Art - Sports - Unusual Things to See
The citizens of Barcelona
are lovers of art. It is a city famous for its artists, its
sculptors and its architects. You can see many examples of their
work in museums, galleries and parks in the city.
There are about fifty museums in Barcelona. You can visit the Museu
in the Palau Nacional de Montjuïc. It is the
most important museum in the world for Romanesque art. There are
over five hundred paintings and
carvings. The museum also
Picasso Museum is in an
old Gothic palace. The Museum has examples of Picasso's 'blue period', ‘pink
period', 'cubist period' and the series of works
In the Museu d'Art Modern,
you can see paintings by impressionist Catalan artists - Rusiñol,
Casas, Nonell, Mir and Utrillo.
the Montjuïc mountain,
the green area of Barcelona. This
modern building was designed by Sert
an excellent series
of Miró's works from 1914 to 1978.
The citizens of Barcelona are sport lovers. Everyone -young
and old- knows the names of famous Barcelonese sports
personalities. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Emilio, her brother,
are tennis players. Sito Pons, Alex Crivillé and Carles Mas are
motorcyclists and Epi plays basketball.
There are over 1000 different
sports facilities in Barcelona.
There are tennis
courts, swimming pools, basketball courts, football
grounds, etc. Barcelona is a
coastal town. And you can
practise water sports - sailing, swimming, surfing and
Camp Nou is
the home of El Barça (Barcelona Football Club). The stadium
holds 120,000 spectators. Barcelona has
two teams in the top football league.
There are sports competitions
all year round. The
was held in Barcelona in 1982, the World
Cycling Championship in 1984, the World Fencing Championship in
1985, the World Basketball Championship in 1986, the Athletics
World Cup in 1989 - and in 1992 the Olympic Games!
Unusual Things to See
Here are some
unusual things to see in and around Barcelona.
The Lady with the Umbrella
La Dama de Paraigua,
a symbol of the city, is a
sculpture on a fountain. It is in the Parc de la Cuitadella.
The Dali Museum
The Dali Museum is in Figueres,
north of Barcelona. Salvador Dali (1904-89)
as an artist, sculptor,
film-maker and musician.
There are many very unusual works in this museum.
Catalonia is famous for its cava
(sparkling white wine). The biggest wine cellars are 40 km south
of Barcelona at Sant Sandurní d'Anoia.
Archaeologists are always making discoveries under the streets
of Barcelona. Engineers
digging foundations for a new building
often find the
remains of Roman or Medieval buildings. There is
Roman cemetery in one of the squares:
Plaça Villa de Madrid.
designed by Miró in Les Rambles. It is in
Plaça de la Boqueria.
The Sardana is an old Catalan dance. The dancers
perform this dance every Sunday in front of the
Cathedral. You can go and watch this dance, or you can
join in with the
Ramón Ribé, Neus Serra, Núria Vidal (Heinemann)
obras de arte góticas
en lo alto de
canchas (de tenis o básquet)
canchas (de fútbol)
tiene capacidad para
all year round:
durante todo el año
sparkling white wine:
vino blanco espumante
que cavan los cimientos
vereda de mosaicos
join in with:
MAS "DESCARGAS - GUIAS DE VIAJE"