Activities in Barcelona for adventurers

21st September, 2017 / / No Comments

If you’re a thrill seeker you’ll surely love these activities in Barcelona to release adrenaline. Risk and extreme sports, original experiences, amazing ideas … everything to enjoy the city as a true adventurer!

Noric walking, the cross-county skier walk

Do you have an eco soul like us?  Then there’s nothing better than enjoying nature while meeting people like you: Nordic Walking is a technique related to cross-country skiing that consists of hiking with the help of walking sticks that absorb the impact and protect your knees joints. There are many associations and companies that offer routes to different corners of the city and its surroundings; Collserola, Montjuïc or the bog of Vallvidrera are just some of the amazing places that are waiting for you.

Dinner with stars, gourmet cuisine with the best views

Did you know you can have dinner under the stars  while learning about astronomy and enjoying the best views of the city? A careful menu in a magical environment where you can attend interesting lectures and contemplate the sky in the fourth oldest observatory in the world, the Fabra Observatory located at the top of Tibidabo mountain. These types of activities in Barcelona are only held in Summer season, so hurry up. This year you have time until 8th October.

 

Parasailing, the perfect mix between sea and air

Enjoy the sea breeze from the air with this discipline that combines skydiving and water sports. Parasailing will allow you to fly sitting while a boat guides your way through the waves, an which you can live experience very close to Twentytú!

 

Balloon flight on the Montseny, floating on the mountains

Floating above the Montseny Natural Park is the best way to experience its spectacular landscapes. Enjoy a unique balloon flight while viewing its beautiful mountains from a bird’s eye view. Let the wind guide you!

 

The Forum Urban Forest, Skill and Adventure

The first adventure park within the city allows you to choose between three types of circuits according to your age and your level of courage: orange for the little ones, blue for the whole family and red for thrill seekers. Show your skill in the heights!

 

Sports driving, luxury and speed

If you dream of driving a luxurious sports car but you can’t afford to buy one, here’s our solution: a circuit that will allow you to drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini (among others) on a race track. Just like a professional driver!

  And if after so many strong emotions you toned to recharge batteries nearby our hostel, remember these 10 things you can do near Twentytú and say goodbye to boredom!

 

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Festa major de Poblenou, a lot of fun near you

7th September, 2017 / / No Comments

At this time of the year, our neighbourhood, Poblenou, celebrates its popular fest. From 8th to 17th September there are plenty of activities, workshops and events for all ages and interests. We know it might be difficult to plan your schedule with such an extensive programme, so we have picked the essential so that you make the most of Poblenou’s popular Fest.

Whereas you are staying at Twentytú Hostel or if you just want to stop by our beloved neighbourhood, do not miss the festive atmosphere at Poblenou streets and, of course, the beaches!

 

Poblenou against sexism and supporting cultural diversity

Festa major de Poblenou (Poblenou popular Fest) has put special effort this year in fighting sexist aggressions, by setting an action protocol during the festive days and also an informative stand to promote a safe festivity. They also want to encourage cultural diversity with food and handicraft stands from all over the world, as well as multicultural games for kids.

Popular meals with solidarity purposes

Amongst the great offer of popular meals, we recommend the Bingo jamón (“Ham bingo”), a typical meal at the neighbourhood, which combines the bingo game with iberico tasting. And if you want to give back while having a good time, don’t miss the solidary vermouth, an aperitif which takes place on Saturday 9th at noon. All the benefits will be put aside for social causes.

Art, music and technology: the neighbourhood’s essence

Check the complete programme of Poblenou popular Fest to pick your favourite activities among talks, exhibits, workshops and varied concerts. And don’t miss the chance of taking part in sports and leisure activities for the whole family, such as the spinning top workshop, yoga lessons, table football championship… and many more!

 

Gegants parade with the well-known 36 parrot

To close the Fest, there will be a Gegants parade (traditionally Catalan giant figures led by one person), with gegants from all over Catalunya. One of them is the famous “36 parrot”, a figure created by Poblenou neighbours to pay tribute to a very popular bird in the district. Back in the 60s this bird used to live at a bar just in front of the final stop of the 36 tramway.

The bird’s whistle mimicked so well the way the railway manager whistled that it caused confusion and traffic chaos. In fact, at some point it all went so crazy that the top manager of Barcelona tramways himself asked the bird’s owner to keep the animal inside the bar. Check out the hat and whistle that this gegant features, both of which are memories of its history.

Now that you know everything that this popular fest can offer, have a look at our post 10 things to do near Twentytú and don’t miss a single spot of our neighbourhood, sometimes called Barcelona’s “Brooklyn”.

Let’s have some fun!

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The best Beach Clubs in Barcelona

1st September, 2017 / / No Comments

When the night falls in Barcelona, ​​the beach spirit doesn’t go to sleep, it moves from the sand to the dozens of Beach Club spread all over the coast of Barcelona. Feeling curious? Follow us around the best Beach Clubs until the sun rises!

Before going to any of the Beach Clubs next to Barcelona beaches here are some tips that you may not know and that will be very useful:

  • If you want to have lunch or dinner at one of the Beach Clubs in Barcelona, ​​ booking is essential, especially if it’s Summer, as they can be quite crowded.
  • Nightclubs have VIP lists or flyers with a discount or free entry that usually Public Relations hand out around the club. You can also sign up for VIP lists that you will find online.
  • Although the clubs are a few metres from the beach, they usually have a strict dress code, so look into it before picking your outfit if you don’t want to be left out.

Opium

We start the route in one of the most chic Beach Clubs in the city and where it’s not uncommon to see on stage pop or electronic musiccelebrities like David Guetta, Bruno Mars or Jason Derulo. Also, among the audience and attendees it’s quite usual to find football players or actors. A safe bet if you like commercial music and VIP circles.

Don’t forget that they are usually quite demanding at the door with the dress code so we recommend leaving shorts, sneakers and flip-flops in the suitcase.

Carpe Diem Lounge Club

We recommend CDLC if you’re looking for an intimate and eclectic culture from all over the world; Asian, Arabic and Indian fusion with Mediterranean touches both in food and decor. One of the club’s strengths is its theme nights; The ladies night, evenings for the nostalgic of vintage houses or for black music lovers. You choose!

Pacha

The iconic club born in Ibiza 50 years ago also has a presence in Barcelona with a smaller club but with the same philosophy. Three areas for all tastes; electronic music, hip-hop music and a terrace by the beach.

The atmosphere is usually quite young so don’t forget your ID card because they usually ask for it 😉

Salt (Hotel W)

This Beach Club is not on the beach, but rather within it! In the heart of Barceloneta you will find this club run by the Hotel W where from Friday to Sunday they throw the ‘Summer Sound’ evenings.

If you are lucky, you can sit on the seafront and enjoy a privileged sunset. Choosing between a smoothie or a signature cocktail will be your biggest concern in this urban paradise.

Bestial

Under the huge sculpture of the fish by Frank O. Gehry is one of the most popular clubs of the Olympic Village: Bestial Beach Club. A Mediterranean restaurant by the day with a simple but good menu, and a musical nightclub with good atmosphere until 5 in the morning.

Casanova Beach Club

We move away from Barcelona a little to go to the Casanova Beach Club, a chillout in the purest Ibizan style; Balinese beds, pool, quality food, nice music…

To get there from Twentytú you only have to take the R2 line at the Clot train station and get off at the Castelldefels Platja stop.

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Sants Festivities 2017

21st August, 2017 / / No Comments

Sants is one of those neighbourhoods of Barcelona that still maintains its popular identity and resists forgetting its centennial heritage. The old industrial district of Barcelona celebrates its festivities from today to the 27th of August, taking over the festivities of Gràcia. 7 days filled with parties, workshops, dances, decorated streets and plus 500 activities that complete the program of one of the most popular neighborhood parties in our city. For more Sants to come, always!

There’s evidence that the Sants festivities are celebrated since the mid-nineteenth century, at which time the neighbourhood was still an independent village called Santa Maria de Sants. However, one of the great attractions of the festivities, contests of decorated streets and squares, didn’t begin until the 1940s, they even had a small break between 1970 and 1984.

 

Throughout the years it has been tried to preserve the popular traditions and for that reason, still today, many of the most typical proposals are maintained like the giants and big heads called ‘capgrossos’, the exhibition of castellers (human towers), typical food. One of the main themes, ‘correfocs’ that consist of a group of people, usually demons, who parading the streets running, dancing and jumping between fireworks.

 

The party is on every street

Alcolea, Galileu, Vallespir…and so on, up to 16 streets participate in the Sants festivities competition to be crowned as the best-decorated street. With themes that can go from the cinema, to the animal world or distant cultures. For example, last year there were recreations for all tastes; Star Wars, a town of American Indians or Charlie and the chocolate factory, Oompa Loompas were not missing!

If you want to know the winner of the popular vote for the best-decorated street this year, you should take note that the award ceremony will be held on Saturday 26th at Valladolid Street, midday.

However, the streets not only compete for the best decoration, every year they organize more and more activities. Historical routes around the neighbourhood that will show you how it has become what it’s today, live music and DJ’s every night, workshops of all kinds, dance exhibitions, outdoor cinema and popular foods to recharge batteries; Paella, chocolate, sardines and even an Spanish tortilla contest!You can check all the activities in the program of this year.

Moreover, if you visit Barcelona with your children, you should know that in the festivities there are also many activities for them like drawing contests, children’s workshops such as giant soap bubbles or the fun foam party. Can you think of a better way to get to know the city than from a local’s hand?

 

Eco-friendly festivities and advocate of social rights

The Sants festivities -as we try to do everyday in our eco-hostel Twentytú– also want to do their bit to the environment. Additional to having a recycling workshop organised by the Barcelona City Council, there is also debates by the hand of Greenpace about the impact of climate change, among other activities, a children’s workshop to build musical instruments with recycled material. Likewise, all the cups provided in establishments for serving drinks will be recyclable to contaminate as little as possible.

Sants festivities also has alternative festivities organised by some of the most popular socially committed entities such as the Independence entity and the Youth entity. Some have their own program full of activities such as a chess tournament, a charity bingo or a night featuring bands from the neighbourhood, among others.

Share your own vision of the festivities with a selfie!

This year, as a novelty, the Association of the Cultural Patrimony Agents of Catalonia (AGePacc) has organised a contest of selfies in collaboration with the Institute of Culture, the Secretariat of Entity and the Commission festivities of Sants. If you are motivated and want to participate, you can share your own vision including the hashtag #BCNSelfie! or #selfiesants in the pictures you upload of the festivities on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

See you in Sants!

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10 things to do near Twentytú

10th August, 2017 / / No Comments

Twentytú is located in the district of Poblenou, a trendy neighbourhood in the process of transformation. Many of the factories of this ‘Catalan Manchester’ have been renovated in the last years and have become lofts, art galleries, modern shops and charming cafes. An environment full of creativity and entrepreneurship that has grown without refusing its own character as a local community. Today we accompany you on our favourite route around Twentytú and discover all of the things you can do a few minutes away from our eco-hostel.

  • Take a picture in the Agbar tower. Business center that you can see illuminated every night from the terrace of Twentytú, it has become one of the symbols of the skyline of Barcelona. Take a picture and use the hashtag #Twentytú so we know you have been there!
  • Go out and end up in Razzmatazz. To start the night you can visit some of the many pubs that are in the streets near our hostel; Dixi, Sonora, the mythical tavern La Ovella Negra … And if you want to continue the party nothing better than Razzmatazz, a club with 5 stories, each one to fulfil all tastes.
  • Swim in the Mediterranean. 20 minutes away from Twentytú is the Nova Icaria beach, one of the quietest and most familiar in the city. There you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, play volleyball or ping pong, or have a drink in one of their Beach Bars. Is the perfect place to see the sunset!
  • Go to the National Theatre of Catalonia. Have you paid attention to a kind of pantheon that is very close to Twentytú? That is the National Theatre of Catalonia, where you can watch from small alternative plays to large commercial productions throughout the year.
  • Go to a market. Often different food and/or clothing markets are organized around the hostel. Just check the calendar of the van van market, the Palo Alto or even the most traditional, the Encants where every week they make auctions of anything you can imagine!
  • Start walking on the Poble Nou Boulevard and end up in the sea. If you want to experience the authentic atmosphere of Poblenou, you have to spend an afternoon in its boulevard and take a quiet walk until you reach the sea. Shops, bars, restaurants and social centres where neighbours help improve the neighbourhood. Don’t miss the Casino de l’Aliança, a civic center and bar that has played an important role in the cultural activity of the neighbourhood since 1869!
  • Take a horchata in Tío Ché. It’s not a coincidence that the “Tío Ché” shop has been selling horchata for more than a century, a Valencian drink made with tigernut, perfect for the hot evenings of Barcelona. They also offer ice creams, frozen drinks, sandwiches and homemade nougats in winter … delicious!
  • Factories that talk about their past. If you walk around Twentytú you’ll see that many streets have a marked industrial style, and it’s not an architectural fashion as it could happen in big cities like New York, but it’s a sample of its recent past. High chimneys, gray buildings, large industrial units… all combined with graffiti, modernist houses and great leisure to offer. If you like photography, you’ll love this contrast!
  • Get to know the artistic offer. Although the Design Museum is what most strikes you at first sight, Poblenou has a wide artistic offer in its galleries and museums like Can Framis Museum or the MUHBA Oliva Artés. And if you’re looking for something different, we recommend you the Poblenou cemetery – you can go by yourself or with a guide – a magical place where just a few tourists arrive where you’ll find amazing sculptures and funerary pantheons worthy of being in a museum.
  • Discover the neighbourhood by bike. Twentytú helps you to know Barcelona on wheels. We’ll go through parks, the promenade, beautiful squares … and we’ll explain some curiosities of the city. If you want more information just ask at reception.
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Barcelona walking tours in Twentytú

27th July, 2017 / / No Comments

The architecture, the good weather and the neighbourhoods with their own character make of Barcelona a city that must be discovered on foot. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, in Twentytú you’ll be in good hands to learn step by step. Start the route!

The streets of Barcelona have so much to tell that the best you can do is let a professional guide showyou around the narrow Gothic district, unveil the best urban art corners or explain everything about the impressive works of the genious Gaudí.

At Twentytú we trust  Tour Me Out for the Barcelona walking tours, ​​a company with more than 15 years of experience in walking tours, so that our guests know the most emblematic places of the city. A totally free activity that will help you learn the history and secrets of Barcelona, ​​especially those that don’t appear on guidebooks and that you can see with your own eyes during the 2-hours tours.

The tours are held every day of the week, are suitable for all ages and, most importantly, their guides know how to teach in a fun way.

History, modernism or street art, up to you!

So that you can make the most of your stay, we propose different routes from which to choose:

Route through the Gothic District

Imagine travelling back in time, back to a medieval time in which the walls, the cobbled streets and the gargoyles surround you. This is the route through the Gothic District, a neighbourhood in which time seems to have stood still and where you can learn many things about places like the Cathedral, the Plaça Reial, the Roman walls, or the Plaça del Rei, among other must-see spots

Gaudí route

Antoni Gaudí left an indelible mark on our city through his constructions and thus he is one of the stars of many Barcelona walking tours. Maybe you already know some of his most popular creations such as the Sagrada Familia or the Güell park, but behind them there is a lot of history and curious anecdotes that the guys of Tour me out will tell you in an entertaining way! Pick a pair of comfortable shoes, open your mind and enjoy the work of a unique artist in the world.

Road Street art

If you also want to discover the most modern and urban art of the city, you’ll love this tour about the most original graffiti in Barcelona. You’ll know the symbolism and the influences of each one of them and you’ll be able to know the urban side of the Barcelona’s art. Keep in mind that this tour is organised only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Are you in for a free walking tour? If you want to sign up for any of the tours, they start every day at 9:45 am in the hall of Twentytú Hostel or, if you prefer, at 16:30 at Plaça Reial. Do you want more ideas to enjoy Barcelona? Check our recommended  plans for Summer nights in Barcelona.

 

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Twentytú turns 5!

20th July, 2017 / / No Comments

5 years have gone by since we began our project with excitement, and during these 5 years Twentytú has hosted almost 290,000 guests from all over the world to whom we have done our best to offer a high quality and, especially, sustainable Tourism at our city.

We’re very proud to be able to say that Twentytú has been the first hostel in the world to receive the Biosphere certification recognized by the UN, which guarantees sustainable tourism in an organisation. In addition, we’re also the first building of tourist accommodation in Barcelona to obtain the maximum qualification in matters of energetic efficiency.

Twentytu charity event

The Fashion Market that was organized in our terrace during the Design Day of Poble Nou

These are just some examples of the goals we have achieved, but there’s still much to do. That’s why day by day we continue working to offer quality accommodation full of innovation, commitment to the environment and corporate social responsibility policies.

In addition, since our beginnings we’ve made efforts to collaborate with organisations related to our ideals: associations and social entities like Poblenou Urban District, eco companies like the interior design studio l’Estoc, where they work with recycled materials, or local shops that comply with the principles of fair trade. We participate in events of our neighbourhood Poble Nou and also organise solidarity events to give opportunities to those who need it most, such as the Charity Open Night we organise together with the Catalan Down’s Syndrome Foundation.

A party for all

To celebrate our 5th anniversary of our ecohostel Twentytú, last Thursday, 13rd June, we wanted to get together many of those who helped us get here. Our terrace, with the Agbar tower in the background, was the chosen place to meet up with collaborators, customers and suppliers in a cocktail full of surprises and a lot of rhythm.

twentytu anniversary party

We wanted to thank the audience for their attendance, and above all their support, with a video in which the Twentytú team thanks to all that our hostel has become one of the most importants in the city and an international referent in eco-sustainability. Some members of Twentytú, as the Communication Manager Javier Escolano or the Hostel Manager Josep Aguilar, were some of the stars in the video of gratitude that we leave you below. If you’ve been a guest or collaborator of our hostel, this dedicatory is also for you!

When the sun began to hide, the first cocktails began to show up and trays full of snacks, spikes and tartlets kept passing by as our waiters looked after the guests of the event.

Twentytu hostel anniversary live show

Later, our Communication Manager grabbed the microphone and introduced the soprano Charo Tris, a lyrical singer who has more than 20 years of experience in the world of music. With privileged views of the city, we were able to enjoy a live performance by Charo and Javier, who interpreted several international hits for all tastes, and they even improvised a stage with the furniture of our terrace!

Our tribute to Barcelona’92

When the night began to fall we took advantage of it to do a small tribute to one of the most important moments for the transformation of Barcelona: the Olympic Games of Barcelona’92. Charo and Javier gave us goosebumps with “Barcelona”, the soundtrack of the Olympic Games that 25 years ago was performed by two masters of music like Montserrat Caballé and the deceased Freddie Mercury.

Twentytu hostel anniversary Barcelona 92

Upcoming challenges

With the Agbar tower illuminated behind us, we concluded the event and reflected on the upcoming challenges of Twentytú: to continue growing under a fair and respectful philosophy with the city, offering quality tourism for all ages.

Precisely now, we’re working in the process of acquiring the seal of environmental quality that the Generalitat de Catalunya grants to those tourist accommodations that prove their commitment to reduce the climate impact.

terrace Twentytu hostel barcelona

While we wait for the sixth anniversary party, we remind you that on our terrace there are activities every day! Barbecues, dance classes, musical show, karaoke, … you choose. If you want more information ask any member of our staff, they will be happy to explain further 😉

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Plans for Summer nights in Barcelona

6th July, 2017 / / No Comments

In the Summer everyone gets the desire to do things and squeeze every minute of their day. If you’re also a night animal you’ll love these plans for Summer nights to take advantage of the city when the sun goes down. Live the night!

Modernism and jazz in the moonlight

Imagine the scene; a glass of sparkling cava, live music and an environment designed by one of the geniuses of Catalan modernism, Antoni Gaudí. When the sun goes down the Palau Güell and La Pedrera open their doors so that you can enjoy jazz concerts on their rooftops. In addition, a small guided tour is included in both spaces. Prices range from 30 to 35 euros.

 

Outdoor cinema

As every year, Summer nights are outdoor movie nights at several spots of the city. A good way to remember great classics like Manhattan, recent hits such as La La Land, or more alternative feature films like the Israelite Bar Bahar.

Music in the parks

More than 30 green spaces in the city host concerts of all kinds during Summer nights; Orchestras, choral formations, classical music or young talents from the city’s music schools. In addition, after each show, guided tours are offered to learn about the social and environmental benefits of the parks in the city. Check their calendar, you have time until 31st August.

 

History and tradition routes

And if you want to spend a mystery Summer night, nothing better than doing one of the routes organised by Cultruta to learn more about Barcelona’s history and traditions. You have two options to choose; aroute through the places where the most violent events and crimes of Ciutat Vella took place, or a tour of the best kept secrets and legends of neighbourhoods such as L’Eixample, El Born or El Raval.

The routes are in Spanish, Catalan, and if you do a request, also in English 😉

Culture at nightfall

Every Wednesday during the Summer CaixaForum Barcelona offers different activities for culture, music and performing arts lovers. For free or for a token price of 6 euros, you can sign up to see how to create an urban work of art, dance to the rhythm of African music or review the history of magic in cinema.

 

Full moon at sea

The guys at Surf House Barcelona offer a multitude of water activities, but we chose the Full Moon Paddle Surf, a paddle surfing trip on Barceloneta beach to enjoy the full moon, with a Moritz beer in hand. When you come back to mainland a fresh cocktail will be waiting for you so you can keep the party going!

 

Night Out cada noche en Twentytú

We talk about partying and you don’t know where and how to start? Don’t worry, you can sign up for Night Out, where you’ll go with Twentytú hostel guests and from other hostels in Barcelona around the best clubs in town. If you want to sign up, you only have to ask at reception or meet the rest of the group at the terrace at 23:00. In Barcelona the party never ends, so we have fun from Monday to Sunday!

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The World’s Largest Café del Mar arrives in Barcelona

22nd June, 2017 / / No Comments

Café del Mar is reinvented and arrives in Barcelona turned into a multispace where you can enjoy market food, live music, chillout areas and even a sunset right on the Mediterranean. Sounds good, doesn’t it? We tell you everything about the world’s largest sunset club!

An idea made in Ibiza

40 years ago Ibiza was kind of an undiscovered paradise, there were still no big clubs nor crowds, and bohemians and hippies lived together with the local people on the white island. Within a few years, concretely in 1980, the Café del Mar was founded, a privileged place from which many say that the best sunset on the island is seen and which today has become an icon you can’t miss at the island.

Now, after 37 years of history and having created their own record label, the Ibiza concept arrives in Barcelona on a large scale; More than 4,000 square meters, 4 floors, a club with capacity for 1,000 people, in addition to the city club with more VIP and private areas, and only a few tram stops from Twentyú!

The sunset, the expected moment

Although the club is also open at night, the promoters of Café del Mar Barcelona want to keep the club as a place to enjoy during the day while waiting for the expected moment; the sunset. Now the sunset experience is also lived on the high seas aboard the Café del Mar Boat, where you’re going to be received with a welcome cocktail, circus and dance performances and music with the Barcelona skyline in the background.

As night falls Café del Mar is transformed into a nightclub with the performance of international DJs like Erick Morillo, who was at the opening party, or César de Melero, who will set the rhythm until the sun rises again. The ticket price is 15 euros.

Relax, music and much more

But the new club not only offers chill and good music, but also a surprising culinary experience with Chef Juan Jiménez, who has received several cooking awards in recent years. The gastronomic proposal comes close to the sea and focuses on the Mediterranean market cuisine; fresh Fish from the market, old cow’s ribeye, oysters or tuna tataki, among other options.

If you still want to refresh yourself after feast, you have two options: jump in the pool to take a swim or go up to ‘The Sky’, the roof that tops the building. There, you can enjoy amazing views in front of the sea and also taste cocktails by Daniel Sampere, the former bartender of Mutis, one of the most famous clandestine afterworks at Barcelona.

If you can’t swing by Café del Mar in Summer, don’t worry, because with colder weather its doors will remain open, but only from Thursday to Saturday at night.

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David Bowie is exhibition is in Barcelona

8th June, 2017 / / No Comments

Barcelona is the only stop in Spain of  David Bowie Is, an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the white duke of music, who passed in January 2016. An explosion of design, fashion, audio-visual resources and a lot of music, which we can enjoy until next 25th September in the Museum of Disseny. We’ve already been there and give you the keys to enjoy it. Let’s dance!

The posthumous exhibition of David Bowie arrives to Barcelona after create a big expectation and, it’s no wonder, the showing has been the most visited of the Albert Museum of London in its 164 years of history. Bowie, his style, his aesthetic, his impossible costumes and his discography full of hymns finally meet in one single place, and fortunately, is only 500 meters away from Twentytú!

According to many of those who have been to the exhibition, the visit resembles what attending one of its shows might have felt like; Lights, Bowie images everywhere and up to 300 objects (albums, costumes, photos, instruments, original manuscripts of songs …) that make the exhibition a unique experience, no matter which is your music style.

A unique exhibition for a unique visionary

The show has been designed by theatre producers, film directors and people from the audiovisual world so that it’s not only a journey through their lives, but also for his creative process, inspiration and future vision.

David Bowie Barcelona único

Bowie was always ahead of his time; Sang a song in a ficticious language before George R. Martin did, launched Internet music before there was iTunes or Spotify, and more than once he explained that his main motivation to get into the world of music was to leave his mark on the society. The exhibition is just another sign that Bowie was a visionary and his ideas are still in force today.

Barcelona, one of the 9 chosen

The organisers of David Bowie Is told that, although it’s hard to believe, before being exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, few museums were interested in the exhibition. Now, before a million and a half visitors worldwide, there are many museums that want to have the duke in their cities.

bowie is in Barcelona

Barcelona has been one of the chosen hosts and Rafael Giménez, co-promoter of the exhibition, explains that thanks to its “renamed artistic sensitivity”, in summer it becomes “the European capital thanks to its great music festivals “.

Not only in the Hub

But Bowie won’t only be among the Museum of Disseny walls, but its figure will be recognised in complementary activities that are organised in very different Barcelona places. On the one hand, the “Bowie Talks” are held from 29th May to 26th July, a series of talks, discussions and round tables in which Bowie experts are going to participate, including Kansai Yamamoto, the creator of one of the most iconic costumes of the artist.

In addition, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) organises the concert “Bowie Symphonic”, a cello and orchestra cover of the singer’s latest album.

Remember that in Twentytú we are music lovers and this summer we invite you to one of our favourite areas at Twentytú; our terrace, where in addition to live music, you can enjoy amazing views and a lot of activities. We will be waiting for you!

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