Top 8 Los Mejores Acuarios del Mundo

Dubai – Dubai Aquarium

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Con 10 millones de litros de agua del tanque del acuario, situado en la planta baja del centro comercial Dubai Mall, es el acuario más grande en suspensión en el mundo.

Alberga más de 33.000 animales acuáticos, que comprende más de 140 especies. Más de 400 tiburones y rayas viven en este tanque, incluyendo la colección más grande de los tiburones tigre de arena en el mundo.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo recrea este ambiente fascinante en casi perfecto detalle y te ofrece la oportunidad de caminar a través de él.

Situado en la planta baja del centro comercial Dubai Mall, el túnel Acuático de 48 metros  le lleva 11 metros bajo la superficie.

Vea como los buzos le dan de comer a los tiburones y rayas, y conozca a un  educador del Acuario quien compartirá los secretos de estos increíbles animales bajo el agua con usted.
 


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Berlín – El Aquadom
El AquaDom en Berlín, Alemania,  es un acuario cilíndrico que se encuentra a 25 metros de altura con un ascensor de vidrio acrílico transparente. Se encuentra ubicado en el Hotel Radisson Blu en Berlin-Mitte. El complejo DomAquarée también contiene un hotel, oficinas, un restaurante y el acuario Sea Life Centre.
El AquaDom es parte de la vida marina de Berlín. En el Sea Life de Berlín, los visitantes descubren los tanques que contienen 30 especies locales en el río Spree, en el Océano Atlántico. El punto culminante de la visita es un paseo a través del AquaDom, el acuario cilíndrico más grande del mundo, donde una multitud de peces tropicales viven en un millón de litros de agua salada.

El acuario es hábitat de más de 1.500 peces tropicales y más de 50 especies diferentes, incluyendo peces gatillo, el pez napoleón, pez globo, además de otros peces como como la caballa Cero  y el pez luna de plata.

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El ascensor de cristal de dos pisos en el interior del AquaDom (5 metros de altura y 25 toneladas) tiene una capacidad de 48 personas, entre ellas un guía.

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Valencia – L `Oceanografic

L’Oceanogràfic es un parque marino situado en el este de la ciudad de Valencia, España, donde los diferentes hábitats marinos están representados. Está integrado dentro del complejo cultural conocido como la Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias).El Oceanogràfic es el mayor complejo de su tipo en Europa y alberga a más de 45.000 ejemplares de 500 especies diferentes. Ellos pueblan nueve torres bajo agua, estructuradas en dos niveles que representan los ecosistemas marinos más emblemáticos del planeta.

Las principales áreas del Acuario son los siguientes:
– Mediterráneo – muestra la vida marina del Mediterráneo en siete acuarios diferentes.

– Templados y Tropicales – Dos grandes acuarios muestran dos ecosistemas de los mares templados, los bosques costeros de California y las profundidades de la península de Izu en Japón.

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Usted puede ver numerosas especies a través de un túnel de 70 metros bajo el agua que une las zonas tropicales y templadas.
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Lisboa – Oceanario de Lisboa
El Oceanario de Lisboa, Portugal esta situado en Parque das Nações.
El Oceanario de Lisboa tiene una gran colección de especies marinas – aves, mamíferos, peces, y otros organismos marinos por un total de cerca de 16.000 individuos de 450 especies.

Mientras pasea, recorriendo exhibiciones impresionantes e inolvidables, los visitantes se  animan a aprender cosas fascinantes sobre los océanos y, más importante aún, cómo tomar decisiones en su vida cotidiana que promueven activamente la conservación de la naturaleza.

 

4 lisboa Lisbon_Oceanarium.jpgEl Oceanario de Lisboa es uno de los pocos acuarios en el mundo en albergar al pez mola, debido a sus únicos y exigentes requisitos. Otras especies interesantes son dos cangrejos araña de gran tamaño y dos nutrias de mar llamadas Eusebio y Amalia.

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Seúl – Seúl Mar Aquarium
El acuario de COEX, en el distrito de Gangnam, Seúl, es uno de los acuarios más grandes de Corea del Sur con más de 40.000 criaturas de más de 650 especies en exhibición.  El Acuario COEX cuenta con 90 tanques de exhibición agrupados en catorce “zonas de descubrimiento”  incluyendo seis áreas temáticas. El acuario se encuentra dentro del centro comercial COEX, que es, en sí, un centro de Convenciones y Exhibiciones.

El acuario de COEX está dispuesto de tal manera que los visitantes pueden seguir un camino prefijado por el acuario, experimentando cada una de las áreas temáticas. Cada exposición cuenta con un tanque donde se pueden ver especies de peces indígenos. Además de los peces, otros animales de la zona se incluyen en la exposición como las aves, nutrias y osos polares asi como también la vegetación de cada zona.

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En la exposición de túnel submarino los visitantes caminan en un túnel de acrílico a través de un tanque que contiene 2.000 toneladas de agua.  En el tanque encontramos tiburones y tortugas marinas que nadan alrededor de los visitantes en todas las direcciones.
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Kuala Lumpur – Acuario KLCC
Todo un nuevo mundo te espera en el corazón de Kuala Lumpur. Gracias al Acuario KLCC, no es necesario bucear para ver criaturas exóticas y peces que sólo se pueden encontrar en los mares profundos.

El Acuario KLCC es un parque subacuático situado debajo del Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Con 5.600 m2  en dos niveles y un túnel bajo agua a 90 metros, el acuario alberga a más de 250 especies diferentes y más de 20.000 animales terrestres y acuáticos de Malasia y  todo el mundo. También dispone de guías interactivas con información sobre la conservación de los peces y las tortugas.

 

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Incluye un área temática sobre estos animales de 460 m2. Aquaria KLCC se basa en el viaje del agua desde la tierra hacia el mar. El viaje comienza en las tierras altas, continúa a lo largo de los ríos, a través de la selva y los manglares hasta los arrecifes de coral en el mar azul profundo.

 

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Vancouver – Acuario de Vancouver
El Acuario de Vancouver es un líder reconocido en conectar a la gente a nuestro mundo natural. Como asociación sin fines de lucro, el Acuario se dedica a la conservación de la vida acuática, la interpretación, la educación,  investigación y acción directa. Más de 35 millones de personas han visitado el Acuario desde su apertura en 1956.
El Acuario de Vancouver es un acuario público situado en el Parque Stanley en Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadá. Además de ser una importante atracción turística en Vancouver, el acuario es un centro de investigación marina, conservación y rehabilitación de animales marinos.

Es el hogar de más de 70.000 criaturas, incluyendo delfines, nutrias marinas, anacondas, osos perezosos de tres dedos, anguilas y mucho más.

 

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Los visitantes pueden aprender más sobre la vida marina de la región a través de las numerosas exhibiciones. A Adultos y niños por igual les encantará el entretenido y educativo “encuentro” que permite a los visitantes ir detrás de escena y conocer de cerca y en forma personal a los animales y las personas que forman parte de este acuario. Esto incluye alimentarlos, ayudar en el entrenamiento y aprender sobre los hábitats y las formas de vida de los delfines, ballenas beluga, leones marinos, nutrias marinas, tortugas marinas y otras criaturas marinas.

 

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Chicago – Shedd Aquarium
El Acuario John G. Shedd, es una institución sin fines de lucro dedicada a la educación pública y a la conservación de la vida acuática, siendo uno de los acuarios cerrados más grandes del mundo. La instalación alberga a más de 32.600 animales acuáticos que representan unas 1.500 especies de peces, reptiles, anfibios, invertebrados, aves y mamíferos de aguas de todo el mundo.
Bellamente situado sobre las orillas del lago Michigan, el Acuario Shedd se conoce como “el acuario del mundo”.

Hay cinco exposiciones permanentes en el Shedd: Amazon Rising, el arrecife del Caribe, Aguas del Mundo, el Oceanario y Wild Reef.

 

8 last Chicago_Aquarium.JPGEl Oceanario está dividido en dos niveles, por encima y por debajo de la línea de flotación. Por encima de la línea de flotación hay gradas donde los visitantes pueden ver el espectáculo acuático, mientras que por debajo de la línea de flotación pueden ver las ballenas beluga y los delfines de cerca. Entre los animales en el Oceanario se incluyen nutrias de mar, leones marinos, delfines y ballenas blancas del Pacífico.

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Feel NYC as a Newyorker | 3 Running routes for you

The Hudson River Run | 7km

Though afternoons along the Hudson tend to get crowded, this route’s easy on-off access and proximity to some of the city’s best sights makes it just about the perfect route.

When to go: Early morning or early evening. During the day, there is limited shade and lots of foot traffic.

Esplanade near Battery Park

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The East River Run | 26km (6 km + 20km)

Even though this run is on the city streets, you won’t have to break your stride: The route avoids a lot of foot and car traffic. If you need them, Randall’s Island has bathrooms and water fountains
What you’ll see: Waterfront views of Manhattan, Hell’s Gate Bridge, Astoria, Queensboro Bridge.

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The Five Bridges Run | 25 km


The Five Bridges route criss-crosses three boroughs and is perfect for the seasoned NYC runner who is ready for a little adventure.

When to go: To avoid traffic, definitely go early weekend mornings. Sunday is best.

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Date: November 1st 2015

Deadline: July 31, 2014


 

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Le Bain

Le Bain

Sip signature cocktails as the grandeur that is New York City unfolds before you in an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama.
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the most famous skyline in the world. In the morning, see the skyscrapers glow with the rays of the eastern sun. Watch the city transform throughout the day as the sun plays delightful tricks on its majestic edifices. Then, as the sun sets between Manhattan’s towers, the city lights up before you, a dynamic multicolored canvas that looks so close, you’ll feel you can touch these world-famous landmarks: the Empire State Building, the United Nations, the Chrysler Building, the Citicorp Building – the list, like the vista, is never-ending.


The roof is the perfect spot from which to watch the myriad fireworks displays that take place along the East River year-round. Plus, each fall, cheer the runners from the New York City Marathon as they cross the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan.
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Top of the Strand

Top of the Strand

Top of the Strand, set like a jewel on the 21st floor of The Strand Hotel, is Midtown Manhattan’s most spectacular urban oasis. A retractable glass roof over the intimate rooftop lounge designed by Lydia Marks shows off the New York skyline year round.
Juan Coronado, award-winning mixologist, spices up the drinks menus with seasonally rotating cocktails that feature Fashion District-inspired names like Needles & Pins and Zippers & Tonic. Coronado, a gifted cocktail innovator oversees the cocktail list at this award-winning rooftop bar.


With its friendly atmosphere, dazzling views, well-made drinks and tasty light fare, Top of the Strand is New York City’s favorite rooftop bar.
Source: http://www.topofthestrand.com/

Fornino

Fornino

A pizza is much more than just its ingredients. A great pizza blends historical traditions with scientific subtleties. That’s what Chef Michael Ayoub brought to Brooklyn when Fornino opened its doors in 2004. Dubbed the “First Chef of Brooklyn” by the New York Times, Ayoub draws from the Neapolitan style of pizza making while appreciating the formulaic approach to crafting pizza. The science behind Fornino’s dough allows for each of our pizzas to come out perfectly every single time, no matter the day, weather, or topping. The Fornino namesake was borrowed from Ayoub’s mother’s maiden name, a nod to his family’s history of baking through the generations.


What only four years ago was 85 acres of industrial land is now a bustling green space along Brooklyn’s waterfront. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a favorite among residents and visitors alike, and now home to our newest Fornino. This location offers rooftop seating with an expansive view of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan (the sunset is not to be missed!) as well as a special menu specific to this location. In addition to our signature pizza you’ll find sandwiches, artisanal sodas, and ice cream.
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Sky Room

Sky Room

Occupying the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Times Square by Marriott and the Four Points Times Square by Sheraton, the bi-level ultra lounge transports guests to a high energy oasis atop 40th Street and offers five distinct spaces: the North Terrace with its retractable roof, the South Terrace with its private cabanas, the Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony, and the Candlelight Lounge.


The Sky Room ® brings together five distinct spaces to give your night the perfect setting for any occasion. The South Terrace of the Sky Room includes the intimacy of private cabanas to allow guests to immerse themselves in nightlife while they get lost in conversation with friends.
Each space of the Sky Room is designed to blend an amazing party atmosphere with an opulent backdrop of the New York City skyline.

With a dynamic and diverse menu of food and drinks, as well as tastings, happy hour, surprises and live DJ’s, a night in the South Terrace is guaranteed to provide you and your guests with the perfect night out in the city.
Source: http://skyroomnyc.com/

Upstairs NYC Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Upstairs NYC Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Our stunning penthouse level lounge sits 30 stories high atop the Kimberly Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The new, 3000 square foot venue features three separate indoor/outdoor atmospheres, stunning interior design, retractable glass ceilings and walls, ambient heated floors and breathtaking views of the iconic Chrysler Building. Thoughtfully designed to be as elegant and inviting in the winter months as it is sunny and sophisticated in the summer season. Creative cocktails and small plates menu are served nightly.
Source: http://upstairsnyc.com/index.php

VU Rooftop Bar

VU Rooftop Bar

VU Rooftop Bar Located on the 14th floor of LaQuinta Manhattan Hotel, is the perfect non-pretentious, casual rooftop escape. Formerly known as Mé Bar, VU is a favorite among K-towners.
We are one of the few rooftop bars open all year! Don’t worry about the cold air, we’ve got you covered with hot drinks, retractable awnings and heat lamps all around. VU also offers an interior space with comfy couches and TV’s so you’ll never miss your favorite game.


Stop by for happy hour, daily from 5-7pm and all day on Sundays. No cover charge or special dress required. If you’re looking to hang with friends or meet up with colleagues, VU is the place. We’re also great for tourists looking for the ultimate view of the Empire State Building.
Source: http://www.vunyc.com/

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

Set twenty stories above Manhattan, Gansevoort Park Rooftop is a skyhigh oasis offering six distinct venues with unhindered views of the Empire State Building and other iconic New York architecture. Unique features include a rooftop pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a patio, wrap-around terraces, handcrafted mosaic tiling and customized ethereal artwork by Deborah Anderson.


The Rooftop will also offer cocktails made with organic, cold-pressed juices, in partnership with New York’s Juice Press, the city’s leading cold-pressed juice, raw food and smoothie retailer. Each handcrafted cocktail will be made fresh daily with Juice Press’ signature blends like the Ginger Fireball and 14 Hours. 
The Main Bar features an image displayed on a glass backlit bar, an atrium style space featuring expansive ceiling height, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that sweep the New York City skyline.


The rooftop Sundeck spectacularly frames the gilded spire of the New York Life Building and offers a quieter retrieve from the bustling pool below.
Source: http://www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com/hotels/gansevoort-park-avenue-nyc/nightlife/gansevoort-park-rooftop-549

BAR 13

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A full service venue. Now with a full kitchen.
Our long-established venue is a full service bar and special events facility. With recent renovations to our sound system, Bar 13 now boasts audio designed by Paul Bell. Bar 13 has two dance floors and a roof deck. For over 15 years, we’ve been hosting memorable birthdays, film shoots and special events. Bar 13 has been part of Page Six sightings, and you’ve seen it as a location in major television and independent cinema. Bar 13 has hosted Thrillist, NBC, Goldman Sachs and others for parties and after parties. Please contact us with questions, rates and to schedule tours.
Source: http://www.bar13.com/
Found in Union Square in New York City’s Manhattan, Bar 13 is a three-level space that’s both a lounge and a nightclub. The first floor offers the lounge experience but also a dance floor for late night revelling, while the second floor holds an even bigger dance floor, with a Rooftop Lounge at the top of the venue that also offers BBQ on Sundays, and a view of the Manhattan skyline.
Source: http://www.residentadvisor.net/club.aspx?id=5980

Juliette Restaurant

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Juliette’s food philosophy is one of simplicity: high quality, fresh ingredients handled minimally with respect to French traditions and techniques. Adorned with antique Parisian fixtures, furnishings and collectables, the atmosphere evokes feelings of nostalgia from a picturesque era.


The main dining room offers romantic nooks, lively bistro seating and extravagant greenery. The open-air rooftop terrace, elevated above the bustle of the streets, preserves the quaint seclusion of an intimate café. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, we provide a memorable setting within a neighborhood that continues to redefine itself.


If you are looking for a space to celebrate a special occasion with your coworkers, friends or family, our options are plentiful. Juliette’s spacious venue provides an open-air rooftop terrace and a versatile main dining room that seats 120 people. The two-floor restaurant is an ideal destination for both ceremonies and receptions, while our private Winter Garden room can also accommodate smaller parties of up to 44 people. Passed hors d’oeuvres and raw bar selections are available for cocktail parties. Prix fixe menus and family-style service are available for sit down dinners. With flexible menus and a fully stocked bar on each floor, the opportunities to craft a unique and memorable experience are endless.
Source: http://juliettewilliamsburg.com/

The Delancey

The Delancey

In May of 2004, The Delancey opened its doors to a warm welcome from the lower east side. The three level club is home to a downstairs music venue, main level bar, and the only all weather rooftop garden of its kind peering out onto the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge.


The 3 floors of The Delancey can either accommodate their own individual events, or join together to become one big party.
Upon entering, guests are greeted by a long luxurious bar illuminated by a candlelit ceiling. Surrounding the bar are party spaces including a chandelier lined VIP room, elegant window room, and red velvet booths which are enveloped by silky drapes. These may be reserved on a nightly basis at no charge, and the space booked for each party is based on estimated number of guests in the party. Across from the bar sits a high standing booth where resident and guest DJs spin the night away, and you can rock out to your favorite music.
A quick walk up one of two rooftop staircases leads to a lush tropical open air oasis leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city. The retractable roof allows for parties rain or shine, Summer or Winter, with another full service bar and cocktail atmosphere.


The Downstairs Performance Space is a full capacity live music venue equipped with private bar, DJ booth, backline, and state of the art light and sound system. The room accommodates a wide spectrum of events including local, national and international acts, DJs, and private parties.
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1. Best eats in Barcelona

Operating hours in Barcelona, especially of independent shops that I tend to write about, are all over the place. Some start a bit later in the morning (say 11), some pick a random day of the week to close. It’s mystifying, check their website or Facebook page but keep in mind that sometimes these are not updated to reflect changes.

Blog: http://foodieinbarcelona.com/best-eats-barcelona/

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2. Delicious Tapas

It’s time for a winter salad, it’s simple tasty and let’s you use some of the delicious vegetables that you might not use for salads that often. It’s very simple, peel and wash root vegetables. Slice them thin and make a vinaigrette with mustard and red wine vinegar, combine with the vegetables and serve.

Blog: http://delicioustapas.blogspot.com.ar/

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3. Tapas Talk

On my last trip to Barcelona a couple of months ago, My good friend Gabriella who is always in the mood for good food and wine, joined me for a self-guided tapas tour one warm Saturday evening. After we got sidetracked at some fun shops on the Rambla de Catalunya and the Passeig de Gracia, we stopped at Cerveceria Catalana. If you are new to the idea of tapas and don’t mind being with others who are too, this is a great place to start.

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4. Lisa eats Barcelona

We’re all familiar with Germany’s long and significant brewing history. And those who haven’t experienced a hefeweizen on a hot afternoon in the sun should be ashamed of themselves. But it seems as though domestic beer drinking of the traditional German brews are on the decline, and the explosion of American craft beer has sparked what some refer to as Germany’s craft beer renaissance.

“The German beer industry has to reinvent itself in a hurry, or it’s going to be a small fraction of what it is now.”

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5. TopList Best Tapas in Barcelona

Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.

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1. Boqueria Market

Boqueria Market in Barcelona

A visit to the Market of la Boqueria in Barcelona is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients. The evolution from a past of peddlers since 1217 to a modern and charming present, is a metaphor for Barcelona’s life, a human river that is the delight for those who like watching.

Nowadays, the third and fourth generation of sellers proudly show the oldest and most complete food market of Barcelona. They offer us vegetables, meat, fish and thousands of other products in stalls with great charm and imaginative presentation. Boqueria Market is a space full of life, history and unquestionable architectural value.

La Rambla, 91 – Plaça de la Boqueria, 08001 – Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8.30pm

2. Santa Caterina Market

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With a relaxed atmosphere and colourful view,  we approach to discover a food market below the roof: the Santa Caterina Market. The original design of the building, as well as the treasure trove of produce displayed on its stalls, won’t disappoint visitors to the neighbourhood of Santa Caterina. The menu variates from sushi to just and ordinary beef burger, but the fresh meat, fruits and cheese are worth it. The spacious, modern market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name.

Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16, 08003 Gotic– Barcelona – Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8.30pm

3. Concepció Market

El Mercat de la Concepció

The Concepció market‘s is an  ideal meeting place for shopping, chat, enjoy a dining experience and social in every way, they ´ve  the best “paella” in town according to residents.    Therefore, apart from a wide range of food, you will find activities for all ages.

La Concepció Market’s  want to be “square” in the neighborhood of Example and the city, for our friends and customers come and recover the space that originally Markets have always occupied the place of town where people find and share.

Aragó, 313-317 08009  Example-Barcelona – Mondays and Saturdays from 8:00 to 15:00 pm  and Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 to 20: 00h

4. Sant Antoni Market

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One of Barcelona´s biggest markets, during the weekdays is stocked full of food items ( gleaming displays of vegetables, fruit, fish and meat) also clothes. It´s a historic market which retains the architecture, vibrancy and charm of its origins. On Sundays, second-hand books and stamps for collectors captivate the visitors to “Mercat de Sant Antoni”, it´s a good place to talk with residents. At night, when the stallholders shut up shop, they put their goods into wooden drawers and the Mercat de Sant Antoni falls silent.

Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 1 (prov. Ronda Sant Antoni, 18), 08011 Barcelona

Monday to Thursday, from 7am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Friday and Saturday, from 7am to 8.30pm.

5. Sarriá Market

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Sarrià Market  has become a modern, spacious showcase for food, the market offers specialities are coldfish, ecological meat, cheese, sausages and ham. It  reopened in 2007 after a complete refit. It still retains the original structure of the market founded over 100 years ago which supplied the local community with food throughout the last century and continues to do so today. The market has two bars, one at street level that opens 4 am, where you can have a coffee or lunch, also you can find various fashion shops and a cobbler at the street level.

Passeig de la Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 8, 08034 Barcelona

Monday, Wenesday & Saturday, from 7am to 3pm. Tuesday & Thursday, from 7am to 3pm & 5pm to 8pm. Friday, from 7am to 8pm.

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1. Discover the city by bicycle

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Don’t think your only options for getting around Barcelona are by a crowded tour bus, an expensive private tour or even public transport. Get outside when the weather’s just right, see the sights in your own time, and get to know the city close-up. Though the Bicing bikes you see all around the city are for residents to cut down on car traffic, there are plenty of companies that hire out bikes by the hour or by the day. We give a list of some to keep in mind when you’re itching to get out on two wheels.

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2. Walk on the arty side

In Barcelona, taking a walk in the park is not only a way to relax, it can also lead you to discover some great art. Get up and get out for a walk around the lush gardens of the Teatre Grec and then head over to the Fundació Joan Miró, one of the largest museums in the world and home to a collection of over 225 paintings, 150 sculptures and graphic pieces by the Spanish surrealist painter, along with a number of works by his contemporaries. If smaller rooms are more your speed, stop in to the Palau Robert – it’s free in, has some great exhibitions and the building itself is worth a gander. Also pay a visit to some of the smaller but influential galleries throughout the city, some of the most prestigious of which are ADN, Joan Prats, Galería 3 Punts and Toni Tàpies.

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3.Get to know the City History

When visiting a new city, it’s always good to learn a bit about its history in order to understand its architecture, its art, what makes it tick, and something of the character of its people. As an international city, Barcelona is full of diverse cultures and heritages, and with every step you take through its streets, you’ll stumble upon some of its history. You can get an idea of ​​this historical wealth at the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA) where the historical heritage of the city is preserved and put on display in the MUHBA’s various locations (most importantly those of the Plaça del Rei, the Call, the Temple d’August, and Refugi 307), the brand-new Born Centre Cultural, the Columnas de Adrián (Pillars of Hadrian), the royal shipyards of the Museu Maritím, the various shelters that were built to survive the Civil War, the modernist Illa de la Discòrdia (Block of Discord, noted for its four modernist buildings on Passeig de Gràcia), and the Fossar de les Moreres, which was once one of the historical cemeteries near the Santa Maria del Mar church and is a war memorial for those who lost their lives during the siege of Barcelona (1713-1714).

MUHBA

MUHBA

Pl. del Rei  Ciutat Vella  Barcelona 08002 -Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-8pm.

4. Enjoy a cocktail on a terrace

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The best place to kick back and enjoy a cold beer in Barcelona is one of the many outdoor bars and cafés in the city’s terraces. Bar Colombo is a little tapas bar with a sunny terrace overlooking the port, while the Australian-run Bar Kasparo offers outdoor seating beneath shady arcades overlooking a playground for children. Another option is Bar Calders, a friendly hole-in-the-wall with a terrace. There are also a number of bustling cafés with terraces along La Rambla, such as Quim de la Boqueria. And don’t worry, the terraces aren’t just for summer; they’re open all year round.

Bar Lobo

Pintor Fortuny, 3  El Raval Barcelona 08001

Daily 9.30am-midnight; Thu-Sat 9am-2.30am.

Platja Ca la Nuri

Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55  Barceloneta  Barcelona  08003

Daily 1pm-4.30pm, 8.30pm-11pm; Sun 1pm-4pm.

5. Shopping and Architecture : “Passeig de Gràcia”

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Shopping along Barcelona’s grand Passeig de Gràcia means being right in the heart of the centre of town, where you’ll be taking in a breathtaking modernist building one minute and the next dodging others out for a walk, in a hurry to get somewhere, or doing their own spending. From the biggest brand names to the most affordable, from the exclusive shops to those open to everyone, you’re bound to find a treasure to carry home that suits your taste and fits your budget.  A nice place to hang around, shopping and sightseeing The architecture of the buildings still preserved like “Casa Batlo” are a good option to discover one of the bests Barcelona´s avenues.

Casa Batlló

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Pg. de Gràcia, 43 Eixample Barcelona 08007 – De lu. a do. de 9 a 21 h

6. Climb up the magical Montjuïc

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Montjuïc mountain is the perfect place for a leafy stroll with great views, but it does take a bit of legwork to get up there, so it’s less populated by tourists. Also, it’s easily accessible by car or cable car. Aside from the natural surroundings and spectacular vistas, you’ll find buildings from the 1992 Olympic Games, including the Palau Sant Jordi and the telecommunications tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. If you’re feeling full of beans and you get to the top of the hill, you can check out the Olympic stadium and the Jardi Botànic. Plaça Espanya, at the foot of Montjuïc, is the most common access point to the mountain, and where you can also visit the Pavelló Mies van der Rohe and the CaixaForum cultural centre.

Jardi Botànic

Daily 10am-5pm (Jan-March); daily 10am-7pm (Apr-Sep); daily 10am-5pm (Oct-Dec)

7. Get lost in the Raval

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It’s a place where local businesses thrive, including shops like Les Topettes,Chandal and Fusta’m; it’s also about urban culture, music and good food, the likes of which you’ll find in Bar Kasparo, Lo de Flor and Dos Palillos.

The Raval is also where you need to go to get some of the city’s essential culture nourishment, including the CCCB (Barcelona’s contemporary culture centre, which hosts exhibitions, conferences and more), the MACBA(the city’s contemporary art museum), the Biblioteca de Catalunya (library) and the refurbished Filmoteca art house cinema.

Like París, Barcelona also has a literary flavour. Many writers have been inspired by the lower Raval, which was once called the ‘Barrio Chino’, a name coined by an American journalist due to its underworld feel in the 1920.

MACBA

Plaça dels Àngels, 1 El Raval Barcelona 08001

Late June-Sept 24 Mon, Wed, Thur 11am-8pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Late Sept-June 23 Mon, Wed-Fri 11am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Guided tours in English Mon 6pm.

8.Take a dip in the Mediterranean

Playa de San Sebastian, en el pueblo de Sitges. Fotografía tomada desde el paseo en su parte alta, desde la que se tiene una perspectiva elevada de la playa. En la fotografía se ha usado el filtro big Stopper de Lee, para darle el aspecto sedoso al mar

Barcelona has a little over four kilometres of beaches where you can spread out your towel, stab your umbrella into the sand, smear yourself with sun cream and find a very safe place for your rucksack. From the beach of Sant Sebastià, passing through Barceloneta, to the beaches of Nova Icària or Mar Bella – and each has its own selection of chiringuitos where you can get a refreshing respite from the sun (most also have a bit of nightlife later). And just a few minutes by train or a short drive in the car, you can take in other coastal towns with gorgeous beaches, part of the gift of the Mediterranean that just keeps giving.

9.Enjoy a really good party

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Once you’ve got to know Barcelona by day, it’s time to let it all hang out in the best clubs in town for an unforgettable night. You can’t go wrong at Sala Apolo, with a differently themed party every day of the week (Nasty Mondays, Crappy Tuesdays, Cupcake); Razzmatazz has been the temple of nightlife for years, with parties and DJ sessions in it five different rooms;Sidecar is where indie rockers have been going to get their fix for 30 years; and Magic is the quintessential Barcelona rock club. If funk and hip-hop are more your thing, your best bet is Marula.

10. Picture the city of Picasso’s youth

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Picasso’s Barcelona, where he spent his early years, was beautiful and vibrant. Follow the footsteps of the artistic genius as you visit the landmarks that shaped his youth. Walk down C/Reina Cristina and then cross over to number 3 on C/Mercè to see where his family lived, though the building was later destroyed. If you need to make a stop along the way, head to Els 4 Gats, where artists, including Picasso and Salvador Dali, gathered at the time to chat, eat dinner and have meetings about art. Finally, visit the Museu Picasso itself, a gallery that houses works from Picasso’s formative years.

Museu Picasso

Montcada, 15-23  Ciutat Vella Barcelona 08003

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 9am-7pm (last ticket 30mins before closing). Thu 9am-9.30pm. Mon (not incl. holiday) closed.

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