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FilmoTeca de Catalunya has an archive of films, documentaries and other audiovisual materials of the cinema of Catalan. It was established in 1981 and works for the preservation and distribution of cinema. Here one can find books on cinema, along with a catalog of more than a thousand films, videos and documentaries that are updated each year. One can loan the material according to the rental rules. The facility also has two halls for movie screenings that regularly host shows. Apart from this, it also exhibits some of the work from time to time in its exhibition halls. The website has all the necessary information and schedules. While here, one can also grab a quick bite from the cafeteria.
The charming Café Teatre Llantiol puts on all kinds of shows (though small-scale to match the café's limited capacity). Entertainment includes everything from poetry recitals, to satirical verse and comedy events, clowns, magicians, singers, dancers, Dixieland bands and solo performers. All in all, there is a wonderful variety of performing arts on display, which can even take you back in time. There are special surprises on Tuesdays and Thursdays from midnight on, and Llantiol late shows on Fridays and Saturdays. It is definitely a good place to stop in to relax after strolling around the Raval district or visiting art galleries.
Barcelona with the students and the tourists has scores of nightclubs, pubs and bars that rock the night life. Harlem Jazz Club is one such place that attracts one and all. The locals frequent this place to enjoy the melange of music. Be it professional or an amateur, the crowd enthusiastically cheers the artists. Jazz, funk and blues groups, the variety of the genres of music played here is amazing. Though a very modest club, the extra-ordinary performances rock the house.
Marula Café is a vibrant pub and music space, hosting concerts and live gigs every night. Funk music rules, while rock, pop, country, jazz and other genres are also played here. The club is intimate though CD launches, presentations, small conferences and so on are also held. The crowd is an eclectic mix of locals and visitors, making this a great place to mingle with friends and friendly strangers. Grab a drink at the cocktail bar, known for the delicious libations served here, and groove to the music as you become oblivious to the city outside. The venue is best known for the weekly A Wamba Baluba night, every Thursday from 9:30p to 5a. The club comes alive to the sound of music as local, national and international bands take center stage. DJ sessions and theme parties often feature on the entertainment program of A Wamba Balaba as well.
While competition for the most outstanding religious structure in Barcelona is high given architectural masterpieces like the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral, this basilica is quite spectacular. It was built between 1329 CE and 1384 CE, giving visitors a glimpse into Gothic history and serving as an important stop along any tour of the Barri Gòtic. The austere Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar boasts a lovely 15th-century stained-glass window shaped like a rosette, as well as impressive sculptures on the facade and tympanum. Mass is held in the Santísimo chapel except on Sundays when it is held in the main altar. Mass is regularly conducted in Catalan, as well as in Spanish on select days.
The Suñol Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening up the contemporary artworks of Josep Suñol to the public. At the same time, the foundation promotes the production and diffusion of avant-garde art. Filled with impressive pieces, the Josep Suñol Collection comprises more than 1200 works of art from artists like Warhol, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tàpies, Giacometti, and many more. It is exhibited in different formats, from chronological sequences to dialogues and interactions between the different works in the collection. Contemporary art lovers flock to the Suñol Foundation and its exciting temporary exhibitions. Be one of them!