La Monumental – Bullring and Bullfighting Museum

Plaza de Toros Monumental bullring, Barcelona

The Plaza de Toros Monumental was built in 1914 and is the world’s only Art-Nouveau bullring. It was the last active bullring in Catalonia and finally closed in 2011 when bullfighting was banned by the Parliament of Catalonia. The building now houses a small bullfighting museum. Visiting the La Monumental Bullring I’ve never been to a …

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The Nature of Art Nouveau Exhibition at DHUB Barcelona

Illuminated display pillars in an exhibition of Art Nouveau in Barcelona

Last year I told you that the hoardings surrounding the unusual Disseny Hub Barcelona had come down and that I looked forward to finding out more when the centre opened. Well it’s taken nearly two years but the DHUB will finally open on the 14th of December 2014. In fact the DHUB has been partially open …

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Hospital de Sant Pau – Barcelona’s Other Art Nouveau Building Site

Iron gates in front of the main entrance to the Hospital de Sant Pau art nouveau site, Barcelona

Update – The Hospital de Sant Pau re-opened in 2014 as the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Full review and tips for visitors here>> The Hospital de Sant Pau was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and opened in 1930. It was financed by Barcelona city council and a substantial donation from the legacy of …

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