Monday, August 3, 2009
Siting out of a rooftop terrace on a summer's evening in Barcelona is unbeatable. The buzz of the downtown streets as you gaze from above with a gentle breeze, or watch the sunset in Barceloneta is something everyone should try and experience whilst staying in the city. And how about stepping that up a grade or two? Like the most famous rooftop terrace in the city - Casa Mila on Passeig de Gracia, one of Antonin Gaudi's UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barcelona. Couple that with 30 minutes of chamber music from some of the worlds best composers, performed by some of the best contemporary pianists and classical musicians, and at 7 Euros, it's a snip.
This is the third year that Caixa Catalunya - the bank/buidling society whose offices are in the ground floor of Casa Mila - are offering these sessions of 3 x 30 minute concerts every day in August, after enjoying success in the previous two years. The official blurb for the concerts is "to bring the public closer to chamber music and make them aware of the impressive group of musicians and creators in Spain, enjoying the architectural beauty of one of Gaudí's most emblematic creations at the same time". Performances are generally held in the Mezzanine floor of the building and tickets tend to sell out fairly quickly, so if you fancy the sound of the concerts, check out the tickets here.
For your accommodation needs whilst in the city, try apartments for rent in Barcelona for your very own apartment in the city!