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Flora Albaicin is the oldest in Barcelona of its kind. A one-stop-shop for people interested in Flamenco, the shop offers an excellent collection of flamenco skirts, shoes, dresses, and accessories (including flower combs, shawls, and fans). The knowledgeable staff will help you pick the perfect outfit, whether you're just starting off or an expert. Besides this, the shop also offers a beautiful collection of Flamenco-related gifts and souvenirs. Stop by and take a bit of the city's cultural flair home.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, Fundació Mapfre is one of the city's premier exhibition centers that is known to host of a wide range of special events that are related to photography. Some of the biggest creative photographers from all over the globe have showcased their work here, which is why this exhibition house is a must-visit destination for budding photographers and photograph collectors. The building in which these exhibitions are held is a prime example of Rococo and Modern Neoclassical architecture, which adds a historical dimension to your overall experience.
Also known as the Honey Market, Fira Artesana though is a hidden gem is also a popular market among the locals. Overlooking the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi, it is held on the first and third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10a to 2p and 5p to 9p. A hub for Catalan farmers, this market is known for its organic wares. Cheese mongers will find a variety of artisan cheese. There are an array of cakes and honey-based treats that will tempt you.
Located in central Barcelona, the Sinagoga Mayor de Barcelona is one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. It sits facing southeast, pointing to Jerusalem. The architecture of the Sinagoga Mayor de Barcelona dates back to the third century, and excavations have unearthed first-century Roman walls made of stones from Carthage. A historic treasure, the synagogue has two rooms, the foyer and the main room, and a healthy number of artifacts on display. It was converted to a museum in 2002 and now welcomes guests both local and visiting to learn about the Jewish history of this lovely city.
A fairly recent addition to Barcelona's happening nocturnal scene, Hyde has proven popular with the city's hip club-goers. The lounge is tastefully lit and boasts a modern, angular aesthetic. The music tends to be on the more mellow side of house, making it a perfect spot to hang out with friends as well as dance until the wee hours of the morning. Drinks are pricey but the cocktails are excellent - or if you're feeling particularly flush with cash, then splash out on a bottle of champagne for the table. The plush decor and metallic ivory undertones exude a glamorous and sophisticated vibe. The space also plays host to parties and private events. Check out the website for detailed information.
At StaDemonia's aesthetically designed studio space, art and design reign supreme. Situated on a busy shopping street, this studio has a healthy mix of innovation and experience. Traditional tattoos are the specialty here and the artists make sure the designs are unique to the customers. Those who seek body piercings can ask for Sara who is the in-house expert. StaDemonia also hosts interesting art shows and exhibitions occasionally.
Archivo Fotográfico de Barcelona is a renowned photographic museum in Barcelona that has been operational since the year 1931. The museum was founded in order to assemble, compile, and circulate photographs of historic and cultural value. The establishment is affiliated with the Council of Barcelona works towards the awareness of regional history. If you need a lesson in Catalunian History without having to read multiple books, come here and get a pictorial flashback of this city's turbulent and glorious past.
Wipe away the stresses of the daily grind with a refreshing massage at KIroMASAJE. Established in 2005, the specialty massage center incorporates a holistic approach, considering mental well-being along with the physical aspects of the massage. The treatments on offer take inspiration from the rich Asian traditions of massage therapy and offer something for all needs. From the classic Deep Tissue and Hot Stone massages to their signature KiroMASAJE Timeless and the decadent Maya Gold Hot Massage, the selection on offer is diverse. Check website for more.
A great place for fitness-enthusiasts, Kannon Gyo offers a range of activities like yoga, meditation, reiki and creative dance. The calm and soothing atmosphere of this place, allows you to relax and get in harmony with your mind, body and soul. Located in the neighborhood of La Ribera, it sees a lot of locals and some visitors. Classes for all activities are conducted by professional trainers, so that you can learn the art of good health and body. Have a look at their website to get more details.
Located in the lobby area of the Omm Hotel, in Barcelona, the Omm Club is where guests can grab a drink or two while listening to some soothing music. The decor is classy and features an array of sleek furnishings, glass panels, and comfortable seating areas. The bar is stocked with an eclectic selection of international spirits and pours which can match all kinds of tastes. Do try their cocktails as they are known to be quite innovative and flavorsome.
Mojito Club sure knows how to keep the party going: open 365 days a year, this discotheque is packed with people on almost any night. As the name suggests, Mojito Club is a tribute to Latin music and entertainment. DJs from various countries play danzoon, salsa, merengue and Latin dance to keep the crowds going. The highlight of the party, however, are the professional dancers and Latin gogos that are featured occasionally. Pay close attention and you might just about learn how to salsa! Check website for exact timings.
Palau Macaya is a Gothic building with a spectacular courtyard full of lush green trees. The building was designed by Puig i Cadafalch. The ornamental windows lend an air of timeless beauty to the structure. Exhibitiions and shows are held here from time to time to packed audiences. Visit this site to take in the breath-taking splendor of the architecture.