Barcelona Arts & Entertainment

Making Marabi magic heart felt

Share The outside of this little shop on a muted side street in Barcelona pales in comparison to the bright colors held inside. Mariela Marabi, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up with this toy-making magic. Her mother opened the family toy store when she was young, and has since opened seven more shops in Argentina.…

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See how Barcelona comes alive every night

See how Barcelona comes alive every night

Share Barcelona rebirths at night.  During the day, the city is a bustling mixture of culture, history, architecture, and color.  After a mid-day siesta, the city comes alive again, offering various types of nightlife experiences for anyone’s wishes. Sandra Garcia Nolan, a Barcelona local and tour director for EF Tours, gave suggestions for experiencing Barcelona…

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Artist Market charming way to experience local passions

Share On Sunday, my team and I went out in the name of art.  The assignment was to talk to members of the Associacio de Pintor de Barcelona (Barcelona Painters Association) and to learn about them, their work and their inspirations.  The Association is a collective of sorts that allows these artists to have an…

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Passion, technique seen in Tablao de Carmen flamenco show

Passion, technique seen in Tablao de Carmen flamenco show

Share The Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona, Spain, was an impressive display of passion and technique in all areas—the food, musicians and flamenco dancers. The Tablao was located in Poblé España, which is an area built for the World Fair to showcase Spain’s classic architecture. Although a little far from the metro station, the walk…

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Palacio del Flamenco show great introduction to Catalan culture

Palacio del Flamenco show great introduction to Catalan culture

Share By Taylor Woods and Anna Todd On our first evening in Spain, a few members of the Alpine Living crew enjoyed a lively flamenco dance show at the Palacio del Flamenco in Barcelona. Despite our jet lag, the show kept us entertained and proved to be a great introduction to Spanish culture. We have…

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Barcelona shop AR.NO focuses on Mid-Century modern design

Share At a glance, nothing seems special about the white desk lamp.  With its long neck bent at a forty-five degree angle, circular base and bulbous head, the lamp looks like it came straight from the opening credits of a Pixar movie.  To Ulric Gordenne, it is more than just a reminder of a playful…

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