- By Kevin
- On Jul 28, 2017
- Travel Tips
Fun things to do in Barcelona this weekend with friends.Many people visit Barcelona during the summer because this is when schools are on breaks.Summer time is hot and humid and crowded.Locals go elsewhere to find some relief and return in the fall when temperatures drop back down into the comfort zone.
Fundacio Joan Miro
The FundacióJoan Mirówas established by Miróhimself in order to display works from his private collection and foster contemporary art research in the center of Barcelona.Since its opening in 1975,it has become a vital center for his works and those of other innovative contemporary artists.Visitors will also get insight into Joan Miró's life and art through his landscapes.Throughout each year,Fundacióarranges temporary showings of 20th and 21st-century artworks from various artists and organizes,academic projects,and activities,in participation with other organizations and institutions.Guests can also join guided tours of his art and the Fundació's architecture.
La Boqueria began as a traveling open-air market outside of the gates of the old city wall known as Pla de la Boqueria,a place where local farmers and traders would sell their fruits and vegetables.These types of markets were often set up outside the city walls because they were too large,and were created to attract as many passersby as possible.Today,this market has grown much larger and now resides in an enclosed space that features a wide variety of stalls offering goods and services.These include charcuterie,meat,poultry game and eggs,seafood,ready meals,and dry fruits.CNN named La Boqueria best market in the world.