The Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona has been named as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites since 1997, and it is easy to see why. Located at a stone’s throw away from the world famous Sagrada Familia that was designed by Antoni Gaudi, it has been completely renovated and its almost whimsical architectural heritage made accessible to the general public.
When it comes to chilling out in Barcelona, there’s one place where you can literally stay chilled all night: Icebarcelona. This is the place for people who can’t get enough of the frigid temperatures because this bar maintains a temperature between -5 and -10 degrees celcius all year round.
Tapas bars, nightclubs, the best sangria you’ve ever tasted, tapas bars, the beach, boutiques, tapas bars, mellow hipsters and did we mention the tapas bars? Barcelona basks in the Mediterranean sunlight by day; after dark, it becomes a nocturnal wonderland where things don’t even look lively before 9pm. Barcelona is famous for its nightlife, but […]
To get dog owners to clean their dog’s act up, Brunete, a small town 20 miles of Madrid, recruited a patrol team of 20 to pick up dog poop when their owners didn’t. They then went on to label the poop ‘Lost Property’ and coolly couriered the stinky substance back to the owner’s home. In […]
A city that starts the day with a pre-breakfast snack and ends it with sherry and flamenco can do no wrong by us. Seville’s tapas alone (garlicky prawns, wine-soaked chorizo, whisper-thin serrano ham and defiantly peppery cheeses) merits a flight here.
Diego Meijido retouched some work for me a while back and, frankly, his new site via the Cargo platform deserves the eyes of the world. Originally from Spain and now based in Dublin (via the UK), Meijido’s work has an ethereal quality to it, evoking a state of reverie for the viewer. I’ve seen the […]
We released our second album this month. Check out our new video and single, Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians, which was filmed and produced by ACTOP (Alvaro P. Posadas and director César Pesquera) and shot between Barcelona and New York.
Miquel del Pozo’s Temps de Flors in Girona, Spain, is a flower show held every year in the Barri Vell neighborhood. The beautiful flower exhibition transforms architecture and monuments in the city into works of art. This exhibition highlights the beauty and culture of this Catalonian city.
Sometimes simple is better. I think it’s the reason why these photos have grabbed my attention. They were taken by Kanno Filth, a photographer from A Coruña, Spain. There’s not a lot of information about him, other than he prefer people to know his work rather than knowing about him. You can find more of his work here.
Punto y Raya is a unique festival that allows only works made from dots and dashes. It may seem too specific, but if we look a little back in time – the history of images in motion – one realizes that they are the most basic form of visual building blocks. Look at Larry Cuba, Norman […]
I’ve noticed lately that people are confusing the term ‘street art’ with ‘graffiti’. I think it’s a necessary reminder for us all to take a look at the work of Borondo, a street artist based in Spain. He focuses on painterly, large scale figurative works that absorbs and interacts with their environment.
La Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, or the Festival of Near Death Experiences, makes an absolute mockery of La Tomatina and Running with the Bulls on the scale of crazy experiences and culture. Just like the name suggests, the event recognises individuals that came freakishly close to kicking the bucket during the year that’s gone by.
Marcel Redondo is a photographer based in Bilbao. He recently shot a photo series about Spain’s failed urban development called, Spanorama, Building Spain’s Ruins. These photos portray the structures that have been affected by the economic crisis and didn’t find their way to completion, as well as the ones that did but still empty.
An agreeable mass food fight in public. This is the Spanish fest La Tomatina, which takes place in the small town of Buñol, Valencia on the last Wednesday of August every year. Last year, tens of thousands of tomato revellers turned up to fling 120 tons of overripe tomatoes at each other. Just so you might want to turn up for this year’s, we found a particularly persuasive photo gallery from The Huffington Post that might get you all psyched up for this veggie-friendly blood bath.
Eva Vazquez de Reoyo is an amazing director and photographer from Barcelona. Her images are extremely poetic and often surreal. Take a look at her work, it really speaks for itself.