“The beginning and the end are the same thing” Estellés writes. “It was a discovery, Plensa says. There were very short and simple poems but at the same time very intense and sensual, about sex, love, death and solitude”, which made Plensa see “an extraordinary poet, one of the best in explaining the relationship between us people and life.”
“There are books so delightful that I’d like to stay and live there” said Catalan journalist Emili Manzano i Mulet. There are also bookstores – as charming as the books, I’d add.
Camelia is cozy and chic, and it’s definitely an oasis to escape the mundane world outside. Close to Sagrada Família, this café has one of the best specialty coffees in the area. And a lot more.
An array of delicate visual stories, JOYA Barcelona is an annual event, now ongoing in several places of the city. I visited one of the exhibitions, and here are the designs I simply fell in love with.
This series of black and white photos are pure poetry. On Matter, an exhibition of the works of Joan Alsina, and Pep Codó, at Espacio BCN.
A fully preserved medieval jewel surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, Tossa de Mar is one of the most beloved destinations in Costa Brava.
Diving into the sea or climbing the dragon’s tail? Here’s an insight into the wonderful universe of Antoni Gaudí.
Sant Pol de Mar is at about 40 minutes by train from Barcelona, on the coast of Maresme. The place has a bit of everything: narrow winding streets, medieval churches, Modernist mansions, places with good food, pine-covered hills and, above all, ten beaches to its name.
The culinary cultures of Peru, Japan, Brazil and Mexico meet in one single place, in the heart of Poblenou.
A tower, a park, and a restaurant – they all have in common the name of the architect, French-born Jean Nouvel. For contemporary architecture lovers, these are some destinations not to be missed.
Let’s take a stroll in Vila de Gràcia and stop by some of the most original Modernist designs in the area.
“Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sign? Can one really explain this?”