Casino L’aliança del Poblenou
Since its foundation in 1869, it has become a landmark in the Barcelona neighbourhood of Poblenou. Located at the heart of the Rambla del Poblenou (the main street this neighbouthood), it has turned into the focal point of cultural activity for this community.
The current building dates from 1944. In its emblematic Sala Grande, kept just like the day it was built, with a tilting floor that can be transformed either into a dancing venue or into a theater, and the cork roof which gives its unique acoustic characteristics, it holds all kind of shows, such as theater shows, concerts, high-quality sound recordings, filmmaking and other type of events, like meetings, banquets, conventions, etc.
To sum it up: not only it is a beautiful historic room, but its wooden parquet flooring, its spacious width and its exceptional acoustics will make your Friday night a very special one.
T: (+34) 93 225 28 14
Address: Rambla del Poblenou, 42 08005 Barcelona
Located in an old factory designed by Puig i Cadafalch, Arata Isozaki’s refurbishment has transformed this jewel of Modernisme into a masterpiece of a building.
CaixaForum Barcelona opened its doors in 2002, giving a new life to one of Barcelona’s foremost Modernista buildings. This old textile factory, located at the foot of the hill of Montjuïc, was commissioned by the entrepreneur Casimir Casaramona to Josep Puig i Cadafalch, one of the three most representative Catalan architects of Modernisme together with Antoni Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner.
For this factory’s design Puig i Cadafalch was awarded the Annual Prize for Artistic Buildings in 1913 and it was declared a Historical Monument of National Interest in 1976.
After a long period of inactivity, “la Caixa” bought it in 1963 and decided to give it a new function of a social, cultural and educational nature, providing it with the infrastructures befitting a modern cultural venue but without altering the essential spirit of the design.
Renowned architects Arata Isozaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna and Robert Brufau took part in the project to restore and extend the CaixaForum.
Past and present, tradition and modernity unite in this unique example of Catalan industrial Modernista architecture from the early 20th century.
When: Saturday morning
Address: Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
Lines 1 and 3, Espanya station
Lines L8, S33, S4, S8, R5 and R6, Espanya station
Lines 13 and 150, stop in front of the CaixaForum
Lines 9, 23, 27, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109 and 165, stop in Pl. d’Espanya
Lines D20, H12, H16, V7, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L95, stop in Pl. d’Espanya
Built towards the end of the 19th century, this was the first place to be specifically designed as a public park. It is a widely used space for all kinds of leisure and cultural activities. It contains over a hundred species of plants, with a large number of century-old trees and interesting sculptures.
Ciutadella Park has a large number of century-old trees and a wide range of elements: the monumental waterfall, 19th-century buildings now used as museums, a lake for rowing boats, pathways and numerous sculptures. It shares the site with the city zoo.
T: (+34) 638 237 115
Address: Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona
This park is located next to the sea, in a land where once was a factory of Catalana de Gas. There is a water tower and the metal structure of a gasometer, designed by engineer Claudi Gil Serra in 1868.
The tower is a work of modernist design by José Doménech y Estapá, from 1905. From the old factory, the office building is also conserved, built in 1907 by Domènech i Estapà.
Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 15, 08002 Barcelona