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.