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T.G.I.F: Innovation Museum in Barcelona

19 Oct

Every Friday, celebrating that the weekend comes, we are going to introduce you to alternative and original spots and locations in Spain to enjoy during the weekend.

Today is raining as hell in Barcelona, so we want to suggest a possible option during the weekend. And you can have fun and satisfy your curiosity visiting the MiBa MUSEUM, the innovation and ideas museum of Barcelona.

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EuroVegas, Barcelona World and Ferrari Park

11 Sep

Three big proyects are being planned in Spain this week, which will turn upside down the spanish tourist and leisure scenario.

 

EuroVegas

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson announced the decision to choose Madrid over Barcelona for the multi-billion dollar gambling resort project “EuroVegas”.

This gambling complex would have 36.000 rooms and is supposed to be Europe’s biggest gambling spot, which obviously is a very interesting proposition. However, the American businessman announced that Las Vegas Sands was only willing to finance 35% of the multibillion-euro resort, and that it would demand certain changes in local planning laws.

We can’t wait for the following films to come as “Fear and loathing in Madrid”, “What happens in Madrid…” or even “Hangover: Madrid Edition”.

This image is from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, a similar proyect from “Las Vegas Sands Corp.

 

But Barcelona also wanted his candy!

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Places we love because of their madness. Part II.

2 Sep

Let’s finish the previous post with more of the craziest buildings ever built in spain.

Número Ocho: Ariane 5 at Sevilla’s Expo.

What is it: The Expo Sevilla 92 changed Sevilla completely. Sevilla has always been a traditional city and the Expo opened it to the world. Lots of beatiful buildings are still at the old Expo’s terrains, one of them this Ariane 5 exact copy. There’s no need to go to Cape Kennedy to see rockets!

What do we think when we look at it: ehm… the Ariane 5?

Valencia

Número Nueve: Hungary’s pavilion at Sevilla.

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Places we love because of their madness. In Spain, of course.

29 Aug

We wanted to make a small post about the craziest buildings you can find in our lovely country. But after doing some research…Wow… we cannot name all of them in just ONE post!
Let’s start with the ones we already have shown you here in this blog:

Número Uno: La Ciudad de las Ciencias y de las Artes de Valencia.

What is it: With this “short” name we have one of the most revolutionary buildings in Valencia. The whole city was revitalised with this complex of buildings with an opera house, an oceanographic, museums…

What do we think when we look at it: we think of manatees! or armadillos 🙂

Valencia

Número Dos: Sagrada Familia.

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Monocle Magazine features tripNETer

21 Aug

tripNETer had the great honor to taking up little space in the prestigious Monocle Magazine.

In the last two years this magazine launched a summer newspaper, called “Monocle Mediterraneo”, and our young entrepreneur company appears in the Business/Inspirations section.

From here we thank Monocle and we leave a capture of the section and we present the full transcription of the article.

 

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tripNETer Road Trip Stop: Teatro-Museo Dalí, Crazy or Genious?

4 Aug

We decided to spend the whole day in Figueres, to introduce us and get the deepest feeling for Dalí’s essence.

as a side note, this Teatro-Museo is considered the largest surrealist object in the world, Dalí himself collaborated with architects and curators to design and build the museum, so he spent many years in his later life designing and living in it.

The main entrance of the museum is located in ‘Plaza de Gala-Salvador Dalí’, which is already a fine and visceral piece of artwork.

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Barceloooooonaaaa (Olympic Games Memories)

30 Jul

With the olympic fever burning a hole in our broadcast media, we cannot help having nostalgia pictures crossing our mind (in low-definition, of course).

20 years have passed since the Olympics Games were held in Barcelona, opening  the doors from a city and a country that was waiting to be discovered.

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Road Trip to Dalí: Part II, from Egg to Tomb.

27 Jul

Highways are not convertible’s natural habitat. If you are driving along the Costa Brava’s shore, you do not want to pass the beautiful views, the fresh air and the sun. Even though it was a bit too hot, we took our golf’s roof down and abandoned the highway to enjoy the rural roads.

As we got near Figueres we started being more alert, because we didn’t want to lose any of Dalí’s magic. We don’t know what’s your opinion of Dalí’s art, but we consider ourselves great fans of him and his work, and we wanted to understand where all this magic, sometimes even craziness, came from.

When we arrived, we were lucky, and managed to park (for free!!!) just in front of Dalí’s Theather Museum famous eggs.

(we declare ourselves also huge fans of the typical old spanish lady of the bottom of the picture)

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Batman Street Art in Spain

21 Jul

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is nowadays on everyone’s lips, and matching up with the world Premiere of the new movie of the comic heroe,  we can find in Plaza de Callao, one of the most crowded squares in Madrid, a little art surprise:

But also we can find an huge Batman logo cut into a field of crops in Sant Boi de Lluçanés near Barcelona:

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Road Trip to Dali: Part 1, Barcelona at night

18 Jul

It’s been a while since our last road trip through Spain and we feel like hitting the road again.

As we are based in Barcelona and it’s getting pretty warm here, we thought it would be a good idea to go north-east and explore the Costa Brava and up to Dalí’s hometown, Figueres and Cadaqués, where one of the most famous spanish paintor’s eccentricity flows into the wild cliffs of Cap de Creus.

We decided to leave the door open to spontaneity, though, so let’s see where we end up this time.

We worked until late, and as we had to pack few things and prepare our oldie car, when we left Barcelona it was already dark.

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