The 2013 programme
Looking for some Sunday-morning culture? Head to Sala Apolo for this series of classical music recitals. This week it's a duet of trumpet and piano featuring OBC (Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra) soloist Mireia Farrés and pianist Mercè Hervada. Under the title of 'Immense trumpet', they give us an overview of the different sounds of the instrument, via works by Hindemith, Enescu, Turrin and Bolter, among others.
A bar, club and cocktail bar that has expanded to offer evening meals, a snack menu and a special menu.
This concert hall/nightclub has become the city's paradigm of indie clubbing and good live music in an informal atmosphere. Artists new to the scene as well as acclaimed pop, rock, folk and international electronic music stars grace the stage every day of the week.
Back at the turn of the millennium, the Teatre Lliure de Gràcia was growing to such an extent that in 2001 a new theatre was opened on Montjuïc, where the Palacio de la Agricultura was for the 1929 International Exposition. This newer venue has two spaces: the Sala Fabià Puigserver, with capacity for nearly 800 theatre-goers, and the Espai Lliure, which can hold about 200. The bigger space serves as a multi-purpose room, and the smaller is ideal for seeing performances close-up. Note that many of the productions in the main space have English surtitles on Saturday evenings.
This annex of Sala Apolo hosts live music performances of all kinds – pop, rock, reggae, folk, electronica, etc. – as well as DJ sessions. The space is dark and dour, but it more than serves its purpose, which is to spotlight the acts onstage. Sala 2 draws an audience as diverse as its acts, which do tend to lean toward those with an indie spirit.
Pars Teatro Hostel is located just 5 minutes’ walk from Barcelona’s port and the famous Ramblas. It offers a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned dormitories with free WiFi and individual lockers. Pars Teatro Hostel organises sangría nights, pub crawls and group dinners. There is a modern kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, and there is also a common room with a TV, music, games and vending machines. El Raval district and La Sala Apolo nightclub and concert venue are within 5 minutes’ walk of the hostel. You can walk to Parallel Metro Station in 5 minutes and Plaza Espanya is 2 stops away. The multilingual staff can provide information on Barcelona 24 hours a day.
This is a real rock and roll bar, founded by people like Charly Raw, who have done nearly everything there is to do in the industry (promoters, journalists, salespeople ...). It's a favourite among those about to party at Sala Apolo after a few drinks. As for the music, they play all the good stuff: from Sly & the Family Stone to the Dead Boys.
Molino House is located in Barcelona's Poble Sec neighbourhood, just 250 metres from Paral·lel Metro Station. This air-conditioned apartment has free WiFi and a private balcony.The apartment has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bedroom with bunk beds for 2 guests. The lounge has a corner sofa where 2 guests can sleep.There is a TV in the lounge and the kitchen includes a hob, microwave and washing machine. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom.The apartment is next to Carrer de Blai, a street packed with tapas bars and outdoor seating. Sala Apolo, one of Barcelona's best nightclubs, is 450 metres away.The apartment is next to Montjuïc, and within a short walk you can reach the Magic Fountain, MNAC Museum and Joan Miró Foundation.
GowithOh Apartamento Roser is a self-catering accommodation located in Barcelona's Poble Sec district. This apartment features free WiFi and a private balcony.Accommodation will provide you with a seating area. There is a full kitchen with a microwave and an oven. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. You can enjoy a city view.Montjuïc Hill is just 400 metres from GowithOh Apartamento Roser. Sala Apolo Nightclub is 250 metres away.Located 250 metres away, Paral·lel Metro Station is just 1 stop from Drassanes, on the bottom of the Rambla.
In the Poble-sec neighbourhood, near Sala Apolo, Hiroshima is a space open to unconventional creations, with a mission to promote emerging artists as well as to work with already established artists to explore new languages. Hiroshima focuses its artistic line on the arts of movement, new theatre, contemporary circus, live music and multidisciplinary experiences, contrasting disciplines and across audiences, thanks to the versatility of its space.
Flyhard is an innovative place where you can find works by contemporary Catalan artists. It's the place to be in Barcelona, and you have to book before you go. It has the 40 most desired seats in the city.