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Club MOOG
MOOG
#About the Small Club with the Big Techno

Club MOOG is a club located close to La Ramblas. It is not overcrowded, but intimate, foggy, and feels like an old war bunker from an old war.

There is great music here, mostly house music. The atmosphere is mysterious, dark, and totally alternative - it is a good fit for someone who likes the less mainstream places.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/z8FcoGIi-AQ


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/1lZ1-DvyLjk


The Small Hall:

https://youtu.be/Vf7sRU6aMP4
Club Razzmatazz
Razzmatazz
#About the Best Club in Barcelona

The Razzmatazz Club is a giant club with 5 different spaces, each one carrying a different musical of style. The large club can hold up to 4,000 people, and many see it as the largest club in Barcelona. For proof of its greatness, almost all of the greatest DJs in Europe come to play here.

The styles include techno, house music, electric, alternative, hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop, and Dance.

The hot club is popular with young people, mostly between the ages of 15-30, who party here enthusiastically. Tourists, locals, hipsters, and punks - everyone comes together for massive parties, in this fun place.


#Tips

The Razzmatazz is located in an industrial area of the city, about a 10-minute drive in the metro from the city center. Get off a the Bogatell station.

The price of the ticket is a little more expensive than a ticket for the inner-city, but the place is worth it, especially on the weekends.


Smokin is allowed on the roof, where you can talk and meet different people, and hang out.


A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/f26tRjLHPx0


The Club's Promo:

https://youtu.be/sl8DR0YfpF8
Plaa Reial
Plaça Reial
#About the Tourist Square of the Barcelona Night

The square located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is located near the La Rambla Avenue and is a main tourist destination, especially at night. In the square you can find many restaurants, cafes, night clubs, bars, and stores. Many times concerts were performed here in the open air, celebrations and festivals.

The square was planned by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. Notice the lamps on the famous street of Plaça Reial. These lamps, with 6 arms each, were designed by the famous Gaudi, the architect and artist who left his impact on every corner of this wonderful city. The lamps were planned by Gaudi in 1878, when he finished his studies. In 1902, when Gaudi was already famous and well-known, the lamps were placed in the square. Six arms on the lamps are great examples of Gaudi's abilities to combine usefulness, with decorations and aesthetics.

The fountain at the heart of the square also adds to the atmosphere here, and so do the street vendors and the shoe shiners on the street.

For stamp fans or coin collectors- on Sundays there is a covered market at the square for stamps with coins, a small but lively market.
Pacha Barcelona
Pacha Barcelona
#About the Club

It is worth entering the club Pacha Barcelona. Truth is, it is surrounded by other clubs that are no less good, like Opium and the Choko, and you can skip around them or pick your favorite based on the music. Locals say that Pacha Barcelona is considered the best starting point and one of the best and most fun clubs in Barcelona. In summer, during tourist season, the best DJs in Spain and around the world perform here.

Besides the artists, the people and the atmosphere are great. The club has many concept events that many tend to come to. You can discover these in the link attached below.

Around Pacha Barcelona are located other great clubs. During the summer months the vibrant area comes to life with young partiers.


A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/_0IWuH7i6ZI

Entertainment in Barcelona

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Gran Teatre del Liceu
#About Barcelona's Central Theater

Gran Teatre del Liceu, the large theater in Barcelona, is known mostly for the impressive operas that are performed here. It is located across from the Mercado de La Boqueria, and is considered one of the largest and leading theaters in Europe.

The theater opened in 1847 with private funding and its main purpose was to promote musical education. It soon gained an international reputation and became one of the most important opera houses in Spain. But the building was not always as impressive and beautiful as it is today. In two fires in the building, the ongoing activity was halted and years of renovation and reconstruction were required in order to restore it to its activity.

The first fire took place in 1861. The fire caused damage, but was not severe. After a year, the theater opened again to visitors. In 1993, about a year after the Olympic Games in Barcelona, ​​following an electric short circuit, a fire broke out and destroyed the place. The renovators used old photographs and sketches and tried to preserve the original appearance of the theater. The damage was so severe that it took six whole years to renovate and restore the hall and stage. In 1999, after all that has happened, the theater reopened to the public.

The theater has over 2,200 seats. Here, you can listen to different operas by Vardi, Donizetti, Bizet, and Mozart, sung by the best singers in the world. Every day at 10:00 am a guided tour begins of the theater, that lasts for about half an hour.


#About the Class Characterizations at the Theater

In the past, there was a clear separation between the different classes. The main entrance to the theater, the one located on La Rambla Avenue, was for the upper class and nobility. They paid an extraordinary amount of money, and the main entrance led them straight to their comfortable viewing boxes. These boxes had the best view of the stage, and visitors enjoyed the great view with fantastic acoustics.

The lower class, those who could not pay the viewing box prices, entered the theater from a side street called San Pau, and sat in the upper galleries. Viewing the stage from this angle was not so great, and the acoustics in the upper galleries was not as great either.

Today, all the visitors enter from the main entrance on La Rambla Avenue, thought the ticket price differences still exist, and is pretty large.



#What is the Theater's Hall of Mirrors?

From the atrium, you can see wide steps leading to the Hall of Mirrors, whose walls are covered with large mirrors. This is also where visitors used to gather during intermissions. However, as you can imagine, these were only members of the upper class, nobility, and dignitaries.

Take a look at the ceiling frescoes, where you can see the god Apollo sitting on a train, surrounded by nine muses. On the walls of the hall there are quotes and sentences that idealize music, and also many golden decorations.

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the whiplash of an explosion from a bomb that fell near the theater, caused the collapse of the ceiling and huge damage to the theater. The ceiling was recreated, of course, and the theater was renovated a few years later.
Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol
#About the Spanish Village with Replicas of Life-Size Buildings of All Styles in Spain

The Poble Espanyol is a pseudo-Spanish village built in 1929 in favor of the World Fair held in Barcelona. Because it gained momentum and became particularly popular, it remained after the exhibition and was even renovated. Today it is a museum of Spanish art and construction. The village is located on the Montjuic Hill, "Mount of the Jews." On the walls of buildings in the village you can see maps that will help you to orient yourself.

In the village itself, you can see 117 buildings, streets and life-size squares designed in a Spanish style. The aim was to accurately imitate the buildings built in different regions of Spain, each area, the building materials and its characteristic styles. It is a sample of diverse Spanish architecture, in its various regions.

In the village you will also see shops and cafes, restaurants and souvenir stalls. In the evening, pubs and clubs open where you can grab a cold beer, or just listen to an orchestra that plays for travelers.

In the workshops scattered in the village, you can sometimes see the craftsmen working in carving, interlacing, carpentry and more. In their artists' workshops and studios, you will see impressive handicrafts and works of art. One of the most impressive buildings in the village, worth seeing, is Utebo from the Saragossa area, but equally interesting are buildings from areas such as Segovia, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona and more.

For those interested in learning Spanish folk art, it is worth visiting the Museo de Artes Populares, which overlooks the Plaza Mayor.


#The Village for Tourists

Poble Espanyol is a fictional Spanish village and one of Barcelona's unique attractions. Poble Espanyol is an authentic village surrounded by a wall, located on a hill overlooking all of Barcelona. The village was designed for the 1929 World Exposition and has since become one of the most popular attractions in the area. 80 years later, it is still a wonderful place to soak up a varied atmosphere of art, architecture, culture and food - all of the same day.

Architecture lovers will enjoy exploring the various Spanish areas with interesting architectural features. Are you on a family trip? - If you purchase a secret guide to the village, you will be able to spend a very enjoyable day in the village, where you can discover interesting places in the village and experience lots of fun activities.

The village is also known for its many artists who display their handicrafts. You can go in and watch them while working in their workshops. In the shops you will find quite a few pieces of art that you can purchase, as well as walk around the restaurants and cafes and taste the unique delicacies and desserts sold there. The whole family will enjoy here and the village is definitely worth a visit!



#Story of Establishing the Village

Welcome to Poble Espanyol, the Spanish village at the top of Montjuic Hill. This little village is just like an oasis in the heart of Barcelona. When you enter, you will feel how you are passing through a modern urban landscape into a unique, authentic and historic village. In the village you will be exposed to the architecture, culture, lifestyle and art from the different regions of Spain, which blend together in harmony and give a sense of a real town. If you want to learn about Spain all in one time, this is the perfect place to do it.

The imaginary village was originally built for the 1929 World Exposition, with the idea behind the initiative being to give visitors a simple, experiential and unique overview of the diverse ways of life in the various regions of Spain.

The village was planned by two well-known Spanish architects, two artists. In order to achieve the overall view of the village, the architects traveled all over the country, from the Andalusia region in the south to Asturias in the north, in order to collect the materials they needed. Altogether, the two passed through more than 1,600 cities and villages to collect hundreds of photographs, notes and drawings that helped them choose the most suitable elements for planning and creating the virtual village. The village has over 100 traditional Spanish buildings.

The original plan was to build the village as a temporary installation and destroy it at the end of the exhibition. But the village had become such a thrilling success among the tourists that the authorities decided to leave it.

During the Civil War of Spain, in 1930, the village ceased to receive visitors due to the harsh reality experienced by the inhabitants of Spain. At the same time, the village served as the burial center of the area. After the war, the village was renovated and reopened to the public. In 1988, during the preparations for the 1992 Olympics, the village also placed an emphasis on art and culture, which brought it to what it looks like today.



A Closer Look at the Village:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEOa4EpXKT4
Centre de Cultura Contempornia
Centre de Cultura Contemporània
#About the Center of Musical and Dance Events

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània is located right next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The center is used to house music and dance events. Courses take place here, as well as exhibits, discussions, lectures, and more.

The center is located inside a building that was built as a monastery in the 13th century, and was used as a "Charity House." Throughout the years, the facade of the building was preserved, however, the inside became in 1994 a cultural center. In the current building you can see part of the original interior - three wings that together make three sides of a rectangle, around a large courtyard, called the "Women's Courtyard." As can be assumed, the building's courtyard was originally meant for women only.

Pay special attention to the northern wing in the inner court, built by a pair of Spanish architects, Villaplana and Piñón. They built a wall covered in mirrors, at the height of 30 meters. You can see the changing light off the mirrors and the city up to the sea.

In the center are different changing exhibits, having to do with special urban topics. There are the alternative film festival, festival for electronic music, courses and seminars about different topics - from art, politics, dance, cinema, and more.
La Rambla
La Rambla
#About the Central Avenue of Barcelona

La Rambla is a central avenue in Barcelona, it is a kilometer long tourist destination. Along the avenue, a few additional points are worth a visit, like the Mercado de La Boqueria Market. There are many vendors, some bother the tourists, beggars and other interesting people. The avenue is well taken care of, and you will find many stores and restaurants.

The origin of the name, is a version of the word Ramel, meaning 'sand' in Arabic. This avenue sat on dried stream lanes.

Today the avenue includes hotels, signs, statues, street performances and talented acts, historical buildings like the theater building, the first clock of Barcelona, and the ancient University building. Among everything else, you can see here colorful mosaics at the entrance to the market. The artist Joan Mirò created it in 1976, and it marks the point of entry to the Gothic Quarter.

At the end of the avenue, you can see the statue in memory of Columbus, known as the Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom), the Wax Museum, the Opera House, and other interesting buildings.

Before soccer games between the Barcelona team and other European cities, you can see hundreds of excited fans here, walking, yelling, and singing loudly. This is one of the lively streets where you can find many tourists, wandering and looking through the different tourist points. Sometimes on weekends there are artist markets here, attracting thousands of visitors, the market sells all sorts of hand made art. On these busy days, pay close attention to your bags, there are very good pickpocketers here.




A Closer Look at La Rambla:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu4fHfpf2LQ


Palau de la Msica
Palau de la Música
#About the Luxury Concert Hall of the City

The luxurious concert hall in Barcelona is located at the heart of the city, near the old city. It was built to be used as a concert hall from the Catalonian Choir. The hall was built between 1905 - 1908. It was planned by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building has a special beauty, for it combines the Modernism style with the neo-Gothic style. Notice especially the glass dome of the building, made out of colorful stained glass.

In 1971 the building was declared a National Site by the Spanish Government, and in 1997 it was chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


#What is the Modernism Style?

Modernist style is actually the Catalan version of the style of architecture and plastic art called in French "Art Nouveau." It is characterized by strong vegetation inspiration, an emphasis on colorfulness, natural and rounded lines, and simple and local materials. The most famous Modernist architect is Gaudi, whose style is identified with him. He used style principles over and over again and used motifs like curved walls reminiscent of waves and almost constant avoidance of straight surfaces. He was not the only one to design in the modernist style - there were other architects who starred in this style in Barcelona, ​​such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.


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