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.
Leo Messi and Barca crowned as the best of 2015 in Dubai Globe Soccer Awards
Leo Messi led Barca to again become the best team in the world in 2015. The Argentine led a group that joined Barca in the Club World Cup fifth title of the six to which he aspired. And trophies numbers leave no doubt and it’s time to reap the rewards in the form of prizes. The first was the Soccer Globe Award, crowned in Dubai Flea and Barca as the undisputed best last year.
Messi, everything points also collect the January 11 his fifth Golden Ball was awarded best player in 2015 and hailed as the winner of the gala. “I am very happy and grateful for this award, but the important thing is always the collective success,” said the Argentine after receiving the award.
Barca swept these Globe Soccer Awards since besides the prize to Leo Messi, was the best club of the year, the best president (Josep Maria Bartomeu) and the club generated more excitement in the media. “Our goal is to make people happy and play well with the particular philosophy of play we have. I think what we have achieved in 2015 and what we will try next year. ”
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The Buffaloes were born in Barcelona in 1987 and are the oldest american football club in the city.
It’s been 28 years that Barcelona Búfals competing for football fields there are in Catalonia and Spain. The club, which was first founded in Barcelona in this sport continues promoting a form in the Catalan region is very minor. However, the Buffaloes did not desist from promoting this sport and have changed the way we work to improve the club long-term: “For two years we have put serious attempt to achieve a solid structure of ranks and from here, making the club bigger, “says Sergi Bellmunt, president of the organization.
Currently Buffaloes have many equipment categories: open (after eight years), sub11, sub15, youth, junior, senior and female, and in total, one hundred members involved in the club. Some 16 of these people are young women who are the only football team in the city and compete for 3 years in the league Catalan, who have won once, in the Spanish league . And this sport, although a minority, have a space for everyone, as stated Laia Girona, player of Buffalo: “It’s just the position you play, as you are, always have a role.”
So much so that in football every play depends on every team players. They have a very specific task to perform, and that the move is successful, everyone must complete the work that touches perfection. Technique, strategy and especially trust are the key elements of the sport. We know well the senior team, which plays in Serie B this year, second-class state, with the clear objective to raise the maximum Spanish division.
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The Barcelona Erotic Show commitment to give visibility to the most popular trends in the sector, which are gaining social acceptance thanks to the internet and selling books
We do not know when the god Eros tighten the string of his bow and fired its lethal arrow sexual attraction added to the passion that was born some erotic trend, although it would not be surprising seeing sexual depictions of Greek vases that have come to this day, or even reviewing certain stories of its mythology. As some would say practical Romans after centuries, which transformed Eros Cupid, nihil novum. That is, there is swimming again, but the fact remains that all about fashion.
Giving a tour of the newly opened Erotic Show Barcelona, installed through Sunday at the Olympic Hall Vall d’Hebron, is easy to discover the main sexual practices that are currently booming more and more they are making visible through a social popularization It has been marked by different factors. One of them, who have experienced the dissemination on the Internet. They have also helped some best sellers, such as the trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. More or less accepted in public, the following trends have erotic out of the closet of privacy for the joy of Eros itself, which these days certainly fly at will around the room that bears his name.
This anglicized come to refer to swinging, although the Spanish translation is that its practitioners prefer the liberal couples. “It’s totally booming,” says Pepe Cera, one of the leaders of the swinger lounge area, before pointing out that only nine local Barcelona dedicated to this practice work. “The exchange club is the meeting place of ordinary couples seeking couples of the same type, with themed rooms and objects that do not usually have at home,” explains. “Needless to participate, there are couples who just look like other have sex, would be like a porn movie but live” compares. “The liberal atmosphere is very open, you can be alone with your partner or do trios, quartets, quintets, sextets …” Wax recommends this practice to couples who have entered into a sexual routine and also to those who seek “sex for sex “. Precautions to consider would be normal any sexual relationship. “The use of condoms is mandatory and the club has showers and hygienic measures.” And he notes: “normally really like women.”
Undoubtedly the most famous fetishism is the erotic attraction of the feet. “It has always existed, but now people live more naturally,” says Poch Arola responsible sexblogger with Sergy Martin of the area devoted to this trend, a new feature of the room. “The Internet has helped make visible the foot fetish, people who practice sees she is not alone and contacts who have their own tastes.” “We standardize and give visibility to this option,” explains the expert before detailing the variety of tastes that exist in this erotic trend. “The most common is that men are attracted to female feet, although it also occurs in reverse”. “There is one who is fascinated by small or other sizes feet, others are set on the arc because they like tickling, or the shape of the fingers, feet clean or by showing their natural smell … a world is very varied, “says Poch, like the games played: erotic massage, tickling (tickle) or trampling (step on the partner). “In the latter case the pain involved, the only precaution to consider is how and where to step,” says the expert.
It is not known if it was the Buddha himself or later or even earlier masters who laid the foundations of this oriental doctrine that seeks to elevate the spirit through the use of sexual desire. Its practitioners, as Adora Life, one of the area responsible for tantric sex classroom, says it is “a spiritual path based on the mind and continence climax” that increasingly more interest. “Now is gaining popularity because there is a crisis of values and people looking for something deeper and more authentic,” explains Thomas Mayor, also responsible for this area of Barcelona Erotic Show. Both recommend the practice of tantra people who “want to experience their sexual life without taboos, given that its objective is not to last longer in bed, that’s only part of tantra has been misrepresented,” he warns.
Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission and Sadism Masochism: Under these acronyms such practices and fantasies interrelated hide. “Perhaps their curiosity has increased, but not their practice,” said Ama Monika responsible for this area of the room. “Youth is now more understandable to such practices, but there are still people who believe the lies and we are the plague,” he explains before detailing its positive aspects. “He brings freedom, new sensations, helps you know yourself more, as your points G, there is a wide variety, including eyebrows or three places of the spine.” Monika loves alert BDSM “is a strong adult game and you have to know how far you can go.” Therefore points out the three golden rules to be observed: “establish rules and follow them, make a keyword to stop the game and take into account the health problems they may have.” It also reveals some aspects of the relations of domination. “A mistres never naked before her submissive and does not practice any sexual relationship with him, you must be a goddess to be worshiped.”
There are different disciplines erotic dance whose practice is becoming popular because they offer workshops and schools open to all kinds of public classes. The striptease is perhaps best known, combining music, lights, dance and clothing that will disappear as the tune progresses. Although gaining strength now the pole dance (dance vertical bar) that can reach even practiced in gyms, as its twists and climbs require strength and endurance as well as an athletic body. Another option is the burlesque, an essentially sensual and seductive dance. The three types of dances are present this year in the classroom, whether in courses, workshops or contests.
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An English philanthropist who funded a network of public drinking water fountains in Paris gave 12 to Barcelona in 1888, of which only two remains.
Unnoticed and the 12 that had Barcelona and only two remain in the streets of the city. This is known as Wallace sources, surname of English philanthropist who distributed them to different cities of Europe and America. For history we must go back to Paris in the late nineteenth century.
The French capital was suffering the consequences of war with Prussia and the Commune. The bombing had caused much destruction. One of the effects was the increase in the price of water, often preventing access to the supply of the masses, which in turn led to problems of hygiene and sanitation. To remedy this situation, an English philanthropist Richard Wallace, heir to a great fortune and living in Paris, decided to finance, among other works, a set of public sources to provide free water throughout the city.
Wallace commissioned the design source sculptor Charles-Auguste Lebourg. There were several models, but the most popular was a set of cast iron of 2.71 meters high which is characterized by four caryatids supporting the dome. Represent goodness, simplicity, charity and sobriety, and the four seasons. They have the right balance between monumentality and sobriety, as well as between utility and aesthetics. The goal was to get a reasonable price per unit that would install them throughout Paris.
Wallace decided to extend to other cities its source to reinforce the idea of brotherhood among men. Barcelona was one of the chosen, thanks to the friendship that Mayor Rius i Taulet strike up with philanthropist. Thus, during the Universal Exhibition of 1888, Wallace sent 12 sources to Barcelona. Today and only surviving original two. One is on the Rambla, opposite the passage through which you access the Museu de Cera. The other is in one corner of the Gran Via and Passeig de Gràcia. There are others, but later copies. San Sebastián, New Orleans, London, Montevideo, Montreal, Zurich and other cities Burscheid are Club Wallace Fountains.
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Many international brands that already have an establishment in the city, and there are those who choose Barcelona to enter the domestic market
Several rankings, such as Destination Europe 2015 Barcelona position as one of the ten cities preferred by big fashion brands to set up their business. “It is a very attractive city, the weather, climate and architecture, and this mainly means that there are a lot of influx of people, a key point for the brands” said Alicia Soler, expert advice and investment in expansion commercial premises.
A few kilometers in the commercial centralized and closely linked to the consumption of clothing design are also some factors that make the brands that can wait a long time to find your perfect place, they decide to settle in the city. But are also attracted to creativity and innovation. “The big brands see us as a city where there is a lot of talent,” said Toni Iruela, President of Marketing Club Barcelona.
After opening in 2008, American Apparel also chose Barcelona to enter the domestic market international brands such as Italian or Liu Jo store H & M, & Other Strout. The last to do so was the American company Urban Outfitters, which adds to the Barcelona shop over Europe there are already 45 and 200 that the brand has in the United States and Canada.
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