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Barcelona is a city brimming with cultural and artistic things to do. You'll find great theatres, emerging artists, chefs that surprise with their star dishes, dancers, cocktail mixologists, actors and a slew of creators who keep the city's heart beating. You're invited to live and breathe this side of Barcelona and discover the Catalan capital, or rediscover it with fresh eyes – whether it's your first time or it's been a while since you've stayed in a Barcelona hotel. How would you like to spend a day or two going from museum to museum, and eating all your meals out in fabulous restaurants? Bombay Sapphire and Time Out invite you to spend a weekend in Barcelonas to do just that!
The contest is sponsored by Bombay Sapphire, always supporting innovative and artistic endeavors, and includes the following prizes for one winner and his/her companion to have an unforgettable weekend.
- Two nights for two guests at the luxurious Casa Fuster hotel. Casa Fuster is a monument in itself, built in 1908 by modernista architect, Lluis Domènech i Montaner. His work, including the hotel with its elegant, air-conditioned rooms, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sounds good, doesn't it? Plus, your reservation includes breakfast on both days.
- On Saturday after your first night sleeping at Casa Fuster, you've got free entry into the Fundació Joan Miró, which houses the most complete public collection of works by Miró, featuring paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, graphic work and drawings throughout his career.
- For lunch, you're invited to Terraza Martínez, a real Barcelona treat on Montjuïc. You'll find a relaxed, informal space where you can dine on high-quality fish and meats cooked over a fire made with white quebracho wood; top seafood; vermouths served all day; oysters; and amazing rice dishes and paellas.
- In the afternoon you're off to the beautiful Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe, which was built for the 1929 International Expo, not as a gallery but as a simple reception space, sparsely furnished with van der Rohe's trademark 'Barcelona Chair'. The pavilion was a founding monument of modern rationalist architecture, with its flowing floor plan and revolutionary use of materials.
- The evening continues with dinner at La Dama, an emblematic spot with classic French-style cuisine. Chef Bruno Zubek serves up dishes made with the highest-quality products and the right amount of technique to bring out the best in the raw materials: try the Chateaubriand with Béarnaise sauce, real crab or rice dish with rabbit and squid eggs.
- At the end of the day it's time for a Bombay & Tonic at Solange, one of the city's hottest cocktail bars at the moment. Vintage sofas, a stately wooden bar, liquid gold and exquisite decorating taste are the ingredients that go into making this such a superb space.
- Sunday sees you bringing your luxury weekend to a close with a brunch at Entrepanes Díaz, where you can sample items from their brunch menu, tapas, or some of the most coveted sandwiches in town.
Participate in our contest and you could win this ideal weekend for two: (re-)discover Barcelona and its creative side!
Transport is not included in the prize.