2 - Saturday, 10 June 2006
Activity: Visit to the Gothic Quarter & Picasso Museum and Shopping
in the Modernist Area.
morning we will discover the oldest part of Barcelona built around
Taber Hill and the most intact Gothic Quarter
in Europe surrounded by the Roman walls. This is an island within
the urban metropolis with narrow, tortuous streets of ancient stone
and magnificent historical buildings. We will continue our walk
through the Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça del Pi, Plaça
Reial and the famous boulevard "the Ramblas".
tour will continue with a visit to the most important Picasso Museum
where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the most representative
works of Picasso's different periods and styles. The Picasso is one
of Barcelona's most visited museums. Their collection of Picasso's
work is particularly strong in his early period, with some of its
school book sketches on display, and strong works from his early days
in Barcelona and Paris. The collection is housed in the two beautifully
preserved Gothic palaces of Berenguer Aguilar and Barón de
Castellet on Carrer Montcada, possibly Barcelona's most romantic street.
will have a delicious lunch in a superb Catalan-style restaurant
located in the heart of the old. In the afternoon we will explore
Barcelona's most elegant shopping districts in the famous Modernist
Dinner at Casa Batllo
we have the pleasure and privilege of discovering Barcelona's and
Gaudi's most remarkable building during a sublime gala dinner at
Casa Batllo. Casa Batllo - a unique, singular and exceptional masterpiece
by Antonio Gaudi - is more than just a building: it is a legend
in the universal art, architecture and design of all epochs.
will also receive a guided tour through this remarkable house in
order to learn more about the life of Antonio Gaudi.
3 - Sunday, 11 June 2006
Activity: Visit to the Coastal Resort Sitges
we will offer you a great program that combines nice views, art
& culture and shopping !
to Sitges, a lovely and beautiful sea resort 35 km south of Barcelona.
Sitges, a village of culture, thanks to resident artist, playwright,
and Bohemian mystic Santiago Rusiñol. The 19th-century modernismo
movement began largely at Sitges, and the town remained the scene
of artistic encounters and demonstrations long after the movement
waned. Sitges continued as a resort of artists, attracting giants
such as Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca.
With its parish church and white houses dominating the view, and
with the sea & the beach at its feet, Sitges appears as a beautiful
and unrepeatable picture. One of the highlights of the village is
the beautiful "Marichal Palace", located in the old quarter
and built in the 13th century on the coast cliffs. We will also
have the opportunity to visit Museum "Maricel" with its
"Sant Miquel" Tower, the Golden and Blue Hall and the
cloister with its magnificent view over the sea. And next door we
find Museum "Cau Ferrat", used to be the workshop of Rusiñol
and decorated with paintings by Rusiñol himself, Ramon Casas,
Ignacio Zuloaga, Pichot, Manolo Hugué, El Greco, Zuloaga,
Casas and Picasso.