehry.

Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

This park is one of the oldest parks in Barcelona and a little bit off the beaten track. It compromises an 18th century neoclassical garden and an 19th century romantic garden and it’s most famous for its labyrinth.   ^^ Eros sculpture in the middle of the labyrinth.^^ ^^ The box-tree garden ^^ ^^The neoclassical pavilion.^^ ^^ … More Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

spain. barcelona. public art. matches by claes oldenburg.

pop artist claes oldenburg and his wife coosje van bruggen are famous for their large-scale sculptures of every day items. the “mistos” sculpture was installed in 1991 in vall d’hebron in barcelona, while the city was getting ready to host the summer olympics in the following year. the matches are located a 2 minute walk … More spain. barcelona. public art. matches by claes oldenburg.