Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona (miba)
The Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona (miba) is Barcelona's first permanent visitor attraction dedicated to the world of ideas, inventions and creativity.
Located in the city centre, it is the brainchild of the prestigious inventor Pep Torres and seeks to motivate visitors to come up with ideas or open their minds to new ones. The museum looks at one of the most hilarious and appealing trends in contemporary invention that has a broad appeal: useless and absurd inventions.
This funny side of the world of inventions can be seen alongside the MIBA Collection, which is the mainstay of the museum. The collection, which will be expanded over the years, showcases the peculiarities of inventions from around the world: bright ideas, simple ideas, imaginative ideas and practical ones that, first and foremost, seek to make the visitor think. For instance, the main entrance that invites you to “fly” as you walk across a sheet of clear glass is not recommended for vertigo sufferers, and nor is the slide which visitors can jump on, literally and metaphorically, that leads to the ground floor of the museum.
The museum's holdings will be complemented by temporary exhibitions, such as Futour, A Tour Through The Future. The aim of the exhibitions is to make visitors reflect and react to the subject matter by inviting them to take part in a creative way. The museum will have an area showcasing the new ideas of the inventors of tomorrow, the latest creations from the Technology Centre and the R + D departments of companies.
Picasso Museum: free Thursdays!
The rest of the Thursdays in March and every Thursday in April, it's free entry to the Picasso Museum from 7pm to 9.30pm
From 20 March 2014 and every Thursday that's left in March and all of April, entry into the Picasso Museum is free from 7.30pm to 9.30pm!
After extending closing time to 7pm earlier this year, the museum will stay open on Thursdays until 9.30pm. But wait! There's more! In May and June, though the new Thursday timetable will no longer include free admission, it will come with a reduced price.
Also in the extended hours on Thursdays, the museum will be holding a series of activities during the months of March, April and May, starting on Thursday, 20 March with Els dijous parlem de...' ('On Thursdays we'll discuss...'), in which university students will give presentations on the works in the collection.
La Mestressa Restaurant
La Mestressa Restaurant is a small tapas bar which offers good plentiful food at very moderate prices; and in great surroundings. It has quite an extensive tapas menu but does add specials so there is always something new to try. They also hold the odd festival such as their ”Festa Marnera” where other new food and drink tastes are there for you to explore.
It's nachos are well known in the locality and they do their own Spanish take on the English breakfast; carpaccio and fried eggs with ham and mushrooms. If you are vegetarian they have some enticing dishes on offer; a combination of pates, humus, guacamole and olives, served with pita bread.
La Mestressa is located in a picturesque square in the Sants neighbourhood of Barcelona and is a lovely place just to sit, watch and soak up the atmosphere.
If you're not hungry why not try one of their cocktails. Their mojitos are a firm favourite amongst the locals. the locals so why not give it a visit.
DISCOVER CASA LLEÓ I MORERA
One of the Modernism jewels in Passeig de Gràcia along with "Casa Batlló", "Casa Amatller" or "Casa Milà - La Pedrera", this marvelous house opens its doors to the visitors who want to meet its main floor (Noble floor) designed by the renown arquitect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and decorated by the formidable joiner and decorator Gaspar Homar. Do not miss this opportunity to walk the 400 m2 of this little museum of modernism as it looked back in 1906 signing up in their website. (Tickets from 15€, reduced price of 13,50 until January 31st).
FRIDAY'S TANDEM STOMP
The second Friday of each month Gràcia Valencia House offers a selection of swing music with guest DJs that will guide whoever starting in this dance. 'Begginers' and initiated dancers will enjoy good music and all the variations that the 'tandem' move has.
From 22.30 to 23.15 h tandem class. From 23.15 to 2 h social dancing with DJ
4 € (BALLASWING club and associations outside BCN). € 5 regular
SWING DANCING IN GRÀCIA
The last Sunday of each month will be changing the vermouth for a dance in the plaza of the Virreina as the Ballaswing company takes to the streets to their DJ with the aim of turning this place into a 'block-long' to invite everyone to dance.
From 12h to 14.30 h
“EL BOSC DE LES FADES”
(The Fairie Wood) is one of the most original thematic cafés in Spain. The space belongs to the Wax Museum, in Passatge de la Banca Street. Just by entering you will find yourself submerged in a magical World, full of branches over our heads, enchanted trees in every corner, little cascades, will-o'-the-wisps and even a haunted house in which the visitor will finde fantastic figures and a magic mirror where the visitor can see all kinds of folk creatures.
“El Bosc de les Fades” café is worth a visit if you are looking for something different, both fun and relaxing in its small hideaways. A mixed crowd and good value. If you're up for chasing fairies — El Bosc de les Fades is your spot.
Bacoa has opened a new branch in the round Universitat. In a masterstroke, Australian Brad Ainsworth, largely responsible for the emergence of premium burger, with Bacoa, moves the proper name to a new and spacious setting and turns the corner of St. Catherine in Little Bacoa.
The new Bacoa is enormous, but maintain the informality and trademark excellence. What's New? Ainsworth bet km 0: each quarter will offer a burger with proximity products, like artichokes Prat examples.
And also put on the table a little made mustard and two geniuses who cherish very battered dishes: 1. burger / St. James, loin and ham with manchego cheese breaded with panko, Japanese breadcrumbs, and 2. a vegan made from chickpeas, tasty and yes, apart from being very good is about the texture of the meat.
THE MAMMOTH MUSEUM
Is a unique, scientific and historical museum that can be found on one of the oldest streets in the Gothic Quarter, in a building from the 13th Century.
The Museum displays authentic skeletons of animals from the Ice Age, like the mammoth, along with accurate reproductions of many other animals besides. The Museum also offers visitors the chance to see copies of many existing pieces of cave art found in the Caves of Altamira and from the Levant region.
The Museum experience can be exciting and interesting for everyone, between touching and ancient mammoth tusk, smelling a woolly rhinoceros horn, celebrating a birthday there or taking home a real piece of ancient history by acquiring an artisan piece or bone. Our Museum offers all this and much more!
We have been waiting for you for over 100.000 years!