This weekend discover Barcelona by bike or skate. If moving and riding is what you most like and you stay at Barcelona Urbany Hostel and you want also to enjoy the city while you do that, this is your weekend.
Sunday, 24 March, from 11 am to 6 pm: Festival on Wheels. Montjuïc Mountain is to become a meeting point for all bike lovers and skate, whatever their urban discipline Bicycles are taking over! Forget about the metro and the bus. It’s bike time!
The ride of 14 kilometers passes most emblematic streets of the Catalan capital, the city has long since spotted the many benefits of bicycle transport and peddle power is getting more popular every day. Barcelona's citizens who opt for bikes or skates as a means of urban transport or recreation.
Route: c. d’Aragó/c. Balmes - c. d’Aragó – c. de Tarragona – pl. d’Espanya– av. del Paral·lel– pl. de les Drassanes– pg. de Josep Carner– pl. del Portal de la Pau – pg. de Colom– pl. d’Antonio López – pg. d’Isabel II– Pla del Palau– av. Marquès de l’Argentera– pg. Picasso-pg. Pujades- c. de la Marina – av. d’Icària – c. de Jaume Vicens Vives – c. de Carmen Amaya– c. de Llacuna – av. del Litoral – c. de Selva de Mar- pg. de García i Faria – c. de Josep Pla – pg. de Taulat – pl. del Llevant.
Stay at our Hostel in Barcelona and visit the precious nearby destinations in one day!
An imaginary trip through Barcelona thanks to Lluís Bussé, until September 10th. Have you ever thought about how the city would be if its most emblematic places were placed differently? The photographer Lluís Bussé has, and from that curious idea comes what is now an exhibit that you can see in Sala 2 of the Palau Robert.
The parallel universe of “Barcelona’s Multiverse” proposes things as crazy as the Sagrada Familia on the beach of Mar Bella, the Agbar Tower in Parc Güell, and surfers invading Plaça Catalunya, which are just a few examples of what you will find in the photomontages which make up the exhibit.
It's another Barcelona, a Barcelona that could exist in a parallel universe and which Bussé, a Doctor of Philosophy with a degree in Fine Arts, has created visually after traveling through the real Barcelona and taking thousands of photographs.
To make this possible the photographer has combined disciplines, he has mixed art and science, and has associated photography with cosmology, adapting the multiverse theory, or multiplicity of universes, which comes from the mathematician Hugh Everett.
“Barcelona’s Multiverse” is divided into three sections, which show respectively the already mentioned relocation of the most emblematic buildings and places, a Barcelona with canals in the style of Venice, and another built on the beach and sea. Outside of the exhibit you can find the photographs, in black and white, in the book of the same name which has been published in English through a collaboration with the Barcelona City Council.
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There’s nowhere like Barcelona or Seville to spend Easter Week - no cities in Spain can touch it for sheer style, looks or energy.
Barcelona is for all its outrageous architecture, designer shopping, hip bars and vibrant cultural scene, Barcelona is more than just this year's fad. It's a confident, progressive city, tirelessly self-renewing while preserving all that's best about its past. As neighborhoods are rebuilt with panache, and locals and visitors alike pursue the latest sensation, there's also an enduring embrace of the things that make life worth living – the daily market visit, strolling down the Ramblas, a lazy harbourside lunch, frenetic festival nights, Sunday by the beach or FC Barcelona's next big game.
Things that you cannot miss if you're in Barcelona Urbany Hostels:
- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC): The National Museum of Art celebrates the grandeur of Romanesque and Gothic art, two periods in which Catalunya artists were pre-eminent in Spain.
- The Ramblas: A stroll down Barcelona's famous thoroughfare is a must for both tourists and locals alike. 6 La Boqueria The city's best known market presents an extraordinary range of fresh produce.
- La Pedrera: is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1905–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912.
- Castell de Montjuïc: The ramparts of the hill-top Bourbon fortress offer an eagle-eye view of the city.
- Tibidabo: Scale the heights of Mount Tibidabo for fantastic views and a wonderful amusement park.
- Sagrada Família: the temple dedicated to the Sacred Family is the essential pilgrimage for Gaudí fans.
- Fundació Joan Miró: The adventurous Fundació Joan Miró celebrates the work of one of the greatest Catalan artists.
- Camp Nou: Home of FC Barcelona, one of Europe's premier sides, with a cabinet full of trophies to prove it.
- Parc Güell: The city's most extraordinary park is a fantasy land born of Antoni Gaudí's fertile imagination.
And if you stay at Sevilla Urbany Hostel, we recommended Seville's old city – where you'll want to spend most of your time – is sited along the east bank of the Guadalquivir. At its heart, side by side, stand the three great monuments: the Giralda tower, the Catedral and the Alcázar, with the cramped alleyways of the Barrio Santa Cruz, the medieval Jewish quarter and now the heart of tourist life, extending east.
Seville's reputation for gaiety and brilliance, for theatricality and intensity of life does seem deserved. It's expressed on a phenomenally grand scale at the city's two great festivals – Semana Santa (Holy Week at Easter) and the week-long Feria de Abril (starting two weeks after Easter Sunday).
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You can live a unique and an unforgettable travel experience Urbany Hostels recommend Sevilla Urbany Hostel, is one of the coolest youth hostels in Seville right in the historical center of the cit. Budget Accommodation for Backpackers in the Andalusia's capital.
It’s one of the Spanish cities that have been able to maintain the charm and old traditions, with large cultural activities diversely through the year. All this makes Seville a surprisingly very hospitable city.
Seville has a large number of interesting and nice places to visit, due to its important role throughout history; Monuments and Museum were constructed as relevant as the Torre del Oro, Alcazar, Town Hall, Archive of the Indies, Palacio de San Telmo, Tobacco Factory... And other places to visit in Seville is a large number of churches, each of which is beautiful outside but save the real reassure for inside where you will find that the walls true works of art.
Backpacker's Seville can enjoy daily performances of this art in all its glory on the popular flamenco-direct heirs of the ancient cafés in the rocks of the neighborhood or the village festivals.
Also, throughout each year there are numerous festivals related to the topic, highlighting its importance to the famous Flamenco Biennale, held in the city in even years and often go the greatest figures of flamenco singing and dancing. This unique encounter has been twenty years and whose main objective is to internalize this culture in the social fabric of Seville and later throughout all of Andalusia.
And also Seville is a capital city happy and passionate by the life, with a cheerful night life, thanks to the climate and its people. You can choose between several and different possibilities.
In autumn and winter, the center is the zone most people choose. In general, the whole city centre has a lot of night life and in every corner you can find “bares” or pubs …It is the first option in order to choose where to go out, and where you can find many different environments. We have several areas to choose from: Arenal, Barrio de Santa Cruz, where you can find the typical wineries, Alfalfa, Plaza del Salvador, where there are always a lot of people, and the Alameda, with a more alternative environment. The Triana zone has streets and bars with a lot of character including many lively pubs. Over on Betis Street, yyou can find many places with “flamenquita” music and other locations with more modern music. Also in the Remedios zone, you can find good pubs. The Nervion area is another of the zones where you can go out, and there are many discos and pubs for all different ages. In the Reina Mercedes neighborhood there is a university environment, because the most of the academic buildings are located there. We can also find good pubs in the Isla de la Cartuja zone, where the Expo of ‘9 took place.
If you want to travel to Seville to good price and to lodge at the center of the city you do not search any more, every detail in the Sevilla Urbany Hostel was designed to make you feel comfortable and safe and to help you get the most out of your stay in the Andalusia's capital.
The main cultural activity of the year in the city, comes with three new floats and an uniform-clad retinue for King Balthasar, filling Barcelona's streets with excitement today, 5 January, with the arrival of Their Majesties.
The Kings of the Orient, accompanied by their retinue, arrive on board the Schooner Santa Eulàlia, guided by the Eastern star, to fill the city with excitement with their great street spectacular.
Another year and once again it is time for a show that links ancient tradition with the creativity of the best, present-day local artists and the enthusiastic participation of every Barcelona resident.
More than 1,100 people will make possible a procession featuring a completely new retinue for King Balthasar, a seven-metre giraffe, three camels, African puppets and a new choreograph.
King Melchior will be trying out a new toys float, there will be a new Barcelona Float to open the procession and a coal float will also make its debut.
Another new feature is the 12,000 kg of sweets thrown into the crowds during the procession are suitable for coeliacs. They will be thrown from three new lorries that will ensure they are evenly distributed among all the children watching and not just those in standing along the front row.
If you stay in Hostel in Barcelona you can go to the Three Kings Parade by Metro, you have the Clot / Aragó Station at a 5 minutes walking distance from our Barcelona Urbany: Take the line L1-FONDO/ HOSPITAL BELLVITGE and get off after 1 stops at Arc de Triomf.
Barcelona is the best holiday destination and offers a wide range of activities for all ages and tastes. From the brand new ice rink installed in Plaza Catalunya to the traditional fair Gran Via, through exhibitions, workshops and sports competitions.
Here are some of the proposals Barcelona Urbany offers you:
On Saturday, December 24, the Magic Mountain of Barcelona, Tibidabo, will host the traditional 'Peace Song', within the Amusement Park. Year after year, the traditional 'Song of Piece' is celebrated in the Fairground of the Tibidabo since 1996. It is an act of solidarity that aims to promote education in values such as tolerance and respect through music. This year's nativity scene on Plaça de Sant Jaume takes its inspiration from Catalan culture and traditional art, with a copy of a Romanesque chapel in ruins and a typically Mediterranean landscape.
One year on and the classic scenes of the annunciation, the Three Kings of the Orient and the birth of Jesus are once again the highlights of the nativity scene, though this year's settings take their inspiration from the landscapes, figures and architecture of Catalonia's deep-rooted Romanesque tradition. During their walk round this truly Catalan nativity scene, visitors will be accompanied by Mediterranean sounds such as the sea and bells ringing. If you haven't yet taken the opportunity to see it, we strongly recommend you treat yourselves to a visit any time from 10 to 8.30 pm, every day from now until 8 January!
Many of the activities on offer have a Christmas flavour, which is hardly surprising when you consider the date.
You will be able to see a Pastorets nativity play at the Fundació Miró, hear choral music at the European Museum of Modern Art and make Christmas candles at Poble Espanyol.
Urbany Hostels team wishes you happy holidays!