5 things to do during the Easter Holidays in Barcelona

1. Festival of the Flowers in Poble Espanyol 

The Poble Espanyol hosts, from Thursday 24 to Monday 28, the Festival of Flowers and gardens of Barcelona. For five days, stroll through this Montjuïc is an experience for the senses. The event will include floral decorations in ten spaces and a long list of activities for the whole family, from an exhibition of orchids in charge of the Catalan Association Amics de les Orquídies, to a bonsai exhibition, an exhibition of watercolors related to the floral world by the Association of Aquarel·listes de Catalunya, fast painting contest open to children and adults and live music (blues and classical guitar) at various times.

2. Discover Jean-Marc Hild

The Studio Australia Barcelona (Gran de Gràcia, 47, principal 1st) is an unusual to exhibit works of art space, since its main dedication are pilates classes. But all of March, including these days of Easter holidays, it is transformed into gallery and opens its doors to show, from 12 noon, an interesting group exhibition of pictorial, sculptural and photographic works, which include paintings French artist Jean-Marc Hild.

3. Ben-Hur in Phenomena Cinema

Hollywood announces a new adaptation of ‘Ben-Hur’ starring Jack Huston and cinema Phenomena (Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 168) takes the opportunity to project the Good Friday the classic William Wyler with a poster headed by Charlton Heston, in his role of Judah Ben-Hur, for which he was awarded the Oscar for best actor. Filmed in 1959, it was a blockbuster blockbuster, habitual for decades of television programming Easter. The public lined up to witness the naval battle and his legendary chariot race. She not in vain had the largest budget which until then had been a movie, more than 15 million. For filming the largest ever used before sets were built in the film industry.

4. A new version of Hamlet in Teatre Lliure 

Pol Lopez stars in until 17 April at the Teatre Lliure de Gràcia a new version of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare, directed by Pau Carrió. The director adapted the work to the XXI century to seek answers to a series of questions: Why do we put up with the mockery of these times, the abuse of the oppressors, the insults of the proud, the despised love, slow pace of justice, the shamelessness of the commander or violence against the patient merit? Is it needed to unearth more corrupt acts? Or is there an even land that is hidden from our eyes?

5. The cableway from the harbour

The cableway runs from the harbour up to the montjuic. Air ferry linking the harbour with Miramar, on the slopes of Montjuic, it was devised in 1926 by Carles Buigas, with Ramón Calzada and Josep Maria Roda as collaborators, in order to connect the 1929 exhibition with its maritime section. Private capital was not achieved until 1928, too late to complete the work for this international meeting. Buigas then sold his stake in the project to Roda, who saw his work completed in 1931 after two years of construction. The journey takes 10 minutes over towers of metallic structure and quadrangular foundation in the vertices on concrete. It is a journey to another time!


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