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Sitges celebrates 46th Filmfestival

World's Fantasy film festival presents the new form of film creation of 2013

sitges festival Since 1968 Sites gets ready every year for the International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies. Year by year, more and more movie lovers and audiences are coming to Sitges to discover the new technologies in the world of the film and audiovisual. In this week Catalonia gets the most media impact from all over the world. Also this year for the 46th Film festival Sitges will welcome Top Stars like it did in the past. Quentin Tarentino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fiennes and a lot of other stars enjoyed the atmosphere at the Costa Brava. The focus this year will be on the latest works from the filmmakers like Takashi Miike or Johnnie To. Meanwhile new fantastic genre talents will be introduced in 2013. The info for the complete program, the celebrities and the tickets will come up soon. We will inform you! Just save the date, this year the festivals are from the 11 - 20 October.  
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Feel this moment after Calvin Harris

After Calvin Harris Pit Bull is coming to Barcelona to celebrate the summer with us

After a wonderful night with Calvin Harris, Pit Bull is coming to Barcelona to Sutton. Like the song on the video he will come to feel the moment with you. Armando Pérez, as Pitbull, is from Florida and is since years in the music business. He has a lot of success with a lot of big celebrities of the world like Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Lil John and a lot of more. This weekend PitBull will give a concert in Sutton Club on Friday the 26.07.2013 at 11:30pm. Enjoy another great night and make a reservation.
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High celebrity in Barcelona Sutton Club

The Scotish DJ Calvin Harris is playing this weekend in Barcelona

calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles or better known as Calvin Harris will play in the Sutton Club in Barcelona on the 19 June. The DJ who is known all over Europe for a long time became more and more popluar thanks to his work with big stars like Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Example. The most popular song was with Rihanna: We found love About the location Everyone who likes a glamorous party in Barcelona should make The Sutton Club their first stop. One of the most exclusive and fashionable nightspots in town, the club is popular with a beautiful and sophisticated Spanish clientele that spends the early part of the night Later, as the cocktails and sexy house music weave their magic, the spacious dance floor becomes a showcase. For the concerts of Calvin Harris it will different than the normal nights in Sutton. So even the dress code is more casual than glamorous. It is up to you. If you interested in this party check out www.wantickets.com and buy your tickets.
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Fire run and human tower building – La Mercè

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Patron City Festival on the streets of Barcelona

In September Barcelona's locals are enjoying their patron city festival with parties, fire run and human tower building- and this since 1871. Even though it means a lot of fun to on those days, its origin is still religious. This is why it is a public holiday in Barcelona. The expression Mercè in the Catalan language is connoted to the life of the holy virgin. The basilica which is located in the Gothic Quarter and which dedicated to the virgin, get a special meaning on those days. The day of La Mercè is celebrated on the 24th of September but the festivals and parties are starting every year some days earlier. On the streets you can enjoy amazing parades, shows with drums and loud music and crazy people in costumes. This year’s highlights include: Friday September 20 18:00 La Cavalcada dels Barcelonins Il.lustres – Plaça Sant Jaume The opening procession. 22:00 Fireworks competition – Barceloneta beach La Mercè is also the day of the three day international fireworks competition. (more...)
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Fiestas de Gracia in Barcelona

Colourful Catalan summer festival in Barcelona

La Fiesta Mayor de Gracia or just Fiestas de Gracia, is an exciting party which takes place once in a year in the area of Gracia. gracia fiestas It derives from a village of artisans, workers and small traders in the nineteenth century. In the past it was a small event in the neighborhood village and was unknown in this region and in Barcelona. Now Fiestas de Gracia is celebrated for the 197th time and it is a very popular and amazing event for locals and tourists in Barcelona. Especially for tourists it is a good opportunity to understand the Catalan culture and their habits. In addition everything is for free. In this week you can enjoy exhibitions, children's activities, workshops, sports, parades, exhibitions of different artists, dance, theater and more. At the Plaza del Sol and Plaza Rius i Taulet you can listen to concerts of jazz, rock, and also classical music. Enjoy also the traditional food which will be provided on these days in these areas. The best time to visit the Gracia area is in the evening from about 8 pm when it starts getting dark because later the lights on the streets will be turned on and you will not have the same effect of the decoration like in the darkness. The decoration of the streets, terraces and balconies is taken very seriously of the locals. Often they plan months before how to present proudly their own decoration. At the end there is a competition for the best balcony decoration and the best street decoration of the year. It is always a secret which theme will be presented every year. Let's be curious how they will surprise us is this year. This year from the 15- 21 August Barelona expects thousands of people for this colorful festival. Even though the concerts end at 2 am, every year the party goes on in other places until the morning. At the end of the article you will see on the map where Gracia and the parties are located. Do want to enjoy this festival in Barcelona on those days? Just go to www.habitatapartments.com and book your apartment. We provide beautiful apartments close to Gracia.
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Best period to visit Barcelona

Full beaches, too hot weather, too much rain, - which month for Barcelona?

We all know the problem of visiting big touristic cities; there is always something we do not like. We will tell you in which period and month you should come to Barcelona. Barcelona-Spain Winter November until March are not very recommendable months to visit Barcelona when you want to enjoy the whole beauty of the city. The temperature is about 10 degree Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) but it never getting really cold in comparison to other European cities. Very rarely there can be snow but it melts during one day normally. The biggest problem of the season is the plentiful rain which can destroy your whole stay in Barcelona. You will not see anything from the city when you are in the Par Guell because it will be too cloudy. (more...)
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Barcelona:San Francisco (1:1)

New family member for Barcelona- sister city San Francisco

Since 2010 Barcelona and San Francisco are twin cities and colloborate together in terms of culture, innovation and economic. Barcelona Picturesanfrancisco Pic 1, Pic 2 San Francisco and Barcelona are both important cities which are seen as modern and economically strong in their region. For this reason it was a good choice to combine somehow this two cities altough they are so far away from each other. The aim of this "fusion" and the establishment of a sister city relationship, is to father existing collaborative ties between the two cities as well as to cultivate new economic, scientific, and cultural exchanges in future. (more...)
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Nit de foc – Barcelona on fire

Catalunians getting loco

Barcelona, 23th of June, Million of people, fireworks and a big party - welcome to Saint John's or Nit de foc, an amazing catalunian festival. barcelona, Sant Joan, festival, 23th June, spain, midsummer festival, bonfire, Catalunya, fireworks in Spain, Nit de foc Pic 1 Saint John's Festival is the Spain's and specially Barcelona's midsummer celebration festival. The Saint John's festival has many names but in Catalonia it is most often called the "Nit de Sant Joan" which means St John's Night. Every year spanish people are celebrating this festival during the day and night. Especially in Catalan-speaking areas this festival is seen as the Catalan nation day.

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Playa Montgat – beach paradise in Barcelona

Finding the balance in a big city!

Silence + beautiful view + beach volleybal + ice cream = Playa Montgat. Playa Montgat - beach next to Barcelona Pic credit Today we show you how you can really relax in a vivid city like Barcelona. Try to find a shelter in a beach area which is just 20 mins away from the city center. After shoppping and sightseeing it is a good opportunity to calm down again. Playa Montgat is 2,5 km long and offers all you need for a beach day: repose, nature and catering. (more...)
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