The Barcelona FC Camp Nou Experience tour ticket gives you access to the ‘behind the scenes’ action at the club as well as access to the FC museum and the multimedia centre. The tour is ‘self-guided’, meaning that there are no tour guides.
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In Canaletas, the legend says that “he who drinks of his water will return to Barcelona”
A destination almost obliged for tourists, the Canaletas fountain crosses thousands of people, located just at the beginning of the Ramblas, a few steps from Plaça de Catalunya. This modest but emblematic fountain-lantern treasures with a history that makes it one of the unavoidable sources for the tourist and the fan of Futbol Club Barcelona, when its successes allow it.
The source of Canaletas was built in XVIII century but its reaison for bein takes us to the implementation of Rec Comtal, a network of channels launched in the tenth century and operating for almost nine centuries, which was extended in the mid-nineteenth century to bring the water that arrived from the Montcada and Reixac dam. With the arrival of industrialization, the water of the canals became contaminated and the city opened some divergent channels to supply to the Ramblas of less contaminated water. They were called ‘Canaletas’.
The original source came from a deposit located in the Tower of San Severo of the old medieval wall, which supplied the area of the Rambla and the Raval, originally from the eighteenth century. In 1862 the old fountain disappeared with the demolition of the walls and in its place settled two provisional iron sources.
In 1888 the City Council of Barcelona agreed to replace it with another definitive source, a project commissioned to Pere Falqués formed by four sources that would be located in different places of the city. Subsequently it was extended to fourteen sources, awarded to Jaume Rodelles. For that reason, although the one of Canaletas was constructed in 1892, it counts on a good number of ‘twin sisters’ distributed by Barcelona.
Made of cast iron, the fountain has a circular base on which a cup-shaped structure rises with four faucets that pour the water over four circular stacks; On this glass rises a column crowned in turn by four lampposts. With the ornamental tracks on the table, nothing better than to trace a route in search of their ‘relatives’ that we will find, among other locations, in the Portal del Ángel, the main street of Gracia, the round of San Pablo, Or the Plaza de la Barceloneta, among others. In total, there are 17 identical sources.
Today it is celebrated for being scene of the festivities in honor to the victories of the Barça. A tradition that was forged when the followers of the azulgrana club were quoted at the gates of the sports newspaper La Rambla, which was in the habit of presenting the results of football matches using a blackboard. Disappeared in the late 1930s, it should be said that the newspaper was located just in front of the fountain, at number 13 of the Ramblas.
Tradition says that “he who drinks of his water will return to Barcelona.” That is why, by superstition, visitors who wish to return to the city do not hesitate to drink their water if they hope to comply with the saying, whose legend can be read inscribed on a plaque.
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The social club for creative disembarks in Barcelona
Berlin, London, Miami … and now, Barcelona. Soho House, the exclusive social club for creative professionals, created 21 years ago by Nick Jones in London and now present in 18 cities around the world, has just opened its doors in Barcelona.
It is his first seat in Spain, in the Gothic Quarter, in a nineteenth century building in the Plaza del Duque de Medinaceli, opposite the Port Vell of Barcelona; and for its creation, it has been allocated around 60 million euros.
Straddling the concept of luxury hotel – possibly reach Category 5 stars – combined with social areas where only members and their guests have free access to enjoy facilities like club, pool, spa, gym, cinema and restaurants; Soho House aims to be the opposite of the classic gentry club: The indispensable requirement to access it is to have a creative profession.
Its members belong to industries like film, the media, music or art; and to be selected, not only to test the profession but also be recommended by at least two other members.
Once inside, there are two unbreakable rules: entry is allowed partners suit and tie or use mobile phones to take pictures.
The price to pay? 1,500 per year for those over 27 years and half for the younger ones. That only in Barcelona. Also enjoy the facilities of the rest of the world Soho House is priced at 1,800 euros per year. But even with these prices scandal currently over 60,000 people belong to this private club worldwide.
The new headquarters of Barcelona has 57 rooms, which can obviously only book partners, and its cost is around 320 euros and 350 euros per night. One of them is a suite, with separate living room, and all overlook the sea, the city or the Duque de Medinaceli square.
The design of the new building was designed by Nick Jones, executive director of design company, Vicky Charles, and European design director James Waterworth. They were inspired by a classic design with influences of Catalan Gothic architecture and double height vaulted ceilings, because the desire for Jones is that each city in which disembarks.
The rooms boast modern at the same rustic feel, with warm, Mediterranean colors and patterned fabrics with traditional Spanish designs. And the spa, open to the general public, which opens Wednesday with the gym, is inspired by a Barcelona pharmacy 80s and has a large vault.
The furniture consists of an amalgam of European mid-century pieces, antiques bought in local Changuito or Mercantic and custom designs by the team of Soho House.
November reach its restaurant, Cecconi’s, an Italian restaurant that will open its doors on the ground floor and will be open to the general public. Like the film, although it will be only for members, will have a programming or independent arthouse films and even some sneak previews.
Music events and often tend to be borne by the members themselves (and has been acting to Craig Richards at the headquarters of Shoderitch, for example). Everything will be quoted on the roof of the hotel, with pool, hammocks and a rest area or in the club.
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The richest man in Russia saturates the coast of Barcelona
The Pacific, a luxury yacht of 85 meters in length, owned by one of the richest men in Russia, Leonid Mijelsón, anchored from 10 days to 50 meters in front of the nudist beach Musclera of Arenys de Mar, has raised much expectation has led to a popular rumor mill. Navigates mogul accompanied by an entourage of executives who have been spotted in some municipalities seeking information to make investments. Especially interested in the hospitality industry, also they are seeking housing in the most exclusive area of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, urbanization Supermaresme.
In the City of Sant Vincenç de Montalt, the mayor, Miguel Angel Martinez, he acknowledged being surprised by the envoys of Leonid Mijelsón, president and principal shareholder of Novatek, the largest gas producer in Russia and one of the largest privatized state enterprises, specialized in the construction of pipelines. They reached the Consistory “as if they were playing Monopoly, buying everything,” ironizan officials. “It is interested in investments that can do here,” he recognizes the mayor, who had to warn them of the way of functioning of Spanish municipalities when they tried to “give a deposit to build shacks work on the beaches,” he joked.
The intention of Mijelsón, according to municipal sources, is to get one of the sumptuous homes in Supermaresme the exclusive area in which they reside fortunes of the state, but also a large community of Soviet entrepreneurs, which has extraordinary security private measures. A plot unbuilt area in this luxurious San Vincente and Llavaneres share is trading at 2.5 million euros, a derisory amount to the employer, considering that his fortune, according to Forbes magazine, amounted to over 16,000 million Dollars. In San Vincente, envoys magnate also interested in buying a luxurious five-star hotel located in a castle.
Caldes d’Estrac, were the 28 members of the crew of the Pacific which have been spotted by the people, often in bars and bars of the town, also showing great purchasing power. The staff in charge of the Russian businessman has also come ashore in Arenys de Mar, in the Yacht Club and Port Balis taverns. However, Mijelsón only been able to see him once in a reputable restaurant Arenys. “They asked to close the facility for themselves,” says a municipal sources.
In Caldetas precisely the presence of the Pacific caused one of the most hilarious anecdotes when local police received calls fearing that the ship was a military ship “and when the resolution was voted for independence in the Parlament”. This is a stunning yacht built in steel with an aluminum superstructure and steel, depending on the position of the sun, acquires greyish tones.
While the motor yacht is anchored mogul moves with one of the two helicopters that can carry the boat. He often goes to the Costa Brava, where it has been seen in l’Escala. On another occasion, the Pacific sailed to Roses, where only took about three hours to arrive: diesel engines allow a maximum speed of 20 knots, or about 40 kilometers per hour. From the coast, the sumptuous festivals celebrated on board also call attention to the color, as the boat has spectacular underwater lights and is equipped with all kinds of visible amenities: Six cabins, gym, spa, elevator, cinema, garage, two helipads, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
The Pacific has reached the shores of the Maresme from the Gulf of Mondello, in Palermo (Sicily), after going around the world. It has not gone unnoticed by the press in Australia, Indonesia, Florida, southern France and Italy. In 2015 he ended up in Costa Rica and Honolulu (Hawaii).
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Nikken Sekkei will design the new stadium of soccer club Barcelona
The club has chosen the study proposal of Japanese architecture, Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, to design and implement reform Camp Nou.
After several weeks studying the eight finalists, the jury Espai Barça has finally opted for the Japanese architectural proposal, responsible for several works in Japan as the Niigata Stadium Niigata, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama or Wakayama Big Whale Wakayama .
Nikken Sekkei’s origins date back to the early twentieth century and currently has over 2,500 employees and projects in 40 countries.