Poblenou Cemetery

Photo taken in the Cemetery of Poblenou with the kiss of death in the foreground

Poblenou’s Cemetery (Cementiri de Poblenou / Cementiri de l’Este) was built in the mid 18th Century and then rebuilt and extended during the 19th Century. It is divided into 3 sections. The first of which is a labyrinth of 7 story high burial niches typical of Spanish cemeteries. The second section is full of extravagant …

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Central Park…..Poblenou!

Willows, palm-trees and architecture in a park in Barcelona

Poblenou’s very own Central Park; “El Parc del Centre del Poblenou” opened in 2008 and was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. I’d describe the park’s style as “Post Industrial Recovery” which is a reflection of the surrounding area. When the park first opened the trees’ trunks were painted white to represent buildings. As the trees …

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Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish Sculpture

The giant fish sculpture which was designed by Frank Gehryy for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

The 52m long golden fish sculpture El Peix is one of the best known and most striking landmarks on Barcelona’s seafront. It’s gold coloured stainless steel surface shines under the Mediterranean sun and changes appearance depending on the angle of the sun and the current weather conditions. The fish statue was built for the 1992 Barcelona …

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English Language Cinemas in Barcelona

Some people queing to buy tickets at the Icaria english language cinema Barcelona

There are currently 6 cinemas in Barcelona which show films in their original language (mostly in English) with Spanish subtitles. The cinemas cater mainly to locals and show a mixture of “art-house” films and mainstream Hollywood blockbusters. The Filmoteca de Catalunya also shows “classic” and “cult” movies. Where to See English Language Films in Barcelona Cinemes …

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