TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishOpen House Barcelona 2014 is already very, very close. And just a few hours ago that his press department did we get a list of news with photographs of everything new that awaits us in this issue of the end of the year most architecturally week Many of the buildings of Open…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: Spanish
The church of Santa Anna is one of those places in Barcelona that goes unnoticed by many visitors and is a real shame! It is an amazing place!
The lovely church of St. Anna is located in the city center but in a place hidden from the people. To get to it you can do it from the Plaça Catalunya, down the Avenida Portal de l’Angel and turn right onto Santa Anna. When you are near the middle of the street you will see a small site where a florist hides and gives access to a plaza (Plaza Ramon Amadeu) There is the church of Santa Anna!
In the Plaza Ramón Amadeu, opposite the church of Santa Anna, sure we call attention to a stone cross in the middle of the place. And there we’ll see the entrance.
The entry cost is 2 € but totally worth paying. The church of Santa Anna declared a national monument in 1881 and has also been declared a national cultural interest.
The church of Santa Anna was founded in the twelfth century and renovated in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, so their style is a synthesis of Romanesque and early Gothic subsequent reforms.
The plan of the church of Santa Anna is a Latin cross with one nave vaults features on Romanesque walls. Inside are the chapels of All Saints, the s. XII, and Perdons dels, the s. XIV. The cloister, slender arches, is the s. XV and the Chapter House, which features an octagonal vault.
Do not forget to visit the cloister with its double gallery and all vegetation!
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishHalloween in Barcelona is known as Castanyada (Chestnut). Castanyada is a very traditional festival held in autumn, the night of 31th October, night before All Saints Day (1th November). The 1st November is a day than people usually go (although less and less) to visit dead family in the cemetery. Originally the Castanyada…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishMacaya Palace by Puig i Cadalfach is located a little away from the center of Barcelona and, perhaps for that reason, has not as famous as other works of its kind. Macaya Palace, also called Macaya House, is on Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, fairly close to the Statue of Liberty in…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishCompare Barcelona and New York is complicated, admittedly. However, we can always say that both cities have the same cosmopolitan and urbanite style, although Barcelona is a small scale of NY. We like New York, we like a lot. In fact, we like it so much that one of our accommodation, the hostel…
TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishIn this blog we talked about the narrowest street in town , but we still remained to discover the shortest street in Barcelona The shortest street in Barcelona called Calle de l’Anisadeta and is almost beside the beautiful basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. If you have read the best-seller “The Cathedral…