Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it -Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Barcelona is a lively, beautiful city, well known for it’s music and cultural heritage. Graceful Modernista architecture line the vibrant streets, while Barcelonians while away time in leafy plazas. Gaudi mozaics merge with surreal Dali landscapes while strains of music can be heard drifting out of cafes or from buskers in the gothic quarter. Barcelona is a city of art and, as such, offers many interesting museums to the discerning traveller. You can brush up on your history in the Picasso or Miro Museums.
The many parks invite you to relax in the shade, and it’s easy to enjoy a picnic while jamming on your guitar with friends. The beaches beckon, and as the sun sets you may find yourself joining in with locals in a singalong, as many bring instruments onto the sands to play while appreciating the perfect Mediterranean view.
At night, the city comes alive, and you can watch a Flamenco show, or listen to classical guitar in the Palau de Musica.
From spectacular dining experiences whipped up by the likes of Adria Ferran at his restaurant Tickets, to bustling markets where you can grab tapas on the go; from the vistas at the Tibidabo Fairground to quiet cloisters in a Gothic Cathedral; from an intimate Flamenco concert at 23 Robadors, to a thumping club scene at the beach… Barcelona has something for everyone.
At Estudio Shine we offer travellers the chance to add to their adventures in Barcelona by joining us for a guitar class or two. If you are interested in learning some Flamenco Guitar or want to improve in your chosen style, you can hone your skills at the Shine School of Guitar. Contact us for information on our Intensive Courses and Once-off Intensive Class. We also offer Intensive Piano Courses as well as Ukulele, Bass, Keyboard and Cavaquinho.
Why not head home with a new skill to add to your photographs and memories? You can also continue your classes when you are back home over Skype (or FaceTime or Google Hangouts) via our online classes.
Here are some of our favourite places for live music:
See you there!
For more information on Spanish Guitar go here.