MANUEL BARRUECO

“To be able to occupy the same space in which so many legendary artists have performed and to feel a connection with them in those moments is kind of mystical.”

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DEL PI

The gothic church of Santa María del Pi (pi is the Catalan word for “pine tree”) reserves secrets and legends usually told by its neighbors. It was first documented in 987, but the actual building was built on the of the remnants of ancient temples through the 14th century. The also called Basílica del Pi is located only 5 minutes from Las Ramblas, close to the Jewish neighborhood, in one of the most charming parts of the old city, surrounded by local stores, cafes, bars, hotels and restaurants.

PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA

Also known as “the jewel of the Catalan modernism”, the Palau de la Música Catalana, located at the heart of Barcelona, was designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and had his inauguration in 1908. Today, it is a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Its concert hall – one of the most beautiful in the world – has been a privileged stage for national and international stars like Pau Casals, Enrique Granados, Josep Carreras or Ella Fitzgerald, Paco de Lucía and Miles Davis.

CHURCH OF SANT JAUME

The church of Saint James (in the Catalan language: Església de Sant Jaume) is one of the oldest in Barcelona, and its acoustics makes of it a perfect venue for evening Spanish and flamenco guitar recitals. This church of mixed gothic style was built on the top of where once stood the main synagogue of Barcelona, at the zone of Call Major. It has also a privileged situation, being located at the Carrer Ferran, one of the main streets of the city, between Las Ramblas and the Via Laietana.