Thursday, February 10, 2005

Barcelona CONSTRUMAT 2005

More than 26.000 visitors will be present at the exhibition
The Construmat 14th edition, exhibition whicH will receive the exposition of all kind of Construction sector products, will take place from 11th to 16th of April 2005 in Barcelona.The event organization, Fira Barcelona, foresees the increase in comparison with the last edition, celebrated in 2003, when 4.033 exhibitors from 40 countries participated at Construmat. For this year, 2.350 exhibitors from 50 countries could be present there, fact that shows its international character. Moreover, Forecasts point to more than the 245,858 visitors of 127 nationalities.CONSTRUMAT 2005 will have 20,000 m2 more of stands space, taking the total to 61,000 m2, which are added to the 84,000 m2 in the Montjuïc show ground. With the two exhibition centres, CONSTRUMAT 2005 will provide 145,000 m2 of stands space. The profile of the CONSTRUMAT visitor is concentrated in four activity sectors: 21%: architects, technical architects, engineers, technical engineers, decorators and interior designers; 16.8%: wholesalers-retailers; 16.2%: installers; and 15.5%: builders-promoters. The remaining 30.5% come from the spheres of Public Administration, bricklaying, professional associations, quality control and safety, machinery rental and students.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

IV Mediterranean Dental Forum Barcelona

Manufacturers and suppliers will be in front of 10.000 visitors.
Manufacturers and suppliers from de dental sector will show their products and services at the Mediterranean Dental Forum, which will take place from 27 to 29 of March at Barcelona Congress Palace. These meetings will be perfect to start contacts and forums and will be included conferences and courses at the same time that an industrial exhibition. Dentists, stomatologist, prosthodontist, hygienist, students and suppliers of related products are the typical visitor who goes to a fair that will welcome to 10.000 visitors in 10.000 square meters. TO BOOK Online your accommodation in Barcelona just click here Hotels and apartments Barcelona offers. If you are in a hurry or you prefer to book your accommodation in Barcelona by telephone.. Just call us at the following number (+34 Spain) 93 343 79 93.

Events in Barcelona 2005

Events in Barcelona 2005

Barcelona Tecnoalimentaria BTA 2005

50.000 visitors will be at the event BTA 2005.
The food industry has a new meeting in Barcelona. From 18th to 22nd of February, professionals and enterprises will meet at Gran Vía fairground of Fira Barcelona from 18th to 22nd of February, where Tecnoalimentaria will take place.The 50.000 expected visitors will be able to contemplate the avant-garde trends about food technology through seven different exhibitions (Expofryc, Ingretecno, Liqma, Tecnicop, Tecnoalmentaria, Tecnocarnica, Tecnoconserva). Among them they will find technological solutions, machinery and general equipments for the food and drink industry.The fair will dispose of 40.000 square meters where 1.350 enterprises from 30 countries will participate at the event.
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Pielespaña, the International Leather Fashion Exhibition in Barcelona

It is a unique opportunity to inform yourself and exchange trends.
Between 21 January and 24 January 2005 in Barcelona, Pielespaña will once again be bringing together the most prestigious companies and professionals in the sector to demonstrate once more the vitality and dynamism of a business that continues to evolve season after season.Exhibitors from all over the world will be displaying their new collections and suggestions for the Autumn/Winter 2005/2006 season at Pielespaña International: suede, napa and double-faced leather clothing, skins and hides for clothing manufacture, Furs, Leather Goods and Accessories and the latest technological innovations in Machinery and Chemical Products.Once more, supply and demand have their obligatory rendezvous at Pielespaña. Right from the outset, the event has been a meeting point for exhibitors and visitors from all five continents. The aim of edition number 24 of Pielespaña is to consolidate the exhibition’s internationalisation, welcoming exhibitors and visitors from 55 different countries.NewsA new feature of the next show will be an itinerant exhibition, visiting the cities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Montevideo, of the winning items from the Start’05 contest, in which 4 schools from Europe and Latin America participated. Prizes were awarded for the most innovative design in leather fashion, interiors and accessories. Pielespaña Internacional will be the second stop of the tour, in which winning pieces from the first edition of the contest will be exhibited. The exhibition will then go onto to Buenos Aires and Montevideo.The Palace 1 of the Montjuïc fair will receive 185 exhibitors and 15.000 visitors in a 13.500 square metres.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

New Year Eve's in Barcelona Spain

Gifts and gastronomy mark the celebration of a family festivity
The celebrations of Christmas are, without any doubt, one of the most important of Catalonia, being the time of the year in which the whole family gets together. As happens in many places of the world these are days to share, but besides that, in Catalonia, some traditional customs of the region are followed, necessary to understand how Christmas in Barcelona is being celebrated.

Christmas Eve (24th of December)
This is one of the magic nights of the year and one of the most relevant during Christmas, where the figure of Tió is the main character. Formerly the tree was considered as a wealth source to serve like raw material for the elaboration of tools, besides being the source of the fire. For this reason, the night of the 24 of December a fantastic and magical animal brings the first gifts of Christmas. Whipping it with force, the blanket that covers its body rises and candies or gifts are taken out. Another of the attractions also destined the children, in this case to obtain some extra money or “aguinaldo”, is to visit the houses of the neighbourhood singing “villancicos”, by that they normally receive some kind of reward. The same night, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, some families go to the “Mass of the rooster”, at twelve o'clock at night. Traditionally one thinks that this animal was the first in notifying the arrival of Jesus to the world and the responsible for announcing it.

Christmas Day (25th of December)

In the Christian calendar this is the most important day of the year, because of the birth of Jesus. In Catalonia it is a custom to celebrate a great family dinner were the dishes by excellence are “Carn d´olla and Escudella”. Other necessities are the cava, the dry fruits, the nougat called “turrón” and the sugar cookies called “polvorones”.
Decorating the homes you will find the custom of having a Christmas tree and the crib (representing the birth of Jesus), which in the case of Catalonia incorporates to an exclusive figure of the region: “el caganer”. It’s about a typical catalan farmer who appears bent in the entry of Bethlehem and with the trousers descended on excrement in the shape of a spiral. The tradition says that its action helps to improve and to enrich the Earth, the reason why it brings good luck and happiness.
If you stroll along the streets of Barcelona, you will surely find more than one crib exposed in sight of the pedestrians and in the square of the Cathedral you will be able to acquire a great quantity of small figures and decorations of Christmas.

San Esteban Day (26 of December)
This day is in a certain way the continuation of the 1st Christmas Day. Once again an abundant dinner is being made and it lasts until the beginning of the night, although after the accumulated fatigue it is advisable to go to sleep early.

New Years Eve (31st of December)
In this magic night it is a custom to eat twelve grapes, one for each stir before midnight, tradition that is being said to bring luck for next year. Nevertheless, this custom started at the beginning of the 20th century and arises, surprisingly, by economic motives. In the New Years Eve of 1909 the harvesters were able to get rid of the excessive of the season inventing this rite. At the vigil of New Year ones also think that using underclothes of red colour will bring you good luck in love, which is possibly to experience this same night at one of the parties that are being organized in some locals in Barcelona after twelve o’clock at night. To the youngest of the house it is being explained the legend of the “Man of the noses”, a fantasy figure that has as many noses as the year has days, although only the last one remains on the day of 31st.

Cavalcade of the Magician Kings (5th of January)
Although, without any doubt the children are the ones to mostly enjoy these dates, it is in the cavalcade of the East Magicians Kings where their happiness is most visible. In the centre of most of the catalan towns and cities whole families gather to receive the arrival of the decorated vehicles of the parade that brings these geniuses of the youngest. The protagonists of this festivity, the children, deliver its letters asking for the gifts that they desire to receive the following day (are accustomed to be toys) and they continue to the delegation with Chinese lanterns that illuminate the whole route. The Magician Kings, from their vehicles, launch caramels to the crowd of helping knights. The following day they open the gifts that the Kings from the East have left during the night. After the last Christmas dinner, they eat “Tortell de Reis” which has one hidden bean in it. The person who finds the bean is named “the representative of the Magicians Kings” during the festivity, which puts an end to the Christmas for another year. Moro information about
New Year Eve in Barcelona

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Hostelco Barcelona 2004

From 23 to 27 October 2004, the Hostelco fair will return to the Fira de Barcelona.

Lots of novelties in the professional sector of catering, bars and restaurants will be on display, such as machinery, food and drinks, furniture and more.

If you have a bar in Barcelona or anywhere else this is a ´must attend event´, as new business tools, equipment and all sorts of interesting gadgets and ideas can make your place stand out in the crowd.

Caravaning Barcelona 2004

Interested in camping and everything that comes with it?

From 2 to 10 october 2004, more than 180 companies will exhibit lots of exciting novelties that involve the ever growing sector of camping. Caravans, campers, tents, all sorts of types of camping gear and utilities will be showed to make you long for the holiday season.

Around 50.000 visitors are to show up during this week and if you are a fan of camping, or would like to know more about it, this is the perfect event for you!

If you need accommodation in Barcelona
More info about the event see Fira de Barcelona

Barcelona Meeting Point

The Professional Exhibition at Barcelona Meeting Point, the top European real estate show for professionals in the industry takes place from September 28th to October 1st (the General Attendance Hall remains open until the 3rd of October).

The Professional Exhibition offers the best business opportunities, both in domestic and international terms. Everything you always wanted to know about European real estate is covered during these days. Lots of interesting events are being scheduled, like a lecture on the Spanish economy and the housing market, a visit to the seafront of Barcelona and the Forum 2004 site and a cocktail party at the beautiful Casa Batlló.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

ArtFutura 2004 Barcelona Spain

From 28th to 31st October the “Mercat de les Flors” of Barcelona holds the digital art and culture festival ArtFutura 2004.

ArtFutura was born on January 1990 with the aim of looking for the most creative and human aspects of new technologies. From then, Artfutura has become the most important Spanish forum dedicated to the social, cultural and artistic implications of concepts such as “Virtual Reality”, “Artificial Life” or “Informatics Nets”.

In its 15th edition, Artfutura shows under the slogan “Augmented Reality” lots of conferences, panels and exhibitions about last tendencies in computer animation, digital art, creative videogames or

During 4 days, from 28th to 31st and more than 14 hours, a lot of renowned specialists will take part in the event. Don’t miss it!

Moro info at:
Art Futura Official Web Site

Monday, August 23, 2004

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Maxituning Show Barcelona 2004

Interested in rally cars, Formula 1, or upgrading your own car in any way imaginable? Then don’t miss this spectacular annual event held at the world famous track of Montmelo, close to the city of Barcelona. The Maxi Tuning Show of Montmelo will offer you plenty of thrilling action packed events, like an Audio SPL competition, sizzling performances by ´las Chicas lavacoches´, truck wheeling and looping and stands with information on everything you want to know about tuning in general. Head out to the track on the 18th and 19th of September!
More Info : Maxitunig Show Barcelona Programm


Every year, during the last week of September , Barcelona prepares to celebrate its Fiesta Mayor (Mayor Festival) and commemorate the festivities of the Mare de Deu de la Merce, the patroness of the city. The different activities that are scheduled will have a great variety. You will be able enjoy a large musical and theatre offering at different venues all over town like the Plaza San Jaume, la Avenida de la Catedral, Plaza del Rei, Port Vell and Plaza Reial.
Also, el Ball de Gegants (Dance of Giants) and el Correfoc (shows with fire) are being celebrated and one of the Festivals´classics, el Piromusical, a fire works extravaganza, is set at the fountains of the Montjuic. This event will light the Barcelona sky while recent music of all five continents is being played.
If Barcelona is like a ´fiesta´ every day, this will without any doubt be the most special, one in which all citizens and visitors participate. Live it!!

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Festival Hayraider Barcelona

Country, rockabilly, Blues, Jazz, Swing… From a simple festival in 1999, Barcelona Hayride transformed into a major cult event and this 6th edition promises to be something very special. A full weekend, people from Spain and abroad come together to enjoy retro American music of different styles, trade interests and memorabilia and have a great time. The talent’s show, the vintage clothing market and cult movies that are being shown are sure to captivate the audience and bands from the USA, France, Sweden, Holland, the UK and Germany will perform and give the festival international flavour. Come to the Pavello l´Illa from the 3rd to the 6th of December to live the American spirit of the 1950s and 60s!
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Ever thought about renting an apartment in Barcelona instead of a hotel room?

Picture yourself in a homely environment after a day of shopping, an afternoon at the beach or a visit to that art gallery you read so much about before you came.

Kick out your shoes, get some juice out of the fridge, throw yourself on the couch and relax. You’re home.

Staying in an apartment gives you many advantages, especially now prices can be afforded by almost everyone. You will be able to make yourself meals, calm down after a long day walking the city, and generally feel like an inhabitant of Barcelona. Be it for two days, two weeks or two months, returning home to ´your own private place´ is going to be a delight, and this way you get much more out of your city trip.

¨We are seeing a new trend in enjoying a city holiday,¨ states Silvia Martino of Catalan tourist specialist Barcelona Online. ¨Nowadays people are looking for a living experience in a big city. They want to come home to a comfortable environment after a long day (or night) out in town. Having all sorts of commodities at your disposal certainly helps you achieving this.¨

Apart from a lot of great hotels, Barcelona Online offers the tourist a great selection of apartments, all of them modern, stylish and beautifully decorated.
says Pesarini. ¨The apartments we are offering the tourist are all selected for their warmth, interesting designs and great location.´ says Martino. It is a wonderful option!
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What makes Barcelona so special?

Not many European cities have been as hot as Barcelona the last couple of years.
Hot as in ´hip, a place you can’t afford to miss´, although the temperatures can be scorching here too in July and August. But then, there always is the cool sea breeze.

The ever surprising capital of Catalunya is inviting you to come and live its pleasant and upbeat lifestyle once again in 2004. This year, the Forum de las Culturas in the brand new port area Maresme will open its doors to the world. Hundreds of expositions, theatre shows, concerts, and dialogues between international policy makers and public are scheduled between May and September and there is something in the bag for everyone. Forum 2004 is indeed a unique event, and it is no coincidence that Barcelona, a city that always has had a knack for global, cosmopolitan interactions, is organizing it.

Ask a hundred tourists on the street about what makes Barcelona such a magical place, and chances are they will not be able to answer you.

The beautifully decorated houses of Gaudi (la Casa Milla and Battlo), that are illuminated at night? The well maintained beach area, so full of life and trendy and urban bars (“chiringuitos”) to listen to music and watch the people go by? The exuberant nightlife, with its numerous great clubs and cafés ? The restaurants? The museums? The mysterious and still not finished Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia,? The cultural diversity?

It is all of this and more. Most probably the answer will contain a combination of above mentioned things and throw something else in the mix, atmosphere, or ¨ambiente¨, as the Spanish say. Barcelona is like a dozen colours, delicately blended into something very new and exciting.

Sit at café Zurich and have a coffee. Stroll down the Ramblas. See a play at theatre Liceu. Watch the musicians in Parc Ciutadella. Nibble some ´churros and dip ´em in hot chocolate after a night out. Have a walk through student neighbourhood Gracia and sit down at one of the squares. Or just walk anywhere, without aim, simply stroll and be part of the urban jungle. There is no doubt you will feel the ¨ambiente¨, and know that not many cities can provide you with this mixture of sensations.

Visit Barcelona and take it with you to wherever you live. Be assured, you’ll come back soon to get some more. Barcelona keeps on drawing people from all over the world, and as things are now, will do so for a long time to come.
Edited by:
Rajin Boedhoe

Friday, July 02, 2004

Events in Barcelona

So che quest'anno si celebra a Barcelona il Forum 2004...
Le informazioni ed il programma si possono trovare su:

web del municipioweb informativa del forum anche la web Barcelona city guidepresenta molte indicazioni con tutte le info sgli eventi che ci sono a Barcellona.
Spero sia utile.

Barcelona cheaper accommodation but with security

I will see a lot of web site about Barcelona, like:
www.expedia.combut it is too expensive.
I fly with in the web there are cheaper accommodation too, but it only seem cheaper becouse when you start your booking it isn't the initial price.
So for this reason I wait your recomendations...

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Ciao a tutti,
sto programmando le mie vacanze a Barcelona o Barcellona per gli Italiani.
Vorrei sapere se avete da consigliarmi ...
Dove mangiare ?
Dove passare serate?
I luoghi più interessanti da vedere?
E dove posso prenotare il mio alloggio.
Ho visto tantissime web pero sono confusa tutti offrono prezzi,sconti ma non mi hanno convinto ...quindi se avete indirizzi o da consigliarmi qualche sito con il quale avete fatto la vostra prenotazione ....
Aspetto le vostre proposte