Sitges in Winter

Statue of Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casasnear the beach in Sitges

Sitges is a Spanish beach resort located just 35km south of Barcelona. The town is famous for it’s nightlife, beaches, carnival and the Sitges Film Festival. Sitges in the wintertime is a popular day trip for Barcelona residents who typically visit on Sunday and take a stroll along the seafront followed by lunch in one …

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The Barcelona History Museum – MUHBA Plaça del Rei

MUHBA Barcelona History Museum - Plaça del Rei

The MUHBA Plaça del Rei is the largest of the Barcelona History Museum’s centres and contains remains of the Roman city of Barcino which were discovered totally by chance during the construction of Via Laietana! History of the MUHBA Plaça del Rei: During the 1930s the medieval Royal Palace was dismantled to make way for …

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Barcelona’s Head – Pop Art at the Old Port

The Barcelonas Head statue by the old Port

The Barcelona’s Head sculpture (also known as Barcelona’s Face) was designed by American Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein for the 1992 Olympic Games. The striking 90-ton statue is covered with brightly coloured mosaic tiles, a clear tribute to the works of Antoni Gaudi. The design also shows a strong Picasso influence mixed with the comic book …

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Cardboard Carnival Car Costume

I saw this rather badly “parked” cardboard car costume on my way to work yesterday morning. The owner had obviously had one too many drinks during their Carnaval celebrations and decided that it was safer to leave their costume in the car park and walk home!