THE NEW LOOK OF DESIGUAL

Last Friday, April 6, the Barcelona company Desigual once again claimed to be a company in a spirit of constant transformation with the reopening of its flagship located in Paseo de Gracia 47.

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The acclaimed interior studio Lazaro Rosa-Violán, was in charge of remodeling the interior of the store, with a minimalist, practical and functional design that gives off elegance in every corner.

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With the performances of Candela Capitán and composer Brisa Fenoy, author of the popular song “Lo Malo”, the “new” Desigual store had the cream of culture and design of Barcelona, as well as friends and acquaintances of the fashion brand.

From the Asociación Paseo de Gracia we wish to Desigual a long life full of design, adventures and successes. #aNewDesigual

SANT JORDI IN CASA BATLLÓ

When April arrives, one of the most beautiful days lived by the citizens of Catalonia, the Sant Jordi Day.

And Casa Batlló has already prepared different activities to intensively enjoy a romantic day.

The modernist building made by Antoni Gaudí is a clear allegory to the legend of Sant Jordi: On the roof, the dragon’s back comes to life with the ceramic tiles in the form of scales and is crossed by the four-armed cross that evokes the triumphant sword of Sant Jordi. On the top floor we find a balcony in the shape of a flower, alluding to the princess’ balcony. On the lower floors, the remains of the dragon’s victims are located through the balconies in the shape of skulls.

INJECT LOVE

From April 20 to May 12 you can discover “Inject Love”, an exhibition of Brusse and Hanse Cora where, through 23 works, you can reflect on the feelings that love generates or the absence of it.

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The different sculptures, photographs and installations that are part of the exhibition propose to dialogue about love with a certain ironic tone, remembering how we have felt at some point in our lives in relation to romantic love.
This exhibition will be included in the price of the ticket and can be enjoyed during the tour of the Casa Batlló.

ROSES ON THE FACADE

One of the characteristic features that distinguish Casa Batlló is its spectacular façade. For the third consecutive year, the balconies will be dressed with roses to look better than ever, an act that has already become a tradition of the city.

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This “dress” will be held between April 20 and 23.

THE “MONA” OF CASA FUSTER HOTEL

This year, the Casa Fuster Hotel wanted to celebrate Easter with a very special “mona”.  The “mona” is the traditional dessert that in Catalonia, godparents give to their godchildren.

The pastry masters have created a chocolate “mona”, inspired by the work of the English artist Patrick Hughes, that produces a simply spectacular optical effect. This “mona” is exposed until Easter Monday, when the traditional break will occur.

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The clients of the hotel will have the privilege of being able to taste it during the breakfasts of the next days.

An authentic visual and gastronomic luxury.

RELAX IN EASTER

With the arrival of Holy Week, you always want a moment to unwind, relax and enjoy yourself.

If you want to make a gift to your senses, we recommend some establishments of Passeig de Gràcia where you will return home as new.

The Pink Peony

Located on Passeig de Gràcia 100, The Pink Peony is a beauty salon in New York style combined with European elegance.

It has a large selection of treatments designed for both women and men, taking care of even the smallest detail so you can always be perfect @. The products used for the treatments are of the highest quality, 100% natural, organic and biodynamic, ensuring a simply perfect skin.

Among its services include the possibility of doing the Beauty Party, where you can reserve space for a group and perform the manicure and / or pedicure with your friends, while you enjoy a glass of cava and you receive a relaxing massage. A perfect time for a different celebration or party.

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Mahash Nail & Beauty Bar

Located in the heart of Passeig de Gracia, Mahash Nail & Beauty Bar is a mandatory stop for both the most refined travelers and the local public looking for an exclusive and luxurious service.

Enjoy the best treatments with organic cosmetics of the brand produced in Canada. And now discover the most spectacular treatments for your hair in the new Mahash Color Lounge.

A true laboratory in which a creative team of colorists develops a new concept of beauty, in which each tone, each hair color is unique, as unique as each personality and with the best products on the market.

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Mandarin Oriental Spa

The best treatments of beauty, relaxation and natural therapies together with the best services and an exquisite treatment will make your stay in the Mandarin Oriental Spa a real gift for your senses.
It has 8 treatment cabins with 2 suites for couples, steam room, indoor pool and a complete gym.

 

 

ARAB MARKET TRAINING WORKSHOP

On March 21 was held at the Alma Hotel in Barcelona, a training workshop for the Arab market by Sukeina El Badaoui Araissi, where he shared his knowledge and experiences on that culture.

In this new workshop, with a large number of attendees, halal tourism was dealt with in detail, emphasizing the retail, hotel and gastronomic sectors. pdg-taller-arabe-1 Before discussing the protocol to follow in each position (boutique, hotel, entity, etc), a summary of the first training was carried out, where basic concepts, history and peculiarities of the Arab culture were discussed.

The workshop ended with a Coffee Networking where the attendees joined ties and synergies to address one of the potential markets that visit the city of Barcelona every year.

GREAT SUCCESS OF “PASSEIG DE GOURMETS”

The first edition of the gastronomic festival of Passeig de Gràcia has been closed with “great success” and has exceeded the expectations of assistance from participating restaurants in the initiative, driven by the Passeig de Gràcia Association.

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With the aim of attracting the citizens to the walk and show their gastronomic offer, the festival has become an essential appointment of the city.

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The gastronomic proposals have had a great acceptance on the part of the citizenship. More than 8,000 dishes have been served from the 20 participating restaurants on the route of dishes and the “Show Cooking” have registered a full capacity in the 3 workshops conducted by prestigious chefs.

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The tasting menus have attracted more than 1,500 diners and the spectacular “four-handed menus” by chefs Martín Berasategui and Paolo Casagrande; Carme Ruscalleda and Raül Balam; Joan Roca and Rafa Panatieri, and Nandu Jubany and David Romero, have been a resounding success.

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One of the most beloved proposals, the charity dinner for the benefit of the Fundación Raíces and prepared by the chefs Enrique Valentí and Javier Muñoz Calero, raised more than 5,000 euros for the “Cocina Conciencia” project, which aims to train young people at risk of social exclusion in the gastronomic culture.

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From the Passeig de Gràcia Association we would like to thank each and every one of the establishments that have collaborated with us so that the “Passeig de Gourmets” is already a must for Barcelona’s gastronomy, as well as the sponsors for their unconditional support.

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Thank you very much:

Martín Berasategui, Carme Ruscalleda, Joan Roca, Nandu Jubany, Paolo Casagrande, Raül Balam, Rafa Panatieri, David Romero, Miguel Muñoz, Rafa Antonín, Giovanni Esteve, Enrique Valentí, Javier Muñoz Calero.

Alma Hotel (Alma Garden Restaurant), Bocagrande, Cafè de la Pedrera, Casa Fuster Hotel (Galaxó), Claris Hotel (Claris Terrace), Diagonal Farga, La Vinoteca Torres, Majestic Hotel & Spa (Majestic Restaurant), Hotel Mandarin Oriental Barcelona (Moments, Blanc and Banker’s Bar), Monument Hotel (Restaurant Lasarte and Restaurant Oria), Mordisco, Hotel Omm (Roca Moo and Roca Bar), El Principal de l’Eixample, Solomillo, Hotel The One Barcelona (Somni Restaurant & Cocktail) and Tragaluz.

Estrella Damm, Bodegas Torres, Cavas Gramona, Vueling, Autocars Julià

WE SEE YOU IN PASSEIG DE GOURMETS 2019!

THE SHOP WINDOWS OF “GODÓ”

From April 21 to 29, Barcelona will become the capital of the world of tennis with the 66th edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godó.

Some of the best tennis players in the world, including Rafael Nadal, currently number 2 of the ATP and current tournament champion (10 in its entirety), Grigor Dimitrov number 4 of the ATP or Dominic Thiem number 6 of the ranking and finalist of the Last edition, among others, will meet in Barcelona.

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The city of Barcelona wants to offer the world its best image and it is for this reason that Passeig de Gràcia and the tournament have united their values ​​related to sport and elegance, so that Barcelona can enjoy an event of such importance and prestige.

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Shop Windows

This union between both institutions will be reflected in the decoration, with tennis theme, of the windows of some stores of Passeig de Gràcia.

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These, will receive different badges to place in their windows and tickets will be distributed to distribute the tournament to their customers.

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The shop windows will be uploaded to the tournament’s Facebook page and the most voted by users will have a VIP double entry for the final on April 29.
The days to vote for the most “original” shop windows will be from April 23 to 25, both inclusive and the winner will be announced on the 26th.

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With this action, the Passeig de Gràcia Association is committed to one of the most important events in the city and for a few days it will be one of the world’s centers of attention.

 

 

 

 

AGREEMENT OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN TURISME DE BARCELONA AND THE ASSOCIATION

Turisme de Barcelona has once again signed the collaboration agreement with the Passeig de Gràcia Association with the aim of carrying out, jointly, promotional actions aimed at offering Barcelona shopping in those interesting markets both nationally and internationally.

With the signing of this agreement, Turisme de Barcelona, ​​continues its commitment to project different actions aimed at both the inhabitants of Barcelona, ​​either through companies or to visitors. In fact, one of the actions in which the Consortium is focusing more is in giving visibility to the autochthonous commerce and the most prestigious firms of Barcelona. And in this sense, Turisme de Barcelona, ​​within its promotional action plan, has integrated the Unique Shops label that brings together the most unique and unique shops in Barcelona.

This collaboration agreement with the Association of Passeig de Gràcia, is materialized in various promotional activities in markets such as the USA and different travel and travel trips.

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Barcelona excels as a shopping city. According to the valuation survey that is done annually, visitors score the commercial offer with 8.2. The same citizens value purchases as one of the most positive aspects of the city, above the restaurants and bars. Its success is due to a model that combines traditional commerce, of family origin, and of big international brands, with a more avant-garde, innovative and independent trade. The most representative international brands together with the establishments of the whole life contribute personality and contribute to create a unique model, of a Mediterranean city.

 

EXHIBITIONS IN ANTONI TÀPIES FOUNDATION

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies presents two different and exciting exhibitions, which will delight art lovers and the “maestro” Tàpies: Allora & Calzadilla and Antoni Tàpies. T de Teresa

ALLORA & CALZADILLA

The severe climatic vulnerability and massive debt extraction suffered by the island of Puerto Rico can hardly be ignored as it gives a political sense to the works of Allora & Calzadilla.

For this exhibition at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, the first with a monographic character in the Spanish state, Allora & Calzadilla present a selection of works produced between 1996 and 2017.

The musical dimension of these pieces indicates to the viewers that here, quite possibly, the visual is subordinated to the auditory. One work leads the visitor to another, so that Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy” for Prepared Piano of 2008 can lead indistinctly to the wall from which Wake up sounds of 2007 or to the upper floor in which Hope Hippo 2005 can be perceived thanks to the alerts of a whistle.

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The composition of Allora & Calzadilla calls for a multiplicity of ways of being in the world, forms of existence that refer to the human and the animal, the organic and the mineral. For these artists, the acoustic represents an uninterrupted expansion that challenges the perimetral conception of the museum space.

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A catastrophe that reveals that the economic deficit is also a reflection of a democratic deficit, the same one that keeps Puerto Rico under a covert colonial regime. An ambitious work such as Puerto Rican Light (Cave Winds), commissioned and installed by Dia Art Foundation in Guayanilla-Peñuelas and that has closed weeks before opening this exhibition, is introduced in the Fundació Antoni Tàpies without a physical material presence. He does it through a debate and a conversation that turn the work into a rumor. A work that is spoken without having seen it.

ANTONI TÀPIES. T DE TERESA 

Antoni Tàpies met Teresa Barba at the end of the 1940s. At that time she was still very young. A few years before he had lost his mother and had to take care of his five brothers, while taking care of his father. All this gave him an unusual maturity and humanity for someone his age.

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During the artist’s stay in Paris the 1950-1951 biennium they exchanged an intense and frequent correspondence that united them through intimate links. When they returned from Paris they formalized their relationship and in October 1954 Antoni Tàpies and Teresa Barba got married in Barcelona.

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The presentation of the series of drawings Sèrie Teresa (Teresa Series, 1966) together with the series of lithographs, lithocollages and collages Cartes per a la Teresa (Letters for Teresa, 1974) pay tribute to the relationship of the two. These works celebrate a private language, accessible only to those who used it. The two blocks of work display a repertoire of signs without translation for the spectators. All a gesture that preserves the intimacy of the couple despite the explicit allusions to domesticity and shared sexuality.

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Two exhibitions that will allow you to delve into the work of one of the most important Catalan artists of the twentieth century and an artistic vision of the difficulties suffered by the island of Puerto Rico.

NEW MEMBERS IN THE ASSOCIATION

The great family of the Association of Passeig de Gràcia is growing day by day and we are very happy for the accession of new establishments to the Association.
Let’s warmly welcome the following establishments:
ENGELS & VÖLKERS

Engels & Völkers Barcelona is the real estate agency specializing in second-hand luxury homes or houses.
With almost 40 years of experience and 7,000 employees in its offices, it is one of the most successful real estate agencies in the world.
If you are looking for a luxury or high standing home in the city of Barcelona, ​​they will know how to find the house of your dreams.

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CIRCA

Founded in the year 2000, CIRCA is the leading international company in the purchase of high jewelery, diamonds and watches, offering a personalized service and a discreet service.
The buyers are expert gemologists who, after a professional and careful evaluation of the pieces, facilitate the maximum offer for vintage jewelery, high jewelery with diamonds and high-end watches.
CIRCA buys jewelry from prominent periods such as Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and from reputable brands both old and contemporary, as well as watches from companies such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Vacheron Constantine and Audemars Piguet, among others.

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UTERQÜE

Uterqüe intends to turn the accessory into a fundamental part of every woman’s wardrobe. Their products are made with first quality materials at very attractive prices.

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A luxury within the reach of the most demanding clients.