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English Cinema in Barcelona or Barcelona Cinema Guide

Original and English Cinemas in Barcelona If you like movies and plan to travel to Barcelona do not miss today’s post. Point out the most interesting movies and cinemas in Barcelona in english.

One of the most interesting aspects of the big cities is to see filmsin original version with relative ease. As there would be less,Barcelona offers several rooms where you can hear the voices of the actors. Even you want only English cinema in Barcelona and nothing else there are some services for you.

Also you can check out very interesting article on Famous movies guide in Barcelona to have a walk and enjoy all those places where movies where filmed.

One is Verdi Park, on Calle Torrijos 49 (metro Fontana, line 3).Often broadcast quality film and has four rooms. Cinemes Méliès (in Villarroel, 102, Urgell line 1) is especially interesting for its price: 4.50 euros. Also in the original version, betespecially indie films. It has two rooms dedicated to independent film and also hosting screenings and festivals cycles.
In Yelmo Cineplex Icaria can watch movies in original version in a big way: in a total of twenty-four rooms. Amenities include parking and is located in Salvador Espriu 61 (Ciutadella Vila Olimpicametro line 4). The rooms are large and comfortable, and usually gomostly to big commercial productions (although sometimes opt fora little independent film.)

One is Verdi Park, on Calle Torrijos 49 (metro Fontana, line 3).Often broadcast quality film and has four rooms. Cinemes Méliès (in Villarroel, 102, Urgell line 1) is especially interesting for its price: 4.50 euros. Also in the original version, betespecially indie films. It has two rooms dedicated to independent film and also hosting screenings and festivals cycles.
In Yelmo Cineplex Icaria can watch movies in original version in a big way: in a total of twenty-four rooms. Amenities include parking and is located in Salvador Espriu 61 (Ciutadella Vila Olimpicametro line 4). The rooms are large and comfortable, and usually gomostly to big commercial productions (although sometimes opt fora little independent film.)

Leaving aside the film and the original version, an interesting andunusual room is the Arena Cinema, intended primarily for gay audiences. We’ll find him in the district of Sants (Coberta Creu, 22), next to Plaza Espanya (lines 1 and 3 meter). The projected price is 7.50 euros.

One of the classic film Comèdia Barcelona is located in a building with a facade camouflaged among the stately buildings of Paseo deGracia. It is at number 13 and can go with lines 2, 3 and 4 meters. The price is 6.20 euros on weekdays, and slightly more on holidays:6.80.

In the leisure area of Puerto Olímpico, movie theaters are the mostspectacular of Barcelona, the IMAX Port Vell.

The cinema was opened in 1995 and is located in a new building,designed by architects Enric Soria and Jordi Garcés.

This film completes the leisure offer of entertainment arena knownas The Port of Barcelona Maremagnum.

Films in large dimensions, and in three different formats and innovative, in addition to high quality digital sound.

IMAX is the only cinema in Barcelona where you choose how youview the movie, so you get to enjoy it much more than any otherroom.

You can choose the Imax format. Is projected onto a flat screen 27feet high, and the image quality is spectacular.

The Omnimax format offers a quite shocking. It’s a hugehemispherical screen that lets you feel the surround effect.

And finally, you can watch the movie in 3D, ie in three dimensions.It’s great fun, and you have to wear special glasses to see correctly, you seem to be touching the objects on the screen.

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Christmas and New Year eve in Barcelona

New Year in BarcelonaHow do Spanish and Catalans celebrate Christmas and New Year´s Eve?

Planning to visit Barcelona for Christmas? Here is a list of things to consider so you can be prepared and know what traditions to expect:


  • Weather
  • Vocabulary
  • Streets and areas
  • Traditions
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation

Weather

Even though the weather in Barcelona is pleasant for most of the year, in December it gets colder, but still the average temperature is  9,2ºC.Don´t expect sunshine every day, however on average there are only 2 rainfall days during the month. The chances of snow in Barcelona are very low, it’s a very rare thing to see snow at sea level in Barcelona.

Average ºC Max. ºC Min. ºC Rainfall days
December 9,2 12,4 5,9 2
Annual average 17,4 20,1 14,7 83

Vocabulary:

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” – “Bon Nadal i Feliç Any Nou”(Catalan) – “Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo”(Spanish)

Streets and areas:

Christmas in Barcelona is definitely a big celebration, you can sense the holiday spirit  in shops, streets and boulevards decorated with Christmas lights.

Plaza de Catalunya is your first place to see for impressive displays, especially those on “El Corte Ingles” the department store. The Ramblas and Portal de l’Angel are also known for their festive lights. You will find countless festive activities on many streets in Barcelona like concerts, children’s choirs and more. There will be Christmas trees situated in different areas, however there is no general one, normally there are Christmas trees on “Plaza de la Bonanova” and “Avenida de Sant Ramon Nonato”.

Traditions:

Caganer

Caganer statue

A Caganer is a small statue found in Barcelona.Caganer is Catalan for “shitter”. Included in Catalonian nativity scenes, this strange object can be found in stalls throughout the region during December. Traditionally, the Caganer is a figure of a Catalan man in traditional dress going to the toilet! It is meant to be a symbol of good luck for the New Year. However, in recent years, the Catalan figure has been substituted for famous faces.

Tio de Nadal:

New Year Tio De Nadal

Quintessentially Catalan, the ‘Caga Tio’ can be found in homes all over the region. It is a small log with a face painted on one end. During each day of December, children feed it sweet treats and cover it in a red blanket to take care of it. Finally, on Christmas Eve or Day, children break into the log to enjoy the delicacies to be found inside its blanket. Sometimes, the log will then be used as fuel to warm the house, ‘repaying’ the warmth it has received there.

Christmas Food:

As Barcelona is on the Mediterranean coast, obviously the seafood dishes are important part of Christmas food. Usually the Christmas dinner starts with salmon or prawn dish, which is followed by a hot bowl of homemade soup. The main meal consists traditionally of roast lamb and seafood or “carn d’olla” which is a meat dish of stuffed capon or turkey. During the colder winter months soup is quite common dish for dinner time. The most famous one is sopa de galets which contains meat, vegetables and pasta.Dessert could be traditional “torrons,” turron is very popular during this period. The most traditional turron is nougat with almonds. Polvorones are also popular. These are sweets made from almond paste.

Shopping:

Some shops will be open, however, as a general rule shops are closed during public holidays. However shops have a special trading license that operates up until and including the 24th December. For Christmas day and Boxing Day all shops will be closed. If you will be staying in self catering accommodation it is therefore a good idea to purchase your groceries before the 25th December.

Accommodation:

Are you looking for accommodation in Barcelona? I would advice you to stay in holiday apartments, which you can rent for days, weeks or months. Vacation offer you the possibility of a more relaxing, private and free stay. With more space, flexibility, comfort and a more economic price per person, this form of accommodation will allow feeling more integrated and giving you a taste of living in the city.

Transportation:

You can have a look at some services for tourists in Barcelona like airport transfer or hire.

As regards the metro, on Saturdays and New Year’s Eve there will be uninterrupted service throughout the night but on the 24th, Christmas Eve, trains will stop running at 11 pm.

TMB will be laying on more buses for city centre routes and those covering the main shopping districts, while the Bicing bikes will dress up for Christmas with a decorative sticker on the mudguard.

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Barcelona Best Guided Tours.

MorBCN´s photoBus tour.

One of the best ways to get to know Barcelona and experience it to the fullest is to take the  bus tour. You can hop on and hop off the bus at any place, choose any destination and change the route as often as you wish. Sights covered by the tour are all the main attractions in Barcelona including: Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter Olympic Village, Poble Espanyol and are accompanied by the audio guide that includes 10 languages. You can buy the ticket for the tour either for one or two days, the price for one day ticket for adult is €22,00 and it is valid for 24hours.

Bicycle tours.

If you are looking for a tour on two wheels there are some options for you! You can rent a bicycle or make a bike tour.  The length of the tours vary, but they are all conducted in English. The bike tour is 3 hours long and you will ride 125cc automatic scooters. The tour takes start at Barceloneta area where an English-speaking guide will lead you through every district of Barcelona.

Walking tours.

One of the most enjoyable ways the see the city is taking a walking tour around the Barcelona centre. Wide open boulevards, beautiful sights and historic quarters make walking tours a very pleasure way to visit the city. You can discover the city’s history as stroll through the squares and streets of the Gothic Quarter, one of the best preserved medieval districts in the Barcelona, enjoy a flavour-filled journey and discover the history of Barcelona’s cuisine, admire the Catalan art-nouveau buildings by architects such as Gaudí, Domènech & Montaner and Puig & Cadafalch. Follow in the footsteps of Picasso and the 19th and 20th century Bohemiam movement.

Additional Services.

Learn about special offers, discounts and alternative services so you will enjoy the city as you deserve.ComeToBarcelona offers additional services such as bike tours, booking taxis, tickets purchase and many more activities. See here special offers and discover a different Barcelona.

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